Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Enrolment Is Open For Summer Break Classes!

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Thursday, 26 November 2020

Holiday Training Auckland Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Enrol now for the Summer Break!

This is the perfect time to get your child started in a proven self defense martial art.  Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training has so many benefits that there isn't enough time to list them all here.  

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Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Enrolment Is Open For Summer Break Classes!

Classes are on during the summer school break.  Same days and times.

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Sunday, 15 November 2020

Saturday Training Report

Everyone has now learnt 2 mount escapes in our Juniors class.  The first one is trap, bridge and roll.  The seconded on is bridge high throw low.  It's great to see our youngest of students moving in a technical way on the mats.  Well done Junior team!

Our Senior team has learnt how to escape the grapevine and turn it into a half guard sweep. It was fantastic to see everyone use the technique whilst rolling.  We also taught a half guard sweep using the under hook.  Again this was used in rolling.  Awesome!

Sunday, 8 November 2020

Saturday Training Report ***Headstand Challenge***

Our Juniors continue to impress on Saturday mornings.  The line up and warm up are looking fantastic.  We worked on the bridge high throw low mount escape.  Everyone took to it quickly.  We progressed to some situational work with the escape.  Everyone enjoyed using some power to escape and to maintain the top position.  

Our Seniors have been working on grip fighting and take downs.  Our warm up was light grip fighting and then progressed into finishing with a take down.  

Our rolling session was super athletic. I'm very happy with everyone's technique and sportsmanship.  We've been getting video of the rolling sessions.  Aidan and I want to put together a highlights video of everyone.  It's early days however we have some great footage already.

We had another head stand challenge.  Enjoy the video below.

Friday, 6 November 2020

Black Belt Graduation!

Four New Black Belts!

What a fantastic and eventful night it was.  Serge and Stuart we're masterful at surprising everyone that was wearing a brown belt.  Four Black Belts awarded to the most awesome guys.  

My Journey started 10 years ago with the help of Danilo David. Danilo invited me to go take a trial class with Douglas Santos.  I was hooked at the first class.  This is where I met Stuart and Serge.  I was so out of shape and my health was deteriorating.  Cholesterol was off the charts and I weighed in at 100kg.  I was suffering from depression as well. 

In the beginning I could only get through half of the warm.  It took close to 6 months before I could finish the warm up without feeling like hurling all over the mats. Serge was the first person to recognize that my fitness was improving.  That was a moment of encouragement that boosted my confidence and kept me in the sport.

The first thing I realized is that my diet had to change. The level of intensity demanded of me in training required a better diet.  Within 2 years I brought my weight down to 85kg.  Over the last year I've been able to cut down to 75kg and start gaining muscle. I recognized that to be a Black Belt that I needed to bring my fitness up to a higher level.  I've never felt better in my life.  

After 8 years with DS Team I made the choice to change Dojo and instructors.  I was starting up a kids BJJ Dojo and needed to have a Black Belt to continue my learning and run my Dojo legitimately.  Stuart and Serge were very helpful and gave me a lot of guidance that allowed me to get up a running very quickly.  Changing Dojo and instructor can be a stressful event in ones martial arts life.  Stuart and Serge made it less stressful and were all to happy to help out.  Thanks to both of you for all the help and mentoring over the last few years. 

I want to thank everyone that I've trained with over the years.  Without your help this would not have been possible.  A big thanks to all of my students' and parents' that came out for the graduation.  It was a lot of fun to see the kids mix it up in the free rolling session.  I was very proud to have parents and kids see the environment where I train.  My hope was for the kids to feel connection with the Onehunga Dojo. 

Another round of thanks to my family for supporting me through my Jiu Jitsu journey.  


Last photo with my brown belt at Auckland Kids BJJ

What a great group of people to train with!

New belts!

Sunday, 1 November 2020

Saturday take down class

We had a special guest visit to demonstrate 2 Judo throws.  The class really enjoyed seeing Fern throw me multiple times.  I was a good demonstration on how to break fall.  

Fern showed a very nice hip throw that she uses a lot.  there was some nice technical foot work to be learnt before committing to the throw itself.  Once the foot work looked good and the balance breaking was happening we progressed into the throw.  It was a lot of fun to see everyone trying their best to get it right.  Well done team!

After the hip throw work we reviewed the Osto Gari throw with Fern.  She gave us some good tips on our grips and making contact with the hips and shoulders.  It's all about the angles with both throws.

Thanks Fern for coming out to help us.  We look forward to seeing you in our dojo again.