Our ever growing BOXFIT classes. Come down for a trial session. Numbers are through the roof. Run by our BLUE TEAM winner Fiona Cleghorn
Whakatane MMA Centre had the privilage of training the BLUE TEAM for “The Fight For Life 2012″. A Big thank you to Jennifer Manning(Co Ordinator), John Spring(Owner), Martin Regan(Red Team Head Coach). Also to the BLUE TEAM
Jackie(BIG THANK YOU!)
New Zealands own Whakatane had their taste of the first ever CAGE Tournament and it went off! With fighters from all over New Zealand it was a night of action packed fighting. A great lighting show and smooth officials from ICNZ, it couldn’t get any better. A big thank you to all gyms that participated in the event.
East Coast BJJ had 4 fighters with 4 wins
Kingi Williams(Main event)
Congratulation guys! Hard training, Easy Fight
Congratulations to ECBJJs new Purple belts
and also to our new Blue Belts
Well Deserved everyone!
Well, it’s finally come to fruitation. We would like to give a special thank you to Jeremy Gardiner(Head CEO of Ngati Awa) and Pera and the crew from The Whakatane Commercial Hotel. Without you guys this dream would have not happened. Also a big shout out to the Wairaka Community for all your amazing work! Here’s what you can expect in the new ECBJJ Dojo
24ft Hexagon certified event cage(please see contacts for cage bookings)
18mtr x 8mtr mat training area on Olympic Judo mats
Well it’s been a fairwell to one of our earliest students. Brad Rapira has now started up his own school in Palmerston North, NZ! Congrats ma friend and the East Coast BJJ Family wish you all the best for the future. On top of that Brad came away with GOLD in the Will/Machado NZ Nationals. If you’r ever in the Palmerston north area make sure to call in!
Here are the East Coast/Highbury BJJ results from the Will/Machado NZ Nationals, Good stuff everyone!
John Donaldson – Gold
Brad Rapira(Highbury BJJ) – Gold
Aaron Grace – Gold
Nik Gray – Gold
Eugene Hunia – Silver
Rich Hamlin(Highbury BJJ) – Silver
Toko Renata – Silver
Piri Tarau – Silver
Teatarau Tarau – Silver
Steven Henderson -Bronze
Pepi Biddle – Bronze
Nassah Steed – Bronze
Manaia Kora – Bronze
Inuhia Rangihika – Bronze
Congratulations to Nassah Steed, Eddie Davis, and Kingi Williams competing at the ICNZ MMA tournament. The guys all did awesome and we now have a new crew of guys coming through the ECBJJ/MMA ranks as well. To say the guys went to war would be an understatement! Fight of the day had to go to Nick Daly(Southern Tribes) vs Kingi Williams(ECBJJ)…Was great to have the Southern Tribe Whanau in there!!Awesome Pina!
All results and videos can be seen here http://www.icnzmma.co.nz/
Way To go guys!!