50 students turn up to try working there way up the difficult path to their BJJ Black belt .
This year saw 2 new BJJ black belts. Stuart Nairne and Andrew Hale.
David Nagel and Glen Hugo Were awarded Brown Belts.
New purple belts included Stu Morton, Rob Hill, Andrew Button, Nick Pudney, Karl King, Troy TeAo and David O’Donnell.
Congrats to the new blue belts -Who took a pounding and all who gain a stripe
Merry Xmas and Happy New year to all the grappler’s out there.
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In the last few seconds of the last round on the Saturday 12th December, Haydn Clasby from Submission Martial Arts (NZ) suffered a serious injury to his neck. This injury was sustained in a controlled BJJ environment and was a freak accident.
Haydn broke one of his vertebrae in his neck and damaged his C5, C6, C7, he is paralysed from the shoulders down at present. At the end of this week they will operate and put a plate into his neck.
At the moment the Doctors are providing worst-case scenario information to us, but due to the complexity of the injury it is going to be a wait and see. So as we all sit here with all our fingers and toes crossed, the initiative has been taken and an account has been opened in Haydn’s name at Kiwi Bank.
The aim of this account is to provide funds towards the costs of Haydn’s recovery and to help his partner Gen and family as they take extensive time off work to support Haydn during his recovery.
Any contribution no matter how small would be greatly appreciated.
Following are the account details for anyone wanting to contribute.
Haydn Recovery – M E McDonald
38 9000 0109787 02
A paypal donation link has also been set up for anyone overseas wishing to contribute to Haydn’s fund.
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