myBJJ Nelson

Our Nelson training centre has just relocated to a new venue opposite New World supermarket. Great location, plenty of mat space, and brand new facilities.

Nelson is run by Professor Stuart Marks with help from senior Coaches Shane Winterton and Rob Tregurtha.

Nelson Instructors

Portrait of Stuart Marks

Stuart Marks

Principal Instructor (NZ)

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

Senior Coach

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

Rob Tregurtha

Senior Coach

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

Nelson Classes

Below is an explanation of the classes we offer.

Nelson Fundamentals Class

Adults Jiu-Jitsu


Our Fundamentals class is designed for new students and those with basic skills. It is the perfect entry point into your Jiu-Jitsu journey. The syllabus is focussed on the most effective techniques and includes a variety of concepts which form the required foundation for higher level classes.

Jump to timetable

Nelson Mixed Levels Class

Adults Jiu-Jitsu

Mixed Levels

Our mixed level Jiu-Jitsu classes are an exploration of intermediate and advanced techniques and concepts. Because it is assumed that students attending these classes have a solid foundation of skills, the minimum rank for attendance is White Belt (Two Stripes).

Jump to timetable

Nelson No-Gi Class

Adults No-Gi

Mixed Levels

Our No-Gi classes complement our Adult Jiu-Jitsu classes by offering training without the traditional gi (uniform). They are also an exploration of intermediate and advanced techniques and concepts. Attendance at these classes is restricted to students ranked White Belt (Two Stripes) or higher.

Jump to timetable

Nelson Kids Class

Kids BJJ   

Our kids classes are currently combined and include children of all ages. We use a variety of activities to teach the concepts of Jiu-Jitsu. There is a strong emphasis on safety and fun. The combined classes are of 60 minute duration.

Jump to timetable

Nelson Striking Class


A short class that teaches striking and kicking to assist with combat awareness. A no-pressure class to learn the basics through to more advanced techniques.

Jump to timetable

Nelson Open Mat

Open Mat

Open Mat is an opportunity for all myBJJ students to get together for rolling and catching up with one another. Matches are typically 5 minutes long and can be gi or no-gi.

Jump to timetable

Class Times

Download a printable Nelson timetable.

Monday | Evening

6.00pm - Adults Jiu-Jitsu | Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.00pm - Adults No-Gi | Mixed Levels (1 hour)

Tuesday | Evening

6.00pm - Adults Jiu-Jitsu | Mixed Levels (90 mins)
7.30pm - Striking (30 mins)

Wednesday | Afternoon

4.30pm -   Kids BJJ | Ages 5-10 (45 mins)
5.15pm -   Kids BJJ | Ages 11-16 (45 mins)

Wednesday | Evening

6.00pm - Adults Jiu-Jitsu | Mixed Levels (1 hour)
7.00pm - Adults Jiu-Jitsu | Fundamentals (1 hour)

Thursday | Afternoon

5.00pm -   Kids BJJ | Combined Ages (1 hour)

Thursday | Evening

6.00pm - Adults Jiu-Jitsu | Mixed Levels (90 mins)
7.30pm - Striking (30 mins)

Friday | Afternoon

4.30pm -   Kids BJJ | Ages 5-10 (45 mins)
5.15pm -   Kids BJJ | Ages 11-16 (45 mins)

Friday | Evening

6.00pm - Open Mat (2 hours)

Saturday | Morning

9.00am -   Kids BJJ | Combined Ages (1 hour)

Sunday | Afternoon

4.00pm - Adults Jiu-Jitsu | Mixed Levels (90 mins)


We are located beside the Red Cross Shop, which is just across the road from New World supermarket.

picture of nelson training centre
myBJJ New Zealand Jiu-Jitsu Team
Level 1,
76 Vanguard Street,

Nelson Contacts

You can also visit us at  myBJJ Nelson

Prof. Stuart Marks

   021 0290 1433

Shane Winterton

   021 293 7240

Rob Tregurtha

   027 287 8778