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Training report: Questions and Answers

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Arm bar
Light warm up, we did roll flow to open our game
 and test techniques that we usually do not use
when we roll full on.

Topic of the day was Questions and Answers.

Every 6 weeks, we like to ask the students what type of
questions they have so you can address their issues
on a more detailed and specific appproach.

see below some you tube videos that are relevant to the questions.

Training concluded with situational rolling from guard.

Roll call for the competition: stu, serge, luan, mark and Jose. Tomorrow is your last day to register


see below details

BJJ Gi Tournament with IBJJF Scoring

Registration ends 11:59pm Thursday 15th August (REGISTER ONLINE)

This is your last chance to register for this NZ Grappler's first ever Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi touranment 17-18 August 2013. Registration is $60 for Adults and $50 for kids. The deadline for all registrations is 11:59 pm Thursday 15th August. This will be one of New Zealand's biggest BJJ Gi tournaments to date. Don't waste any more time thinking about it and register now or you'll miss out. The location will be at the TRUSTS STADIUM, 65/67 Central Park Dr, Henderson, Auckland 0610. Click here for Google Maps directions.

IBJJF Scoring Rules

NZ Grappler will be awarding IBJJF Scoring and Penalties described in their official Rule Book. Click here to download the IBJJF Rulebook. The only scoring that this event will NOT execute is the advantage scoring. This is NZ Grappler's first event using IBJJF rules, so we want to make first sure the referees are used to the primary scoring before using the Advantage system. Coaches, please make sure you read the rule book to understand the rules because we won't have time to have a rules meeting prior to the competition.

BELT Divisions: White, Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Brown/Black

MEN Weight Divisions (all weights are WITHOUT Gi on)
  • up to 55 kg
  • up to 60 kg
  • up to 66 kg
  • up to 74 kg
  • up to 84 kg
  • up to 96 kg
  • up to 120 kg
WOMEN Weight Divisions (all weights are WITHOUT Gi on)
  • up to 65 kg
  • over 65 kg
KIDS Weights (4-16 yrs)
  • Kids will be grouped on the day of event with the closest weight and skills.

Match Durations
  • WHITE Belt: 5 minutes
  • BLUE Belt: 6 minutes
  • PURPLE BELT: 7 minutes
  • BROWN/BLACK: 8 minutes
  • ALL KIDS: 3 minutes
  • 2 x Samsung Galaxy SIII 16 GB Mobile ($999 value)
  • Remote Control Helicopters
  • Other mobile phones
  • and more!

Saturday 17 August 2013 (Adult competition)
  • 10-11:30 am: Weigh ins for all adult competitors (reception area)
  • 12:30 am: Competition begins
Sunday 18 August 2013 (Kids competition)
  • 8-9 am: Weigh ins for all kid competitors (reception area)
  • 10 am: Competition begins
A full schedule will be posted online on Thursday evening.

Last Qualifier Event for Grapplers Quest Trip

This tournament is the last qualifier competition event for the Grapplers Quest Prize Package in November's NO GI Nationals. You must have competed in one of NZ Grapplers tournament in 2013 (not including the November 2013 tournament) in order to compete for the Men's Absolute division for Grapplers Quest Prize Package in November.


If you coming out of town for this event, and are in need of free accommodation, contact Steve Oliver 021 239 2896 for arrangement to stay overnight at Oliver MMA.

Coming Up

17 – 18 August
Auckland NZGrappler GI tournament

2-3 November
Auckland NZGrappler NO GI Nationals **QUEST TICKETS UP FOR GRABS**
Location – TBA

Mark your calendars and plan ahead because you wouldn’t want to miss your chance at competing among the best in New Zealand!


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