New Zealand Instructors

Stuart Marks Stuart 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.



portrait-philipPhil 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-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.



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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.



instructor profile picJames Cherrie, Senior Instructor: Whangarei

One of the original members of the New Zealand team, James moved to Okinawa, Japan in 2007. He is now an active member of My BJJ Team Japan and is the instructor at My BJJ Team Okinawa. James’ classes include members of the US military as well as Japanese locals. He is also certified in MMA strength and conditioning.



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.


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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.