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Happy Chinese New Year: Year of the rooster

We wishes all our readers a happy Chinese New year. This year is the year of the rooster. Basically, there are 12 animals symbols for 12 years. If you want to know what is animal symbols and activities in Auckand to celebrate. check out the following link.

Training report: Guard sweep and X Guards

This week we taught guard sweep for the beginners and continued on our trilogy of shin to shin, single X and X guard for the advanced students. I think they are great guards for nogi and after 3 weeks of drilling it, I can see that students are starting to grasp the concepts. For the next 2 weeks, Serge will be fishing at the batch and the advanced students will get to drill their favourite moves unless Igor wants to takes the beginners class and Stu can then teach deep half guard. Otherwise, the next 2 weeks for the beginners is top half guard and bottom half guard. The couple of new guys that tried out on the first and second week have not been back so I guess there is still vacancies if you want to train at our club. See you on the mats.

Auckland Anniversary Day

From Wikipedia Auckland Anniversary Day  is a  public holiday  observed in the northern half of the  North Island  of  New Zealand , being the area's  provincial anniversary day . It is observed throughout the historic  Auckland Province , even though the  provinces of New Zealand  were abolished in 1876. The modern area of observation includes all of  Auckland ,  Northland  (where it is known instead as Northland Day [ citation needed ] ),  Waikato ,  Bay of Plenty  and  Gisborne Regions , as well as some parts of the  Manawatu-Wanganui  and  Hawke's Bay Regions  north of the  39th parallel .  The holiday usually falls on the Monday closest to 29 January, the anniversary of the arrival of  William Hobson , later the first Governor of New Zealand, in the  Bay of Islands  in 1840. [1] History Auckland Anniversary Day was established by Governor Hobson's direction, over  Willoughby Shortland '

Training report: Week 2

This week we taught guard submissions for fundamental and shin to shin guard for blue belts. Our intermediate guard system is focused on nogi guard due to the nogi national. We will focus on guard that requires more sleeve grips once the nogi season is over. Tuesday class is very popular compare to Thursday nogi class. I am still confused if people prefers training on Tuesday because it is GI or it is just that Tuesday is just a more suitable day to train compare to Thursday. It seems that we have 3 new students and soon we will be looking at putting a waiting list to ensure a good ratio of students/instructors but of course to ensure that the mats are not too crowded. Also, I am very glad that Edward is back training for us after 3 years. He was one of the original students from our first location in Onehunga. So if you have been thinking to try out for a free class, do it now and avoid the disappointment of going in the waiting list. Please bare in mind that we always

Taking orders

Time to place another order. We are now taking order for t shirt and back patches for GI. Hint: if you did not stop your automatic payment during our X mas break. You get both for free free. Thank you for the support.

Training report for week One

First week at training. Lot of people turned up on Tuesday and less on Thursday. Not sure if people prefer Tuesday because it is gi training compare to Thursday that is no gi training. Stu taught guard pass fundamentals and Serge taught reverse de la riva for intermediate program. A few important dates to put on your calendar Saturday 04 March Auckland BJJ surfing event at Muriwai Saturday 11 March Inter-club nogi at Atos Saturday 01 April NZ grappler NOGI National competition Saturday 13 May NZ grappler Gi Regionals Competition Tuesday 06 June  Graduation and end of semester 1.

Weight class and nogi national competitiin

This is the weight categories that nz grappling should be using for the national nogi in April. Start your diet now and do not wait last minute. Basically if you over 97.50 kg, you are in the open.

Guide on how to start training for year 2017

If you want to start training at Auckland BJJ, just send us an email or just turn up for a free class on any Tuesday or Thursday. Please note that once we have maximum capacity for safety of the students (not too many sparring on the mats) and quality of teaching (ration of instructors and students), we will just have a waiting list until mid semester just like last year. So first in, first served. Do not wait for too long to avoid disappointment. Of course we are always open for our returning students. Our fees are simple. $20 per week. no contract but we require you to set up an automatic payment. We will be training nogi on Thursdays until the NZ grappler National Nogi Competition in Saturday 01 April 2017. What do you need to Nogi training? Shorts with no pockets and metal clips Rash guard. T shirts are an option but rash guard is way better What do you need for Gi training? A BJJ gi or Judo gi. a rash guard a preferable but not compulsary. Where can

List of Judo throws for Semester 1

Each throw is matched up accordingly to the topic of the week. Week of the Mount position Sasae tsurikomi ashi Week of the Back position Tani Otoshi Week of the Side Control position O Goshi Tai Otoshi Week of the North South position Seoi Nage Weeks of the guard Ouchi Gari Tomoe Nage Weeks of the 1/2 guard Kouchi Gari Kosoto Gari