Welcome to Clinch BJJ & MMA

Based in Mangere South Auckland, Clinch teaches classes in Will-Michado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).  At Clinch we focus on process and technical excellence,  incorporating intense fitness workouts and strength & conditioning programs different to other forms of training seen at Gyms.  At Clinch you will learn: 

  • Standup & Striking
  • Entries
  • Clinching
  • Takedowns
  • Ground Control
  • Submissions
  • Fitness & Conditioning

Clinch is proud to be associated with Will-Machado, Australasia as taught by premier head coach John Will.  John travels to New Zealand on a quarterly basis and teaches seminars to associates of the Will-Machado community.

The following classes are taught at Clinch Martial Arts;


Will / Machado syllabus techniques taught in structured classes with gi and no-gi grappling. Competition and self-defence training with beginners to advanced techniques.


The fastest growing sport in the world, MMA is a blend of Muay Thai, BJJ, wrestling and boxing – all fused into one class.  At Clinch you will learn effective skills that can be applied immediately in the cage, or  for real-life self-defense.


Strength, conditioning and cardio circuit exercises performed in interval structure for maximum fitness results.  Our intensive workout sessions will develop your cardio, fitness and core strength with short burst rounds and even shorter recovery times.

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All of our classes are taught in a friendly, energetic gym environment by professional instructors with experience both in teaching and competition.

Whether you wish to train for fun, for fitness or for competition, Clinch is your one stop shop.

Contact Clinch now to find out more.