Why Train at Tu Kaha?


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is one of the fastest-growing martial arts in the world that is one of the core sports of mixed martial arts (MMA), as made popular by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. If you are interested in training BJJ, the first and most important step is choosing the right academy and coaches for yourself. Ultimately, you should ask yourself:-

  • What suits your personality?
  • What are your goals?
  • What do you value for your time and tuition?

Here are a few reasons why you should seriously consider Tu Kaha as your choice. We have been providing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in Auckland, NZ since 2004. In this time, we have trained and coached champion Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors, as well as helped normal people learn Jiu Jitsu and to live the healthy and fun BJJ lifestyle.

Tu Kaha’s head coach is Pedro Fernandes, a highly accomplished champion Black Belt and respected instructor. In addition to that we offer the highest level of quality with the most experienced teaching staff in New Zealand, measured by time spent on the mats as well as belt level. You will be able to learn from, and roll with, highly experienced Black Belts and Brown Belts in all our adult classes.


However, we believe Tu Kaha’s most important characteristic is that we are not just a martial arts club, but a FAMILY of people passionate about the BJJ lifestyle.

If being around people who are genuinely friendly, open and respectful is important to you, then Tu Kaha is the right place for you! Whether your goal is to become a champion, to learn self defence, or simply to get fit and have fun, we will provide you world class training in a family environment.

Don’t just take our word for it. Come try a class with us for free, or if you’re a member of Les Mills gym, a whole week for free!