AP Part 3 - 5

25 years Training 20 Years Coaching Part 3 of 5

2020 is a big milestone year for me. It is 25 years since I started BJJ & Muay Thai Kickboxing training and 20 years since I started coaching. Here is the next part. Feel free to like, comment and share this post.

Part 3 of 5: 2000 – 2002

I wanted a career in martial arts. I started talking to coaches, academy owners, business people and started reading books about running a business. My favourite 2 books about running a business was “The E-Myth” and “How to run a small business for dummies”. You may laugh about that last book but it is actually a great all in one resource. I strongly recommend anyone wanting to run a small business to read the above two books.

I started teaching my first BJJ class in August 2000 at my first martial arts coach’s academy IMC in Kemps Creek run by Paul Zadro. I taught there every Friday until May 2002 when I opened up my full-time academy. In the first photo below two of the students Bren Foster and Dean Vella I presented BJJ Black Belts to and are still with me today!

In July 2001 John Simon moved to Melbourne and I took over teaching at the All-Souls Anglican church in Leichhardt. There were about 10 students when I took over. I built it up to about 50 students in May 2002. Not bad for a part time academy where we had to lay down and pull up the mats before and after every class. I remember the class after us was a “Clog dancing” class. Oh, they hated us. We were always late in finishing and packing up and after 2 hours of BJJ & Muay Thai we left them a nice musty sweat smell for them!

In May 2002 I opened up SPMA with Elvis Sinosic. I moved the Leichhardt and Kemps Creek locations to Concord and started running a full timetable 5 nights per week and 3 mornings per week. At the same time, I was still working a full-time job during the day and was a bouncer on the weekends. It was tough but I loved it!

Tomorrow is Part 4: 2003 – 2015.

Coach Anthony Perosh

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Merry Christmas!

From everyone at Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts we wish you and your families a Merry Christmas. Thank you to everyone who brought in an ornament for our tree. It was a great mix of traditional ornaments, home made ones including a Team Perosh logo made and some mini Panatones! Have a safe and great one.

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Christmas party

Our great Christmas party

Team Perosh finished off the year with their annual Christmas party. It was held at the beautiful Concord Function Centre and we sold out the 150 maximum number allowed.

The night started with dinner, a video tribute for Coach Anthony, Trivia competition, Raffle and cutting of the cake.

Well done to the table that won the Trivia competition. They each won 1 month free training.

The video tribute was very unexpected and humbling and very emotional for me. This year marks 25 years training and 20 years of coaching for me. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the video and thank you to everyone who attended the party.

We raised $218.60 from the Raffle. Thank you to Knockout Nutrition for providing the prizes for our raffle. We donated the money raised to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. If you would like to donate yourself to this great cause please click on this link.

https://donate.cerebralpalsy.org.au/campaign/donate/

Sujan Creations was there to take all the photos. We have posted 10 beautiful photos here and will post more shortly. Click here for all the photos.

Finally, thank you to Oulah, Johnny, Nobby, John and my wife Ana for organising the Christmas party. You all rock!

Coach Anthony Perosh

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Christmas party

Holiday schedule

Holiday schedule at Team Perosh

Here is our holiday schedule during Christmas and New Years. We are only closed on public holidays and one extra day after New Year’s Day. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families from everyone at Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts.

Coach Anthony Perosh

https://teamperoshmma.com.au/

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Holiday schedule

BJJ Movie

BJJ Movie filmed at Team Perosh!

Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts was the set for 2 days for BJJ filming of an Australian made movie set for release in the cinema late in 2021. It has some BJJ scenes in it and we had 12 students aged between 15 and 17 years old used as extras. They were all wearing their Team Perosh gis throughout the filing. They all had a ball being in it! Thank you to the Film Production company for taking care of our place and putting it back to normal when they finished filming the BJJ movie. I can’t give you any details about it so please don’t ask! See you at the movies!

MMA at Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts

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BJJ Movie

2020 Young Archie

2020 Young Archie Competition

Check out the drawing done by Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts student Leon Kim! He has entered the 2020 Young Archie Competition in the 13-15 year old category. Winners were announced Saturday 24th October! He didn’t get the win but amazing effort!

Leon wrote the following description for the drawing.

“Anthony Perosh is a retired Australian professional mixed martial arts champion and coach I met in the midst of my deepest emotional struggles as a teenager. Being the greatest inspiration, he taught me grit and endurance during the years I encountered bullying. The use of bright hues in his face captures the motivation he carried. His firm facial expression and confident posture portrays the perseverance he inspired his students with.”

My students are a big motivation to what I do. I am humbled and honoured for Leon to say this. Leon is the star and not me!

Click here to see the winners and finalists of the 2020 Young Archie.

Coach AP

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2020 Young Archie

Labour Day

We are closed on Labour Day

Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts is closed Monday 5th October for the Labour Day Holiday. We hope you enjoy the long weekend. See you back at training on Tuesday.

See you on the mat.

Coach AP
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Labour Day

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2020 Ferragosto at Home

City of Canada Bay‘s 2020 Ferragosto Festival this year was celebrated at home. Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts did a Kids and Adult demo which was live streamed to everyone at home. You can watch the demos below at 3h 29m and 3h 55m below.
 
 
A big thank you to Steven, Stefania, Natasha, Damian & Ana for helping out.
 
Coach Anthony Perosh
Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts
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Open mat

Open Mat is back!

Open Mat is back on every Sunday 2pm to 4pm from this Sunday 15th August. It is a time to practice the techniques you have learnt with your training partner. It is not a regular class. Victor Fox will be the head coach and supervising the session. Victor is a BJJ Black Belt & Muay Thai Kickboxing Black T-Shirt with Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts.

You do not need to book your classes online. Instead you will register your attendance at the front door using the Team Perosh QR code.

Open Mat is only open to Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts students and Team Perosh Affiliate students. Affiliate students pay $10.00 for the session. Students from other academies, introductory students and visitors are not allowed at Open Mat until COVID-19 is over.

Coach Anthony Perosh
Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts
www.teamperoshmma.com.au

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COVID Safe

We are a COVID-19 Safe Business

Dear Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts Family,

Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts is registered as a COVID-19 safe business with the NSW Government. We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe. We are asking all of you to keep yourselves safe too.

All students need to continue to book their classes online at https://teamperoshmma.com.au/timetable/. All parents and visitors will sign in using the QR code at the front door.

And some more good news. Our car park renovated and is open! Please drive safely.

See you all on the mat!

Coach Anthony Perosh
Team Perosh Mixed Martial Arts
www.teamperoshmma.com.au

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COVID Safe