Serge Morel and Stuart Mitchell are BJJ Black Belt Instructors (IBBJF 2nd degree certified). AucklandBJJ black belts Laurence Pene and Luiz Machado also run classes.
Our fees are $40 per week for adults. Beginners and women welcome.
Come check us out for a trial class and discounts.
Phone: 0210663875 (Anjila)
an athlete kneels or sits without having a grip of any kind on the opponent.
a standing athlete flees the bounds of the match area, avoiding combat with the
a standing athlete pushes his/her opponent to outside the match area without
clear intent of attempting
an athlete on the ground evades combat by sliding his/herself outside the match
an athlete on the ground stands to escape combat and does not return to combat
on the ground.
an athlete breaks the grip of the opponent pulling guard and does not return to
combat on the ground.
an athlete intentionally removes his/her own gi or belt, causing the match to
•When an athlete grabs the opening of the
opponent’s sleeve or pant leg with the fingers placed inside the garment, even
if performing a sweep or any other maneuver.
•When an athlete grabs the inside of the
top or pants, when he steps inside the Gi jacket and when
athlete passes a hand through the inside of the opponent’s gi
to grip the external part of the gi.
•When an athlete communicates with the
referee by speaking or with gestures, except when he/she is reporting a medical
issue or a problem with his uniform.
•When an athlete disobeys a referee order.
•When an athlete exits the match area
following a match prior to the referee announcing the result.
•When an athlete deliberately exits the
match area to prevent the opponent from completing a sweep or a takedown.** In this case and only this case, the referee should signal two points
be awarded to the opponent and one penalty point be
added to the score of the athlete
who exited the match area.
Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi, when an athlete grabs hold of his/her uniform or that of his/her
an athlete places a hand or foot on his/her opponent’s face.
an athlete intentionally places his/her foot in his/her opponent’s belt.
the athlete purposely places his/her foot on the lapel of his/her opponent’s
without having a hand grip to provide traction for his/her foot.
•When an athlete places a foot in the
lapel behind the opponent’s neck, with or without gripping it.
•When an athlete uses his/her own belt or
the opponent’s belt to assist in a choke or any other circumstance in a match
while the belt is untied.
•When an athlete takes more than 20
seconds to tie his/her belts during a match stoppage (when the athlete is also
using the identification belt).
•When an athlete runs around the match
area and does not engage in the combat
•When an athlete unintentionally reacts in
a way that places his/her opponent in an illegal position
As we are getting closer to graduation, students that are not getting promoted to the next belt will likely to receive stripes instead. If you do not have a black tab on your belt, we cannot give you stripes. Why do we have stripes? The Gracies decided to have a stripes system in order to be different from Judo. As it takes 1-3 years between belts, it is nice to receive stripes once in a while. How often do we give stripes? It is usually done during graduation which is usually held twice a year (August and December). What if you miss the graduation event? No worries, we will give them during the following classes. How many stripes can I get? You can get up to 4 stripes. Is there a minimum number of stripes in order to get the next belt? No, in fact some schools do not bother with stripes. You can move to the next belt even if you do not have any stripes. What is the red tab for? It is for the instructors. A blue
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
On the 17th of January we had our second Police training session at Auckland BJJ. Several of our members are police officers and they had asked if they can use the Dojo to do some training and practice off duty. We were happy to help and Stu and Jora helped out organizing the training. We covered a few techniques that we thought would help these officers, and then we did some sparing sessions where they could apply these techniques. Below is a video of one of our arrest the black belt sessions :-) Auckland BJJ is happy to help the NZ police. Here is a gratuitous shot of my daughter and a police car.