Tuesday, October 18, 2011

True New Blue - Yan Yan Yan

After 4 years of training in KLN BJJ, Yan Yan Yan was promoted to blue belt on last Saturday.
Well deserved Yan x 3.

....he deserved


This is KLN BJJ. Osu.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Over Due Update ABD Pro Results

Better late than never here are some video and pics from the Shanghai and Macau ABD Pro trials:

KLN BJJ Results

Shanghai ABD Pro Trials:

Kojima - took gold in the purple absolute
Sindy - Silver in the womens absolute in her first BJJ tournament!
Johnny - Bronze in his weight category

Macau Trials:

Tom - Took gold in weight and absolute White Belt
Taki - Took Silver in Black Belt Absolute
Matthew - Took Gold in Weight Category and shared absolute with Hoin

Monday, September 26, 2011


25th, September, 2011 - Venetial Resourt Hotels

* Novice
1st : Ryan Cheng (HK JJ)

1st : Sean Soclayz (KLN BJJ)
2nd : Awa Ahuen (KLN BJJ)

1st : Andrew Wong Kee (Grips)
2nd : Jordan Roberts (Grips)
3rd : Paulo Ribeiro (Fusion)
3rd : Shun Litavongcharoen (KLN BJJ)

1st : John Skoykles (Grips)
2nd : Tom Crawford (KLN BJJ)

1st : Andy Bachtiar (Grips)
2nd : Yokozuna (KLN BJJ)

1st : Jordan Roberts (Grips)
2nd : Tom Crawford (KLN BJJ)
3rd : John (Grips)

* Advance
1st : Andrew Leone (Nova Union Juggernaut)
2nd : Leo Lui (KLN BJJ)

1st : Rodrigo Caporal (Grips)
2nd : Andy Wang (Taiwan BJJ)

1st : Rodrigo Caporal (Grips)
2nd : Andrew Leone (Nova Union Juggernaut)

3rd : Andy Wang (Taiwan BJJ)
3rd : Leo Lui (KLN BJJ)

1st : Grips
2nd : KLN BJJ
3rd : Nova Union Juggernaut

Weekend copmetition results

ROAD TO ABD PRO IN SOUTH CHINA 24th, Sep, 2011 - Venetian resourt hotel

-62kg/White belt/Female
1st : Hiromi Kaji (HK JJ)
2nd : Simoni Yun (Fusion)
3rd : Hin Tung Li (KLN BJJ)
3rd : Winnie Gu (Hero SH)

-65kg/White belt/Male
1st : Tad Kawakita (Grips)
2nd : Ryan (HK JJ)
3rd : Henry Tong (Kylin JJ)
3rd : Eric Jerusalem (Fusion)

-74kg/White belt/Male
1st : Alessandro Radici (Grips)
2nd : Alan Tek (Fusion)
3rd : Victor Kam (KLN BJJ)
3rd : Diniz Pinhal (Fusion)

-92kg/White belt/Male
1st : Jordan Roberts (Grips)
2nd : Francisco Kim (Grips)
3rd : Lucus (KLN BJJ)

+92kg/White belt/Male
1st : Tom Crawford (KLN BJJ)
2nd : Adrian Webber (Grips)
3rd : Yokozuna (KLN BJJ)

Absolute/White belt/Male
1st : Tom Crawford (KLN BJJ)
2nd : Calvin Chan (Grips)
3rd : Tony Wong (Grips)
3rd : Diniz Pinhal (Fusion)

-65kg/Blue Belt/Male
1st : Andrew Leone (NU Juggernaut)
2nd : Herbert Ling (Grips)
3rd : Max Mak (Fusion)
3rd : Gus Liem (KLN BJJ)

-74kg/Blue belt/Male
1st : Donald Tong (Fusion)
2nd : James Li (Fusion)
3rd : John Hon (Grips)

-83kg/Blue belt/Male
1st : Gabriel Arroyo (Grips)
2nd : Matt Tremblay (Grips)
3rd : Joseph Kovacs (Grips)
3rd : Johny Sigh (Grips)

-92kg/Blue belt/Male
1st : Haruki Adachi (HK JJ)
2nd : John Skoykles (Grips)

+92kg/Blue belt/Male
1st : Marcus Hallow (Fusion)
2nd : Andrew Fung (Grips)

-65kg/Purple belt/Male
1st : Richard Kua (Atos VPF)
2nd : Andy Chan (Kylin)
3rd : Gary Huen (Versus)

-83kg/Purple belt/Male
1st : Matthew (KLN BJJ)
2nd : Douglas Pietrse (Grips)
3rd : Hoin (KLN BJJ)
3rd : Ramiro (Fusion)

Absolute/Purple belt/Male
1st : Matthew (KLN BJJ)
2nd : Hoin (KLN BJJ)
3rd : Richard Kua (Atos VPF)
3rd : Douglas Pietrse (Grips)

Absolute/Black + Brown belt/Male
1st : Rodrigo Caporal (Grips)
2nd : Taki (KLN BJJ)
1st : Grips
2nd : KLN BJJ
3rd : Fusion
* If you find mistakes, please kindly inform to info@kln-bjj.com , Thank you!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

KLN BJJ CUP - Vol. 2 / Results and things

Thanks to Henry and Armrock Ltd., for sponsoring for titled competition.
We had a good fun Saturday.

1st place : Big tall, Tom (He showed techniques without using power and weight) - Won HKD1,000 but spent in Siuro bar on same night.

2nd place : Kojima - Won HKD500 but spent more than HKD500 in Siuro bar on same night.

3rd places : Owen and Cobby's dad Joe

There will be Nishi's farewell party week. Lets send the last Samurai back home drunk!!

Love you all.,


Friday, August 12, 2011

Daikichi does it Again

Our boxing instructor 'Daikichi' again wont again!, he won a professional boxing match held in Samoa!! He is now looking for the next opportunity to fight in professional match, it could be in September in Hong Kong!
Once the match is fixed, we will update everyone.

Daikichi's boxing class is held at 17:30 every Sunday, don't miss it.

Monday, August 8, 2011


On 20th AUGUST (SATURDAY) we will hold an intra BJJ competition, KOWLOON CUP 2.
This will be like a rehearsal for coming competitions in September, Abudhabi pro trial Shanghai, Abudabi pro Macau and ADCC Macau.

Date       : 20th AUGUST (SATURDAY)
Time       : 16:30 ~
Venue     : at KLNBJJ
Rule        : IBJJ rule
                  6min / match
                 Handicap system ; Blue belt -10 points, purple – 20points
                 Absolute category.
                We will have women category this time.
Prize        : to be informed.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New BJJ Fundamentals Class

There will be a new class targeted at BJJ fundamentals. 

What:  The class will consist of working on fundamental BJJ and fundamental BJJ movements.  The focus of the class will not be on advanced techniques but how to correctly execute fundamental techniques, positions and movements.  There will be no cardio training or hard warmup

Why: BJJ Fundamentals are important techniques and movements that every BJJ player needs to know. Examples would be closed guard, 1/2 guard, fundamental passing guard, basic throwing techniques, triangle from guard, armbar from guard , kimura from guard.

Who: This class is aimed primarily at inexperienced BJJ players but everyone is welcome to join

Where: KLN BJJ Gym

When: Saturdays 3-4pm, directly after kids class, if there is enough demand in future a second class will be scheduled on Sundays

Upcoming Competition

Thailand Aug 21 - http://www.bjj-asia.com/2011/07/bjjat-presents-no-gi-festival.html

Shanghai Sep 11 -

Japan Sep 18 - Mega Fight Japan

Macau Sep 24-25 http://www.bjj-asia.com/2011/07/abu-dhabi-pro-adcc-tournaments-macau.html

Philippines October 8-9 - http://www.bjjfp.com/dojo/?q=node/161

Japan October 8-9 - http://www.bjj-asia.com/2011/07/www.html

Thailand Oct 22-23 - http://www.bjj-asia.com/2011/07/just-got-back.html

Korea Oct 15-16 -

Malaysia Oct 29-30  -

Indonesia Nov 19 -

Monday, July 25, 2011

Taiwan 2011 Roundup

KLN BJJ took 10 competitors to the Taiwain BJJ Comp 2011.  It was a very well run and professional event.  KLN BJJ took the second place trophy in the team standing for the gi event.   Thanks to everyone who supported the team.  Thanks to everyone who took video, especially Henry and Lucas.  Also thanks to Kojima for being the team cheerleader.  Below is a summary with pictures and videos.

Taki - took silver in both the heavy weight gi and absolute no-gi losing to a much bigger opponent each time.

Kojima - didnt make weight (4kg over) but competed in the gi absolute KLN BJJ swept 1st and 2nd place.

Matthew - won weight gi division and swept the absolute with Kojima and took silver in the no-gi weight class

Yan Yan Yan- took second place in his weight division gi

Fei - took second place in the gi absolute and 3rd place in his weight division

Ken - took first place in his weight division

Henry - had two tough fights in his weight division gi and no-gi

Vincent - had a tough fight in his weight division won two fights in the absolute losing to teamate Fei in the absolute

Lucas - had a tough fight in his weight division but had a sweet armbar in the absolute.  Lucas didnt make weight but went outside ran around in the sun like man then made weight

Full results:



Friday, July 8, 2011

The Ninja is Coming

KLN BJJ proudly brings 2011 brown belt world champion, Lee "The Ninja" Sang Su as our guest instructor for a month. Lee is a technical fighter with a lot of competition experience. He is originally from Nagoya, Japan and trains under Prof. Makoto Ikuta, who is also very good friend and one of the teachers of KLN BJJ. Thank you very much to Ikuta-san for bringing this opportunity to Hong Kong!  Thanks Kojima-san for helping to arrange his coming

PERIOD : 16/Aug/2011 - 14/Sep/2011 (2 x classes a day)
PRIVATE LESSONS : HKD380/hour, HKD450/hour for small groups.

For inquiries and booking : info@kln-bjj.com 90987429 (Kei)





COPA DE HONG KONG 2 - 1st Place

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday July 01 2011 Holiday Schedule

Just a reminder to everyone we will have open mat from 3pm Friday July 01 2011.  Do not come at night there will be no night classes.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Preventing and Healing BJJ Injuries

Disclaimer - Always seek advice from a competent medical professional.

Injuries Do Happen
 One of the simple facts of BJJ is that you will pick up injuries most will be small and easily overcome.  Realizing that BJJ comes with some risk is part of the process of preparing yourself to prevent injuries and recover quickly when they do happen.  BJJ is a combat sport and does require a certain level of fitness, the following are some fitness areas required in BJJ.

Are You a Competitor?
 Firstly if you are doing BJJ as a hobby and are not interested in competing, that is perfectly fine, you will not need the highest levels of conditioning.  If you plan to compete and compete on a regular basis a much higher level of conditioning is necessary.  Whatever your participation level a certain degree of conditioning is necessary requirement of BJJ.  Yes, technique is the highest goal but strength is need to perform the techniques.

Before you begin sparring or other BJJ related activities make sure you warmup properly.  Warmup to the point you break a light sweat.  This is especially needed in colder weather.  Cold tight ligaments and joints are more susceptible to injury.  In warming up, start very slow and build up. Starting off with a fast paced jog is not a proper warm up. The slow warm up should last for at least 10 minutes. No sudden, quick atheletic type movements should be made during this time until the body is warm. (have a light sweat)

 Most people dislike building their cardio.  It is a sweaty and hard process but it is necessary for functional sparring, also allowing you to spar longer and train more effectively.  Also building cardio is generally a healthy choice; most doctors recommend 30 minutes of elevated heart exercise every day.  If you’re a competitor a high level of cardio is necessary to compete well.  Burpees, sprawls, running stairs, running hills, running, jumping jacks are great exercises for building cardio.

Weight Training
Although BJJ is not about raw strength, technique is the ultimate goal; a certain level of strength is required to do BJJ.  It is important for anyone participating in BJJ to have a certain level of conditioning and that includes the strength and muscles to prevent injury. Kettle bells are one weight that is widely used in the grappling community to improve core strength.  Get someone to show you how to use kettle bells and other weights; don’t attempt them on your own.  Other weights such as barbells, dumbbells and others are also acceptable.

Bodyweight Exercises
Bodyweight exercises serve as another way of conditioning your body for grappling\BJJ.  Exercises like pushups, burpees, pullups, triangle armbar situps among others are great bodyweight exercises.

Dynamic Body Exercise

Dynamic body exercises build movement into your training regime.  Movements on the mats, shrimping, bear walk, army man crawl. Shoulder neck shoulder and others build fundamental movements necessary for BJJ aswell as improving balance, co-ordination.   For those interested in a higher level, gymnastics and ginastica natural are more advanced dynamic body exercises.

Some people are naturally flexible and other people really have to work on it.  Stretching is an important part of preventing injury and overall body fitness.  So if you’re flexible or not so flexible stretching is necessary.  If you plan to be a competitor consider doing yoga or Pilates.

If You Are Injured
Always seek advice from a competent medical professional.   Listen to a competent Doctor; get a second or third opinion if necessary.  Sorry but Traditional Chinese Doctors are not competent, for the most part.  If you think a bone is broken then get an x-ray, if you think a ligament is torn get an MRI.  X-rays cannot help diagnosing torn ligaments. Broken bones and torn ligaments are uncommon in BJJ.  Most BJJ injuries are not serious but as with all sports there is a risk of serious injuries.

Common BJJ Injuries
Common injuries include pulled muscles, tweaked fingers, stubbed toes, sore knees.  For most injuries occurring on the mat ice is the first remedy, without fail ice should be applied to pulled muscles and aforementioned injuries.  Ice should not be applied to cramps. Tigerbalm or other topical heating agent can be applied to cramps.


Prevention – once you are injured stop training and other activities that would further injure or aggravate the injury.

Rest – rest the properly and  get at least 8 hours of sleep

Ice – ice reduces swelling and speeds up the swelling process

Compression – apply a compression brace or bandage to the injured area, compression reduces swelling and protects the injured area.  There are many credible resources online for applying bandages.

Elevation – elevating means placing the injured body part above the heart (if possible) to facilitate better circulation; better circulation means your injury will heal easier.

Other Injury Helpers

NSAID (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) – are drugs that help reduce swelling and inflammation letting the blood flow easier to the injured area and heal faster.  Common NSAIDs are ibuprofen and Acetaminophen.  In HK you must approach a pharmacist or Doctor to get an NSAID, describing your injury to them should be sufficient to get the NSAID.  Be sure to inform them if you have any drug allergies.

Taping Injures – injuries such as tweaked fingers, toes and knees can be taped to protect and prevent further injury.  There are many credible resources online about taping injures.  Tape can be bought from your local pharmacy.

Braces – Most local sports shops will provide you an appropriate brace to either protect or support your injured area.  Doctors may also recommend a brace for an injury. For more serious injures Doctors advise is very necessary.  Not all braces are made the same, talk to more experiences BJJ players about your injury and they may have some friendly advice.

Whey Protein – Consuming whey protein after practice and after rehabilitating injures, especially muscle injuries improves muscle strength and healing.  Whey protein is absorbed immediately in the blood stream facilitating quick muscle repair.

Topical Heating Agents- for sore muscles tigerbalm, bengay or other topical heating agents may be applied.  Although ice is a better option for convenience sake topical heat agents may be used.

Other Topical Agents – there are anti-inflammatory topical agents that can be applied to injured areas.  Again in HK you will need to talk to your Doctor or pharmacist to get a hold of some.

The Sexy Ear
Cauliflower Ear – is a common BJJ injury.  Medically it is referred to as hematoma auris, perichondrial hematoma, or traumatic auricular hematoma.  What happens is that the skin of the ear becomes separated from the cartilage of the ear.  This space between the skin and the cartilage fills with liquid, usually a combination of blood, puss and other liquid.  If this liquid is not drained and the skin reattached to the cartilage it will harden to look something like a cauliflower.   The liquid can be drained by a Doctor but in Hong Kong the Doctor may not be familiar with how to drain the ear.  There are plenty of videos on youtube illustrating how to drain it yourself.

  1. If you want to take care of the problem yourself:
  2. Drain the liquid with a needle and syringe, may be bought from a local pharmacy.  This may need to be done on a daily basis until no more liquid fills the ear
  3. Apply constant pressure to reattach the skin to the cartilage, some people use a clothespin or noseplug for swimming
  4. Apply ice and a topical anti-inflammatory agent
  5. Take an NSAID to reduce the swelling

Most Importantly Don’t be Stupid
  • Countless time I have seen people show up to the gym and spar like it is the final of the mundials.  Rough and irresponsible sparring leads to greater injuries.  Hard and determined sparring is different than being crazy and stupid.  Sparring safely with your partner is part of training BJJ.  
  • If you are a smaller person know your limits don’t spar with a bigger person just to prove a point, spar with people your own size or slightly bigger until you are comfortable.
  •  If you are a new white belt don’t spar with other new white belts give it 3 months of sparring with color belts.  Don’t spar with that crazy white belt that came in the door let the more experience students educate him on how to spar safely and properly.  
  • No one likes to tap and there is nothing wrong with not tapping easily however not tapping just to prove your "tough" that is a great recipe for a broken bone or other injury.  
  • If you don’t know a submission especially leg attacks don’t try them until a higher belt has explained it to you.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kowloon Cup: Results

The first Kowloon Cup his finished and here are the results:

1) Kojima
2) Awa
3) Johnny
4) Yan Yan

Everyone had a good time and there was a good atmosphere, standby for Kowloon Cup part 2.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kowloon Cup

Hi members

I am going to organize an internal competition as follows.

Date      : 25th JUNE (SATURDAY) from 16:00~
Venue     : at KLNBJJ
Category : for White/Blue/Purple belt (only for KLNBJJ members)
Weight    : absolute category
Winner prize  : HKD500 cash for 1st place
                        Maybe some more prizes
Participation fee : free
Rule       : under IBJJF rule
Special rule : Handicap system = blue belt -10points, purple belt -20points
                         For example, if white belt and blue belt fight, game will start from points “0 – 10”, if white and purple = ‘0-20”

It is FUN match, as well as preparation for coming Taiwan competition.
If you can feel competition is different from sparring, it would be fine. I wish many people participate!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Takifestival and Grand Opening Roundup

 Thanks to everyone who helped at the opening party.  It was a pretty epic party with lots of fun and games.  The punisher and friend put on a magic show, there was a sumo wrestling contest, and a tuna cutting demonstration!

  • Thanks to the punisher and friend for the epic magic show 
  • Thanks to Kei and is boss for organizing the Tuna cutting demonstration
  • Thanks to Kubo-san and his wife for coming all the way down from Japan
  • Thanks to Venessa and all the rest who brought cake
  • Thanks to Jacky for helping to organize the catering and food
  • Thanks to Chelsea for making the jello shots, buying party supplies and organizing the games
  • Thanks to Gus for bringing celebs
  • Thanks to Tom for creating the timeline and getting ice etc
  • Thanks to Henry for being the MC
  • Thanks to everyone who helped cleanup, keep the beer cold etc 

Here, I would like to add more thanks to the people who helped for setting-up of the new gym, which I (Taki) would like all members to know…

-        Donnie, his wife, his mother, and his staffs, spent a lot of time to set up the gym. Almost all of the jobs were done in free…
-        Nobu WAKAMIYA, a business partner/boss of Kei, kindly donated wall mirrors and a whole Tuna fish from Japan.
-        Tom, Kei, Kojima,Matthew, helped installing mats, sometimes till midnight….
-        Awa, kindly helped all designing jobs such as making banner designs.
-        Adam, kindly gave us a financial support (big pre-pay).
-        Party committee?, Matthew, Forrest, Chelsea, Awa, Jacky, Henry for organizing a great party.  
-        All members who helped for moving, cleaning-up. Team-work is the strength of our club.

We received donations from 
  • Mr.Iwami, Mr.Kubo-san
  • Mr.Hasegawa (magazine writer)
  • Mr.Yamada (Shanghai Alavanca BJJ). 
 When you see them somewhere, please say hi.

Media Coverage:














Monday, June 6, 2011

Holiday Schedule June 06 2011

Training will start from 3pm Monday June 06 2011.  There will be no night classes.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sashimi Cutting Demonstration Tomorrow

Kei informed me tonight that he will bring a sashimi chef and tuna to be cut in a very special and spectacular demonstration.  Sashimi will be served after the demonstration.  So now if all you can drink and eat, the punisher, 18 litres of jungle juice and other epicness wasn't enough of a reason to come now you have one more.

19 Litres of Jungle Juice

Yup that will get you drunk!

150 Beers

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Schedule for Takifestival

4pm - 5.30pm General Socializing

6pm - Official Ceremony 
  • Introduction of Honored Guests
  • Photo Taking (kinda like a wedding) Leaders should wear something decent for the pics and also all members may bring a nice gi for picture taking.
  • Speeches and Toasting
  • Official announcing of the new blackbelt and official belt ceremony
  • Food: Finger food provided by catering
  • Drink: Wine and Beer

From 4 - 7pm is free but staying after 7pm is 250HKD per head, kids free

7pm - 9pm  Game for kids and food
  • Sumo wrestling tournament
  • Kids Games
  • Punisher does kids games
  • Food: Pizza
  • Drink: Jungle Juice, Wine and Beer

9pm Serious Drinking begins etc (Only Wine and Beer before 9pm)

  • Punisher comes out with the punishment for adults only.  Kids must leave by 9pm
  • Drink: Jungle Juice, Wine Beer and the Rest