BJJ Instructor - Auckland
Karl Norton is our head BJJ instructor at the Auckland Maai Hyoshi Dojos.
He has been a keen martial arts enthusiast from a young age and trained in various martial arts such as Karate and Tae Kwon Do before fully committing to Ninjutsu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) as his core arts.
Today, Karl leads the BJJ School under head coach and technical advisor John Will of Will - Machado, Australasia. Karl has also travelled to John’s school in Melbourne, Australia on several occasions to further his development and skills in BJJ.
Karl, like long time friend and martial arts associate, Steven Cockell, enjoys taking a holistic approach to martial arts and establishing a solid foundation on which to build essential basics and skills. Karl also believes that modern martial arts are built around a series of plans and strategies - the better organised and resourced you are, the more enhanced your result will be.
Karl’s background in martial arts is as follows:
Karl currently lives in Auckland with his wife and 2 boys. His other interests include Rugby League and gym training.