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.

Axis New Zealand also aims to improve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu throughout the South Island and New Zealand by inviting internationally ranked Black Belts from Australia, Japan, Brazil and The United States to hold seminars at Axis NZ headquarters in Christchurch. Training excursions to Axis HQ in Tokyo are also made yearly, for those students that want to experience Axis' unique style of BJJ first hand under Axis founder Takamasa Watanabe in Japan.

Come down and see why so many people are talking about BJJ, it's hard not to get addicted!