myBJJ Whangarei

Whangarei is our newest and northernmost training centre.

The Whangarei training centre is run by Professor James Cherrie. James has a very strong focus on technical development which has lead to great success in competition. As a result, myBJJ Whangarei is one of the country's leading producers of champions in competition Jiu-Jitsu.

Whangarei Instructors

Portrait of James Cherrie

James Cherrie

Professor

One of the original members of the New Zealand team, James moved to Okinawa, Japan, in 2006. For eight years James ran the Okinawan branch of myBJJ. During his time in Japan, James taught Jiu-Jitsu to all of the branches of the US military, as well as Japanese locals.

In 2014, James returned to New Zealand where he now coaches our Whangarei branch. James is an active international competitor, and has won tournaments in New Zealand, Australia, and Japan.

James received his Black Belt from Professor Yokoyama in November, 2016.

Whangarei Classes

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Fundamentals Class

Gi Fundamentals

Our Fundamentals class is for adult White Belts and new students. These are gi-based classes.

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Strength and Conditioning Class

Strength & Conditioning

Our Strength & Conditioning class is an early morning class for adults.

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Specific Drills Class

Specific Drills

Our Specific Drills class is for everyone wanting to develop muscle memory for techniques. It is taught in gi.

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No-Gi Fundamentals

No-Gi Fundamentals

Our Fundamentals class is for adult White Belts and new students. These is a No-Gi class.

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Advanced Gi Class

Advanced Gi

Our Advanced class is a gi-based class intended for students with at least six months experience. It involves drills and rolling.

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Advanced No-Gi Class

Advanced No-Gi

Our Advanced No-Gi class is also for students with at least six months experience. It involves drills and rolling.

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Kids Fundamentals

 Kids Fundamentals

Ages 5-9

Classes for our younger group focuses on fitness, Bully proof techniques, self defense, coordination, confidence, and fun. Class include a warm up, line drills, technique work, specific drills, and games.

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Advanced Kids

  Advanced Kids

Ages 10-16

This class is aimed more at mature children and teenagers. This class is aimed at developing fitness, co-ordination, self defense, and the technical skills necessary to progress in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Classes include warm ups, line drills, technique work, and specific drilling.

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Open Mat

Open Mat

Our Open Mat sessions are for students to drill techniques and roll, both Gi and No-Gi.

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Class Times

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Monday | Morning

6.00am - Gi Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.00am - Strength & Conditioning (1 hour)

Monday | Afternoon

4.00pm -   Kids Fundamentals | Ages 5-9 (45 mins)
5.00pm -   Advanced Kids | Ages 10-16 (45 mins)

Monday | Evening

6.30pm - Gi Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.30pm - Advanced Gi (1 hour)


Tuesday | Afternoon

4.00pm -   Kids Fundamentals | Ages 5-9 (45 mins)
5.00pm -   Advanced Kids | Ages 10-16 (45 mins)

Tuesday | Evening

6.30pm - Specific Drills (1 hour)
7.30pm - Open Mat (1 hour)


Wednesday | Morning

6.00am - Gi Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.00am - Strength & Conditioning (1 hour)

Wednesday | Afternoon

4.00pm -   Kids Fundamentals | Ages 5-9 (45 mins)
5.00pm -   Advanced Kids | Ages 10-16 (45 mins)

Wednesday | Evening

6.30pm - No-Gi Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.30pm - Advanced No-Gi (1 hour)


Thursday | Afternoon

4.00pm -   Kids Fundamentals | Ages 5-9 (45 mins)
5.00pm -   Advanced Kids | Ages 10-16 (45 mins)

Thursday | Evening

6.30pm - Specific Drills (1 hour)
7.30pm - Open Mat (1 hour)


Friday | Evening

6.30pm - Open Mat (2 hours)


Whangarei Location

picture of Whangarei training centre
myBJJ New Zealand Jiu-Jitsu Team
WHANGAREI TRAINING CENTRE
273 Port Road
WHANGAREI

Whangarei Contacts

You can also visit us at  myBJJ Whangarei

Whangarei
Prof. James Cherrie

   021 0290 1433
   james@mybjj.co.nz
   @mybjjNelson