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A GrAPPLING BASED COMBAT SYSTEM EMPHASISING THE USE OF JOINT LOCKS AND CHOKE HOLDS

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is most strongly differentiated from other martial arts by its greater emphasis on ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground - where joint locks and choke holds are used to defeat the opponent. 

Upholding the premise that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes. On the ground however, physical strength can be offset or enhanced by an experienced grappler who knows how to maximize force using mechanical advantage instead of pure physical strength.

 

 
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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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Not just a martial art - a way of life

At Axis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we welcome everyone, regardless of age, gender or physical limitations, to take a journey with us towards a more positive and healthier way of living. Our mission is to serve the community by providing families and individuals with a fun, clean, safe and harmonious environment in which to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of instructional standards, to help you improve yourself as a person and reach your true potential.

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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.