Dr Nepia Mahuika

Youth BJJ Coach

Dr Nepia Mahuika is our other resident 'mad professor' of BJJ - as well as lecturing in History at the University of Waikato. Nepia holds the rank of BJJ Brownbelt and joined the coaching team at CORE MMA on his return from his 2013 excursion to the United States... which saw him training with the likes of Rigan Machado, David Meyer, Jack McVicker, and John Will. Nepia has been a long-time friend of the team as well as an early training partner for all of our BJJ coaches.

  • BJJ Brownbelt under John Will 
  • One of the first ever CORE Sport Jujitsu competitors
  • Training experience throughout the United States of America