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 family atmosphere. Learning so much.

    thumb Ashlin Pahulu

    5 star review  

    thumb Irish Tariau

    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)

    5 star review  Clinch is a home away and a family away from family I have no regrets about being a proud member for over five years I love this club

    thumb mark watson

    5 star review  I just can't keep away from this place

    thumb Driver 6 Pryors

    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  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  Nice gym! Not as crowded as the others. The mats are clean and the toilet is well maintained. Coaches and practitioners are very friendly and family-oriented. Visit Clinch and see it for yourself!

    thumb Monica Blanca Monterozo

    5 star review  My 9yr old had his first class tonight and he loved it now my 23yr old son wants to attend the adult classes Friendly environment for families highly recommend

    thumb Awhina Rogers