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.
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.
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.
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 🙂