About Us

About Us

Hasan, the head of Grappling-Lab BJJ in Howick holds a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He started his grappling journey back in 2001 in ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club). He started freestyle wrestling training under Alexander Savko (Sasha, the bulldozer), also with Peter Baltaliyski and Lubomir Guedjev. A year later, he joined also the next training mat in the ADCC, that when his BJJ journey started. He had a great opportunity to train under old school Brazilian masters who used to handle the ADCC team throughout the years. Hasan received his BJJ training in ADCC under masters Carlos Santos, Suyan Queiroz, Olavo Abreu, Sid Jacinto, Marcelo Motta, Ricardo Fraenkel, Alex Paz, Mohd Jehad, Rafael Haubert, and many more masters & training brothers. Moving to New Zealand with his family end of 2013, he continues BJJ training in a couple of BJJ schools in Auckland, he joined DSteam and then moved to SorrisoBJJ. In 2014, Hasan was invited from his masters in ADCC to come and receive his Black Belt, invitation meant a lot for him but traveling wasn’t an option at that time, he kept training until he received his BJJ Black Belt from master Paulo Sorriso.

At Grappling-Lab you will learn pure BJJ instruction. You and your family members are welcome to join us.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Back to Basics..

Kids and Adults Classes




Contact me please for the fees, trail classes or booking info on: grapplinglabbjj@gmail.com or text me on 021-541641

  • Junior kids from 4y to 7y old. Senior kids are from 7y to 13y old. Kids classes are during school’s term.
  • No payments are required during Xmas break.
  • You are welcome for a trail class

We have in house deals on BJJ Gis and MMA gear from Respect Sports. Check with me for more details.

Membership Options

Adults classes and Kids classes.

Private classes available on requests

Family deals when more than 1 kid or adult of the same family are joining.

We are located in the basement of Howick Bridge Club, our gym got a spacious spectator waiting area, parking area, kitchen, and bathroom area.

For more details, please e-mail: grapplinglabbjj@gmail.com

GrapplingLab BJJ Club | Howick Bridge Club