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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes to the Hutt Valley

Friday 13 February 2009, 8:32PM
By GSW Martial Arts Lower Hutt


In March 2009, adults in the Hutt Valley will be able to try out a Martial Art that has revolutionized the way people view self-defense and Martial Arts.

GSW Martial Arts has been operating in Wellington for over 9 years and after several years of huge growth, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt, Geoff Grant, has decided to bring this exciting and challenging martial art to the Hutt.

Geoff has been an exponent of BJJ for over 13 years and is the only Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in the Wellington region. In fact there are only a handful of Black Belts in the country and only 2 of them are Kiwis!

Geoff began his martial arts training at the age of 17 and has practiced for almost 25 years. But it was a special trip to Melbourne in 1995 that led to him studying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Australasia’s most well-known and respected BJJ coaches - John Will.

John Will is one of Australia’s most recognizable Grappling Instructors and he has spent the last 13 years helping Geoff bring the art to Wellington students. In November 2007 John Will awarded Geoff with his BJJ Black Belt, sealing Geoff’s reputation as a dedicated and skilled instructor.

After years of running the highly successful GSW club in Wellington, Geoff secured a site on High St where Hutt Valley residents could find out for themselves what makes GSW and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu so popular.

Initially classes will be run on Mondays and Wednesdays for beginners and other classes will be scheduled once the facility is in full swing. As an introduction to BJJ, Geoff is offering 2 free trial lessons. For more information visit the schools web page

GSW Martial Arts Lower Hutt
L1, 223 High St
Lower Hutt
Hutt Valley, Wellington
Upstairs above TnT Children's Wear.