Thursday, November 26, 2009

Minol BJJ Seminar @ Axis Jiu-Jitsu Club Gold Coast

On Friday 20th November Minol held a BJJ Seminar at Axis Jiu-Jitsu Club located in the Very warm Gold Coast. Thanks to Jason Roebig for letting Minol organize this seminar at his club and all the Axis students who was there on the day.

I really enjoyed the seminar with all friendly and dedicated people,
I hope everyone learned and had fun with the little bit I showed.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Hi Guys, be aware that I will be away until the 25/11 so the following dates we won't be having training.
21/11 - 23/11
Paul will be taking the Wednesday and Thursday training.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Congratulations to Shaw and Kirri for the announcement of their engagement.
The wedding should be in a Gi and NoGi outfit for everyone!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Saturday we couldn't use the pcyc for training and the weather was "great" as you can see on the photo, so we (Minol, Phil, Edwin, Shaw, Trotsky, Kirri and Broc) decided to go to the beach and do some beach wrestling. We'll be doing this more often in "summer" time.
We did some stuff there and it was a pretty good day.
Phil if you're reading this next time bring the rule book!
This is how the real weather was in the photo above. It was looking good in the morning
but by the time we got to the beach it was cloudy and windy, like it was just about to rain.
Typical Tasmania weather...

Beach wrestling

Apparently in a bid to give wrestling greater appeal to television audiences, FILA adopted beach wrestling as an official discipline during 2004–2005. Beach wrestling is standing wrestling done by wrestlers, male or female, inside a sand-filled circle measuring 6 meters (20 ft) in diameter with only two weight categories, heavy and light. The objective is to throw an opponent or take the opponent to their back. The wrestlers wear swimsuits rather than special wrestling uniforms. Wrestlers may also wear spandex or athletic shorts.


The rules for Beach Wrestling are simple: men wear athletic swimming trunks and women wear one or two piece bathing suits. Wrestling is on a sand surface, with a 20' diameter circle marked in the sand. Matches start in the standing position and last 3 minutes. Athletes may not kick, punch, or attack the face or hair.

To win a Beach Wrestling match, an athlete must do one of the following:

  • Score a fall by forcing the opponent's shoulders to the sand
  • Score two take downs
  • Score two throws
  • When the opponent is penalized twice for fleeing the competition area
  • Scoring one take down and having one fleeing call against the opponent
  • If the three minute period ends in a draw, the athletes wrestle in overtime until the winning points / fall are attained

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pan Pacific 2009

Our club did pretty well with a small number of competitors,
becoming 11th place on Male with 45 points and
7th place on Junior with 12 points out of 36 clubs.
Hopefully next year we go in a bigger group and bring home at least a 3rd place trophy.


Minol Tavares Tutida
Gold medal - 79kg Adult Black belt Gi
Bronze medal - 79kg Adult Black belt NoGi
Paul Sayers
Silver medal - 79kg Adult Brown belt NoGi
Bronze medal - 91kg Adult Brown belt Gi
Phil Koidis
Gold medal - Open Master Brown belt Gi
Silver medal - Open Master Brown belt NoGi
Bronze medal
- 91kg Adult Brown belt NoGi
Andrew Hunt
Gold medal - 73kg Adult Purple belt Gi
Shaw Dean
Gold Medal - 85kg Adult Novice NoGi

And shame the referee was soooo bad at Nick Mackenzie's fight...
Next time use something tighter Fanta!
(We know you won that fight)

Check the full results on the link bellow:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Launceston Open BJJ Tournament 2009

Thank you for all competitors and congratulations for the victory!!


Thursday, September 3, 2009


Thanks to the students who went all the way to Adelaide and thanks for the support as well.
Unfortunately we didn't get the results I wanted, but I'm sure we'll do better at the Pan Pacific, so train harder!
Minol - Black Belt - Adult division
1st Nogi 73-79kg
2nd Nogi Open Weight
3rd Gi U85kg

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tasmanian Jiu Jitsu Championship 2009 (results)

Congratulations to all club members who competed!
And big thanks to families and friends for the support.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tasmanian Jiu Jitsu Championship 2009

For more information contact:
mobile: 0414 516 674
visit the website:

Friday, June 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Now you can get one of the best fight 
magazine from Brazil at our club!!
Our club now is listed on the Gracie Mag Association!
The magazines are A$10 each, which is a saving of A$4.
Please let me know if you want a copy, because numbers are limited...


Thursday, February 19, 2009


Congratulations to new colour belts.

from top left: Tom, Reason, Matt G., Simon B. (Blue Belts)

from bottom left: Paul S. & Matt C. (Brown Belts)

Master Wilson Red Belt!!!!!!!

On the 15 of February 2009 Master Wilson got his Red Belt in a Jiu-Jitsu event held in Sao Paulo city. Now He is a Grand Master and he says this victory is for all of us.
Master Rocha(Minol's first Instructor and Master Wilson's student) doing Master Wilson's new belt

Grand Master Wilson with his Red Belt
Some of the Master's present on the event

Friday, January 30, 2009

Grand Master Helio Gacie has passed away....

The legendary master and head of the Gracie family, Helio Gracie has passed away at the age of 95. Helio was a father to 9 children including UFC great Royce Gracie. It was said to be believed that Helio passed away while he was in his sleep, but prior to that he was admitted into a local hospital in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil due to pain in his stomach. Helio Gracie passed away in his home in Itaipaiva a small town in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. 
Helio Gracie was the youngest of 8 childrren and started to learn the disciplines of Jiu Jitsu by watching his Brother Carlos teach classes and later made changes to the techniques to call it Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Helio was known for going to Japan to challenge Masahiko Kimura, a fight in which his brother Carlos had to throw in the towel after Kimura had broken his arm after applying a shoulder lock that now in modern day MMA is a known submission hold.
Gracie's son, Rorion was the man who first implemented the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 1993 where back in that time the fights were a no holds barred like atmosphere in the Octagon which was known as the dark days of the sport where Helio's son, Royce won the first ever UFC tournament which pretty much cemented his legacy as a mixed martial artist.
Helio is survived by his wife, Vera his sons, Royce, Royler, Rickson, Rorion, Rolker, Relson, Robin his daughters Rerika and Ricci and a large number of nephews, nieces and grandchildren as well.


Even that my Jiu Jitsu style doesn't come from Helio Gracie I respect him for what he did to this great martial art we have today. Helio was also the founder of the first Jiu Jitsu Federation in Brazil, and today became the International Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Even being a Grand Master Helio was always learning and teaching new things too, and at the age of 95 years old he still wore his Gi for training. I didn't have a chance to meet him but I leave here my word to say THANK YOU Helio Gracie for what you've done to Jiu Jitsu and wherever you are rest in peace.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Some training in Brazil

Master Wilson at his favorite spot after training, drinking his beer...
Master Armando, Minol, Master Wilson, Esther and Minol Jr.
(we're missing another Master in this photo, which is Master Rocha who was Minol's first instructor.)
I could be wrong but I think no other academy has 3 Masters to learn from.
Minol and Fernando.
(one of the best training partner for Minol)

Minol training with Master Armando.
(Master Armando is 73 years old and still wrestling!!)

World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup

Hey guys, the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup trials will be held in Sydney on the 8th February 2009. It's a big competition with prize money and it is worth giving it a go!
For more information
click on the link bellow...