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Our Nelson training centre is located in an easily accessible central location, above the Red Cross shop opposite the New World supermarket. The venue features brand new facilities and plenty of mat space. Nelson is run by Professor Stuart Marks with help from senior coaches Shane Winterton and Rob Tregurtha.

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Nelson Instructors

If you would like to contact us you can use the phone numbers in the instructor profiles below.
Alternatively, there are more options in the Location section.

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Stuart Marks

Head Instructor (Nelson)
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.

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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.

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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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Nelson Classes

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Adults Fundamentals

Beginners, Men & Women

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.

Adults Jiu-Jitsu

All Levels, Men & Women

Our Adults 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).

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Adults No-Gi

All Levels, Men & Women

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.

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All Levels, Men & Women

This class adds strikes to the mix. It’s suitable for those who are new to the sport, as well as those who aspire to entering the cage.

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Adults Open Mat

All Levels, Men & Women

Open Mat is an opportunity for all myBJJ students to get together for rolling, drilling, and catching up with one another.

Matches are typically 5 minutes long and can be gi or no-gi.

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Kids Jiu-Jitsu

All Ages, Boys & Girls

Our kids classes are very popular. We use a variety of activities to teach the concepts of Jiu-Jitsu. There is a strong emphasis on safety and fun. We offer two tiers: Mini Champs for children aged 5-8 years; and Juniors for 9 years and older.

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Kids Open Mat

All Ages, Boys & Girls

We now offer an hour long Open Mat just for the kids! In this session, kids can roll against one another with supervision or just drill techniques with their friends!

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Nelson Timetable

Monday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Juniors: 9+ years (45 mins)

Monday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.00pm – Adults No-Gi (1 hour)

Monday | Public Open Mat

First Monday of each month.
6.00pm onwards
Students from all dojos welcome.

Tuesday | afternoon…

4.30pm – Kids Open Mat (60 mins)

Tuesday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Fundamentals (1 hour)
7.00pm – Adults Mixed Levels (1 hour)

Wednesday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Mini Champs: 5-8 years (45 mins)

Wednesday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Mixed Levels (1 hour)
7.00pm – Adults Fundamentals (1 hour)

Thursday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Juniors: 9+ years (45 mins)

Thursday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Mixed Levels (90 mins)
7.00pm MMA Padwork (30 mins)
7.30pm – MMA Training + Sparring (1 hour)

Friday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Mini Champs: 5-8 years (45 mins)

Friday | evening…

6.00pm – Adult Open Mat (2 hours)

Saturday | morning…

9.00am – Mini Champs: 5-8 years (45 mins)
9.45am – Juniors: 9+ years (45 mins)
10.30am – Adults Mixed Levels (2 hours)

Sunday | afternoon…

4.00pm – MMA (75 mins)
5.15pm – Adults No-Gi Open Mat

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Nelson Location

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myBJJ New Zealand Jiu-Jitsu Team
Level 1,
76 Vanguard Street

Main Contact:

Prof. Stuart Marks

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