Tuesday, 8 January 2019

We are back in action.

Good day everyone

We had a rough start this year with losing the Dojo keys.  I can now report that I have a new key!

We had a great first class for this year.  We are working on self defense techniques for the foreseeable future. 

today we review and taught our new student grip breaking and how to deal with someone that grabs them from behind.  Everyone enjoyed working the techniques.  It was really nice to be back on the mats today. 

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Christmas Break

We are on break until the New Year. 
Classes will resume on Saturday January 5th.

We are taking inquiries about classes during the break.  
Phone: 020 412 29618
Email: adam@aucklandkidsbjj.com

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Graduation 08-12-2018 and another surprise

We had a fantastic graduation today.  Congratulations to Pietro for achieving his grey/white belt.  Pietro is part of the group of my first students.  I love watching his Jiu Jitsu and very proud to be his instructor.  Everyone else earned a stripe today for their hard work and consistent training.

I look forward to teaching every class.  I can't think of anything more fun for me and Aidan than training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and passing it on to others to enjoy.  So many great things have happened to me and Aidan that wouldn't have occurred if we weren't involved in Bjj.

I want to thank Stuart and Serge for all their support and mentoring.  They are an integral part of my Jiu Jitsu journey.  Without them I wouldn't be able to grade my students legitimately under the IBJJF rules.

Once again Stuart and Serge surprised me today at our graduation.  They gave our gym a congratulatory plaque for our 1st year anniversary.  I have to say I was a little choked up whilst receiving the plaque.  I'm very lucky to have such thoughtful and kind professors.  Oss!

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Tuesday training report

I tested everyone's attention to detail at the start of our class.  I asked the class if they noticed anything different about my uniform.  after careful study Miller nailed it.  I have a new stripe on my brown belt.  Good spotting Miller.

We started with a refresher on the two previous take down techniques we drilled on Saturday.  everyone displayed a good working knowledge of the techniques. Good work team.

Today's lesson was how to pull guard and collar drag to take the back.  We worked both of these movements a lot and I'm f\very pleased with everyone's performance.  Taking the back seems to be everyone's favorite attack.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Saturday rolling session and surprise.

What a fun Saturday.  We worked on 2 take downs from the knees to get the rolling started. Both classes did very well in our rolls at the end of the session.  I love watching our students use the techniques they have learnt rolling and the look on their faces when everything works.

Our surprise today was for Oscar.  Oscar has been training with me for a long time.  He's come a long why with his technique and focus in class.  I love seeing Oscar's Jiu Jitsu.  He's got one of the best back attacks and seat belt grip in the class.  Well done Oscar!

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

2 chain drills in one class

Our new technique today was the arm drag.  Everyone got the concept however more practice is needed to make it a reflex.
We completed the second drill with a sweet submission today.  After running the second drill a while we decided to refresh the first chain drill that everyone learned weeks ago.  I was super proud of all the older students for remembering the sequence and nailing the finer details of the positions.

Well done everyone.  

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Super Saturday training

Both classes have completed their second chain drill.  Great work everyone for remembering the details of each position and movement. 

We decided to teach a submission from knee on the belly at the end of our chain.  We went with Aidan's favorite attack.  Far side arm bar from knee on the belly.  All of our students were super focused and picked up the submission very quickly.  There is still work to do however it's coming together nicely.