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NZ Grappler GI National 2019

J ust a few pictures from the event. Auckland Kids BJJ had a record of entries of 11 kids:  4 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze Check out below links for the kids and their medals. Jay also had 4 students competing as well from his De La Salle club. Signey won a bronze medal and also won the $100 dollars cash prize for the most submissions completed at the competition. The cash is donated by the club. Stu got silver. Tank got Gold. Vitaly got Silver. Patolo got Gold Diego got Gold Valentino got Gold MJ got silver We also refund half of the entry to our BJJ competitors that are on automatic payment.

BJJ videos on You tube

I was talking to a new student during the week about our training report and how I like to put some you tube videos on my weekly blog. Now for some reasons, blogger is a bit tricky to search and attach videos from my favorite  channel. Therefore I decided to mention some of the channels that I currently follow, The list is not really is any particular order but they all are relevant to beginners and advanced students. Invisible Jiu Jitsu Link The pink gi can distracting but personally I dig it. The back posters such the bat and BOPE add to the coolness of the videos Videos are short and to the point but still manages to pack lot of details as well. English Accent The grappling Academy Link Similar videos as above. short to the point with details Also has videos related to BJJ but not techniques such "feeling down in BJJ&q

Training report: Mount and Rubber Guard

This week, we covered the topic of the mount for fundamentals and rubber guard for advanced. Actually we have started the last cycle of our fundamentals which means we are mid way through the semester and we just have another 12 weeks of BJJ before Xmas break. Mount is one of the best position in BJJ as it is rewarded the most points which is 4 points The Back control position is equal in term of dominant position and which is also rewarded 4 points. We will cover the back position next week. We taught 1 escape from the mount position know as Upa escape or trap and roll. We also taught 1 guard re composition from mount. Several submissions were shown: cross choke, americana and arm bar. Please note that we still take new students at our Sandringham Club located at 681 Sandrigham Road, Sandringham. We are located inside the church hall. Days are getting warmer and longer. Time to get back to training. All level welcome. If you have never train, we have fundamental progr

Training report: Questions & Answers for Fundamentals and surprise graduation

This week, we covered questions and answers for fundamental. The advanced students drilled their favorites techniques on Tuesday. On Thursday, Stu taught rubber guard which was the most favorite guard during our facebook questionnaire. For questions and answers, we covered the pro and cons of breaking the guard standing instead of breaking the closed guard on our knees. We also covered arm bar from closed guard and arm bar defense. On Thursday, we had a surprise graduation for our 2 new students (Patolo & Valentino). They train at De la Salle College where Jay is currently working and teaching Nogi BJJ. We are still taking new students for our Sandringham location at the moment.

NZ Open Gi National Championship 2019

Hi Team, Do not forget about the next event at the end of  this month. It is the National GI competition organised by NZ Grappler and sponsorsed by Hyperfly NZ Saturday 28 September 203 Kohimarama Road Kohimarama Auckland NZ for more information, Please read the rules as per below link as they are using SJJF

Training report: The turtle position & Stu becomes North Island Judo Champion (Master division)

We covered the topic of turtle for fundamentals and deep half guard for Advanced Topic. Turtle is not considered dominant position but it is plays a great part in BJJ. It gives you an option to avoid getting your guard pass. But also, under SBJJF rules and points system, it could be rewarded by 2 points for sweep and they recognise as a sweep (compare to the IBJJF) The Judo throw of the week was Osoto Gari. Next week we will be teaching questions and andswers Also, Auckland University Judo Club team competed at the North Island Judo Championship on the week end. Stu won his division at under 90 kilo (Master). Great to see the rest of team hard work paying off: Kane with U100kg, U90kg golds and an Open Silver,  Quentin with an U66kg bronze  Phoebe with a senior women's U52kg gold. Stu Veterans U90kg gold and Open silver *Quentin Veterans U73 30+ gold *Tank Veterans U73 30+ silver *Fabio Veterans U73 40+ gold *Aly Senior Boys U66 gold For more information o

Winter dinner at the Yakitori House restaurant

Last Saturday, we organised a dinner at the Yakitori House restaurant located at 18b Shortland Street, Auckland, New Zealand. While the name of the restaurant is Yakitori which means grilled chicken, they do offer a wide variety of skewers like beefs, seafood and vegetable skewers options. The restaurant also offer other Japanese traditional dishes like Sashimi, Sushi, Tempura, Donburi, Nabe. The bar setting makes it ideal for a casual dinner for a sport club. We definitely will be back for future social events. Thanks Kan for looking after us.