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Training report: Top half guard and spider guard

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This week, we entered the topic of the half guard game by introducing our beginners to the top half guard fundamentals and 3 half guard passes. Next week, we will cover the bottom half guard and sweeps. The reason why we teach top half guard pass before half sweep is very simple. Half guard pass is rewarded by 3 points while the sweep is just rewarded by 2 points. For the advanced students, we covered the spider guard pass. We will cover X guard next And also do some competition training for the Regionals Do not forget to register online as it closes on the 10/05/17

The real Auckland BJJ please stand up

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" May I have your attention please? May I have your attention please? Will the real Slim Shady please stand up? I repeat will the real Slim Shady please stand up? We're going to have a problem here" Years ago when the first BJJ gyms opened up in Auckland. There were several major trends on how to name your business. One was to buy into the affiliation system and use someone brand as it is so convenient.  All you had to do is fly in your black belt every 6 months.  Make your students pay more for the seminars by making it compulsory.  How to make it compulsory?  if you do not attend the seminar, no promotion! The business owner in return will eventually graduate to black belt after many years of loyal service and can choose to break ties with his affiliate program but why bother!  Why break something that is functioning well. The other was to cut ties from whatever instructors or team your belong to and plaster your own name on the new logo.

Training report: Tomoe Nage, guard sweep and sit up guard

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The throw of the week was Tomoe nage. It is great throw to use when you can fake a guard pull and end up throwing your opponent instead. Guard sweep is rewarded by 2 points under IBJJF rules. The sit up guard is the continuation of the de la riva guard which is great when your opponent is trying to control your non de la riva hook. Just like the de la riva guard, you rely on grips (such as belt, lapel or belt). But unlike the de la riva guard, your back is off the mat making this guard a lot more dynamic as it is lot easier to complete the single leg takedown if you choose too once your opponent is putting his weight back to avoid the sweep. The club will be open for class on public holiday Anzac Day from 6 pm as usual. Topic for the week will be Kouchi Gari, Top half guard pass, spider guard. Please note that the BJJ regional competition is on Saturday 13 May and we will also go to the new Yakitori restaurant in Auckland to celebrate. Graduation for semester 1 will be hel

Training on Tuesday 25 May as usual

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Graduation Date

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Thursday 01 June 2017 for Semester One.

Andre Galvao seminar in New Zealand

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It will held at Atos Auckland on Saturday 17th June 2017. 14 west st, Newtown, Auckland. Please contact directly Atos Auckland to book your spot

Training report: guard pass and Lasso guard for advanced students

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Guard pass is rewarded 3 points under IBJJF rules. It is probably the most important action in our very guard centric martial art. For the advanced students, we covered the lasso guard for the first time this semester. The reason why Lasso guard relies on the sleeve grip and we were concentrating on nogi for the first part of the semester due to the National NOGI comp.

JESS FRASER SEMINAR IN SOUTH ISLAND, NZ: TIMARU AND DUNEDIN

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TIMARU BRAZILIAN JIU  THURSDAY 18 MAY 5.30 PM TO 7.30PM https://www.facebook.com/timarubjj/ myBJJ DUNEDIN SATURDAY 13 MAY 2 PM http://www.oceaniabjj.co.nz/ From her website " Black belt  Jess Fraser  is the creator and driving force behind Australian Girls in Gi (AGIG).  She is fiercely proud to be the leader of this groundbreaking group which is currently, & forever will be, club and affiliate neutral. Jess recognises the need for cultivating an all inclusive culture and community to proactively effect the retention and growth of participation levels within our sport, particularly in regard to females athletes. Through AGIG, Jess has proactively worked on this goal, focusing on fostering community development and cultural change, large scale female focused events, online and hands-on member support, and technical development camps with great result since 2010. In the past 7 years,  Jess has not only excelled as a

FERRID KHEDER SEMINAR IN AUCKLAND: JUDO FOR BJJ & MMA SEMINAR

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MAY 06TH TUKAHA 9 AM-12 PM (GI) http://www.tukaha.co.nz/ MAY 06TH AUCKLAND MMA 2-5 PM (NOGI) http://aucklandmma.co.nz/ MAY 07TH COAST BJJ 10 AM TO 1 PM (GI) http://www.coastbjj.co.nz/

Training report: guard submissions and De La Riva Guard

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The white belts learned guard submissions and the more advanced students learned De La Riva guard. This the first week we are back training full time in the Gi for the past 7 months. We are 5 weeks away from the next Gi competition which is on Saturday 13/04/17. It is the regional GI competition run by the NZ grappler. In the past, they run a double elimination which means you have guaranteed 2 matches. So as usual, the club will refund half of the entries fees of our competitors. We also will have the $100 challenge for the competitor that has the most submissions. In case of a draw, the winners will split the prize money. We are going back to our old tradition of going out after the competition. This time, the location has changed. It will at the Yakitori House in Shortland Street. Our host will be Khan (Judo black belt). As usual, there are 3 options if you want train this week-end. BJJ open mats at Atos from 10 am. http://citybjj.co.nz/ Judo classes a

2017 no GI nationals Adam weight group

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2017 no GI nationals Adam open weight fight 2

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2017 no GI nationals Adam open weight fight 1

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NZ Grappler NOGI result

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Adam Wilson won the silver medal at the NZ grappler no GI national competition in the open weight  beginner category.  Congratulations.  Videos coming up soon.   Adam won our club challenge.  $100 is given for the competitor that has the most submissions on the day: 1 arm bar, 1 rear naked choke and 1 triangle. The club also refunded half of the entries of our competitors.