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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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Professor

Stuart Marks

Head Instructor (Nelson)
Principal Instructor (NZ)

  • 021 0290 1433

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

Senior Coach

  • 021 293 7240

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

Senior Coach

  • 027 287 8778

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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Womens’ Jiu-Jitsu

All Levels, Women Only

  • NEW! Now on 4-5pm

myBJJ Nelson is pleased to announce that our new  womens-only class has started. The class will be on a Sunday between 4 and 5pm. Our regular adults class will shift from 5-6.30pm.

Please contact us to register your interest.

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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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Kids Jiu-Jitsu

All Ages, Boys & Girls

Our kids classes are becoming very popular. 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.

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Striking

All Levels, Men & Women

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.

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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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Nelson Timetable

Monday | evening…

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

Tuesday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Jiu-Jitsu (90 mins)
7.30pm – Striking (30 mins)

Wednesday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Kids BJJ | All Ages (1 hour)

Wednesday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Jiu-Jitsu (1 hour)
7.00pm – Adults Fundamentals (1 hour)

Thursday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Kids BJJ | All Ages (1 hour)

Thursday | evening…

6.00pm – Adults Jiu-Jitsu (90 mins)
7.30pm – Striking (30 mins)

Friday | afternoon…

5.00pm – Kids BJJ | All Ages (1 hour)

Friday | evening…

6.00pm – Open Mat (2 hours)

Saturday | morning…

9.00am – Kids BJJ | All Ages (1 hour)

Sunday | afternoon…

4.00pm – Womens’ Jiu-Jitsu (60 mins)
NEW!


5.00pm – Adults Jiu-Jitsu (90 mins)

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Nelson Location

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

Main Contact:

Prof. Stuart Marks

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