Welcome to Clinch BJJ & MMA

Located just minutes from the Airport in Mangere South Auckland, Clinch BJJ & MMA specialises in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Martial Arts (MMA) training for adults and children.  Clinch is for everyone and anyone from beginners through to advanced levels. We focus on process and technical excellence,  incorporating intense fitness & conditioning programs different to other forms of training seen at Gyms.  At Clinch BJJ & MMA you will learn: 

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

Clinch BJJ 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 BJJ seminars to associates of the Will-Machado community.

The following classes are taught at Clinch Martial Arts;


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


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 BJJ is your one stop shop.

Contact Clinch BJJ now to find out more.

Check out our Google Reviews..

    5 star review  Great classes for beginners that are practical and application based. - Having the warm ups broken down into move by move play, then using them in one full movement is a... read more

    thumb Bikelife Speedyybeast

    5 star review  Really enjoying the beginner lessons. The classes are well paced and easily digestible, serving as a good workout too. Would highly recommend it if you want to try out bjj... read more

    thumb Kyran Wetere

    5 star review  Absolutely loving the classes. Really like the way you incorporate specifics used in warm ups for single drills, then fold it into a full range of movements at the end of the... read more

    thumb Grant Leslie

    5 star review  Communication from Karl was prompt and very detailed. The instructors are friendly and fantastic with the kids. Highly recommended.

    thumb Jasmine Cross

    5 star review  Great family atmosphere. Learning so much.

    thumb Ashlin Pahulu

    5 star review  Been training here for 2 years. This place has become a second home and everyone training with me is like family.

    thumb Salil Joshee

    5 star review  Karl is great at coaching, articulation of required components to each movement and technically very knowledgeable. It's an honour to be his student

    thumb Warrick Hawton (Wazza)