Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1st-degree black belt from the famous Carlson Gracie Team. Based in Auckland New Zealand.

Currently teaching Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi and Submission Grappling out of the most successful MMA gym in New Zealand, City Kickboxing.

Photos from Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's post 07/11/2019

3 years and more with the black belt. I am grateful to be awarded the 1st degree today by my original coach, friend, and long time training partner Jose Gomes.
Privileged to receive this honour at the same time as my brother Renan Secco.

10 years of Jiu-Jitsu. I can recall when I started.

Thanks also to Eugene Bareman, Doug Viney and Adam Johnson for accepting me into and allowing me to continue my development as a martial artist.

Olavo Abreu as well for his role in my development years from Brown to Black.





@ Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Zealand

Timeline photos 07/10/2019

Success.

Timeline photos 07/10/2019

3 from 3 for at 243.

Great to see the results showing, after all the dedication and hardwork that is put in daily behind the scenes.

Inspirational.

Timeline photos 04/10/2019

CKB starting the weekend in Melbourne off as strong as possible.



next

243

Timeline photos 02/10/2019

We are here.

New Zealand taking over.

Timeline photos 29/09/2019

Last session done before a massive weekend in Melbourne for and New Zealand and Australian MMA.
48 on Friday; 24 on Saturday; followed by the big one, 243 on Sunday with the middleweight title going.
9 extremly talented hardworking CKB fighters in action over these 3 events.

All the work done. Results to follow.

UFC




Eternal MMA





Warriors Way

Timeline photos 18/09/2019

Pulled out my old team Gi today.
Been awhile since I represented the team.
Looking forward to going back to my roots and Gi Jiu-Jitsu where it all began.






#1

17/09/2019

Excited that I will be in Melbourne for Ben Royle upcoming fight.

A really interesting fight between a very talented upcomer and a veteran of the sport.

What a weekend. Eternal MMA 48 followed by UFC 243 the next day.

I believe that CKB has 7 fighters fighting in Melbourne over these 2 days. Busy times.

2 weeks out. Can't wait.

ETERNAL MMA 48 | FRIDAY OCTOBER 4TH | MELBOURNE PAVILION

ETERNAL MMA FEATHERWEIGHT FIGHT
RODOLFO MARQUES VS BEN ROYLE

We add another absolutely top notch fight to the stacked Eternal 48 card.

Vastly experienced BJJ Black Belt and owner of 25 wins in MMA, Rodolfo Marques, gets the chance to fight in front of his home city fans for the first time in over two and a half years. The charismatic Brasilian comes into this fight with a fire in his belly, looking for a good win to get himself in the mix with the fiercely competitive Eternal MMA Featherweight division.

Ben Royle has different plans, the Phuket Top Team standout is planning on ruining Rodolfo's home town party and propel himself back toward featherweight title contention.
With an aggressive Thai style and solid wrestling / BJJ, this fight makes for an absolute cracker, and another potential fight of the night.

This is MMA at the very highest level and another absolutely massive fight added to the already stacked Eternal MMA 48 card in Melbourne on Australian Fightweek.

Fightcard so far:

Eternal MMA Australian Middleweight Title
Isi Fitikefu (c) vs Kitt Campbell

Eternal MMA Australian Welterweight Title
Jack Della (c) vs Glen Pettigrew

Eternal MMA Australian Bantamweight Title
Mitch Martin (c) vs Ben Watson

Eternal MMA WMMA Australian Strawweight Title
Casey ONeill (c) vs Miki Motono

Abel Brites vs BJ Bland
Jacob Malkoun vs Sebastian Temesi
Chelsea Hackett vs Nicole Szepesvary
Steve Warby vs Duke Didier
Rodolfo Marques vs Ben Royle
Cam Rowston vs John Fraser

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Eternal MMA 48 promises the biggest domestic fightcard there has ever been, in what will be the biggest weekend of MMA Australia has ever seen, all in the country's sporting capital, Melbourne.

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Photos from Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's post 23/08/2019

These photos encapture a pervasive mental struggle. One that is present in all hard training sessions; an internal battle between two opposite personas within the mind competing for control of the body.
During any strenuous activity the body reaches a point where it starts to complain that it is tired, that is is fatigued.
One internal voice kicks in, it loudly and continually complains, whines and tells us to stop; it says that we need rest, that it is enough, even that it is too much.
At the same time another voice makes itself heard. It tells us to push on, that the fatigue we feel is a lie, that we know it is a survival mechanism of the body to conserve energy and that there is plenty left. It tells is that this is exactly where we need to be, what we need to be doing.
We must always listen to the second voice, this is the voice of productivity, of strength, and ultimately of success.
Unfortunately it is often the quieter of the two, therefore we must listen more carefully and pay heed to what it says. Ignore the loud, abrasive voice telling us to stop, telling us to quit. Instead listen to the quiet voice, the one that tells us to push hard, to drive through and reap the rewards of success.

@ City Kickboxing

Timeline photos 22/08/2019

UFC 243 Melbourne October 6 2019.

City Kickboxing is bringing the standard of MMA in New Zealand to new and higher levels.

2 on the card already. More to come? 🤔

#243

Timeline photos 15/08/2019

to the Bangkok Open. Circa 2015 or early 2016.

Training and competing in different countries around the world has been a blessing, and helped to open my mind to an array of different approaches to grappling.
I have meet and trained with all sorts of people from all manner of backgrounds. From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champions, top Wrestlers, Judo Olympians, to Sambo champions, as well as old school Catch Wrestlers.

All have vastly different approaches to the art of grappling. However all are effective and none are more effective than any of the others.
There are strengths and weaknesses within any martial art; and each of these styles has adapted and evolved around these, creating it's own unique approach to grappling.
It has been interesting for me to see not only the differences between the different grappling martial arts, but more so the similarities.
If one is truly serious about become a well rounded grappler, then it is imperative to cross train in other styles.

Photos from Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's post 14/08/2019

I like these pictures for what they captured in the moment.

As you can see (in the 3rd photo) I am paying close attention to teach some of the finer details of leg attacks.
Yet as you can see from his expression, I have not only missed the finer details, but also failed to grasp the fundamental basic concepts of the technique.

The thing with any martial art, is that no matter how much you know, and how good you get, you can never master, learn, or even know everything. Not even close.
This is particularly true of Jiu-Jitsu. There is just too much, and the martial art is constantly evolving.
I like the saying "the more you know, the more you realise how much you don't know", this is very true in Jiu-Jitsu.
There is no end, no destination, it is a journey. A journey that has no end; but the lack of an ending is the entire point, it is what makes it so great, so engaging, and so worthwhile.


@ Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Zealand

Photos from Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's post 12/08/2019

Throwback to circa 2015.

With Professor Chris Haueter, one of the (the first 12 non-Brazilian black belts).

This was a time when my grappling underwent a transformation. Prior I was predominantly focused on my guard and fighting off my back. Favoring submissions from the guard over having top control. While a legitimate tactic in Jiu-Jitsu and a important element of fighting in general, it does leave something to desired from achieving a well rounded style.

A series of events (including but not limited to a significant and lengthy paralysis of my left hand), as well training with various different personalities, modified my approach to become a much more balanced Grappler.

One of these influences was training with Professor Chris Haueter. He has a famous set of fundamental rules for grappling, and after training and learning from him, it that has stuck with me ever since.

Chris Haueter Golden Rules of Grappling:
1. Be the guy on top.
2. When on top, stay on top.
3. When on bottom, have a guard you shall not pass.
4. Never forget rule 1. Easily forgotten due to the seductive and rewarding nature of guard.


#12

Timeline photos 08/08/2019

By now I know this to be true.
Yet I could still do with reading this everyday as a reminder to myself.

Timeline photos 07/08/2019

Wednesday VO2 max wrestling done.

Timeline photos 06/08/2019

My No-Gi class at City Kickboxing is always packed.

It is a quiet class if less than 40 show.

Currently we are in our temporary spot waiting for the new space to be completed.
Excited for the new space, so the No-Gi grappling program can be expanded to new levels.

Timeline photos 06/08/2019

To have spent your entire life dedicated to the pursuit, study, perfection and teaching of one thing is something special.

This is personified in Jiu-Jitsu by the 9th degree black belt (Red belt).
A rank that literally takes a lifetime to achieve (48 years after receiving the black belt).
There have been about 45 BJJ Red belts ever in existence.

Timeline photos 05/08/2019

This was one of the more surprising gym locations I have visited. In Pennsylvania in the basement of a conventional gym/health club. It was literally a small room in the back with some old mats on the floor, with the strong smell of chlorine from the indoor swimming pool it shared a wall with.

Yet, as you can see from sweat in the photo, when I visited this gym was full of grappling beasts. The likes of and a group of other strong grapplers that I unfortunately did not get to know during my one time visit.

Thanks to for picking me up and driving down from New Jersey.

Would love to know who some of the other guys were.

Photos from Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's post 03/08/2019

Bit of grading today put me on the spot.

It is always nice to see people progressing on their personal Jiu-Jitsu journeys; and seeing peoples individual development is reassuring that we are doing something right.

I didn't get photos of everyone sorry. I will send through any I have for distribution.

@ City Kickboxing

Timeline photos 03/08/2019

City BJJ x Atos Auckland

Privileged to be sharing the mats and teaching Jiu-Jitsu alongside such positive people and knowledgeable instructors.

Timeline photos 02/08/2019

Kickboxing for Jiu-Jitsu.

01/08/2019

Perfect strangle. "For the choke, there are no tough guys." - Helio Gracie

The strangle in grappling is the equivalent of the knockout punch/kick in the striking martial arts.
It is a fight ender, once it is sunk in correctly there is no escape. No matter how strong, tough or conditioned you are, just like knockout blow, the strangle is game over.

Timeline photos 31/07/2019

A piece of wood, a simple door, an entry way into a room; taken and carved by hand to produce an absolute work of art.
The time, effort and persistence that has been put into creating this is inspiring on many levels.
The parallels between this door and the pursuit of refinement and perfection in martial arts is something that stuck with me and compelled me to take the picture.
If one was to pursue anything in life with such dedication and attention to detail, they would surely find great success.

30/07/2019

3 years ago I received my black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I started training in 2010 with no idea what I was doing with my life and even less idea what BJJ was.
6 years 10 months later when this photo was taken, I was training full time and co-owned one of the most successful BJJ gyms in New Zealand.
Here my coach from day 1 all the way through to black belt and present me with one of the great honours of my life.

@ Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu New Zealand

Timeline photos 30/07/2019

2017 No-Gi nationals.
🥇 advanced 85kg.
These were all tough matches, I enjoyed this competition a lot, even though I tore my MCL in the final match, and had to withdraw from the Absolute.

I have been from competing for awhile, and I am looking to make a return to the podium.

Timeline photos 30/07/2019

After winning No-Gi Nationals 2017.
always strong.
Black belt - 3 divisions, 3 champions, plus the absolute champion.

Photos from Ben Boyce Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's post 30/07/2019

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 1st-degree black belt from the famous Carlson Gracie Team. Now based in Auckland, New Zealand.

Currently teaching Jiu-Jitsu, No-Gi and Submission Grappling classes and private lessons out of the most successful Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym in New Zealand, and one of the top ranked MMA gyms in the world, City Kickboxing in Mount Eden.

Multiple time New Zealand champion in both the Gi as well as No-Gi. Competing in Jiu-Jitsu and grappling tournaments since 2010.

I have been living a fairly nomadic life training and competing around the world for the past few years, splitting my time between the South Island of New Zealand where I co-owned and operated one of the more successful BJJ gyms in the country, and living abroad for training purposes. I now hope to use the knowledge and experience I have gained to grow Jiu-Jitsu and grappling martial arts in New Zealand.

Contact me for more information on classes, or for private lesson inquiries.

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