Sunday, 26 February 2017

Irony

Image result for not too sure what to think memeThe New Zealand Ju Jitsu Federation (which we do not belong to) decided to put our club name on their list of clubs.

Now the funny part is when I noticed that we do not have a link on our club name because we did not pay their yearly affiliation fee and we do not have their quality award next to our name because we have to paid them for their coaching course.

Bare in mind that it is not their first time that someone tried to self proclaim to be a federation that runs BJJ in NZ.

Conclusion, if you want to put our club name in your list to make "your" federation bigger.
Please do so but put a link to our website and please do not rate as we do not qualify for your quality award because we never heard of you and your awards.

What next?

Are you going to certify BJJ black belts?

Oh wait, you are already doing that.

Who gave you the authority?

Last time, I checked you were not the Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu like the IBJJF.

Training report: Questions and Answers

Image result for surf trips muriwaiStuart taught the advanced students some attacks against the turtle.

Serge took questions from the white belts. It is good opportunity for the beginners to ask about specific problems that they have.

Some of the question were kimura, hip bump sweep, half guard passes, peruvian neck tie, straight ankle locks.

Next week topic is mount for the beginners.

Next Saturday 4 March will be our inaugural surf trip to Muriwai.

It will great to catch up outside the mats and learn how to surf or just hang out on the beach.

Also, Saturday 11 March is our inter club at Atos.
It is great way to prepare for the National NZ grappler Nogi competition which is on Saturday 01 April.






Sunday, 19 February 2017

Dates to put on you calendar

Image result for CalendarCouple of dates to mark in your calendar

Club Surfing Event on Saturday 04/03/17 at Muriwai Beach. If it becomes popular, we might even rent a batch for our next year surfing event. See Facebook event for details or just ask me.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1200732093342944/



Inter Club at Atos BJJ on Saturday 11/03/16. I created a Facebook event already. Please add the rest of the team and put your weight if you want to compete.
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Saturday 11 March is inter club nogi competition at Atos Jiu Jitsu - City Bjj vs Auckland BJJ to prepare for the NZ grappler Nogi 2017 competition. It is great way to prepare and also a friendly format for students that want to compete for the first time and/or prepare for their game plan. As usual, we will try to organise as many matches as possible. ibjjf rules. Please give your name and weight for match up. Do not stress about cutting weight as we will match you up. Entry is free. Cheers."

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Nogi National Competition organised by NZ grappler on Saturday 01 April.
This is the longest Nogi season we had. After this event, it is back to GI only training.

Saturday 15 April
Inter Club at with Atos BJJ to prepare for the NZ grappler competition (TBC)

Saturday 13 May

NZ grappler Gi Regional Competition

Tuesday 06 June

Graduation

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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Training report: turtle and 50/50We

Turtle position does not offer any points under ibjff rules but still a valid position to study.

The advanced students did some 50/50 guard pass.









Sunday, 12 February 2017

Pre Order your rash guard

Please place you pre order asap if you want this rash guard.

The cost is $60 for each rash guard.

Therefore we cannot afford to keep a large stock due to financial reason and will order what is required and we will not order spare rash guard.

Please note, there will be no logo on the shoulder or black tab on the wrist as per the attached picture.

However, you do not have to wear this rash guard for training.

We are not a Mac Dojo so you can always wear any rash guard that you want for our nogi BJJ classes.

We also recommend that you wear a rash guard under your gi as well but it is not compulsary.


For the NZ grappler National competition, they will require you to wear specific uniform as per IBJJF rules.

From the IBJJF website:

No-GI Jiu-Jitsu Uniform Requirements
Men:
Board shorts, primarily black, white or black with white and with up to 50% of their rank color (belt), with no pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut, and must reach at least halfway down the thigh (no more than 15 cm from the knee). Attached metal or plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts.
Men are permitted the use of pants, shorts or trunks of elastic fabric (clings to body), as long as they are the color black and worn under the regulation shorts.
Shirt of elastic fabric (clings to body) at a length that covers the shorts’ waist band, of black, white or black and white color, and displaying at least 10% of the color of the rank (belt) to which the athlete belongs. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank (belt) the athlete belongs to are also acceptable.
Athletes must wear undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn.

Women:
Board shorts or lycra elastic shorts or pants, primarily black, white or black with white and with up to 50% of their rank color (belt), without pockets or with pockets entirely stitched shut, and must reach at least halfway down the thigh (no more than 15 cm from the knee). Attached metal or plastic of any kind that may hurt the opponent is expressly forbidden on the board shorts.
Shirt of elastic fabric (clings to body) at a length that covers the shorts’ waist band, of black, white or black with white color, and displaying at least 10% of the color of the rank (belt) to which the athlete belongs. Shirts that are 100% the color of the rank (belt) the athlete belongs to are also acceptable.
Athletes must wear undergarments. The use of thong-type undergarments is not permitted; only brief-type undergarments may be worn.
In the female divisions is permitted the use of full black pants in elastic fabric (clings to body).

Uniform - No-GI garment

Friday, 10 February 2017

NZ Ju Jitsu Federation

Is recruiting competitors from BJJ to

represent them at their world cup championship.