The Pen – Issue 8


Pan Pacs are around the corner. All who will be attending this weekend had their final week of hard training in preparation. Big thank you to all club members for pushing them hard in the last couple of months. The fantastic results our team get at every event is not only due to the competitors but to their hard working team mates that push them through every session. GO TEAM!!!

Kids are back in full swing with several gradings having been handed out, big congrats to Cheyenne, Rhys and Sonny. Saturday class was very hard this week as the humidity picks up and the comp class pushes everyone’s stand up stamina.

The beginners class members graduate over the next two weeks. They will now transition into the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday classes. They have been allocated a mentor to look after them and are all excited about the new challenges ahead. Please introduce yourself to the new faces, try to remember what your first classes were like and make them feel welcomed.

The ladies class continue to blow us away with their enthusiasm with some having started training twice a week. The 10 week program is almost complete with the donation (now over $300) going to Dawn House next week.

The Pen – Issue 6


The term finished off with a bang Saturday with the Term 3 comp. The kids were amazing and were happy to show off their new skills. All competitors showed a huge improvement and the team vibe was fantastic. The coaches were blown away by the skills displayed, sportsmanship and comradery. Well done kids!! Now it’s time to have a well-earned break for the next two weeks. Classes start back after the holidays.

The clubs 10th Anniversary was announced and tickets are selling fast. Don’t miss out, see Chris or Nikki at the front desk for tickets now!

The Ladies class has decided to keep the momentum going and have requested a second night. After the completion of the 10 week program ladies will run Mondays and Wednesdays. Luke has kindly accepted to move the beginners’ class back on hour to accommodate them. The class has improved so much that I am scared to see what they can do with two nights a week.

We have had lots of enquiries about kids and beginner classes so please continue to share our social media content and tell all your friends.

Charity Selected


Another outstanding night for the ladies class. Some more basic principles covered with break falls and guard now making a lot more sense. BJJ can be confronting at first, especially in Darwin’s climate, getting accustomed to the body contact can be one of the most difficult stumbling blocks. Some have no problem and others take a while to get used to it. The class discussed the importance of taking your time, we all learn at different rates and have different barriers to progression. The most important thing is to have fun whilst still challenging yourself. A majority of the class has really put themselves outside their comfort zones to start this program and if today’s laughs and reaction to the class is anything to go by, I think it is already well worth it. The BJJ journey is a difficult but most importantly fun and rewarding one. I congratulate all of you once again for having a go. Well done!!

The group have selected Dawn House as their charity. 100% of class proceeds will donated. All members get behind this amazing charity that provides services to women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

The Pen – Issue 3


Another huge few weeks at the club. The kids had a party to congratulate one of their coach, Chris, on his Bronze at worlds. The seniors did the same on the town that night.

The planning for the ladies and beginners classes finally came to fruition. It resulted in over 25 new people hitting our mats and most importantly having a blast. The ladies got to know each other and were introduced to some basic principles. They were amazing and picked things up quickly. Their contagious laughter across the mats was a great sign that they all had a fantastic time. This week the ladies will pick their charity of choice and all the proceeds for the course will be donated. DM us if you wish to contribute too.

The beginners were very anxious at first but also learnt so much. The six week rolling program accepts newbies at any stage so tell your eager friends about our awesome club and the opportunity to learn the basics with other beginners.

This week gets bigger again with Luke fighting his second MMA fight and the new classes really picking up momentum. Follow us on Social Media, share our content, and please give us your feedback. We continue to work towards a positive Jiujitsu experience for all!

The Pen – Issue 1


Big week: Public Holiday meant we got a sleep in Monday and rolled at 9. Then it was off to coffee where Reece introduced us to the new member of the family. The mats had to come up for the new fan installation. It was worth it, the area is much cooler and quieter. Tunes are much easier to hear! The kids were pushed hard, working on weaknesses and loads of push ups. With World Masters around the corner everyone is pushing Chris to ensure his game is ready.