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Training report: Top half guard and some quick updates on the end of the year and beginning of the year

This week, it was top half guard for fundamentals.

Traditionally, we like to teach up to 3 half guard passes for this topic.

But recently, we have been adding a bit of kimura trap into our fundamental classes.

The rash guard and nogi guard have arrived.

I am very pleased with the quality of the rash guard and the shorts are very good as with an internal string that goes around the waist.

Laurance has a few white rash guards and a few nogi shorts left for sale.

So if you did not pre order, this is your chance.

Please contact him directly.

I really like the color combination of my rash guard as it looks similar to the Tino Rangatiratanga Flag.

On Tuesday, we had the visit of Benoit Cadet. He is a 4th Dan French Judoka who trains at our sister club Auckland University Judo Club. He taught us Ouchi Gari.

NZ grappler has released their 2018 calendar which had a few surprises.
They are running NO GI Auckland on the 23 February.
The Nogi Nationals will be on the 6th April
The Gi Auckland will be on 15th June.
The GI Nationals will be on 28th September.

We were planning to run an inter club about 4 weeks before each NZ grappler events but I do not think it will worth it running an inter club by the end of January as everyone will be slowly getting back to training after the summer holidays.

Also NZ grappler will be running events in Dunedin. 
Have they got an new affiliates? 
Will they have to take their own mats from Auckland? 
hould we plan to take a team and have a holiday trip as well.

Talking about the holidays and trip, Stu is planning to do the IBJJF referee course on Feb 2018 so if you want to compete in Sydney.
 Start planning with Stu.

Graduation is on Monday 03 December from 6 to 8 pm at 681 Sandringham road.
The students moving belts will be demonstrating some techniques and we will have open mats after for some rolling after that.. 
We will also have some pizzas at the dojo to conclude the graduation.

Last day of class in Sandringham is Wednesday 19 December
last day of class in Epsom is Thursday 20 December

Then holidays

Starts again next year from Monday 08 Jan 2019 In Sandringham and Tuesday 09 Jan 2019 in Epsom.

We are still taking new students at both our location (Epsom and Sandringham). 
All levels welcome.
Come down for a free class and get in before the January rush.


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