J1 Jiujitsu was formed in April 2009 in Rosedale, Albany. What started with just kids classes, grew to add adults classes in July 2009 and a second venue at the Onehunga Community Centre in 2010. In December 2015 we had our first home grown Black Belt when Ryan Mears was awarded his Shodan. Since then we have had 2 other students achieve Black Belt with Greg Wong in May 2018 and Alex Ianovski in December 2018. Briefly a third group trained in Waimauku and Kumeu Gym but this group has merged, so that now we have two venues Northcote and Holland House in Penrose. We are proud to have a NZ Jujitsu Federation registered Black Belt instructor, and be a registered club with Gold status. See more at www.nzjjf.org.nz.
Throwing is an essential part of our training. You will learn to breakfall so you can land safely and learn a number of throws and takedowns.
Christiaan Sensei regularly shares J1 Jiujitsu with the wider Martial Arts community. This photo was taken at a Seminar at the Institute of Aikido in Silverdale. Photo (c) Kirstie Bain
Submissions include locks and strangles. In this photo Greg is doing a keylock (Ude Garami)
Training against resistance is necessary to be able to improve technique, fitness, confidence and develop experience. Your opponent in a self defence situation will not be compliant.
Young and old, big and small, male and female. We pride ourselves in making our classes accessible and will help you to achieve your potential.
Our kids classes develop confidence . There are many competitive opportunities and many of our families have 2 or 3 or more members training at our club.
Not everything has to be serious. You will stick with your training if you are having fun and don't take life too seriously. Check egos at the door.
Training in martial arts can open many opportunities for you. This photo from a seminar Christiaan Sensei taught in Taipei Taiwan. We always encourage international visitors and our members to visit other clubs in their travels. Learning should always be with an open mind.
The easiest way to contact us is via email. firstname.lastname@example.org for the Northcote dojo email@example.com for the Holland House dojo firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a more General enquiry
We welcome visitors from overseas who want to join us for long or short stays. We have had visitors from Japan, Canada, the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland and Australia so far and look forward to meeting more of you. Please contact us in advance including your size and we may be able to lend you a Gi to use.
Alternatively to email you can use facebook messenger from our facebook page www.facebook.com/j1jiujitsu.