Christmas Party!

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The best Christmas Party ever! SPMA Concord celebrated their 2016 Christmas party with 175 students, family and friends at all you can eat Korean BBQ in Croydon. Everyone had a great time enjoying good company and good food and ate until their heart’s (stomach’s!) content. At the end of the lunch the annual awards were presented with the following well deserved winners. Adult Competitor of the … [Read more...]

Kids BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) Grading December 2016

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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 … [Read more...]

Gradings at SPMA Concord September 2016

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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 … [Read more...]

SPMA gradings December 2015

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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 … [Read more...]

SPMA BJJ, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kids BJJ gradings in June

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Congratulations to all my students at SPMA Concord and Moorebank who graded in BJJ, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kids BJJ. Stand outs included Matthew Hunt and Dan Stoll receiving their Brown Belt in BJJ, Andrew Mills and Joey Belfiore receiving their Purple T-Shirts in Thai Kickboxing and Maria Topic receiving her Green Belt in Kids BJJ. Check out the SPMA Concord and SPMA Moorebank Facebook fan … [Read more...]

Australia’s toughest teacher: 42 year old instructor Perosh in UFC clash

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Here is an article from MMA Kanvas about my fight in May at UFC Adelaide, teaching at my two Sydney MMA gyms and mental toughness. … [Read more...]

Affiliate gradings

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I ran BJJ gradings and BJJ and MMA seminars at my affiliate schools in Kemps Creek, Minchinbury, Macquarie University, Girraween, Brisbane, Mackay, Yeppoon and Rockhamptom. I also awarded a BJJ purple belt to Mackay MMA head of school David Garnham. All the students at all the affiliate schools did fantastic. That is a great credit to the students for putting in the hard work and also the … [Read more...]

End of year gradings and Christmas party

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My two Sydney gyms finished the year off with gradings in BJJ, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Kids BJJ and then our annual Christmas Party with a BBQ on the beach. About 160 students graded from my Concord and Moorebank MMA gyms. Two new BJJ black belts were awarded to Andrew King and Jonathon Cuniowski and nine new brown belts to Aydin Mrouki, Tony Pycroft, Wade Huang, Adam Assuncao, Tim Wong, Daniel … [Read more...]

BJJ results for the past 4 months

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Team SPMA competed in 5 BJJ comps around Sydney the past 4 months and won an outstanding amount of medals. About 80 Team SPMA BJJ competitors won 25 gold medals, 25 silver medals and 18 bronze medals. Adult stand outs include Shaher Khan, Frances Bavaro, Tony Pycroft, Daphne Cuniowski and Dominic Lees. Kids stand outs include Oliver Silvestro, Eemil Iivonen, Zander Mucenski, Anwar Kumar and Aadam … [Read more...]

Machado National Championships 2014

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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.   … [Read more...]