Saturday, 11 May 2019

Our first competition rolling session

We had 2 fantastic classes this morning.  We challenged our students to 2 new movements in our warm up. We worked on a take down to prepare the students that want to compete in June.  I was impressed with how quickly everyone learnt the technique.  More practice is needed and I'm confident this take down will be a permanent addition to their BJJ tool box.

Our rolling session went very well.  We had 3 matches going at the same time.  this meant that everyone got to roll multiple times with a wide range of partners.  our senior belts showed some excellent techniques and our newer students surprised me by using what they had learnt so far in their matches.

We couldn't of had such an awesome rolling session without the help of Michael and Raphael.  I really appreciate the help.

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Tuesday Training Report

Today we worked on our two bear hug escapes.  Number two needs a bit more work, but it's coming together.  The next step will be to add some real world resistance to test our students technique.

The senior students were taught a shoulder lock which works well to control an opponent.  One more class with this technique and we are ready to go situational.

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Saturday at the dojo

Now that the school term has started we are back in full swing.  It's great to see everyone back on the mats.

This term we are focusing on self defense techniques.  Today we refreshed our grip breaking and worked on escaping the bear hug attack from behind.  Everyone did well in learning the technique.  I was very pleased with our senior students for remembering the finer details of the escape.

We caught up 2 students with their stripes at the end of the class.  Congratulations to both of you.  You've earned it.  

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Graduation 27/04/2019

What a fantastic day for a graduation.  Thanks to all who attended and special thanks to Jamie, Oliver's dad, for being our photographer.  A thank you to Stuart and Serge for coming out and supporting our school.  None of this would be possible without them and the families that trust us with teaching their children.

This term was action packed with everyone getting a lot more technical with their Jiu Jitsu. We had 6 students compete in the no gi tournament.  5 came away with a medal.