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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CHRISTCHURCH


Christchurch's premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club with three clean and safe family friendly locations. We offer a fun and harmonious learning environment for everyone to learn BJJ regardless of age, gender or experience. Start your free trial today.

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BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU CHRISTCHURCH


Christchurch's premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club with three clean and safe family friendly locations. We offer a fun and harmonious learning environment for everyone to learn BJJ regardless of age, gender or experience. Start your free trial today.

Enquire Here

 
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CLASSES FOR EVERYONE

Whether you are looking to get fit, learn great self defense or get involved in competitive Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we have classes throughout the week to suit everyone. We're dedicated to providing the highest level of instructional standards to anyone looking to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Christchurch. 

Our mission is to serve the community by providing families and individuals a supportive environment that promotes a positive and healthy way of living to help you improve as a person and reach your true potential. We believe that jiu jitsu is not just a martial art, it's a way of life.

 

 
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Axis NZ brings Rickson Gracie black belt Takamasa Watanabe's jiu-jitsu to New Zealand..

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Axis NZ brings Rickson Gracie black belt Takamasa Watanabe's jiu-jitsu to New Zealand..

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CHRISTCHURCH'S PREMIER BJJ CLUB

Founded in September 2010 by Heydan Bucknell and Trevor Johnstone, Axis BJJ set out to bring a different style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Christchurch, a style based on fluid movement and a high standard of technique.

As part of the international Axis association, Axis NZ echoes the atmosphere of its Tokyo headquarters, a relaxed and welcoming dojo where everyone is welcome to train at their own pace, in a friendly environment focused on personal development and good sportsmanship.

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Your Instructors


Your Instructors


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HEydAn 

PROFESSOR

Despite growing up on a diet of bad 80's ninja/action movies it wasn't until Heydan turned 20 that he decided to dedicate himself to martial arts. Having practiced a variety of martial arts over the years including Judo and other grappling arts, Heydan now focuses his training on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has made many trips to Japan - training at Axis Head-Quarters in Tokyo under Rickson Gracie 4th Degree Black Belt and BJJ pioneer in Japan Takamasa Watanabe. Heydan is a Black Belt.

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Trevor 

BJJ INSTRUCTOR

Active in Martial Arts for many years and training in Wing Chun Kung Fu for over a decade, Trevor felt he needed a tougher physical test and began training Morganti Jiu-Jitsu (where he first met Heydan).  After some time Heydan and Trevor formed a partnership to create Axis Jiu-Jitsu New Zealand. Trevor has since gone on to receive his brown belt.