Welcome to the website of the New Zealand Jiu Jitsu School of Self Defence.
NZJJS has been teaching jiu jitsu in New Zealand since 1995. Our jiu jitsu derives from the teaching of Mikinosuke Kawaishi, brought to New Zealand in 1961 by Hans van Ess. In particular, we teach the Olivecrona Method of Kawaishi Jiu Jitsu, known since 2013 as Olivecrona Jiu Jitsu.
We focus on the self defence aspects of jiu jitsu, using principles-based learning methods. We also provide sport jiu jitsu training and competition for those interested.
NZJJS clubs are registered with the New Zealand Ju-Jitsu Federation. Our instructors have Federation coaching qualifications and our black belts have all had their grades verified and registered in the Public Register of Ju-Jitsu instructors and Black Belts.
Please explore our website to find out about the system of jiu jitsu we teach, our history, our instructors and how you can find NZJJS clubs. Find out what we have been up to recently and have a look at clips of training in our classes. If you can make it to one of them, we would be thrilled to see you.