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Competition for South Island

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http://www.strongvon.com/marlboroughbjj/m_tournament_main.jsp?page=m_home.jsp

Registration is now open

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Nz grappler nogi comp in auckland.  You can now register online.  Best nogi completion in New Zealand.  http://nzgrappler.co.nz/2015-no-gi-nationals/

Bjj blog to read

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Always great to read bjj blog, especially the one that quotes your blog.  Check out http://jiujitsutimes.com/blog/mobile

Training report: Competition training

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New Drills to warm up: Arm bar knee slice guard pass osoto gari Mario taught the self defence move of the week: Counter to headlock. Topic of the day: We took a break for our normal training program due to the gi internal competition on Saturday. We also having an internal comp next Thursday (nogi). Instead of doing 1/2 guard pass, we drills game plans (takedown, positions, subs etc..) and also covered rules and point systems. Training was concluded with king of the hill sparring from stand up. It was a great training where people could start sparring from standing. To repeated more often. Meanwhile, I am off for the rest of the week to Nelson on holidays. See you on the mats. Note: For the month of March, we still have gi on Tuesday and nogi on Thursday. However, please bring a rash guard or t shirt on Tuesday for sparring. Your team mates needs to prepare for the nz grappler comp in March. Thank you.

Training program for March

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We are doing 1/2 guard passing this week. Gi on Tuesday and NOGI on Thursday. Saturday 28 Feb is internal competition at Prof. Douglas Santos. DS TEAM HQ. It is GI only We will have an internal NOGI comp at our club on Thursday 5 March to prepare for the NZ Grapler NOGI (28 March). See you on the mats.

Training report: Guard sweep

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For warm up/ drills Technical stand up Single leg takedown shoulder roll Grip Fighting fundamentals: Henry and Igor taught some fundamentals of grip fighting. They have a black belt in Judo. Guard break from standing Topic of the day Scissor sweep Wing sweep Situational rolling: guard pass and the bottom person can only use one hand, then sushi train with guard pass. Last 15 minutes was open mats (normal roll). Dwayne who is one of our hybrid (trains Judo and BJJ) received his first stripe. Well done.

Topic for the week: Guard Sweeps

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Tuesday is Gi: Scissor sweep and tripod sweep. Thursday is NOGI: Hip bump sweep and double ankle sweep. We will have our usual warm up and self defense technique. Situation rolling Takedown sparring and normal rolling. See you on the mats.

Spring floor at the Dojo

Great article on how the spring floor was build: the best mats in Auckland. http://www.judokong.com/2012/10/check-technique-making-sprung-floor-for.html

How to find your game plan?

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Our teaching program is based on position and action. For example, Mount, back, guard pass, sweeps etc... We do not teach any blue print BJJ. There is pros and cons to teaching a blue print or a game plan for group classes which I wrote about in the past. http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2014/02/bjj-teaching-philosophy.html As we are approaching the competition season, it is time for the competitors to write their own game plan. You can call it a game plan if you want. So far, we are looking at 5 competitions until the end of semester 1 which will be graduation in 6 June 2015. The competitions consists of 2 internal, 1 at the HQ, 2 NZ Grapplers which are the "big one". Now back to the game plan, it is easy. To start with, decide if you want to fight for the takedown or pull guard. The last option is to be a counter fighter but I think it is too complicated and you are likely to end dreaming during your match. So learn one takedown that you will use, master it

Competition Dates

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Training report: Guard Pass (part 2) and X guard

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Our usual drills for warm up: Beijao, guard break standing and shoulder roll single leg takedown. Topic of the day Part 2 of guard pass for beginners X guard for intermediate Situation Rolling from guard Takedown sparring Normal rolling Next week topic are Guard sweeps, Lasso guard and X guard. As Stu will be away next week, I might combine both group. See you on the mats.

White Belt BJJ: What Am I Supposed To Do In Guard?

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Hybrid Program

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We have some students that trains in Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. They have great throws and ground skills derived from training in both styles. Also, they can compete and be promoted in both arts. For the Judo training details, see our sister link  http://www.judokong.com/ We can train in both arts under the same roof/Dojo for one fee. See you on the mats.

Training report: Guard Pass

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Drills for warm up: Inversion Drills Standing guard break Single leg takedown (shoulder roll finish) Topic of the week is guard pass. Intermediate guard pass system: Lasso guard and bicep slicers. Situation rolling from guard pass. Takedown sparring (also known as Tachi waza) Then normal rolling. Thursday topic: guard pass and x guard in Nogi See you on the mats.

Topics for this month

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