News – BJJ & MMA Auckland

By: Groundcontrol  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Mma

Title: Robert Drysdale Gi Seminar Location: GroundControl Auckland, 20 Stonedon Drive Description: Rare opportunity to come and learn from one of the sports most successful competitors Professor Robert Drysdale is one of the most accomplished tournament decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts in the entire 100+ year history of this martial art. Robert was born in [..]

Congrats to Matt and BJ Yeoman who both made their MMA debut in B-Class matches in Shurikens Rising Soldiers promotion on the weekend.  Both boys have worked extremely hard leading up to the event and it showed on the night.  Matt took an early knockdown to come back hard and dominate in the clinch and [..]

  We’re pleased to announce a new section to the website – Articles.  This is where you’ll find the thoughts of various coaches and friends of GC on a range of topics.  The posts will tend to be longer and more in-depth  than the updates you’ll find on the news page.  So if you have [..]

Every year, the second weekend of September sees the Will-Machado Australasian BJJ family come together in Melbourne for The Gathering.  It’s a not to be missed event with the Saturday devoted to the Australasian champs, and the Sunday to Rigan Machado’s seminars. With this years event dedicated to the memory of  black belt Troy Flugge [..]

  September 3rd saw two GroundControl fighters make their A-Class debut in ICNZ’s brand new cage at ICNZ 15.  After successful runs at B-Class, both Nic Saxton and Shane Young were stepping up to the A-Class ruleset, allowing strikes to the head on the ground. Nic Saxton was first up.  Nic had been working very [..]

June 25, ICNZ 14 was a much anticipated event for GC.  Head coach Andrew Craven stepped up to pro class MMA and dropped down to lightweight to fight a dangerous opponent in Fightshop’s Adam Calver.  Andrew put on his most impressive MMA performance to date to take the match in the second round by rear [..]

Saturday June 25 was a huge day for GroundControl.  It started with the BJJ nationals run by Douglas Santos and Paulo Sorisso.  Due to some event clashes we had a small bit perfectly formed team this time round from GC auckland, including Jono McFarlane, Travis Singh, Matthew Tusa and Andrew Davis.  Andrew, Matthew and Andrew [..]

The weekend of June 18 saw John Will back in auckland.  Many of the senior students describe John’s visits as christmas because of all of the cool new toys he brings.  If by toys you mean solid strategies to become more effective in MMA, BJJ and many other areas of your life.  And as always [..]

Congratulations to Head Coach Andrew Craven for taking out the puple belt over 74kg division at the world trials in Auckland on November 13.  This was the heaviest purple belt division and Andrew had to overcome opponents who were heavier than hims as well as being skilled purple belts.  Some very close matches saw Andrew [..]

Congratulations to RICHIE BOOM BOOM COOPER for getting through the first round of King of the Door last night with a dominant first TKO via GnP. Richie went onto the quarter finals to face a much heavier Felise “Fob Father” Leniu who beat Richie via GnP and went on to take out King of the [..]

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06-Dec-2011

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After successful runs at B-Class, both Nic Saxton and Shane Young were stepping up to the A-Class ruleset, allowing strikes to the head on the ground. It’s a not to be missed event with the Saturday devoted to the Australasian champs, and the Sunday to Rigan Machado’s seminars. The second weekend of September sees the Will-Machado Australasian BJJ family come together in Melbourne for The Gathering.