Free Beginners Course, Signature Gis, Yoga Classes, Charity Roll and Competition… March Announcements!

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March Announcements Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA

Kia Ora Auckland!

February was highly eventful and we are incredibly happy with how this year is shaping up. The overall progress we are witnessing in both our adult and Little Warrior students is phenomenal… If you didn’t see our last post and you want to get up to speed with some of our other developments, you can click here! 🙂 Aside from a free beginners course, we’ve got A LOT to talk about today…


Little Warriors classes at Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA, March 2018


Upcoming events: Charity Roll, No-Gi Nationals. 📅

As we head into March, the team have began to knuckle down for the No-Gi Nationals which are taking place on April 7th. Whether or not you are participating, we can safely say that everyone has been taking an active part in helping those wanting to test themselves in a competitive environment! (We know this is the first time for some you, so congrats). Remember… Win or lose, it’s supposed to be a fun day and more importantly, it’s a killer learning experience!

Super important note. we’re now one week away from our next charity roll, raising funds for the children’s charity Variety. We appreciate anyone who can make it here to raise money for this awesome cause… Please donate and we will be sure to report back and let you know how the day goes!


Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA students will be competing in Auckland at the No-Gi Nationals competition


Yoga?! 🌞

Now we are pleased to announce a new and exciting addition to the Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA curriculum. It’s something a little different but we are currently preparing for the addition of morning yoga classes! Again, we are going to update you very soon with more details as a number of students have expressed interest in these lessons. It’s a well known fact that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and yoga can really compliment each other considering the dynamic and unorthodox nature of both sports/activities; so we’re excited to be able to provide you the opportunity to experience this for yourself.


Know somebody who wants to start training but they’ve been reluctant to come? Find out why now is the right time.

For March only, we will be teaching beginners BJJ classes for FREE to new and prospective students—there is huge interest in this and we only have a few more spaces remaining for these classes so if you want to take part—you should contact us today. This absolute beginners course will cover the basic moves, positions and will act as an awesome stress-free induction into our main classes. You can leave any insecurities behind and step into the class knowing what to expect, but also that nothing is expected of you (aside from a willingness to learn). You should feel comfortable asking any questions you have, no matter how insignificant you feel they are! We were all beginners once. The classes kick off on March 12th.


One final note. 🥋

So for a while now we’ve been selling gis to our students from one of our favourite local brands – Respect. Now we said we were going to do something else as well. It wasn’t easy but we’ve managed to source and design our own signature Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA club gis! They are going to become available SOON (alongside our current range) and we couldn’t be happier with them. The reason this took a while is that we wanted to find a manufacturer we trusted, who could create a gi which we could feel comfortable in, which we would compete in and which we could use again and again over an extended duration of time. Well, we’ve made it so check out the photos! If this is of interest to you, stay posted because we are very excited to try this out.


Signature Custom Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA gis available at the club.


Signature gis on sale at Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA Auckland


Keep rolling and we hope March treats you well. See you on the mats – Andy.

We aim to give our students more! Bucklands Beach BJJ January Announcements

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Fantastic announcements this January at Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA Auckland

Dear Residents of Auckland,

Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA has had a great start to 2018, so thanks for all the support. If you didn’t see our last post, we were discussing how we’ve become a partner of the REORG Royal Marine Jiu Jitsu charity.

We aim to give our students more!

We’re super pleased to tell you that (admittedly), the mats at the club were getting tight on space, so we’ve added another 50% of mat space to accommodate this and to give you more room to learn. 😊


Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA has 50% more mat space


We’ve also added a new class to our syllabus every Wednesday (at no extra cost, it’s included for free in the current membership!) This class should give you more convenience in choosing when’s best for you to come down; but it also means you get to develop your technical skills at a higher level. It goes without saying but the best way to improve your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu game is trough consistency. If you can hit two or three training sessions a week on a regular basis, you’re going to be learning a lot in a short space of time.

Now here’s another announcement for you.

Due to popular demand, we created a clothing range and we hope it will help represent what training in BJJ means to you! We’ve got caps, hoodies and t-shirts in a range of sizes and colours, all available at the club itself — by the way, the clothes look awesome 😉. On a related note, we’ve started selling the Respect Gi’s at the club as well, so if you’re looking at picking up your first Gi, this is a brand we trust, and it should make the purchasing process more convenient than ordering over the web.


Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA has released a clothing range.


Keep an eye out for our February blog post with news about another charity roll coming soon (the last one was so much fun and we’re really enjoying the social work).

In the meantime, if you’re thinking of trying something new or becoming part of this exciting team, check out our website and come along for a free trial! It’s zero obligation, we want you to make up your mind and see what we’re all about.


Busy and exciting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes


You’ll hear from us again in February, we always try our hardest to update this blog every month. And… That reminds us; the Beachside Blog got nominated for the top 100 BJJ blogs, something we really didn’t expect so it’s a bonus considering some of our own favourites are on that list.

We look forward to seeing you on the mats. Oss!

Diversity, Charity and Women’s Self Defence classes… We’ve got a lot to share!

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Growing adult's classes at Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA

Good morning Auckland,

Despite the fact that its Monday, we’re are all in good spirits at the club! We’ve been running for nine weeks now and Bucklands Beach is starting to feel more and more like a second home.

The club is off to a rolling start (pun intended); we’ve got a diverse bunch of interesting members! Pilots, electricians, osteopaths, builders, students, CEOs and many more are all sharing the enjoyment of learning on the mats! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has a funny way of creating common ground where it can otherwise rarely be found.

We’re very grateful and we strive to give our students a top atmosphere and an friendly environment to train. (We are also a club that believes in pushing everyone to their limits!)

This month witnessed the first Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA Charity Roll. After many worthy causes put their names forward, we decided to support Variety Children’s Charity.

Variety Children's Charity Logo

This charity does some great work supporting underprivileged kiwi kids! I myself came from a humble background and I genuinely believe that with the right help and care, you can make incredible things happen in your life. Big thank you to Emily for helping out on the day and for raising awareness 😊 Members of our club, along with members of other local clubs, dropped by to spar for several hours. I want to personally give a special mention and congrats to Michael and Ryan, who along with myself, completed the entire 6 hours of sparring with no more than a five-minute stop!

On an unrelated note, we want to be transparent with our community, and as such, we can now state that Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA is no longer affiliated with Sorriso BJJ. We simply had differing goals which no is fault of either party… What we must stress is that Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA will remain good friends with Paulo, Raf and the team. We have a huge amount of respect for you and your students, and we wish you every success in the future and look forward to training with you soon!

Growing children's classes at Bucklands Beach BJJ & MMA

On yet another note, Ladies of Auckland… We would like to know if you would be interested in an all Women’s Self Defence class. If interest is shown, I will personally oversee the creation of a curriculum that offers you skills which are applicable in “real-life” situations. If you are interested… Please contact us through this website by clicking here, or through Facebook by following the link. We really want to stress how this is something we are looking to do ASAP, we just want some basic approval from the community.

Incidentally, today marks the start of week ten for our club. We’re still standing (I hope!), and this momentum doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down anytime soon. To our current students, thank you, and to any prospective students, come claim your free trial by clicking here!

Coach Andy sparring with his son Ryan

See, Mondays don’t have to completely suck.

Keep doing what you’re doing – Andy!

Our doors are now open for you, are you ready to train?