Congratulations to the 180 adults and kids students who graded in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu JItsu) and Thai Kickboxing in June in Sydney. Extra special congratulations to new BJJ Blue Belts Jeremiah Diestro and Guy Vaccaro. Grading practice for the September gradings start now! Perfect practice makes perfect.
Well done to SPMA Concord student Axl Howie on his double gold medals at the Byron Bay Australian BJJ Open last Saturday on 11th June! He won 2 matches in gi and 2 matches in no gi and won all of them. Big congrats!
The SPMA Concord BJJ competition team dominated o the 4th June in Sydney at the NSW Machado BJJ State Titles. Our academy of 15 adults and 14 kids won the Adult Male, Adult Female and Kids trophies. I am proud of everyone that competed!
You can check out all the results here https://bjjcomp.com/…/2017%20Machado%20State%2…/Results.pdf…
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SPMA Concord won a bag of medals and team trophies in 3 BJJ (Brazilian Jiu jItsu) comps in 3 weekends in Sydney.
SPMA Concord’s team of 35 students won 12 gold, 16 silver and 5 Bronze medals at the Sydney Cup BJJ Circuit competition on Sunday 30th April. It was one of our club’s best ever performance at a single event. On top of that our club is part of the Will-Machado team and our team won 1st place for adults and 3rd place for Kids. Outstanding effort!
Gold medals were won by Steve Rudic (Double), Grant Barlow, Frances Bavaro, Sam Senan, Rebecca Beuk, Darren Chee, Zack Kybali, Guy Vaccaro, John Kim, Axl Howie and Sam Cassanitti.
Silver medals were won by Michael Su, Michael Lai (Double), Michael De Marco, Steve Rudic, Grant Barlow, Ethan Zahra, Frances Bavaro, Cooba Watkins, Mike Ryan, Zack Kybali (Double), Mason Elias, Guy Vaccaro, Kyzar Jing and Amelia Roufas.
Bronze medals were won by Michael Su, Michael Ali, Jakib Hossain, Damian Iacono and Natasha Iacono.
SPMA Concord's team of 14 students won 6 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze medals at the Grappling Industries competition on 7th May.
Gold to Nurbolat Kuandyk, Ante Jaksic, Amelia Roufas, Kobe Harb and Sam Cassaniti (double). Silver to Kobe Harb, Natasha Iacono (double), Anthony Roufas and Axl Howie. Bronze to Nurbolat Kuandyk, John Biona (double), Damian Iacono (double), Anthony Roufas, Alexei Fotheringham and Axl Howie.
Team SPMA won the team trophy for Kids Gi and Kids Nogi.
SPMA Concord's team of 23 students won 6 gold, 10 silver and 6 bronze medals at the NSW BJJ Autumn Cup competition on 14th March.
Gold to Michael De Marco, Sam Senan (Double), Frances Bavaro, Rebecca Beuk and Jeremiah Diestro. Silver to Steve Rudic, Daniel Kwasnica, Zack Kybali, Rebecca Beuk, Kyzar Jing, Kobe Harb, Amelia Roufas, Emma Hunt, Jayda LaFleur and Axl Howie. Bronze to Zack Kbayli, Asad Malik, Jake Herrera, Keegan LaFleur, Natasha Iacono and Sam Cassaniti.
The Will-Machado team came 3rd in Adults Gi and second in Adults Nogi teams trophies.
Well done to all SPMA Concord students who competed. And a big thank you to all you came to support.
BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) for adults and kids and Muay Thai Kickboxing gradings were held in March 2017 at SPMA Concord and also affiliate schools in Griffith, Dubbo, Kemps Creek, Minchinbury and MAcquarie Park. Congratulations to everyone that graded. Next gradings are in June.
SPMA Concord participated in Canada Bay Council's Biggest Workout on Sunday 26th March in Sydney's inner west. It was an event to promote health and well being. Thank you to SPMA Concord students Nelson, Seb, Damian, Amelia, Natasha and Axl for helping out. A great day!
SPMA Concord had a fantastic perofrmance in BJJ (Brazilian Jiu jItsu) competions across Sydney in February and March.
SPMA Concord had 7 students compete at the BJJ pro gi trials on Sunday 19th February in Sydney. They won 3 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals. Frances Bavaro, Jeshua McPhail and Natasha Iacono won gold medals, Guy Vaccaro and Amelia Roufas won silver medals and Frances Bavaro (Triple) and Damian Iacono won bronze medals. Extra big congrats to Frances Bavaro who won 1 gold and 3 bronze medals in 4 divisions after 8 wins and 3 losses! A stella performance!
SPMA Concord's team of 21 students won 6 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze medals at the Sydney BJJ Cup on 4th March in Sutherland. Stefania Boitana (double gold), Guy Vaccaro, Michael Ali, Kyzar Jing and Kobe Harb won gold. Steve Rudic, Ante Jaksic, Joseph Frangos Young, John Biona, Nelson Mayan, Amelia Roufas, Kobe Harb and Sam Cassaniti won Silver medals. Jeremiah Diestro, Natasha Iacono, Damian Iacono, Axl Howie, Anthony Roufas, Emma Hunt and James Hunt won Bronze medals.
SPMA Concord had 4 students win 2 gold and 1 bronze medals at the IBJJF Sydney Open on 26th March. Frances Bavaro won gold in her weight division and bronze in the open blue belt division. Rebecca Beuk won gold in her white belt weight division.
Well done to all the competitors!
A big day of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu JItsu) competition at the Grappling Industries Competition on Sunday 12th February. SPMA Concord students had over 90 matches in total. They won 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. Gold to Steve Rudic, Jeshua McPhail, Stef Boitano and Guy Vaccaro. Silver to Jeshua McPhail, Rebecca Beuk, Nobby Kuandyk and Anthony Roufas (Double). Bronze to Nobby Kuandyk, Steve Rudic, Hayden McKay, Ante Jaksic, John Biona (Double), Leo Yang, Damian Iacono and Axl Howie. Big congrats to all the competitors!
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 Year: Sam Senan. Sam won 5 out of 5 gold medals in white belt divisions this year and was the number 2 ranked white belt in the whole country.
Adult Most Improved of the Year: Philip Kim. Phil has shown that even an advanced student can be Most Improved of the year. At the World Championships this year he defeated the reigning No gi World Champion, he won his MMA debut in convincing fashion and is now a coach at SPMA Concord.
Kids Competitor of the Year: Guy Vaccaro. Guy started the year with second and thirds and finished the year with gold medals.
Kids Most Improved of the Year: Amelia Roufas. Amelia’s technique and attitude towards training is second to none. She also won her last BJJ competition.
Congratulations to all the winners! I am proud of you all.
After the presentation we had 3 enormous cakes which were demolished in record time. Thank you to Phil Kim who organised the cakes from Christophe's Patisserie. Big thank you to Michael Bray from the Pine Inn who donated 12 bottles of wine to our party.
I want to thank all of my staff (John, Sari, Adam, Phil and Nobby) who helped organise it and make the day run smoothly. They have made the entire year run smoothly.
Thank you to all the great students of SPMA Concord who are the reason we do what we do. Let’s make 2017 the best ever!
And thank you to their family and friends who came and celebrated with us.
We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Owner and Chief Instructor
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.