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Showing posts from April, 2019

Training Report and new signage for Sandringham

This week, we covered knee on the belly for the fundamental program. Knee on the belly (2 points) is a great position to secure the guard pass (3 points) as the result would be 5 points (3+2) as long as you can retain it for 3 seconds. We covered concept, escape and a couple of submissions followed by situational rolling and concluded with normal sparring. Students are already talking about entering the next competition in Auckland (Saturday 15 June). If you are planning to compete, please come talk to me and we can start brain storming on strategies and game plan. Adam W. also planning the entering the NZ grappler event in Dunedin (Sat 18 May). Next month, Stu will flu to Japan for 1 months training Judo from Mid May to Mid June. Therefore Graduation will be on Monday 24 June at the Sandringham Dojo. Otherwise, we attended graduation on our affiliate club: Auckland Kids BJJ which is located on Grey Lynn. For any additional information, please click on below link ht

IBJJF Referee Seminar - Sydney 2019

Stu and myself went to the referee seminar which was held at Gracie Barre in Manly. The location of the seminar (the Gracie Barra gym) was very nice and their staff were very friendly and professional. I am impress with the set up in terms of size and cleanliness. The course was held by the same instructor (Gabriel) that we met in Melbourne during our last Seminar. The course was 4 hours long and also included a written exam which stu and myself with a 95 % pass. The funny story is that we both failed the same question but we gave the a different wrong answer as well. Gabriel also used lot of videos as teaching help which can be found on their you tube account. Having a visual aid is big improvement compare to the previous but you now also access on you tube.

Training and competition Report

We went to support our competitors on Saturday 06 April at the NZ National NOGI competition. Stu won silver at the black belt division and Kane won silver at the white belt division. The competitors from our Kids club also had their share of medals. The event conclude our nogi season which started from 13 October 2018. So about 6 months of no gi training. From now on, we will be training GI only at both locations (Epsom & Sandringham). We are still taking new students at our Sandringham location. Please note that competition is not compulsory at our clubs and most of our members train for fitness and self defense among other reasons which I cannot think off at the moment. If you are interested in kids classes, please contact directly Adam.  I understand he has a waiting list but he might have take new students in April Meanwhile, the next competition is the A