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.
I went to Griffith and Wagga Wagga on 5th and 6th of April teaching a BJJ seminar at each place. In Griffith I taught at RMA & Total Fitness owned by Frank Cirillo. RMA is now a new affiliate gym and will be implementing my BJJ syllabus and grading program. Welcome! And in Wagga Wagga I taught a BJJ seminar at Nexus BJJ. I want to thank Paul Dallow from TORA Athletic for organising both seminars for me.
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.
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.
We moved our Liverpool MMA, BJJ and Muay Thai Kickboxing gym to Moorebank. We opened Monday 10th March at our new location. It is a much bigger and better place than our previous one. It has a much better training feel to it. All of the students are very happy with the move and new facilities. On top of that it is easy to get to and there is unlimited free parking. We will be having a Grand Reopening Day on Sunday 13th April.