Saturday, 14 September 2019

Saturday on the mats

We had to intense classes today.  We are ramping up our fitness regime to make everyone stronger and increase stamina.  Today we did our push ups to a song which was tough and fun at the same time.  
Our technique for the Juniors today was the 3rd mount escape.  This one challenge some as their hip escape movement has to be strong and correct.  Everyone did a great job work the new escape.  We tested all the mount escape with a controlled king of the mat challenge.

Our Seniors worked on Spider Sweep.  It's coming together nicely for everyone.  Our next step is to introduce the triangle from the spider setup.  I thoroughly enjoy watching our students get more technical with their Jiu Jitsu.  

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Training hard on a Saturday morning

The comp kids!
We had 2 fantastic classes on Saturday morning.  Everyone was super focused which allowed our students to have a very productive class.

We are counting down to the competition in September.  Our training camp is exclusively for those that want to compete.  Students that aren't competing are welcome to stay and watch the matches.  We will open the rolling session to all students after the competition.

I was impressed with all the competitors that rolled in the camp. It's time to make it real so everyone is ready for the level they will encounter at the comp.

Monday, 12 August 2019

Enrollment closed for our Junior's class

Enrollment is now closed for our Junior classes. That's the 5 to 7 year old age group. If you want to reserve a trial for the next term give us a ring so we can save a spot for your child.

Saturday, 3 August 2019

A cold Saturday morning on the mats

We arrived at the Dojo early and boy it was cold.  We did a quick tidy up and got ready for the students to arrive. 

We made a ring of belts for the younger students to have a morning stretch when they arrive. The belts are all Aidan's except for one white belt which is mine.  They represent the journey Aidan has been on whilst learning Jiu Jitsu. 

We went right into working our arm bar drill and arm bar from the guard technique.  We are progressing nicely and I expect in a few more class our students will have a good working understanding of the technique.

We had a great rolling session after class.  The skill level of everyone is increasing with every session.  It's absolutely wonderful to see the team use the techniques they have learnt in the session.  The matches are looking more technical with every training. 

Our training camp kids!

Saturday, 20 July 2019

Saturday refresh and new technique

Today we did a quick review of our armbar from the mounted position.  I was impressed to see that everyone remember all the details of the submission.  It's looking like our team have fallen in love with the armbar from mount. 

The next technique we introduced today was the armbar from the closed guard position.  We started by doing a drill to get the swing motion working and move our body into the right position for the attack.  After everyone had a basic idea of how the drill worked we moved onto learn the armbar.  I expect we will be polishing this submission for a while to get it fully programmed into our students tool box.  Today was an excellent start.  Well done team.

Every armbar our students learn for the sport aspect of BJJ can also be used in a self defense situation.  This attack has many variations and can be applied form nearly every position in our game.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Enrollment is open for our next term!

Enrollment is open for new students. Free trials start Tuesday the 16th of July. Call or email now to reserve a spot for your child.
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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Graduation 29-06-2019

Another fantastic graduation for Auckland Kids BJJ!

For those that weren't able to attend don't worry.  We will catch everyone up when they return from holiday or illness.  It was a tough term with everyone getting sick including myself.

Jamie, Oliver's dad, was our photographer again for our graduation.  He took another set of fantastic photos of the team.  Thanks so much for volunteering your time to help us out.

Thanks to Serge and Stuart for coming out on a Saturday morning. Their support is crucial in making our development.  Stuart recently received his 2nd degree for his black belt.  This means he's now able to award the black belt to those in our adult school that are ready.  It's very important that we have a level of competency with our students that progress to a higher belt. Serge, Stuart and I are members of the IBJJF.  The IBJJF holds their members to a very high standard.  You are welcome to visit the site and have a read about the organisation.

In New Zealand the competitions use the SJJIF rules.  I've added a page to our site that has a video and pdf of the rules for those who wish to compete.

Now for the fun part.