The NZKOK ladies are counting down to their annual ‘Ladies Retreat’ in Taupo. This year we have invited Pina & Jesse Simpson to take the two main sessions. They are Ju Jitsu / BJJ instructors and will be showing the Kyokushin ladies Gracie self defence techniques. We’re also looking forward to the tamashiwari challenge, yoga [...]
Congratulations to all the members of the junior dojo who graded in the last 2 weeks of term. The evening gradings were short & sweet & possibly belied the work that had gone in during term and the assessments the kids have been going through in recent weeks. The kids are looking stronger than they [...]
The John Will seminar was fab, as expected. John took us through some techniques to avoid the grapple and gave us some great drills to take away, particularly around the sprawl (avoiding a takedown). We spent most of the time breaking down the double leg takedown and the overwhelming response was how thorough and effective [...]
Just a reminder – morning training on Tues & Thursday is a great way to pick up your fitness, fast. Jamie is taking both sessions & despite the weather & the dark the sessions are maintaining a core group & are well worth the brief pain of getting out of bed!
Yesterday Chris & I met with an instructor who is keen to start taking Muay Thai or Boxing sessions out of MVD. Adilson has 15 years Muay Thai behind him & 5 years boxing plus a smattering of just about everything else including Kung Fu, Ju Jitsu, Judo. He has come to NZ from Brazil [...]