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Rest In Peace Rick Sensei

"RIP Sensei  Rick Littlwood  here is a photo of you at your 74th birthday celebrations at your dojo leading from the front. You have helped me and my club so much by teaching me your brand of Kosen judo, and by giving Auckland BJJ its name and its home. For the past 7 years I have seen you almost 5 times a week and you will leave a huge hole in my heart.  You also took me on my first trip to Japan where I later found my wife Karen Mitchell Thank you for your contribution to Judo and Martial Arts in New Zealand, and thank you for being my friend and Sensei." From Stu facebook message From Serge I want to thank you for opening your Dojo and home so we could transfer our club when we needed help. Thank you for all the encouragements and advices for the past 7 years. You came up with our club name and brilliant marketing strategy. I will always be grateful for everything

Training report: North South and August Calendar

This week, we covered the North South Position for fundamentals. Often discarded in some program, we cover this position 4 weeks per year as it is legit dominant position to establish a guard pass just like the side control position. James (Judo second degree black belt) covered the principles of grip fighting  on Monday at Sandrigham. We are still taking new students at the Sandringham location. Come down for a free class. The calendar for the month of August is packed. Atos / City BJJ is running a seminar with JT Torres on Saturday 4 August. Please contact City BJJ for booking. NZ grappler is running their National GI competition on Saturday 11 August. You can enrol on the below link. Please note that registration closed on 07 July. As usual, the club will refund half of the entry fees for our competitors (BJJ paying members). We will have the $100 challenge as well for who ever

Training report: Side Control and Inter Cub invitational at Auckland BJJ Sandringham Dojo

This week, we covered the topic of side control for fundamentals at both sites. Stu also continued teaching techniques from the Clark Gracie Seminar to the advanced students at Epsom. Also, we hosted our first inter club invitional at our new site at Sandringham. We like to organise an inter club about 4 weeks before a NZ grappler event to get the students the chance to get a bit of competition sparring against students from a different club. For this event, we had clubs from City BJJ / Atos and Buckland Beach BJJ that participated and helped referee. We also used the SJJF rules accordingly as they are the new rules used by NZ grapplers. We hope to organise another inter club (nogi) on Saturday 15 September. The date and location is to be confirmed. Meanwhile, all the competitors need to focus on the next event which is the NZ grappler Nationals GI which is on Saturday 11 August 2018. If you live or work in

Training report: 1 week at Auckland BJJ

Last Sunday Fern, Stu, Laurance and Luiz went to the Clark Gracie seminar and learn his famous omoplata techniques. Monday and Wednesday Classes at Sandrigham where we taught Back position, 2escapes and submissions Tuesday and Thursday Classes at Epsom where we taught the omoplata techniques that we learned at the seminar. Friday We went to the open mats at Big Judo at the Sandringham dojo Saturday Callum, Garth and Jono drove down to the Kapiti coast to compete at the NZ grappler GI Regionals Richie went to the open mats at Atos. Laurance went to train at Buckland Beach BJJ Serge went to the graduation at Auckland Kids BJJ. Sunday Laurance went to train at Church BJJ held at Auckland MMA and VR Jiu Jitsu. Next Saturday (7 July) we will be organising our invitional GI inter club at our Sandringham Location with Atos and Buckland Beach BJJ. Please note that we will follow SJJF rules to prepare for the NZ grappler National Gi compete held on 11 A