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Training and Competition Report

Last week, we covered guard passes for fundamental and started on our new Front Headlock program for the advanced students. On Saturday, Adam and Wes competed at the NZ grappler regional event and both won the bronze model. Adam won the 100 dollars cash prize from the club for the most submissions. The NZ grappler NOGI National competition is on Saturday 06 April 2019. Due to low number of competitors yesterday, I am not sure if it is a good idea to host an inter club to prepare for the Nationals which will in 5 weeks time anyway. We will switch to gi only from the 08  April to prepare for the GI Auckland Regionals on the 15th June. Please note that we are still taking students at our location at 681 Sandringham road, Sandringham. Beginners welcome, $20 per week on AP and no contract. Please come down for a free class or email us for more information.

John Danaher

Contrary to the general belief, Jon Danaher is actually born in the USA. However, he did grew up in NZ and went back to the states to study at the PHD program at Columbia University in NYC.

Training report: Guard submissions

This week, we covered the topic of guard submissions for the fundamentals. We did couple of basic arm bar set up by looking at locking the shoulder in order to control the posture of our training partner. Also, we said farewell to Blain as he is going back home. He was one of the first students at our new and additional location in Sandringham. He always rolls hard and never miss a class. We also went for a curry buffet after training at Paradise restaurant. Good food and good time. In this picture, you can see him leading the V for our farewell picture. We are still taking new students at the Sandringham location. Come down for a free class or email us for more information. Adress is 681 Sandringham Road, Sandringham. Auckland All levels welcome. Next week, we will be teaching guard passes for fundamentals and I will start introducing the front headlock system instead of the leg locks system. Please note that the entries for the NZ grappler competition is c

Quick update

For the past 2 weeks, I am been off on holidays and therefore have not posted my usual weekly training report. We have covered the Knee on the belly position and the north south position for the fundamentals while the advanced continued on the back attack system. This week, we will cover guard submissions for our fundamentals. Blain from Sandringham Dojo will be leaving back to his home country soon and we will have a farewell dinner tonight after training (Monday 11/02/19).  It will held at Paradise Restaurand (Indian buffet). Also, Epsom location is getting near maximum capacity but there are still space available at our latest location (681 Sandringham Road, Sandringham). If you want to start learning or if you have past experience and would like to continue training, please send us an email or pop in for a free class. We do not have a contract, $20 per week on automatic payment. Due to the above factors, we do create a waiting list once we have reach o