Head Coach & Founder
Ngati Maniapoto, Ngā Puhi, Ngati Awa
Karl Norton is a 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt, Ninjutsu Black Belt and is head coach and founder of Clinch BJJ & MMA.
A student and former coach also of the Maai Hyoshi Dojos under Michael Gent, Karl teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under head coach John Will of Will – Machado, Australasia. Karl has competed in various national BJJ / Grappling tournaments and travels regularly to John Will’s school in Melbourne to further his development and skills in BJJ.
Karl is of Ngā Puhi, Ngati Rereahu / Ngati Maniapoto & Ngati Awa descent and currently lives in Auckland. His other interests include Rugby League and gym training.