Sunday, 22 April 2018

Graduation Report at Auckland Kids BJJ

3 students got promoted yesterday: Grey, Yellow and Brown belt.

for a detailed report, please click on below link.

For more information on our affiliate club that specialise in teaching kids. please clink on below ling.

Adam is taking new students at the moment.

Please contact him directly for any queries.

Training Report: Side Control

This week we covered side control. It is also known as the 100 kg position in Portuguese.
It is one of the dominant position that you much achieve in order to get your points for a guard pass. The other dominant positions would be Knee on the belly, north south and mount.

Serge taught 2 variations of side control escape and 3 subs from side control (Americana, arm lock and Kimura) for the fundamentals.

Stu taught the kimura trap to the advanced students on Tuesday. The advanced students also got the opportunity to drill their own techniques on Thursday.

Next week, we are teaching Knee on the Belly.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Training Report: Back position and de la riva

It has been a busy last week end with the NZ grappler Nationals Nogi event on Saturday and Sunday
Session at ETK.

We did well at the National with 3 gold medals and 2 silver medals with only 7 competitors.
We refunded half of the entry fees to our BJJ club members.

The $100 submission challenge was split in 3 ways as each person had a submission: Etuini, James and Callum.

On Sunday, we had two matched NOGI inside a kick boxing ring during a Kick boxing card.
It was lot of fun and we likely to continue having matches with ETK if we can the call.

Please note that the regional GI is on Saturday 12 May so it is on very soon.

Also, we stop Nogi training on Tuesdays and we are full on GI until next spring/summer.

This week we also covered the back position for the fundamentals and a bit of De La Riva for advanced.

A couple of pictures from the last week end of fun.

Also, the gis are at the taylor and will take about a week to get all patched up.

We also had an intake with a couple of new members that seem to really enjoy themselves.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Auckland BJJ Gi ***** Special Edition******

You choose the color of the GI from Budo / Auckland Martial Art supply (white, blue or black).

You choose the batch patch (Hammerhead or Auckland) and front patch.

We get them patched up for you.

$140 cash.

Limited Edition. Be in quick before we sell out

You can buy the back patch by themselves for $10 each.

Friday, 30 March 2018

NZ Grappler is now using SJJF rules instead of IBJJF rules

We just found out today that NZ grappler will use new rules for next week event.

While SJJIF is not as established and prestigious as the IBJJF, I really like the content of the 70 pages with lot of pictures and also a very good video on their page.

Scissor takedown is legal from brown belt.

Time for matches for brown and black belt are only 8 minutes.

Also no advantages as per 

42.4 The SJJIF does not use an “advantage” point system; we believe this method adversely affects the overall turnout of the match and does not benefit the competitors. An almost point is not the same as an attained point for completing a full maneuver on an opponent. No match will be decided by referee, it will be decided by submission or points, and in the case of a tie, by “sudden death” overtime. For more information see Article 46.2

2 points for standing up after a double guard pull

l) Double Guard Pull: If at any point during the match both competitors pull guard with grips from standing at the same time, the first competitor to come to a top position shall be awarded points for a sweep after he/she maintains a controlling position on top of the opponent for a count of 3 seconds. Rules for double guard pull are as follows: i. Both athletes must have grips before pulling guard. ii. When both athletes with grip pull guard at the same time, one competitor must acquire a top position within 15 seconds or both athletes will be penalized with a negative point for lack of combativeness/stalling. iii. When both athletes pull guard, but only one athlete had a grip while standing the opponent must come up in order to not receive a negative point. iv. If both athletes pull guard without establishing grips first, both athletes will receive a negative point. v. If an athlete with grips pulls guard and the opponent either pulls guard or sits at the same time but without grips, if the athlete with grips goes up and establishes a top position for a count of three seconds he/she will be awarded two points for sweep.

Stalling rules are different

43.5 Consequences for stalling will be as follows: a) On the first offense the offender will be given a verbal warning. b) On the second offense the offender will be given a penalty point. c) On the third offense the offender will be given a second penalty point, and the referee will restart the fight with both athletes standing. d) On the fourth offense the referee will disqualify the competitor. e) Brown and Black Belts will receive a verbal command and negative point upon the first offense of a minor foul (not applied to lack of combativeness/stalling).

Happy Easter

Saturday, 24 March 2018

*******EDIT - 20/04/18*******


Please email us if you want to go on our waiting list.

Our last intake of students was June 2017. We are now taking in new students until we reach our capacity. We are giving priority to the people on the waiting list whom I emailed this morning. Thank for your support.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Official Affiliate: Auckland Kids BJJ

Contact & Location

Contact Adam @
020 412 29618

Class times are Tuesday 4:30pm to 5:30pm and Saturday 10:00am to 11:00pm

38 Monmouth Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Training report: Guard Subs

This week, we covered guard subs for fundamentals.

Serge taught a knee shield guard pass on Tuesday and on Thursday the advanced group got the freedom to drill and exchange techniques on Thursday night.

I think it is important to give such opportunities to let students brain storm some techniques instead of insisting on turning every class into a mini seminar which I was guilty of doing in my first couple of years when I started coaching.

Also, we almost completed the first two month of the semester.
Nogi Nationals is 7 April so we just got about 4-5 weeks of preparation.

Bare in mind that the Regional GI is on 12 May so it will a quick turn around between the 2 competitions.

Also, we still have some tank tops left for sale $20 as per the picture.

Monday, 5 February 2018

End of an Empire

It seems that there has been a few clubs changing affiliations over the past year in NZ.

One of them switch to an affiliation overseas while another swapped to another NZ affiliation after a fall out.

Also, I just find out that someone has lost his last affiliate as they no longer desired to run a BJJ program.

Only time will tell if they will be able to recoup the students from the old affiliates and  flourish as they already found a new site to run their program.

Fund raising at Buckland Beach BJJ & MMA: "6 Hour Charity Roll"

From their facebook event:

6 Hour Charity Roll

  • Saturday, March 10 at 10 AM - 4 PM

  • Bucklands Beach BJJ
    4 Wharf Road, Auckland, New Zealand 2012

    Once again the team at Bucklands Beach BJJ are working alongside Variety Children’s Charity to help raise funds for underprivileged kiwi kids.
    This open mat will run continuously for 6 hours and is open to any club or affiliation that would like to come along and help this great cause!
    Anyone that would like to donate that is unable to attend on the day, please feel free to contact us. 
    Last time only three people managed the full six hours! Let’s see how many can complete the roll this time!?
    Please check out The Variety website

    For more information please contact Andy at

Training report: Knee on the belly

Last week, for the Nogi advanced class we covered a specific situation to prepare for the National
Nogi competition: when your opponent stalls into your guard.
Instead of trying to teach specific techniques, we just organized 30 minutes of rolling in that specific situation to let people develop and modify their techniques in order to avoid the staller.

For the beginners class, we did knee on the belly on Tuesday nogi and Thursday Gi.
Knee on the belly is devastating position and we cover it at least 4 weeks per year.

For the Gi Advanced class on Thursday, Stu continue on teaching the worm guard made popular by Keenan (also known as lapel guard. He is likely to keep teaching this guard for the rest of the semester.

By the way, we are teaching the class as normal on Waitangi day 06/02/18.

See you on the mats.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Training report: Worm guard and Mount

First week of training for semester 1.
Tuesday class: the advanced group did situational rolling as the beginner group did the position of mount.

On Thursday class, Stu introduced the concept of the lapel/worm guard to the advanced group while Serge continued on the position of Mount to the beginner.

Stu will be continuing through the semester to teach and train the worm guard to the advanced group.

Also Atos Auckland will be hosting a seminar with Josh Hinger on Saturday 17 Feb 2018

You can now book your spot.