Sunday, 20 January 2019

Grappling Competition Dates for NZ 2019

Grappling Competition Dates for NZ 2019 (So far) 
26th January - Mana Championship Submission Only - Auckland
9th February - Full Force Submission Only - Hamilton
23rd February - NZ Grappler No Gi Regionals - Auckland
2nd March - Rivercity No Gi Tournament - Whanganui
9th March - NZ Grappler Kids Camp - Auckland
16th March - NZ Grappler No Gi Regionals - Wellington
6th April - NZ Grappler No Gi Nationals - Auckland
13th and 14th April - TNT Gi and No Gi Invitational - Auckland
13th April - Wellington Open Submission Only No Gi - Wellington
27th April - Māori Nationals - New Plymouth
4th May - NZ Grappler Kids Camp - Auckland
18th May - NZ Grappler Gi Regionals - Dunedin
15th June - NZ Grappler Gi -Auckland
29th June - Rivercity Gi Tournament - Whanganui
July 13th - Southern Tribes Gi Open - Levin
26th-28th July - Submission Sisters - Nz Girls Grappling Camp - Hamilton
10th August - NZ Grappler Gi - Wellington
21st September - Wellington Open - Submission Only Gi - Wellington
28th September - NZ Grappler Gi Nationals - Auckland
26th October - NZ Grappler No Gi - Dunedin
9th November - NZ Grappler Kids Camp - Auckland
9th November - Rivercity No Gi Tournament - Whanganui

Training report: Back position

The fundamental topic for the week was the back position.

We also continued in our back attacks (enter the system) for our advanced students.


It was the second week for the year and we can start seeing some good numbers in terms of attendance (especially at Epsom where we had 26 students on Thursday night).

Also, we had 6 female members training last Tuesday which a new record.

We are still open to take more students.
All level welcome.

We will be teaching side control next week for beginners and continue on our back attack system for advanced program.














More Competitions, More BJJ Camp in NZ

4 events to put in your calendars














NOGI SUBS ONLY COMPS

Move over IBJJF and SJJF rules with your boring points system, complex rules and restricted submissions

The new kid on the block is submission only event with cool rules like knee reaping and a wider range of submissions like heel hooks, spinal lock etc..
Did I mention "no point system as well?




The first event that I noticed was an sub only NOGI event competition with Mana Championship which will be held in Auckland on Saturday 26 January 2019.


https://www.facebook.com/events/363913594371289/







Full Force Sub only Nogi Competition is on Saturday 09 February 2019 and will be held at MMA Core in Hamilton.










BJJ CAMPS

Theses events are gender based BJJ camp: Woman only BJJ camp.

For years, local BJJ women created this unique type of camp in Auckland which grew by the years to the point when they fill the roster of female guest instructors only. 
It reflects the growth and participation of NZ BJJ but also draw supporters from Australia in form of participants and guest instructors.
Their event is on 26-28th July 2019 and will be held in Hamilton for the first time.







https://www.facebook.com/events/748723968830235/




In Wellington, a similar type of camp has been offered which will held on July 14-20 July.
Similar concept but hosting 2 international instructors of world class levels (Leticia Ribeiro, Bia Mesquita).
I would assume that the organizers will fill the rest of the classes with local instructors if required.



https://www.facebook.com/events/1176854502492851/


https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/leticia-ribeiro

https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/beatriz-mesquita

Hopefully, all the events would be successful and will be able to continue to host future events to grow the sports in NZ.


Saturday, 19 January 2019

NZ Grappler - NO GI - National Championship - NZ OPEN - Saturday 06 April 2019 - Barfoot and THompson Stradium 203 Kohimara Road Auckland

NZ Grappler -
NO GI -
 National Championship -
NZ OPEN -
Saturday 06 April 2019 -
Barfoot and THompson Stadium
203 Kohimara Road
Auckland

Please contact NZ grappler for more information

http://nzgrappler.co.nz/






NZ Grappler - NOGI - SUmmer Slam - Auckland Regional Series - 23 February 2019 - Kohimarama

New Zealand's Premier Grappling Circuit

Come and dust off those cobwebs at the Auckland Regional Summer Slam.

No Gi Grappling at its finest right here in Auckland.

We are now fully running our SmoothComp system so don't miss out on your chance to rack up those points ! Every match you have will be recorded in your official BJJ record, that you will be able to keep for life.

Prize giving for divisions are going to be held 15 minutes after the division is finished for both Adults and Kids - so that you can get on with your weekend !

We will have a streamlined process for athletes on the ground and will have your brackets published before the event along with the schedule.

As the tournament grows, we put back in, so that we all level up together!

Spectators $10

REGISTRATIONS open NOW https://sjjfnz.smoothcomp.com/en/event/1509

https://www.facebook.com/events/1141679652673089/?active_tab=about









Sunday, 13 January 2019

Training report: Mount and Back attacks

For the fundamental program, we covered the topic of mount.
We taught the basics of mount: grapevine, high mount and S mount. Also we covered a couple of escapes and submission as well.

For the advanced program, we started our inaugural Back attacks: Enter the system.
We covered the basics of the straightjacket system and the weak side vs strong side concept.

In terms of numbers of students, while most students were back to the mats on our first week.
We had a couple of new members at each site as well.
But we still can take more students (especially at the sandringham dojo), so if you have been thinking to join in.
Please turn up for a free class or send us an email if you need more information.














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Tuesday, 8 January 2019

No Gi - Sub Only Competition

No Gi - Sub Only Competition

Divisions:
Beginner - Less than 1 year of BJJ or Grappling experience
Intermediate - 1 to 3 years of BJJ or Grappling experience
Advanced - More than 3 years of BJJ or Grappling experience

Men - u70kg, u80kg, u90kg, u100kg, +100kg
Women - u60kg, u70kg, u80kg, +80kg
(Divisions may be combined in order to ensure competitors get the opportunity to get a few matches.



Age limit is 13 years old (13 - 17 with parent/guardian consent)

Event Details:
Saturday 26th Jan 2018
City Kickboxing, Auckland CBD

Registration closes Friday 25th Jan at 5pm.

Entry Cost: $30 advance payment or $40 on the day (registration still needs to be done before cutoff).

Spectator Fee: $5 for adults, $10 per family - 50% of proceeds will go to charity.

Weigh in will take place from 12:30-1:00pm

Absolute will be open to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from intermediate and advanced divisions.

For more information, please contact organizer directly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/363913594371289/

To register:

https://smoothcomp.com/en/event/1296



Saturday, 5 January 2019

Training program for Semester 1 of 2019

Year 2019

Week 1 (Starts Monday 07 Jan)
Fundamentals: Mount
Advanced: Back Attacks (enter the system)

Week 2 (Starts Monday 14 Jan)
Fundamentals: Back
Advanced: Back Attacks (enter the system)


Week 3 (Starts Monday 21 Jan)
Fundamentals: Side Control
Advanced: Back Attacks (enter the system)

Week 4 (Starts Monday 28 Jan)
Fundamentals: Knee on the belly
Advanced: Back Attacks (enter the system)


Week 5 (Starts Monday 04 February)
Fundamentals: North South
Advanced: Leg Locks (enter the system)

Week 6 (Starts Monday 11 February)
Fundamentals: Guard Submissions
Advanced: Leg Locks (enter the system)

Week 7 (Starts Monday 18 February)
Fundamentals: Guard passes
Advanced: Competition training

NZ Grappler No GI Auckland - Saturday 23 February 

Week 8 (Starts Monday 25  February)
Fundamentals: Guard sweeps
Advanced: Leg Locks (enter the system)



Week 9 (Starts Monday 04 March)
Fundamentals: Top half guard
Advanced: Kimura (enter the system)

Inter clubs Auckland BJJ - NOGI - Saturday 09 March TBC


Week 10 (Starts Monday 11 March)
Fundamentals: Bottom half guard
Advanced: Kimura (enter the system)

NZ Grappler No Gi Wellington - Saturday 16 March 2019

Week 11 (Starts Monday 18 March)
Fundamentals: Turtle
Advanced: Kimura (enter the system)


Week 12 (Starts Monday 25 March)
Fundamentals: Questions and Answers
Advanced: Kimura (enter the system)

Week 13 (Starts Monday 01 April)
Fundamentals: Mount
Advanced: Competition training

NZ Grappler No Gi Nationals - Saturday 06 April

END OF NOGI SEASON

Week 14 (Starts Monday 08 April)
Fundamentals: Back
Advanced: Front Headlocks (enter the system)

Week 15  (Starts Monday 15 April)
Fundamentals: Side Control
Advanced: Front Headlocks (enter the system)

Week 16 (Starts Monday 22 April)
Fundamentals: Knee on belly
Advanced: Front Headlocks (enter the system)

Week 17 (Starts Monday 29 April)
Fundamentals: North South
Advanced: De La Riva guard

Week 18 (Starts Monday 06 May)
Fundamentals: Guard submissions
Advanced: Lasso guard

Week 19 (Starts Monday 13 May)
Fundamentals: Guard Passes
Advanced: Spider guard

NZ Grappler - GI - Dunedin - Saturday 18 May)

Week 20 (Starts Monday 20 May)
Fundamentals: Guard sweeps
Advanced: the worm guard

Inter-Clubs invitational Competition - Auckland BJJ - Saturday 15 May TBC

Week 21 (Starts Monday 27 May)
Fundamentals: Top Half guard
Advanced: the worm guard

Week 22 (Starts Monday 03 June)
Fundamentals: Bottom half guard
Advanced: the worm guard

Week 23 (Starts Monday 10 June)
Fundamentals: Turtle
Advanced: Competition training

Week 24  (Starts Monday 17 June)
Fundamental: Questions and Answers
Advanced: Competition training

NZ grappler - Gi - Auckland - Saturday 15 June

Week 25  (Starts Monday 24 June)

Graduation for semester One.