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BJJ Etiquette: OSS

BJJ Etiquette: OSS for more details: explanation from Shen from forum UG. Brilliant as usual.


new gi designs available BJJ training report: new gi design available: NZD150 with all the patches. drills to win: warm up Topic fundamental: Mount. Intermediate guard: butterfly guard Situational rolling and then normal rolling. Thursday topics are Back control and butterfly guard. see you on the mats.

BJJ Technique: Rickson demonstrates his special upa technique (mount escape)

I learned this escape a few years ago while attending a seminar with Henry Atkins. Henry is a Rickson Gracie Black Belt. Great video and gread techniques.

BJJ 2014 Kids World Champion would like to congratulate Ashley Nesbitt on her medals at the 2014 Kids IBJJF championship. Well done. Article from by Ben Rogers. Ashley Nesbitt is living proof that good things come in small packages. The 8-year-old Blockhouse Bay resident has just won a gold and silver at the 2014 Kids World International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship in the United States. Stepping outside her comfort zone and competing in Los Angeles has been a humbling experience for the youngster, mum Fiona Nesbitt says. "It has been really hot over there, I think she has been pretty overwhelmed by the whole thing but she has taken it all in her stride so far." It was the first time Ashley has been away from home without her family and the first time she has competed without her mum or dad in her corner. She travelled with her coach. &quo

BJJ topic for tonight: Questions and Answers (fundamental) and Kimura Trap (Intermediate)

BJJ topic for tonight: Questions and Answers (fundamental) and Kimura Trap (Intermediate) We are completing our rotation of fundamental program by having questions and answers tonight. All our beginners students get to ask one question and the instructor will answer them. It helps the instructor to address individual issues once every 6 weeks. Zay already asked about triangle defense so it will be the first question of the day. Meanwhile, our intermediate students will drill the kimura trap which we covered couple of months ago..

Eddie Bravo explains the Rubber Guard to Rickson Gracie


BJJ TRAINING REPORT: TURTLE, SIT UP GUARD Drill to win for warm up. Fundamentals: Turtle. Serge taught how to take the back from the turtle and the RNC. He also taught the clock choke. Intermediate guard: Sit up guard. To complete our second class on sit up guard, Stu taught the variation where you use the lapel through the legs for a more effective sit up guard. We also watched and study the following video in class because we have a flat screen TV. Training concluded with situational rolling and normal rolling Next class topic Questions and Answers for fundamentals and Kimura Trap for intermediate. See you on the mats.

BJJ Competition: Gi Nationals with NZ grappler - Held in Auckland - Saturday 23 August 2014

BJJ Competition date.

BJJ training report: Half guard sweeps and sit up guard

Drill to wins for warm up. I think we are starting a new set of drills this week. Stu explained the concept of bottom half guard and sweeps for fundamentals. The half guard is no longer a place of stalling where you just got your guard opened and the opponent is half way to side control. It is a offensive position where 100 of sweeps are available. Please note that if you get flat on your back from half guard, you are giving away 1 advantage. Gordo made the half guard very popular due to an injury. " When he was a purple belt, a defining moment in Roberto Correa’s life occurred. He injured his knee severely, an injury that prevented him from training, but “Gordo” wasn’t convinced and decided to return to the mats prematurely. In order to keep his knee safe, he started playing from the bottom controlling one of the legs of his opponent with his own legs. This was a position he used defensively to keep his opponents from passing his guard. People had “fallen” into th

BJJ powerpoint presentation: how to read the ibjjf bjj rules by

How to read the ibjjf rules by from aucklandbjj In this presentation, I look at deciphering the rules by using the above flowchart. We look at what is a severe fouls. A severe foul will get you an instant DQ. Then we look at Knee ripping which have 2 outcome: DQ, serious penalty. After that, we look at the serious fouls and stalling. We learn that you can only do 3 penalties or get DQ (if you get the 4 penalties). If you do not get DQ by the end of the match, well done you have made it. Then we look at points scoring and advantages. We also cover the combat area and gestures. To complete the presentation, we discuss the ref decision.  If you want me to do a presentation at your club, send me an email.

BJJ training report: half guard and lasso guard

drills to win for warm up: we are completing the rotation of drills 3 for your information,' Below are the 3 sets for drills we have been using. Throw of the day was Osoto Gari Fundamentals: half guard pass intermediate: lasso guard Situation rolling from half guard and lasso guard Training concluded with normal rolling

BJJ Report:NZ Girls Grappling Winter Camp 2014

BJJ report: Just a few pictures from the last week end camp. I am happy to have attended the camp as a guest instructor. I think the concept to training together beyond the boundaries of clubs/gym is great. As we all know, most clubs have one or two female members. They need to be able to train with their own gender and this camp give them that exact platform to train. I was asked to talk about BJJ competition rules. I just hope I did bore too many people. Looking forward to next year event. Please also note they will be holding their own open mats through the year at different locations. For more information, please join their Facebook page.!/groups/kiwigirls/

BJJ training report: guard sweeps and lasso guards (slicers)

BJJ training report: drills to win for warm up which we will upload soon, Osoto Gari drills for the throw of the day. Fundamentals: guard sweeps. Intermediate guard: Lasso guard and bicep slicer. Situational rolling Normal rolling. Next Tuesday, serge will cover top half guard while stu will finish the second class on lasso guard. Have a good week end.

BJJ news: our weekly fees have gone up to $20

BJJ Fees: New increase only applies to new members. Our weekly fees has gone up to NZD 20 per week. No contract. Just automatic payment. What does you get in return? 2 BJJ classes on Tuesday and Thursday (6 pm to 7.30 pm) in 6 woodhall road, Epsom, Auckland. 1 open mats BJJ every Saturday in 111 Newtown road, Eden Terrace, Auckland. and 5 Judo classes in 6 woodhall road, Epsom, Auckland (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday).

The Death of the BJJ guard jumper as per IBJJF rules

3.7.1 If the opponent pulls closed guard and remains suspended in the air, the athlete will have to put the opponent’s back on the ground within 3 (three) seconds and stabilize the top position for 3 (three) seconds to be awarded with Takedown points. Finally, guard jumpers are going to lose 2 points if they get return on the ground within 3 seconds. Guard jumping is only applicable for sport BJJ and is now discouraged by the loss of 2 points. Time to learn how to throw or pull guard (drag the person to ground) instead of hugging  like koala on a tree. Also, lot of injuries from jumping guard as well will be prevented.

BJJ Training Report: Guard Pass - Reverse De La Riva - Beijao

BJJ training report: Drills to win for warm up: Hip bump sweeps   Triangle (or sub combo for blue belts: arm bar, triangle, omoplata also know as the trinity of subs). Bull fighter guard pass Leg drag guard pass. Osoto Gari Drills for throws Topic of the day: Guard pass for fundamentals. I explained the pro and cons of breaking the closed guard on the knees and standing. I taught breaking the closed guard standing and using the bull fighter guard pass (from the drills) to pass. Reverse de la riva for intermediate. Situational Rolling Guard pass for fundamentals Open guard for intermediate Training concluded with normal rolling. Next 2 classes program: Thursday 10: Guard sweeps / Lasso Guard Tuesday 15: Top half guard / Lasso Guard http://www.aucklandbj

BJJ Competition Timetable: 23 August 2014 - Auckland GI national

BJJ competition in 7 weeks. Start looking at your diet if you want to lose weight. Do not live it for the last week. Blue belt competes for 6 minutes. See you on the mats. For update check out:

BJJ Calendar: What to do next weekend in Auckland? 12-13 July 2014

BJJ calendar for next weekend. BJJ Team Championship at ASB showground (12-13 July 2014). NZ girl grappling winter camp (11 July- 13 July)

BJJ Training report: guard subs - Reverse De La Riva - Kiss of the Dragon (Beijao)

BJJ Drills to win for warm up Throw of the day: Osoto Gari Topic of the day: Guard Subs for beginner Reverse de La Riva for intermediate (kiss of the dragon and kiss of the tiger). Positional Rolling Then normal rolling with a few rounds of stand up for good measure.

The curse of the blue belt

I will teach you a black belt magic trick in Jiu Jitsu. If you want a student to disappear: give him a blue belt. It is recurring event in the life of an instructor and a club. If you think the drop out of white belts is bad enough, the ratio of drop out of the blue belts is worst. I am not sure if I agree with statistics on this picture. But the issue is not really about arguing about the percentages of drop out but more on discussing the reasons for such drop out and what we can do to prevent it.  Reasons for the drop out: It takes a long time to achieve a blue belt. It average between 1-3 years. After 1-3 years of training, people loose interest and wants to start a new sport or hobby. The goal of the student was to achieve the blue belt and not the black belt. Personal situations changes over the years. Lot of people that start training are young single males with disposable income. Lot of them are at university level or are single. Add a few more years and they

How old is too old for training Jiu Jitsu?

Congratulations to John on his first stripe and welcome to Chang from Shanghai. Never too late to train Jiu-Jitsu. We accept members from all different age categories. John has been training with us for the past 6 months. Chang does not have any stripes on his white belt as yet, but he has vast knowledge of Jiu Jitsu already. As we found out during sparring, he already has a pretty good Toe Hold submission and inverted triangle as well. Read below link on the achievement of a 74 year old man.

Antonio Claudio Collares “Tonicão” promoted to the Coral belt (7 degrees in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)

We will like to congratulate Tonicao on his latest promotion. He was promoted by Rolker Gracie. For more information on Tonicao: