The Pen 18, may 2024

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended and donated at our Fundraising Gala last Friday night. Your generous contributions and enthusiastic participation made the event a resounding success. We are thrilled to announce that 100% of the proceeds will support our team competing in Las Vegas this August at Jiu-Jitsu Con and World Masters. Your support means the world to us and helps our athletes pursue their dreams on the international stage. Thank you!

 Don’t forget, Jet Camp 2024 is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for June 22nd as we gear up for an action-packed day of learning, growth, and camaraderie. Following the camp, get ready to showcase your skills at our in-house competition on June 23rd. All teen members are invited to participate, so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to elevate your Jiu Jitsu journey! Keep an eye on your inbox for registration details and invoice. This years camp includes a rashie, camp costs and competition fees for the Sunday.  Let’s make this year’s Jet Camp the best one yet.

At the conclusion of the JET camp, 9am on the 23rd Teens will compete. The Pee Wees and Juniors will compete at 10:30 AM, so be sure to arrive on time, watch the teens and get ready to show off your techniques. It’s your chance to demonstrate your hard work and dedication in a friendly and supportive environment. Keep an eye on your inbox this week for the competition invoice. Let’s make this competition a memorable experience for everyone.

We want to extend a massive thank you to all our incredible sponsors who have generously supported us this year. Your contributions make a world of difference, enabling us to keep costs down and provide essential assistance to our competition team. Let’s show our appreciation by supporting these fantastic businesses! Whether it’s through utilizing their services, spreading the word, or engaging with their brand on social media, let’s rally behind those who have shown us such incredible support. Together, we can continue to grow and thrive as a community. Thank you once again for your unwavering dedication and support.

The 2024 Competition Senior Rashies are now available for purchase at just $50. Donning these high-quality rash guards not only shows your dedication to our team but also ensures you’re geared up for success on the mat. Place your order now to secure yours today! Limited stock available.

We are excited to announce a new senior timetable starting on June 11th! Our intermediate classes will now be held on Tuesdays (Gi) and Thursdays (No-Gi) at 6:45 PM. This now brings the total number of evenings with classes at the academy to five. We look forward to seeing you there.

Keep an out for future announcements as plans are underway for our next camping trip.  The last trip was an absolute blast, lots of laughs and rolls.

The Pen 17, November 2022

A lot has happened since the last newsletter, we have had a couple of massive months. We are now offering some more classes with Monday, Wednesday 9am and Friday 1.30pm classes.  Especially good news for those that work shift or fly in, fly out.  The classes have been focussing on technique and drilling.  This has enables attendees to do both morning and evening classes on the same day.

Big congrats to all that have been promoted recently, Sam and Nat purple, the 2 Joshs’, Tessa and Karl to blue.  We are looking at re-introducing the international belt system for juniors next year.  Keep an eye out for future newsletters for more information.

The last month has been a big competition period with JET member Luis, Sam and Denis competing in Melbourne at the Pan Pacific Championships.  Being the highest ranked competition in Australia it is a fantastic opportunity to try your skills with the best in your division.  As always our team did well and gained valuable competition experience.  Our most seasoned competitor Sam did exceptionally well winning Gold in the Gi and a few other silvers for the weekend.  The team all brought home some bling.

Some of the other members of the team attended the recent combat therapy competition ran over two weekends. Many competed for the first time and loved the experience.  The kids had a go on the second day in the gi and as always had a great time and showed great sportsmanship.  Well done to those that had a go.  These competitions are a great opportunity to test your game and develop.

The kids de Been Darwin competition held yesterday went well with 43 competitors having a go.  Thank you to all of those that helped make the morning a success and big congrats to all the kids that got on the mat to had a go.

Peter De Been will be visiting again tomorrow night for a 7pm seminar after the Pee Wees and Juniors.  Seniors, be sure to make the most of your membership and attend as he always has some fantastic skills to share with us.

Keep an eye out for future editions of the pen that will confirm the date for the kids award afternoon, holiday program dates and times, and membership information updates.

The Pen, Holiday Update, June 2022

Firstly congratulations to all that competed at the NT Titles on the weekend.  Some competed for the first time and others polished their games with a view to the National circuit.  Our team once again competed exceptionally well, had a lot of fun and showed great sportsmanship.  We strongly recommend that if you have not competed to date you talk to your coaches about future opportunities, we will be holding a mid term comp in term 3 and our friends at Jiu Jitsu studio will no doubt hold another one later in the year.