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Moving Building

Hey Guys,

As a lot of you are aware Lion’s Den is moving premises on the 1st of October to 110 Cameron Street.
Due to the large amount of jobs needing to be completed and the upcoming school holidays.
Lion’s Den will be putting our classes on hold for the duration of the school holidays these dates being 26th September to 7th October.

The Last class at our old Facility being our Mums fitness class on
Friday 23rd September
Classes will resume on
Monday 10th October
At the new facility
110 Cameron Street.

Another thing to keep in mind is that with the move we have taken the opportunity to redo our registration forms, this means that everyone will be asked to complete the new registration forms upon arrival at the new gym. With this in mind we simply ask for your patience and cooperation as we set out in this new Chapter of Lion’s Den.

God Bless

The Lion’s Den Team


Hey guys, hope you’re having a great year, and kids I hope you had a great holidays. 

Just to let you all know we are making a few changes to the timetable for various reasons. 

Firstly, there will no longer be kids class on a Thursday, only on Tuesday’s at the same time 4-5pm. 

Secondly, there will no longer be fighters classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; instead the senior classes on Monday and Wednesday’s will extend until 8pm. Junior classes as normal. 

We are doing something new on Thursday evenings starting this term, so watch this space! We will also be having some events this term such as an appreciation dinner for our loyal supporters, and also a mid winter Christmas dinner for everyone plus whanau. 

If you would like to know more about jumping on board and supporting us financially, please check out our supporters page on our website. 

Lastly as most of you already know, Talor won his A class fight two weeks ago at Shurikens return to Vegas fight night and is now amateur lightweight champion. All glory to the Lord! 

Have a blessed week! 

The board of Lion’s Den  


Happy Easter!!! 

Firstly a huge well done to everyone who competed at the NZ grappler nationals last weekend, you did Lion’s Den very proud!! 

There are no classes running on public holidays over the Easter weekend, mums class and senior class will resume Wednesday. 

Last but not least, we pray you all have a safe and blessed Easter weekend with your loved ones, celebrating this very special time that God sent his Son to die on the cross for our sins that we may have a relationship with Him. 

God bless guys!!! 

Lions Den Board  


Welcome back…2015/2016

Hey guys! 

Well first week back at the Den and we have huge numbers already! Mums class and senior class started back on Monday 18th, Kids, Juniors and Fighters classes will start back the week of February 1st. We hope you all had a relaxing and blessed holidays with your loved ones. 

Just a short reflection on 2015 and an update on our plans for Lion’s Den this coming year…

We had a lot of new faces join our Den family last year, and we also said goodbye to a few. Just before Christmas we said farewell to Anthea who had been training with us for over two years as well as going back to school to complete year 13. We wish her all the best for her new journey in Auckland! 

We also had over twenty competitors represent the Lion’s Den across five competitions last year, including a group from our kids class. There are a lot of events lined up for this year including grappling comps, amateur and professional MMA events that we are keen to take fighters along to so they can put into practice everything they have learned at the Den. These events are are great way to interact with other MMA clubs from around the country, as well as seeing what makes us different from other gyms. 

Our food bank is back up and running, so please keep those donations coming so we can go and give to families in need and really make a difference in our community. 

Lastly, we are a registered charity who rely heavily on funding and personal donations. If you would love to get on board and support us by giving a little every week, check out our supporters page and join us in keeping the Den running so we can continue serving the community. 

Lots of fundraising coming up this year, let us know if you are keen to get on board. 

It’s gonna be a busy and exciting year!

God bless guys- see you at training! 


Shuriken show

So, an update from Saturday night…proud of all four fighters that represented on the North Shore on the weekend. 

Jenn lost a decision, but fought so well against Ale Moss, a very experienced grappler and didn’t get taken down once.

Joseph won his fight by split decision against Brandon Quesada, also an experienced fighter, both putting on a great show. 

Caleb unfortunately took a massive knee from Marc Leleivre in the last second of the first round…was doing so well prior to that, he can be proud of his performance. 

Talor put on a great show in his first international fight against Asomoa Saili of Samoa, submitting him after a great takedown in the second round and finishing with a rear naked choke. 

As always, many thanks to all who came and joined us to support the guys Saturday night, and also to everyone at home who was following the page. It’s really humbling to feel the genuine love and support within the Lions Den family.

Super proud of the fighters, represented the Den and more importantly The Lord. 

All glory to God. 

God bless everybody.  


Island Wars

Saturday the 28th November we have 4 members of the pride mma team stepping into the cage once again. Make sure you get down and support them! Ticket available at dash tickets. 

#AllGloryToGod #lionsdenmma #thepridemmateam #islandwars #shuriken


Six week challenge

hiya everyone just a reminder that our 6 week wellness and fitness challenge is starting soon, registrations will start this monday the 12th october and wednesday, this will include, health assessment and enrollement, we will do fitness testing on friday 16th october and weigh ins and measurements. the challenge starts monday 19th october and runs till 30th november…..this is a mums only challenge (unless you guys wanna take us on lol) please spread the word and come ready to get into this…. remember its not just fitness/exercise, we will be address health, diet and other wellness concerns…God bless and cant wait to see you all 🙂 Tia

Last Kids Class For The Term

Well done to all our kids who have done a fantastic job this term! Not just with picking up the techniques, but showing great discipline, motivation, perseverance and team work. We are really proud of you all!! 

Well done to those who got certificates this term, good job. 

We also said goodbye to Luke and Oliver who will be moving up to our junior class next term. 

Have a great holiday and keep up the good work. See you in term 4. 

God bless 
The Lion’s Den Team!


Food Bank

Great to be able to help out the community with our New initiative food bank.
If you want to be apart of serving the community, just bring up some non-perishable food next time your in at the den we can then give it to those who really need it.
If you want to see the  reason behind this initiative just go check out Matthew 25.35-40
God bless #agtg #lionsdennz #itsbiblical


Arena fight night

Hey guys!! 

Last Saturday night was a great success down at the North Shore Events Centre, with our Pride team B class fighters both winning their fights at Shuriken’s Arena fight night. 

Joseph Kelly beat Rivilinho Van Klooster from Auckland MMA with a unanimous decision, while Jacob Flower beat Shuriken’s Joel Armstrong in a split decision. Both fighters showed great skill and precision and represented Lions Den well.

Our primary purpose at these events is to set a Godly example and represent Jesus and our ministry, as well as to catch up with fellow trainers and fighters from other North Island MMA gyms. 

Thanks to all who came down to support Joseph and Jacob, we really appreciate everyone’s support for these up and coming young fighters. 

God bless