Saturday, 31 March 2018

Easter Training Update

Good day everyone.

We had 2 new students join us today.  They were quick at picking up the beginning fundamental movements.

We worked on the first mount retention and then moved into mount escape.  This was an excellent refresher for the students that will compete next Saturday and an essential first lesson for the new students.  Everyone was really focused at class today which allowed us to cover a lot of ground.

One more session before the big competition!  Everyone has worked hard and now it's time to go and test your Jiu Jitsu.  Win or lose one thing is certain, your BJJ will improve and you will learn a lot from the experience.

  Working on the mount

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Tuesday training update

Today was all about the reverse hip escape and frame.  Everyone made a great effort in learning this new movement.  We will be working on the hip escape, reverse hip escape, frame and belly down movements in the coming weeks.

Only 2 classes left until the bjj competition.  All that are not competing are welcome to come watch their team mates.  The competition is at

The kids usually start at 9:00am.  If you come along it's advised to pack a snack and a drink.

Saturday, 24 March 2018

A Saturday Surprise

What a great day for Jiu Jitsu.  We had a special visitor today.  Henry was a student at our old gym a while back. He is a great sparring partner for Aidan as well as a good friend

Today we worked on our hip escape.  We showed how our warm up hip escape movement works in our Jiu Jitsu game.  The first use of the hip escape is to escape from side control and recompose a guard position.  This will need some more work as a reverse hip escape movement/frame is required to complete the sequence.  The second option that we showed was to escape side control to a belly down position and progress to driving forward for a sweep.  Everyone got the concept of the sequence.  As always more drilling is the key to mastery.

We had a great rolling session at the end of class.  I was very impressed with everyone's performance. I really liked that everyone was looking for control before attempting an attack.

I found this cartoon which illustrates the power of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Saturday training report - 5 more classes until the competition!

Good day everyone

Today we started putting some foot work into our tool boxes. We worked on a guard pass drill that puts us in the knee on belly position.  Everyone did well on their first attempt at this drill. We will continue working this technique as it will become part of the warm up in the future for the more advanced students.

We learned how to pass the open guard of an opponent that is sitting up.  Everyone liked the shove to the forehead to put their opponent on their back so they could execute the pass to knee on the belly.

After we finished our stretching we worked on some balance exercises.  Balance is super important in any sport and in our daily lives.  We will continue to challenge our balance abilities in class.

Special thanks to Aidan for cleaning the mats today.  We all love our super tidy dojo.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

NZ Grappler No Gi National Registration is Open

Registration closes April 3rd.

$50.00 for the Kids
$60.00 for Adults Age 18 and up
$60.00 for Masters Age 36 and up
$10.00 for open class blue belts and up.