After at week of gradings at SPMA Concord I attended 5 gradings at 5 affiliate schools in 10 days in Sydney, Macquarie Park, Kemps Creek, Minchinbury, Smithfield and Mackay. Well done to everyone who graded! Congrats to Mackay MMA, Macquarie University Sport, IMC Kemps Creek, Elite Martial arts Australia and Extreme Martial Fitness.
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.
Team Perosh student Peter Mrsnik competed in a Muay Thai Kickboxing Development Day held on Saturday 22nd April in Sydney.
Peter made his Muay Thai debut in Sydney at the age of 50 and scores a decision win! Peter fought an opponent 17 years younger. Peter executed a great game plan on the day and got the decision win. Well done Peter!
Big thank you to Marc "The Borneon Tiger" Marcellinus for taking classes for a week in April at SPMA Concord in Sydney and sharing his knowledge of Muay Thai. We love having you here. See you again soon!
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!
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
Another great night in Sydney of reaching milestones and celebrating at the SPMA Concord Thai Kickboxing grading on Thursday 8th December. A new Black T-Shirt was awarded, 2 new Purple T-Shirts, a Blue T-Shirt and a number of Red, Orange and Yellow T-shirts were awarded.
Congratulations to new Purple T-shirts Dean Young and Cameron Lockey. After a warm up, demonstrating great technique and padwork they got through 10 rounds of sparring including shark tank!
Congratulations to Nathan Maitre who graded to Blue T-shirt after demonstrating great technique, padwork and 8 rounds of sparring.
Congratulations to the other 40 students who graded to Yellow, Orange and Red T-Shirt.
The night ended with Sari Redzeposki being awarded her Black T-Shirt in Thai Kickboxing. After 14 years of training, competing and coaching she is now the first female at SPMA to receive her Black T-Shirt.
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.
See you on the mat (but I will see you at our Christmas Party first!).
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 Green belt 1st stripe Jake Herrera.
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 T-Shirts. Check out all news and photos on SPMA Concord and SPMA Moorebank Facebook fan pages.