Congratulations to Docklands BJJ member Tai Nguyen on his victorious MMA debut! After two tough rounds, Tai’s opponent was unable to continue to round three, handing the victory over to Tai. A video of Tai’s impressive win is available below and on Youtube:
Separate to Tai’s MMA victory, club member and Kudo training group instructor Rodney Mcleod showcased his skills in a Kudo training match. Well done on a great match and also, thank you to Shihan Takashi for helping to referee the session. Truly, the more we learn about Kudo, the more we love it!
From Thursday the 4th of April 2013, we will be starting our long awaited Kudo training sessions which will be instructed by our own Rodney McLeod. Kudo session will run every Thursday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Rodney comes from a rich martial arts background with over 15 years of experience in Shito-Ryu Karate and Yoshikan Aikido and literally just came back from Okinawa after training in Goju Karate. As well as traditional styles, Rodney practices kickboxing, wrestling and currently trains with in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Kudo is very much a new martial art to Australia, and as an official training group, we are working with Rodney to attain a Kudo black belt in order to become a fully recognised dojo. Please feel free to come on this journey with us – every Thursday 6:30pm at the Docklands Hub!
After a short holiday break, we are now back for 2013 as of Monday the 7th of January! Session times remain the same, all starting at 5:45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This year promises to be a huge year as we begin our journey into the realm of Kudo. For those of you who are unaware of Daido Juku Kudo, it is a martial art which mixes kickboxing, judo, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. After a successful seminar late last year with Branch Chief Paul Cale, Docklands Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has become an official Kudo Australia training group – the first in Melbourne!
Stay tuned for more information these new Kudo sessions and in the meanwhile see below for some photos from the Kudo seminar.
After last year’s successful seminar, 8th dan red black belt Pedro Sauer is coming back to Australia for a mega seminar on October the 20th 2012. Pedro’s seminar last year was a life changing experience for many, and it was incredible to see his technique live in person. Pedro learned directly from Helio Gracie and Rickson Gracie and has an unparalleled knowledge of Jiu Jitsu – if you have any technical questions he’s sure to know the answer.
Make sure you secure your spot ASAP as this year there is a limit on attendees. Details are below:
Cost: $100 for Nexus members and $120 general.
Payment: Pay to Murat Karadenzili BSB: 733122 Acct: 532716
Time/Date: 11am on the 20th of October 2012
Location: Nexus Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, 6/9 Dawson Street, Coburg North
After spending many dedicated years on the mats, head instructor of Docklands BJJ Andrew Lai was officially awarded his Gracie Jiu Jitsu brown belt last Saturday by his instructor, Murat Karadenzili. As one of only two Pedro Sauer Association brown belts in Australia, Andrew proved that he is not only a proficient martial artist, but is also an expert in Gracie Jiu Jitsu self defense techniques.
Andrew is one of Murat’s original students, and the belt promotion is a reflection of the hard work put in by Andrew on the mats week and year after year. Congratulations to Andrew on a job well done!
Just a quick note to everyone that we’re going to be closed for the Christmas holiday and New Years period effective from the 19th of December 2011 to January the 8th 2012. Therefore we will be reopening on Monday the 9th of January 2012.
I’d like to take this chance to thank all members and supporter for what a fantastic year it’s been, and I’m looking forward to the new year. Stay tuned as exciting things are being planned for Docklands Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!
Congratulations to club members Eddie Sam and Chris Pham for their stellar performances at the 2011 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pan Pacific Championships. Having both only joined the club a number of months before, Eddie and Chris won first place in their divisions.
Both Eddie and Chris fought bigger and heavier opponents, with one competitor outweighing Chris by nearly 20 kilograms. However using their wrestling skills to get the takedowns and they won all their matches in convincing fashion.
Well done Eddie and Chris and keep up the good work.