Get In Touch With Us
Howick Bridge Club
563 Pakuranga Road, Howick, Auckland 2010
Should I have a previous experience to start BJJ?
No, you don’t need to have previous experience, BJJ is suitable for all. We will guide you step by step.
What fees should I expects upon joining?
By joining us, you only need to pay your membership fee, no joining fee and no cancellation fee, we are local like you, and we like to make it easy for everyone to get in and enjoy learning without hassles.
How long does it take to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Well, even though there really is no definitive answer to this all-to-common question, there are some general time frames that you can expect to spend learning BJJ. First off, you will never learn everything there is to know about BJJ. There will always be more to learn, and, to be honest, that’s the beauty of the sport! The BJJ community is an amazing one, and you will likely stay involved in it, one way or another, after you start training.
Grading And The Belt System?
Unlike other martial arts where a Black Belt marks a person’s proficiency in a style, in Jiu-Jitsu the rank of Black Belt is conferred to individuals who have mastered the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The belts in order are: White, Blue, Purple, Brown and Black. White through Brown belts awarded four stripes. The ranks for children are different. Blue belt and higher ranks have age requirements so children have the following ranks beginning with White, Yellow, Orange and Green, each belt has 4 stripes.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is famous for its informality and conservatism in regards to promoting students to a higher grade. This is largely due to the type of martial art that it is and the style that is used to teach it. There are few specific set “rules” about what a student should know before promotion occurs, and it is generally up to the instructor to decide if the student is ready for advancement.