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Showing posts from November, 2017

Training report: Back Control and Kimura Trap

Last week, we covered the back position for the fundamentals and Kimura trap for the more advanced students. The Kimura Trap System was made popular by Mr Avellan.

Next project: MMA shorts and Rash Guard

I am organizing an order for rash guards and grappling short with a supplier in Pakistan. The minimum is 20 pieces per item. So we are looking at 20 rash guard and 20 grappling shorts at the moment. I do not know the final price as I would need to add the freight to the cost price in order to work it out. And we will not know the freight cost until we have the final weight and dims. But so far, I think it would $40 or under per item which seems to be a good price. Now I am leaning towards long sleeves because it seems that what most people wear at training. Size wise. I would suggest people to order one size up for rash guard just in case but I also put the dimensions as well under the pictures. I will print them as well and bring them to the dojo. There will not be rash guard based on color belt (well unless you are a blue belt).

Dates for your calendar

Sunday 03 December Internal Judo Competition at our sister club Auckland University Judo Club and also Rick Littlewood Sensei birthday. We will have friendly competition with "old school Kosen Judo" rules. that is pulling guard and grabbing the legs is allowed. We will cover the rules and mimic this style for the next couple of weeks. All level welcome. Remember that it is on Sunday. Location: Epsom Dojo Thursday 07 December During our class from 6 pm to 8 pm. Graduation for end of the semester 2 - 2017. We will have domino pizzas, garlic bread, chicken wings, soft drink and beers just like last graduation. Location: Epsom Dojo Saturday 09 December Pizza party at Stu house for our end of the year Stu has a firewood oven pizza. We will provide with the dough, sauce, cheese, kava and beers. Just bring your own topping and become a master chef at making pizza. The event is during the day/ afternoon. More information to follow. We likely to sta

Additional new website address

We moved to Epsom dojo about 4 years ago. As we decided to have an internet presence to promote our club but we could not come up with a name. Rick Littlewood Sensei came up with this brilliant marketing insight of how people looks up for BJJ classes: "Just be Auckland BJJ or BJJ Auckland as it is what people type in their google search". We have been promoting our link to start with, we even moved to as well. But we also have address from day one as well which is now linked.

Happy Birthday

We started our classes in 07/11/2011. The club is now 6 years old. Time flies.

Training report: Mount and butterfly guard

For fundamentals, we taught the position of mount with a couple of escapes and submissions. For advanced, Serge taught the butterfly guard on Tuesday. The butterfly guard suits the nogi game and he taught some basic one hook butterfly sweep made popular by Marcelo Garcia. We also looked on how it can link to single X guard and deep half guard. On Thursday, Stu taught some turn over from Turtle to the advanced class. Next week topic is back. See you on the mats. Do not forget that we still have one more class on Saturday from 10 am to 11 am.

Training report: Questions & Answers

The topic of Questions & Answers is a great way to get feedback on our teaching program. The students can ask questions about techniques or concepts that we do not cover in our 12 weeks program or maybe on something that they have missed out. This week question was on how to defend the hip bump sweep, finishes from the mount (such as the gift wrap), we also introduced the single X guard and straight ankle lock on Thursday. We continued this topic on Saturday class. blog about the gift wrap Please note that graduation is on Thursday 07 December during our normal class. Our last class for the year will be Saturday 23 December 2018 We will restart on Tuesday 9 January 2018 Also, Auckland Kids BJJ has started their classes in their Grey Lynn location. If you have kids from 5-12 years and you want them to train BJJ next year, it would a good opportunity to contact the instructor and join be