Special Offer - Get FOUR Weeks Training & FREE Uniform For Just $47*
*Special offer applies to Adults & Auckland Academy ONLY.
For Just $47 You Will Get:
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been the fastest growing martial art of the last 20 years. The reason is simple. The training is fun, the techniques are easy to learn and most of all - effective!
So with classes for children and adults, including an MMA program, competition opportunities, open mat sessions and private lessons, there is something for everyone…including you!
All training is done in an environment of mutual respect and care and adults and children alike will fall in love with this style.
If after your classes you no longer want to continue, we’ll give you your money back…GUARANTEED!
Before I started training at Ground Control, I was training with a few friends at my garage. We were doing ok but there was something missing and i wanted more. So i looked around for BJJ schools around my area and found Ground Control. At first, the idea of training with strangers was a bit daunting but all the anxiety just went away when i finally came into the club to train. The guys at the club, both students and coaches, are very friendly and accommodating. Even if it’s your first time or you’ve been around the club for some time, they’ll treat you as family. And when it comes to class, the way they breakdown techniques is amazing and everyone is willing to help each other out. I didn’t just join a club, i found a family at Ground Control.
Training at GC has always been a great time! GC epitomises what martial arts is all about. i have made friendships while learning skills and most importantly had fun while doing so. The coaching team always make sure this balance of skills, fun and training is upheld.
I love coming along to Ground Control. Since starting my training journey I've made lots of friends, learnt discipline, learnt to be humble and gained a lot of self-confidence.
I would recommend Ground Control to anyone wanting to learn jiu jitsu; the coaches are really knowledgeable and the mat culture is one in which you feel welcomed and included everytime.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be fit to start?
You do not need to have any athletic ability or fitness level before you start. But when you start, you will definitely see an increase in fitness, stamina, agility, flexibility and strength
What days can I train?
Juniors can train on Monday and Wednesday from 5-6pm
Adults can train on:
Monday and Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:15 in the BJJ Essentials Beginners class
7:15 - 8:45 General BJJ which you can join after your first stripe
Tuesday 6:15 - 7:15 BJJ Essentials Beginners class and 7:15 - 8:45 No Gi class
Thursday 6:15 - 8:00 MMA 8:00 - 8:45 Private lessons by appointment
Saturday 1 hour sparring session and 1 hour open mat sessions
Sunday: 9:00 - 10:30 MMA class
How long does the Essentials Program run for before I can move on to the general class?
We have a 26 week rotating syllabus which we run three times per week so it depends how often you train. Most students if training twice a week will be ready for their first stripe in approximately three months.
From what age can I enrol my child?
Our juniors program is for kids aged 7 to 16 years
How do the grades work?
There are no formal grades in MMA. In BJJ grades go from White to Blue to Purple to Brown to Black. BJJ grades carry a lot of weight. Whereas in some martial arts styles 2-3 years training will give you a knowledge of the fundamentals and a black belt, in BJJ 2-3 years training will give you a knowledge of the fundamentals and a blue belt. That means when you see a BJJ Black Belt you know they’ve spent over a decade working on their art. Each belt colour is a significant achievement in itself. To help gage your progress towards that achievement each belt has stripes that are awarded as you get closer to the next colour.
When can I grade?
Stripe testing for White belt is every month
Are there private lessons to accelerate my training?
Yes. You can book in for our private lessons where we will work on fine-tuning your skills