Thursday, 31 December 2015

Questions and Answers

Common questions that people ask us.

Q: what do i need to wear?
A: a t shirt (not black preferably as it could stain the mats) and shorts (no zipper and buttons). Later on, you will need to buy a uniform call a gi. You can purchase good quality gi from Auckland Martial Arts Supplies in Queen street.

Q: what color gi can i wear?
A: you can wear any color gi. But if you want to also attend the Judo classes (which are free to our members), you need to wear a white gi. We might want to invest into a judo gi later on.

Q: do you teach nogi?
A: yes. We teach nogi on thursday during spring and summer. Then we go back gi training after the NZ Grappler Nogi Nationals in March.

Q: do you have a beginners class?
A: no. However, we do split the class into 2 group: beginner and advanced. As we have 2 black belt instructors on the mats, one instructor will teach the beginner program.

Q: do you have a teaching program?
A: yes. We teach a program based on positions and actions of 12 weeks. We also have an advanced guard program for the blue belts. Sometimes, we also let them drill their own techniques during classes.

Q: what does a class consist of?
A: a light warm up.
3 drills that you use for about 1 month. Then topic of the week.
Situational sparring from the position of the week.
Takedown drills
Takedown sparring.
Sparring from the knees also known as rolling.

Q: do you have open mats?
A: no. But we attend the open mats at city bjj. They also known as city kickboxing. The open mats consist of drilling and sparring. It usually starts from 10 am on saturday and goes on for 90 minutes depending on how many people attend the open mats.

Q: do i have to compete?
A: no. We have a competition team but many of the members do not compete. They train for fitness, self defense, martial art, hobby. They also get promoted accordingly to their skills improvement.

Q: how long does it take to reach blue belt?
A: there is no time criteria and it depends on each individual.

Q: how much are your fees?
A: $20 per week. No contract.

Q: do i have to attend seminars in order to get promoted?
A: no. We promote our students. We prefer to promote them during graduation which is traditionally held in June and December.

Q: can i compete overseas under Auckland BJJ?
A: yes, our club is IBJJF registered and our intructor Serge is IBJJF certified black belt.

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Last week of training

Tuesday 15 December: GI

Thursday 17 December: NOGI

Then, we will be closed for 2 weeks.

We are back on

Tuesday 5 January 2016.

If you to try out our classes, come down for a free class.

Just wear a t shirt (light color) / rash guard and shorts.

First class is Free.

Our weekly fees is $20.

No Contract.

All levels (including beginners) welcome.

For more details

Friday, 11 December 2015

Training report: Mount

This week, we covered mount escapes and arm bars from mount.

Tuesday was gi and Thursday was nogi.

We will have attend the open mats at city kickboxing on Saturday from 10 am.

X-mas party at Stu house on Sunday from 1 pm: pizzas and UFC.

Next week topic will be the back position.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Feedback required

We would like to thank you for the support through the year.

Without you, we would not have a club,

As we conclude another exciting year and we need to plan the next year training program, we need feedback from our members.

We listened to the last year feedback and tuned up our training program accordingly.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions.

Training Plan

Topic for the week

Topic for the week is mount. Mount retention. Mount escapes. Mount submissions. S mount. Situational rolling from mount.
See you on the mats.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Pk teaching wrestling at auckland bjj

Pavel PK visited us on Thursday and did a wrestling class to help prepare for the NZ grappler Nationals Nogi in March 2016.

X mas Break

The club will close for 2 weeks.

Last official class is Thursday 17 December 2015.

First Official class is Tuesday 5 January 2016.

Thank you for the support.

Plans for this week end.

10 am on Saturday: Open mats at City Kickboxing.

1 PM on Saturday: Sensei Rick Birthday and Judo Comp at the Dojo.