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Sensei Rick Littlewood won the 7th dan grade at the Kodokan Judo competition

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We will like to congratulate Sensei Rick Littlewood on his latest achievement at the annual Kodokan event. He won and was presented with a trophy and certificate for being the best Kodokan 7 th dan at the Kodokan high grades and the 1st non Japanese ever to be presented with such an honour,  It is great to see Sensei back at competition after last year health problem. If you want to learn Judo under Sensei Rick Littlewood, please chek out our sister club website  http://www.judokong.com/ Also, I believe he was allowed to compete with his back patch as well.

Training topic for this week

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We are 3 weeks away from the masters comp and 4 weeks away from the NZ grappler gi comp. Please let us know if you want to do any specific techniques and training to prepare for the comps. We are flexible and can adapt to the needs of the competitors. Meanwhile this week, we will cover the north south position and a choke from such position. It is an old topic which I already blogged about. http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2014/03/training-report-north-south-choke.html You will do some guillotine and guillotine defense for warm up. Also, double legs take downs and sprawls. See you on the mats.

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu in Hamilton

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Knight Security sponsors the Auckland Masters BJJ competition

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We want to thank our generous sponsor for making this event possible and for showing their commitment to promote Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and supporting our inaugural masters competition. http://knights-security.co.nz/ http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2015/03/aucklandbjjcom-gi-masters-2015.html

30 days from the NZ Grappling GI competition and Diet

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Do not cut weight on the last week. If you want to lose weight, start now and do it the smart way. Remember that you weight in as you fight. You weight in and enter the bullpen for fighters. If you cut weight on the last week, you will not feeling well during the matches. Start dieting now if you want to. My suggestion is to compete at your natural weight unless you are at the bottom of your weight category and the mirror is telling you that you could lose a few kg to look good. Please note that IF you do not make weight on the day of the competition, you will be disqualified. No refund, no complain. Good luck.

Training report: Knee on the belly

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Our usual warm: scissor sweep arm bar Throw of the week Tomoe nage Topic of the day: Knee on the belly

The curse of the blue belt - Part 2

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Is the blue belt is the new white belt? In my previous article the curse of the blue belt, I discuss the reasons why students leave BJJ after graduating from blue belt. http://www.aucklandbjj.com/2014/07/the-curse-of-blue-belt.html I also offers some suggestions for retention of such blue belts and try to avoid the inevitable migration of your students. In this article (or a rant), I am looking at a different phenome of BJJ. In BJJ, graduation is usually held twice a year: June and December. Recently, I read of gyms that created a new belt to fit in between the white and the blue belt. They would create a green belt for adult. It is funny as green belt is the last belt for kids. The new federation lead by Rickson Gracie as a white/blue belt to fit in the gap as well. Why do we need such belt? Is it that hard to retain white belts until they progress to blue belt? I read of gyms that coincide their promotion with their long term contract. You sign up f

Training Report: Side Control and Spider Guard

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New Drills for the next 2 weeks for warm up scissor sweep arm bar sumi gaeshi sprawl Topic of the day was Side Control for beginners Spider Guard for intermediates Situation rolling from position of the day Couple of rounds of takedowns Then normal rolling See you on Thursday as we continue part 2 of the topics.

Keanu Reeves Learns Jiu-Jitsu and Judo for 'John Wick' (HD)

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Martial Arts action packed movie with heap of techniques. A must watch if you love Jiu Jitsu and Judo. To many techniques to remember. The lapel chokes, throws, triangles etc..

Deus Fight company sponsors local talent

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Deus Fight is a BJJ Gi company with a difference. They just happened to sponsor Phil Van Den Berg who resides north of Auckland. Apart from selling BJJ gis, they are know for their charity work as well. Go and check out their website and products. http://www.deusfight.com/pag es/favelakidsproject http://www.deusfight.com/collections/all  

New Date for the NZ Grappler Gi competition: It is now on Sunday 24 May @ Auckland Trusts Arena.

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New Date for the NZ Grappler Gi competition: It is now on Sunday 24 May @ Auckland Trusts Arena.

The Haka Māori War Custom Gi Pre-Order

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Killer Bee Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Kimono is an American Gi company that does customs design gi. Check out this Maori inspired Gi! Like our Mayan gi the Ah-Muzen-Cab, The Haka is also based on historical artwork of the Māori people of New Zealand. The Haka is named in tribute to the war dance performed by Māori warriors before the start of battle, instilling fear into the hearts of their enemy. Orders will take about 45 days to complete from the end of the month you place your order. http://www.killerbeegi.com/special-edition-gis/the-haka-m-ori-war-custom-gi-pre-order/

Training report: Back and leg locks

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Drill for warm up Bullfighter guard pass Hip bump sweep Kimura Ippon Seo Nage Marion taught 2 self defense moves when you are pinned against the wall Topic of the day was Back for the beginners and leg locks for intermediates Situation rolling from Back and normal rolling. People kept sparring after completion of the class which usually ends at 7.30 pm. See you on the mats.

Training report: Mount and arm drag

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New drills for warm up Hip bump sweep Kimura Bullfighter guard pass We will add the throw on Thursday Mario taught the self defense: standing arm lock from a lapel grab Topic of the day for beginner is Mount taught by Mario Intermediate students went over a series of arm drag: standing, open guard, lapel drag, closed guard and half guard. Then situational rolling, takedown sparring and normal rolling. See you on the mats. Please remember that we are back to GI training on Thursday.

April and May training program

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This is the list for our beginner program For more details http://www.aucklandbjj.com/p/bjj-training-program-for-second.html