Entries by Anthony

IMC BJJ grading

IMC had their grading BJJ grading 29th August at the Kemps Creek gym. IMC is headed by Paul Zadro. He teaches Kempo Karate, Thai Kickboxing, BJJ and MMA from his gym. Ten students graded for their stripes on their white belt and two students Mitchell Elliot and Ben Sculli both received their blue belts.

Griffith BJJ grading

Griffith had their first BJJ grading ever on Saturday 16th August. Nine students from RMA and Total Fitness graded to their first stripe. RMA is headed by Frank Cirillo and is primarily a Kyokushin karate school. Frank called me 6 months ago and wanted to introduce BJJ to his school and Griffith. Well done to […]

2014 Australian BJJ Championships Melbourne

SPMA only sent a small team of 4 students to the Australian BJJ Championships in Melbourne on 15th to 17th August. Oliver Silvestro won both his matches and is the Australian BJJ champion in his kids division. Tahyrin Roberts won one match and lost one and won a bronze medal in his kids division. Adults […]

Mind of a fighter

What’s it like in the mind of a fighter in the day and week before their big fight? I wrote an article for MMA Kanvas about what an MMA fighter goes through. Every fighter is different but this is what I go through. I describe the week and day before my win over Cyrille Diabate […]

Metamoris 4

I was asked to do some BJJ analysis on the recent Metamoris matches for MMA Kanvas held in the USA on 9th August. Metamoris matches are 20 minutes long and if the match doesn’t end in a submission it’s a draw. There were some top BJJ matches with a mix of old and new BJJ […]

Brace for War double header

SPMA had 5 students fight on back to back Brace MMA shows held in Sydney on 8th and 9th of August. SPMA went 3 wins and 2 losses. Steve Micallef, Gerhard Voigt and Andrew Mills won their matches and Aydin Mrouki and Byron Cowell lost their matches. Steve and Gerhard now fight for the title […]

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 […]