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Pre order - Hammerhead Rash Guard & Shorts

We are doing a pre order for rash guard and shorts. Please put your order with Serge or Laurance. We will stop taking order by Saturday 9 November. Rash Guard: $50 Shorts: $50

The year of the hybrid: Judo & BJJ competitor Stu

Over this week-end. Stu had finished his last competition for the year 2019. He won Gold and Silver at the Judo New Zealand 2019 National Championship that was held at Rotorua. Over this year, he received medals in Gi, Nogi and Judo National event. Stu cross trained and compete under different rules and format which makes him a hybrid in martial arts of grappling. On the 27 September 2019, Stu won a silver medal at the NZ grappler Gi Nationals. On the 07 September 2019, Stu won his division at under 90 kilo (master) and won another silver medal in the open. It was for the North Island Judo Championship. 1 2 May 2019, Stu won a bronze at the under 90 kg at the Auckland International Open (Judo) In May, Stu traveled to Japan to compete in the Judo masters. He won bronze medal on his weight bracbet and won silver medal with master team competition. In the below pictures, you can see Stu carrying the late Rick Sensei. Stu traveled to Japan with Ric

Training report: Knee on the belly and start of the Nogi Season

Knee on the belly is a dominant position which is rewarded by 2 points under IBJJF rules. During the week, we covered the fundamentals of the KOB, a couple of escapes and a few submissions. Nogi season has started. Due to the recent popularity of students watching the ADCC, we decided to start the nogi season in order to prepare of the Mana Submissions only Nogi submissions. Please check out their website for more information about the time, location and rules. Also, nogi is on Wednesday in Sandringham and on Thursday in Epsom. We are still taking new members. Please come down for a free class or email us if you need more information. $20 per week on automatic payment, no contract.

New BJJ Club in Howick - Auckland

Congratulation to Hasan for his opening new club. It is located in Howick. For more information please check out below links and contact Hasan directly.

John Danaher You tube Videos

The last blog, I mentioned 3 channels which I subscribe to and suggest my students to give it a watch when they have some free time. By the way, there is a lot more channels that I could mentioned but I would end spending hours typing them. I prefer short videos However, if you have lot of time and patience, give the videos of John Danaher a try. John is the head coach at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York.

Why is BJJ so addictive?

An  addictive behavior  is a behavior, or a stimulus related to a behavior (e.g., sex or food), that is both  rewarding  and  reinforcing , and is associated with the development of an  addiction . Addictions involving addictive behaviors are normally referred to as  behavioral addictions . About 15 years, I remember watching wearing club t shirt with the motto "BJJ addicts". That was quiet disturbing to see that they had the word addicts on their sleeves. The trend of using the words BJJ addicted continues as you can see facebook page with the name of BJJ addicts. Is BJJ really addictive? Or Does BJJ attracts people that have an addictive behavior? Let look at the common factors that I think appeal to people and make them train longer than the other casual martial arts. Caveman: One of the basic needs is to learn to protect yourselves. BJJ provides techniques, training and sparring. Another of t