New Zealand Instructors

portrait-stuStuart Marks, Principal Instructor: Dunedin

As a partner and Principal Instructor at Oceania Fitness Solutions in Dunedin, New Zealand, Stuart was the first myBJJ Team student to be graded all the way from white to black belt under Head Instructor Mario Yokoyama. A passionate and technical instructor, Stuart often travels to Australia to keep up-to-date with the myBJJ curriculum and team news.




Phil Lindsay, Senior Instructor: Dunedin

An experienced and successful MMA and BJJ competitior, Phil is a partner and Senior Instructor at Oceania Fitness Solutions in Dunedin, New Zealand. As an instructor, Phil regularly travels to Australia to update his skills and knowledge under Mario Yokoyama, can often be found coaching and leading his students by example at national and international competitions.



portrait-benoitBenoit Auvray, Assistant Instructor: Dunedin

Benoit is a successful BJJ competitor with a strong interest in MMA. He frequently travels overseas for work affording him the opportunity to train with other BJJ clubs and organisations. Benoit teaches our beginners’ Fundamentals Class, as well as providing a supporting role for our senior instructors in the other programs.



portrait-dave-daviesDavid Davies, Assistant Instructor: Dunedin

A long time student of Oceania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (New Zealand), Dave has developed a solid understanding of BJJ basics. He is methodical in his approach and provides a valuable contribution on the mats. Dave assists with the Kid’s and Youth Jiu-Jitsu classes.



portrait-petePeter Menhinick, Assistant Instructor: Dunedin

Peter is an athletic character who brings detailed technique to the mat, including a strong interest in cardio and conditioning training. Peter enjoys competing and has won many competitions both at national and international level. Peter assists all the senior instructors with their classes.



portrait-grahamGraham Beckett, Assistant Instructor: Dunedin

Graham is a keen competitor and has a strong interest in competitive BJJ — both Gi and No-Gi — and MMA in general. The newest addition to our teaching team, Graham helps with the Purple Belt, Kids’ and Youth classes.




Portrait - 2014  - Jarror HalliganJarrod Halligan, Assistant Instructor: Dunedin

Jarrod teaches Blue Belt classes and enjoys competition.


portrait-dave-scott_official_157x157David Scott, Assistant Instructor: Dunedin

David comes from a background in Taekwon-Do and is particularly interested in the self-defence aspect of the art. He teaches some of the Blue Belt classes as well as assisting with the kids and youth classes. David also helps out with administration and maintenance of the website and database.




portrait_shane_157x157Shane Winterton, Assistant Instructor: Nelson

Based in Nelson, Shane has visited myTeam Jiu-Jitsu in Dunedin regularly over the past three years. He shares the same core values that makes make myTeam Jiu-Jitsu such a great place to train. Shane has trained in Jiu Jitsu both in the UK, as well here in NZ. Shane has experience in several martial arts, which spans a training history of over 20 years in the martial arts sector. With a professional background in education, Shane has a particular interest in how to best help each student to achieve their full potential.


portrait_Rob_157x157Rob Tregurtha, Assistant Instructor: Nelson

A long time training partner with Shane, Rob has joined with Shane to assist with teaching at our newest branch in Nelson. Rob firmly believes in the physical and mental benefits of jiu jitsu training and has trained in martial arts for 10 years in New Zealand, Thailand, and Japan. With 6 years of Jiu-Jitsu experience, Rob is always working on his game and keen to help others explore this gentle art. Rob particularly enjoys the self-defence and technical aspects that Jiu-Jitsu has to offer.

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