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4 John Will back in November

Remember, John Will is back at  GC Auckland  on November 20th running his world class seminars in  both BJJ and MMA.  John’s MMA seminars are unique to GC in Auckland and not to be missed.  In particular John shares leading edge thinking on how the various combat ranges can be more seamlessly stitched together.

John is internationally regarded as  one of the best coaches of BJJ and is highly sought after around the world   Anyone that’s been to one of his BJJ seminars knows it’s not to be missed!  Invaluable information on specific techniques as well as training and mindset tips to really accelerate your progress.

Check the forum or talk to your coach for more details or contact us here

1 GroundControl go 7 for 7

On Satruday October 23, three of our members fought in the Art of War promotion held at the Auckland Boxing Association.  This was a mix of MMA and boxing events and a great opportunity for some of the boys to show the results of the hard work they’ve been putting into training.

Shayne Young once again showed his mettle to take out a hard earned points decision in his boxing match.

Evander Agnew impressed with his composure in his first MMA outing to win with a tight armbar from guard in the third round.  These were two impressive results, particularly given Shayne and Evander’s young age.  Expect big things from these boys in the future.

Just as impressive was Luwayne Lowe’s MMA debut.  Luwayne also showed great composure and the ability to remember under pressure what he’d drilled only that week to defend a dangerous guillotine attempt in the first round.  He came back to dominate the second and third on the ground, almost sinking the choke and winning a unanimous points decision – to the joy of his huge support base.

It was an outstanding night which along with our success at the last ICNZ puts GCMMA into a 7 from 7 winning streak.  All eyes now turn to Travis’ fight in Australia this weekend and Richie’s preparation for both King of the Door and Supremacy.