Grappling-Lab BJJ Club

FIT Sid Jacintho New Zealand

BJJ FIT Association

Family | Love | Respect

Grappling-Lab Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club is a family gym located in Howick Bridge Club’s basement. Everyone is welcome to join and learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in its old school values and aspects. We represents FIT Sid Jacintho in New Zealand, part of BJJ FIT Association, Fabricio International Team

It is never too late to learn BJJ

The best time to start learning the gentle art is yesterday. No matter your age, shape or gender, you can begin your BJJ journey now. You can adapt your training to your own physical capabilities and achieve a high level through consistent training.


Not sure about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?! Come for a trail class to give it ago.


By joining Grappling-Lab BJJ club, over 20 years of high level grappling experience will be your assistant.


We will ensure that members learn techniques that are within their skill level and our training instructions.


Sparring is part of your BJJ development, we will guid you to have the best practise to advance your grappling journey.


Through consistent training, you will achieve good results in advancing your grappling game.

What is BJJ?

Also known as “The Gentle Art | The Game of Human Chess”, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a grappling martial art that focuses on ground fighting.  It does not involve any striking techniques. BJJ has its roots in traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. BJJ isn’t some sort of magic and doesn’t require extreme strength, speed, or athleticism. Instead, it’s a struggle between two people using positioning, leverage, and momentum. The person who uses them best has a huge edge over the opponent.

No matter what position or situation you’re in on the ground, all techniques rely on concepts like base, posture, structure, leverage, framing, and control of the momentum.

In BJJ core concepts you will learn how to apply these concepts directly to your grappling, with many concrete examples to shortcut your way to the top.

 BJJ for better life experience

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is not just a martial art, it helps you learn to adjust your mindset, rather than avoiding the inevitable problem, you learn to adapt and adjust to it to minimize the adverse effects and maximize the positive. In many ways, this is the underlying aspect of many philosophies that try and promote happier and more fulfilling lives. 

Do I need to be fit to start?

There is a wide variety of BJJ students in terms of physical fitness, ability, age and body type. Everyone trains according to their abilities and with time physical fitness will improve provided training is consistent. Through regular practice, tremendous physical improvements and a high fitness level can be achieved.

Every Child Should Train BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a great way for children to socialize, improve their fitness and have fun. It teach children the importance of discipline and respect, they will learn techniques that are required to defend themselves, and they will undoubtedly become more confident.

GrapplingLab BJJ Club | Howick Bridge Club