Machado Gathering 2014

Machado National Championships 2014

The annual gathering of Machado gyms around Australia and New Zealand was on 6th September in Melbourne. A number of gyms attended and the BJJ competition had 330 competitors. Rigan Machado was present at the competition and also taught a seminar the day after. The photo below shows a number of the BJJ Black Belts in attendance with Rigan Machado in the front.

Machado Gathering 2014

 

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.

IMC BJJ Grading Kemps Creek 1

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Griffith BJJ Grading RMA 2

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 Frank and all the students at RMA in Griffith on beginning their journey to a black belt and beyond.

Griffith BJJ Grading RMA 1

Rockhamptom BJJ Grading July 2014

Affiliate BJJ, Muay Thai Kickboxing and MMA gradings

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 Moorebank BJJ Grading June 2014

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 in 3 months’ time in September.

Macq Uni Thai Kickboxing Grading April 2014

Gradings at affiliate gyms

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.

Macq Uni MMA Grading April 2014

Macq Uni Thai Kickboxing Grading April 2014

Elite BJJ Grading April 2014

Concord Thai Kickboxing Grading April 2014

SPMA Gradings

One week of gradings just finished at SPMA with 200 students grading in BJJ and Thai Kickboxing across both of my Sydney gyms. Gradings started in Moorebank on Monday 31st March with Kids BJJ and Adults BJJ and the following night was Adults Thai Kickboxing. On Wednesday 2nd April at Concord was Kids BJJ (11-14yo) and Adults BJJ and on Thursday 3rd April was Kids BJJ (6-10yo) and Adults Thai Kickboxing. You can se photos below of all the classes.

Moorebank Kids BJJ Grading April 2014

Moorebank BJJ Grading April 2014

Moorebank Thai Kickboxing Grading April_2014

Concord Kids Senior BJJ Grading April 2014

Concord BJJ Grading April 2014

Concord Junior Kids BJJ Grading April 2014

Concord Thai Kickboxing Grading April 2014

Yeppoon BJJ Grading March 2014

Central QLD BJJ Gradings

I did a tour of Central Queensland teaching in Mackay, Rockhampton and Yeppoon. In Mackay I taught a BJJ seminar and then the next night held a BJJ grading. I then went to Rockhampton and Yeppoon and held BJJ gradings there.

David Garnham runs Mackay MMA, Josh Barwick runs CQMMA in Rockhampton and Nathan O'Connor runs Rhino MMA in Yeppoon. All the students did fantastic.

I also promoted all the instructors promoting David and Josh to Blue Belt 2nd stripe and Nathan O' Çonnor to Blue Belt.

Yeppoon BJJ Grading March 2014

Rockhampton BJJ Grading March 2014

Mackay BJJ Grading March 2014

 

BJJ grading - Anthony Perosh presenting Bren Foster with his brown belt

BJJ brown belt grading

I presented Bren Foster with his BJJ brown belt last Friday. Bren has been training with me for 10 years. Bren owns and runs Elite Martial Arts and Fitness in Minchinbury teaching Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai and BJJ. He is a great coach to all of his students and he himself is a great student of martial arts. A very rare trait! On top of that you can see him show off his martial arts and acting skills in movies. Check out his latest movie Force of Execution.

BJJ grading - Anthony Perosh presenting Bren Foster with his brown belt

SPMA Concord BJJ Grading

End of year gradings

Black, black and more black! Just finished a week of gradings at my two schools. Congrats to the new Thai Kickboxing Black T-Shirts at both my Liverpool and Concord schools and new BJJ black belt at my Concord school. It was the first time I graded students to Black T-Shirt and also awarded my ninth BJJ black belt. Check out the photos and names of my students 🙂