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 the next training mat in the ADCC, that when his BJJ journey started, and where 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 training 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 joined a couple of BJJ schools, he trains under master Paulo Sorriso. During 2014, Hasan was invited to travel back to ADCC to receive his Black belt, invitation accepted with respect but traveling wasn’t an option at that time, he decided to keep training until he received his Black belt from master Paulo.

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..

Time Table

Kids: Please Check with us


Friday: 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Sunday: 3:30pm to 5:00pm

* More classes will be added soon




– Convenient payment, choose fortnightly or monthly payments.

– Bring a family member to enjoy learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu together and get a special price.

– You can wear White, Blue or Navy Blue gis only, check with us for details or special deals for your BJJ gear.

Membership Options

– Adults classes

– Kids & Students classes

– Private classes 

– Plus-one membership

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

GrapplingLab BJJ Club | Howick  Leisure Centre