About Us

About Us

Grappling-Lab BJJ Club is the official representer of FIT Sid Jacintho in New Zealand, BJJ FIT Association – Fabricio International Team. Hasan, the head coach of Grappling-Lab BJJ in Howick is a 1st degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Hasan have got over 21 years of grappling experience which started back in 2001 in ADCC Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Combat Club). Over 13 years training in Abu Dhabi started first with a freestyle wrestling training under Alexander Savko (Sasha, the bulldozer), also with Peter Baltaliyski and Lubomir Guedjev. A year later, he joined also the next BJJ training mat where he had a great opportunity to train under old school Brazilian masters in Abu Dhabi who used to handle the team throughout the years. Hasan received his BJJ training in ADCC under masters Carlos Santos, Suyan Queiroz, Olavo Abreu, Sid Jacinto (from 2007 to 2013), Marcelo Motta, Ricardo Fraenkel, Alex Paz, Mohd Jehad, Rafael Haubert, and many more masters & training brothers.

Moving to New Zealand with his family in 2013, he continues Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in a couple of BJJ schools in Auckland, he joined DSteam and then moved to SorrisoBJJ where he keep training until he received his BJJ Black Belt from master Paulo Sorriso.

End of 2014 Hasan was invited from his master Sid in Abu Dhabi to come and receive his Black Belt, invitation meant a lot for him but traveling was not an option at that time unfortunately, besides other facts that caused a delay in his actual grading but training never stops regardless because at the ends “Belts are only good for holding-up your pants”.

At Grappling-Lab you will learn pure BJJ instruction, we are aiming to make champions in life and over the mat as will. 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