Klaus Burton



Blue belt

Last night (15th) I got promoted to blue belt by my BJJ instructor Geoff Grant, I’m really happy about it! It has been a hard year for me, I lost my fiance and my home, two of my best friends moved away and some other stuff, and now this great thing happened. The belt really […]

John Will seminar technical notes

Last night at GSW we had a seminar from the legendary John Will. He covered lots of chokes and tips from a low knee-ride position. It was really great and I think I absorbed a lot of stuff and will try to use all of it. I’m gonna write down some of the things he […]

Grappling comp

Last Saturday I went to a grappling competition in Palmerston North to support my teammates who were competing. We had a great turnout and it was really inspiring for me. I had originally planned to compete but with the staph infection and flu in the month before the event, I had only had 2 training […]

Some personal breakthroughs

I’ve been training regularly lately, finally having a long injury-free period so I’m making full use of it! I’m doing 7am classes as well as the ones starting at 6:30pm. I’ve got my friend Duncan Stuart coming along to the night classes too which is really fun and he seems to be a natural with […]


I’m still training regularly, though I have yet to get back into the wrestling and striking aspects this year. I will look to start them again at Lockdown MMA soon but it’s about finding a balance that my body can handle. Last year my training ebbed and flowed because my body couldn’t keep up with […]

Massive weekend

Last weekend my fiance and I traveled to Auckland for some things; we got a new car, saw some family, and went to the New Zealand trials for the Abu Dhabi World champs to support our teammates Patrick Te Tau, Amy Barratt-Boyes and James Sullivan. We had an awesome time and they got a bunch […]

Back to enjoyment

I’ve been back at jiu jitsu training lately and I’m really loving it. I’ve had one “episode” last Saturday so that shows the problem hasn’t been fully fixed but it has been pushed back and I can work with that now. So hopefully I won’t have to talk about that anymore! I’ve been doing training […]

Back at it

I’ve spent the last few weeks on a forced break from training because of a knee injury but I went in last night and it seems good. Last night we did a bunch of gi chokes which seemed pretty effective, must have looked pretty funny afterwards when we all walked out with swollen red necks! […]


One of my training partners Patrick Te Tau travels to Australia fairly regularly to compete in BJJ tournaments and these are his latest 2 wins. We’re all really proud of him.