Kids BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Grading December 2016

Congratulations to everyone who graded in the Kids BJJ classes at SPMA Concord in Sydney. Special mention goes to Xavier Ricci-Carver who earned his Green Belt after 6 years of training. Not only did he do his techniques perfectly but he also participated in the first ever Kids BJJ shark tank! And he is only 11 years old! Well done Xavier we are all very proud of you.

Everyone demonstrated great technique. A very big thank you goes to my great staff and great coaches Sari Redzeposki, Adam Assuncao, Philip Kim and Nobby Kuandyk for helping everyone achieve their goals.

See you on the mat (but I will see you at our Christmas Party first!).

Anthony Perosh

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Muay Thai Kickboxing Grading December 2016

Another great night in Sydney of reaching milestones and celebrating at the SPMA Concord Thai Kickboxing grading on Thursday 8th December. A new Black T-Shirt was awarded, 2 new Purple T-Shirts, a Blue T-Shirt and a number of Red, Orange and Yellow T-shirts were awarded.

Congratulations to new Purple T-shirts Dean Young and Cameron Lockey. After a warm up, demonstrating great technique and padwork they got through 10 rounds of sparring including shark tank!

Congratulations to Nathan Maitre who graded to Blue T-shirt after demonstrating great technique, padwork and 8 rounds of sparring.

Congratulations to the other 40 students who graded to Yellow, Orange and Red T-Shirt.

The night ended with Sari Redzeposki being awarded her Black T-Shirt in Thai Kickboxing. After 14 years of training, competing and coaching she is now the first female at SPMA to receive her Black T-Shirt.

Everyone demonstrated great technique. A very big thank you goes to my great staff and great coaches Sari Redzeposki, Adam Assuncao, Philip Kim and Nobby Kuandyk for helping everyone achieve their goals.

See you on the mat (but I will see you at our Christmas Party first!).

Anthony Perosh

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BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Grading December 2016

What a night in Sydney on  7th December at the BJJ (Brazilian Jiu jItsu) grading at SPMA Concord. A night to remember! The end of year grading is an event to celebrate many milestones with your fellow students, team mates and friends. There were a lot of highlights!

I awarded Tony Pycroft and Sari Redzeposki their BJJ Black Belt. Both are very well deserving and inspirational students. They followed different paths to achieve Black Belt. Tony started BJJ in 2009, has won many competitions at all belt levels including Australian and Pan Pacific titles and is a great coach. And what many people don’t know is that he lives 100km from SPMA Concord! Sari started BJJ in 2002, has also won many competitions at all belt levels including Australian and Pan Pacific titles and is a great coach. Sari is the first female from SPMA to receive her BJJ Black Belt. They are both great students, competitors and coaches and have a passion for BJJ. I am proud of both of them.

Congratulations to all the new coloured belts! Andrew Mills, Jeff Micallef, David Greenup and Michael DeMarco were awarded their BJJ Purple Belt. Nathan Maitre, Ante Jaksic, Joseph Frangos Young and Michael Ali were awarded their BJJ Blue Belt.

Congratulations to all the other 50 students who graded for their stripes from White Belt 1st stripe to Purple Belt 2nd stripe.

The grading started with new black belt promotions and ended with Black Belt degrees being presented. Dean Vella and Victor Fox were awarded their 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt and Steve Micallef was awarded his 1st Degree BJJ Black Belt.

The technique demonstrated on the night from all the students who graded was flawless (Aim for perfection!).

Special congrats goes to Adam Assuncao who demonstrated 50 Blue Belt techniques, 60 Purple Belt techniques, 50 Brown Belt techniques and 40 Black Belt techniques (200 in total) on the night to be awarded his stripe on his Brown Belt. And he did it flawlessly and by memory!

We had 10 black belts in attendance and 42 students who were Blue Belt and above turn up to grade and support. And let’s not forget the 50 white belts in attendance. It was a great attendance for our end of year grading.

A very big thank you goes to my great staff and great coaches Sari Redzeposki, Adam Assuncao, Philip Kim and Nobby Kuandyk. They are passionate about teaching like I am and want everyone to do their best.

Thank you to everyone who attended to make the night extra special.

See you on the mat (but I will see you first at our Christmas party!).

Anthony Perosh

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Tyson Pedro wins in his MMA debut!

Well done to Tyson Pedro on his win in his UFC debut in Melbourne! I got to train a session with him before his fight. Got to train with fellow UFC veteran James Te Huna too. Thanks to Shaun Sullivan from Lions High Performance Centre for inviting me to do some BJJ wirh him.

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Gradings at SPMA Concord September 2016

SPMA Concord (Sydney) held BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kids BJJ gradings. Congratulations to the 170 students that graded. Extra special congratulations to new BJJ Brown Belts Ersoy Kumsuz and Philip Kim, new Purple Belt Ethan Zahra and new BJJ Blue Belts Malcolm O’Neill and Paul Calvisi, new Thai Kickboxing Blue T-shirts Nobby Kuandyk and Christopher Alali and new Kids BJJ Green belt 1st stripe Jake Herrera.

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A retirement gift from the UFC

Yesterday I received this gift from the UFC! It was a great and fun ride to fight and win in the UFC. Thanks to Tom Wright, Peter Kloczko and everyone at the UFC and UFC Australia. I miss it already but now I will concentrate on teaching and helping my students fulfill their goals!

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2015…2016

I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy and safe New Year.

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SPMA Annual Christmas party 2015

Thank you to all the students, family and friends who attended the SPMA Christmas Party this year! About 100 people attended our party at Dee Why Beach. Everyone enjoyed the BBQ and kids were entertained with the playground.

SPMA presented their 4 annual awards at the Christmas party. Congratulations to Adult competitor of the year Byron Cowell, Adult most improved of the year Olivia Ukmar, Kids competitor of the year Oliver Silvestro and Kids most improved of the year Emil Iivonen.

Check out all news and photos on SPMA Concord and SPMA Moorebank Facebook fan pages.

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SPMA gradings December 2015

Congratulations to the 150 students at Concord and Moorebank who graded in Kids BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing. At Concord new BJJ black belts were awarded to Richard Arpad, Luke Martin and Daniel Keating and 2nd Degree Black Belt to Ben Power. At Moorebank Michael Acolentaba was awarded his BJJ Brown Belt and in Muay Thai Byron Cowell and Luke Standing were awarded their Black T-Shirts. Check out all news and photos on SPMA Concord and SPMA Moorebank Facebook fan pages.

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I awarded my 12th BJJ Black Belt

I presented Shaher Khan with his BJJ Black Belt on 7th August. He is the 12th student at SPMA to achieve this rank. Shaher started his training in 2007. Since then he has won many Australian and Pan Pacific BJJ titles from white to brown belt and has qualified fore the World Pro Gi Championships twice beating black belts.  He has yet to medal at the World Championships but it is only a matter of time. Thanks to everyone who attended the presentation.

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