Tu Kaha


What does Tu Kaha mean?
Tu Kaha [Maori: tu, to stand + kaha, strong]
Jiu Jitsu [Japanese: jiu, soft + jitsu, art]

Who We Are

Tu Kaha is an affiliation of like-minded individuals with a passion for the sport and art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We seek to create an atmosphere of empowerment, self-discovery, personal growth and expression, through physical movement and fitness.



Headed by 3rd-degree Black Belt Pedro Fernandes, Tu Kaha Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers superior instruction and training for men and women. We provide a friendly and safe atmosphere for both newcomers and those already in the sport, and the opportunity to learn from the best BJJ instructors in New Zealand.


We are a full-time martial arts academy with morning, lunchtime, afternoon, and evening classes Monday to Sunday. So no matter how busy you are, you can fit training into your schedule. Train when it suits YOU, or train as much as you want!


Choose from our range of classes, including beginners and advanced BJJ, Kids Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and personal instruction. Whether you’re looking to get in shape, interested in effective self-defense training, or a serious martial artist and competitor, Tu Kaha will help you achieve your goals.