Meet the Nelson Team

Our Nelson branch offers classes for adults and kids.

Portrait of Professor Stuart Marks

Professor Stuart Marks

Principal Instructor (New Zealand)

Stuart is the principal instructor for myBJJ New Zealand. Stuart was the first myBJJ Jiu-Jitsu student to be promoted all the way from White to Black Belt under Head Instructor Mario Yokoyama. Currently, he holds the rank of 1st Degree Black Belt.

A passionate and technical instructor, Stuart often travels to Australia to keep up-to-date with the myBJJ curriculum and team news.

Stuart has actively competed in local, national, and international events. Stuart teaches children and adults at all levels.

Portrait of Shane Winterton

Shane Winterton


Based in Nelson, Shane's work has afforded him the opportunity to regularly train with Professor Marks at the myBJJ New Zealand Dunedin Training Centre. He shares the same core values that make myBJJ such a great place to train.

Shane has trained in Jiu-Jitsu both in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Shane has experience in several martial arts, collectively spanning more than 20 years!

With a professional background in education, Shane has a particular interest in helping students reach their full potential.

Portrait of Rob Tregurtha Winterton

Rob Tregurtha


With a background in teaching, Rob is an excellent communicator and brings years of experience in martial arts to the mats.

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