Entries by Anthony

Opening of Dragon’s star Matt Cooper’s MMA Gym

I attended the opening of former Dragons star Matt Cooper’s opening of his new MMA gym in Wollongong on 2nd August. Matt Cooper played rugby league for 14 seasons with the St. George Dragons (who happen to be my favourite team!). Matt now wants to train and teach and also fight in MMA. It’s great […]

NSW BJJ Winter Cup Sydney

SPMA’s team of 17 students won an amazing 7 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at the NSW BJJ Winter Cup on 26th July in Sydney. Gold medallists include Andrew Husman, Steve Rudic, Jean Mondaca, Zander Mucenski, Anwar Kumar, Aadam Kumar and Tahyrn Roberts. The team consisted of 8 adults and 9 kids who […]

First Australian Jiu Jitsu Grand Prix

SPMA student Shaher Khan competed in the first Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grand Prix. It was held in Sydney on Sunday 20th July and had 8 of Australia’s best BJJ Cruiserweights (under 91kg) compete for a $2000.00 first prize. Shaher won his first match 6 – 0 and then lost a very close semi final […]

Events BJJ Sydney Cup results

SPMA won an impressive 14 gold, 10 silver and 17 bronze medals at the Events BJJ Sydney Cup held at Ryde Aquatic Centre on Sunday 13th July. Stand outs include Frances Bavaro who won 4 gold medals and Nico Vu who won 2 gold medals. Frances won her weight and open divisions in gi and […]

2014 NSW BJJ State Championships results

SPMA put in a team in the NSW BJJ State Championships held in Sydney on 28th-29th June. SPMA have 3 state BJJ champions. SPMA won 3 gold, 5 silver and 2 bronze medals. Stand out was Frances Bavaro winning gold in her weight and open divisions. You can see all the results and photos on […]

Jean Jacques Machado Seminar

Jean Jacques Machado held a BJJ seminar at the SPMA Concord gym in Sydney on 27th June for 25 students. Jean Jacques Machado is a 7th degree Red and Black Belt in BJJ and is the brother of my coach Carlos Machado. Jean Jacques Machado is a former World BJJ champion in gi and no […]

SPMA grading June 2014

Over 160 students graded in BJJ, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kids BJJ at both of my Sydney gyms in Concord and Moorebank. The gradings were from 23rd June to 26th June. You can check out all the results and photos on our SPMA Concord Facebook page and SPMA Moorebank Facebook page. The next gradings are […]

Wimp to Warrior

SPMA students Gokhan Oskose won by decision and Kelly Lawson lost by decision at the MMA Wimp to Warrior finale held in Sydney on 21st June. Both students had a great fight camp and performed on the day. My stwo students came from different backgrounds. Gokhan has been my student for 4 years and Kelly […]