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 match to a black belt 4 – 2. Official videos will be up on YouTube soon.
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 nogi and Nico won his weight division in gi and nogi. You can see the full results here and photos here.
It’s grading time and all the students at my affiliate BJJ and MMA gyms in Sydney, Mackay and Rockhamptom smashed it. The Griffith grading will be in August. The Sydney BJJ gyms are Macquarie University, Elite Martial Arts and Martial Arts research Academy. In Mackay is Mackay MMA and in Rockhampton is Rhino MMA. Check out all the photos below of the affiliate BJJ and MMA gyms.
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 our SPMA Concord Facebook page and SPMA Moorebank Facebook page.
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 gi. He is now a coach and has his own BJJ gyms in California.
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 in 3 months’ time in September.
SPMA had 6 students go to the World BJJ Championships in Long Beach, California from 29th May to 1st June. In the brown belt division Shaher Khan won his first two matches and lost the quarter final by points. In the purple belt division Wade Huang, Andrew Husmann and Billy Sam lost their first matches. And in the blue belt division Steve Rudic and Philip Kim won their first match and then lost their second match.
About 100 people came throughout the day and helped us celebrate the Grand Reopening of our Moorebank MMA, BJJ and Thai Kickboxing gym. The rain held out and everyone enjoyed the free BBQ, took a tour of our new gym and the kids enjoyed the free jumping castle. We had special guests Craig Kelly, MP who is the federal member for Hughes and the Mayor of Liverpool City Council Ned Mannoun who toured the gym, gave a speech to everyone there and even got down and dirty and took a few action shots. Check out some photos below.
Macquarie Uni and Elite Martial Arts both had their gradings last week in Sydney. Macquarie Uni had BJJ and Thai Kickboxing gradings and Elite Martial Arts had BJJ gradings for adults and kids. Once again the students did great. A credit to them putting in the hard work and to my instructors for being great coaches.
Come and join us this Sunday 13th April at our Grand Reopening of SPMA Moorebank MMA, BJJ and Thai Kickboxing gym. There is a free BBQ, free jumping castle, exclusive membership deals and will be opened by the Mayor of Liverpool. It all starts from 10am to 2pm. Come along and stay for a bit or stay the whole time. Come and see why we were voted Best MMA gym in Sydney.