My BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) coach Carlos Machado taught a BJJ seminar at my Sydney school on Saturday 6th May in front of 65 students. Carlos is an 8th Degree BJJ Coral Belt and lives and teaches in Dallas, Texas. Thank you to everyone who attended. It was a great Saturday afternoon!
In the past 6 months I have taught BJJ and MMA gradings and seminars in Sydney (Minchinbury, Macquarie Park, Kemps Creek), Griffith, Dubbo, Nowra, Brisbane, Mackay and Rockhampton. Well dont to all the students who graded. And a big congratulations to all the instructors of the affiliate schools for being great coaches!
A busy but great month. I attended and ran 9 BJJ gradings and seminars at 9 SPMA affiliate schools in 5 cities and 2 states. Big congrats to all the school owners and head instructors for their coaching as all their students smashed it. And big congrats to all the students who trained hard and graded. Here is a list of schools who graded: Mackay MMA, Advance Martial Arts, Dubbo BJJ, IMC Kemps Creek, Macquarie University, Kemp's Thai Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, RMA & Total Fitness, Elite Martial arts Australia and Rhino MMA Rockhampton.
SPMA hosted 7th degree BJJ Coral Belt Jean Jacques Machado at the Concord school on 4th July. Jean Jacques is the brother of Carlos Machado. Carlos is the coach of SPMA chief instructors Anthony Perosh and Elvis Sinosic. Check out the SPMA Concord and SPMA Moorebank Facebook fan pages for all the photos.
UFC Lightweight fighter Ross Pearson held a Boxing and Kickboxing seminar at my MMA gym in Sydney on Saturday 20th December. About 35 students attended the seminar. Ross specialises in striking and showed many striking techniques, combinations and strategy to the students for over 3 hours. He stayed afterwards to take photos and talk with everyone. All the students said they enjoyed the seminar and would start practicing what they learnt. You can check out some photos below.
I ran BJJ gradings and BJJ and MMA seminars at my affiliate schools in Kemps Creek, Minchinbury, Macquarie University, Girraween, Brisbane, Mackay, Yeppoon and Rockhamptom. I also awarded a BJJ purple belt to Mackay MMA head of school David Garnham. All the students at all the affiliate schools did fantastic. That is a great credit to the students for putting in the hard work and also the instructors for teaching them the techniques of my syllabus.
It’s grading time and all the students at my affiliate BJJ and MMA gyms in Sydney, Mackay and Rockhamptom smashed it. The Griffith grading will be in August. The Sydney BJJ gyms are Macquarie University, Elite Martial Arts and Martial Arts research Academy. In Mackay is Mackay MMA and in Rockhampton is Rhino MMA. Check out all the photos below of the affiliate BJJ and MMA gyms.
Jean Jacques Machado held a BJJ seminar at the SPMA Concord gym in Sydney on 27th June for 25 students. Jean Jacques Machado is a 7th degree Red and Black Belt in BJJ and is the brother of my coach Carlos Machado. Jean Jacques Machado is a former World BJJ champion in gi and no gi. He is now a coach and has his own BJJ gyms in California.
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.
Current UFC Heavyweight Todd Duffee held an MMA seminar at SPMA Concord in Sydney on Sunday 17th November. He showed takedowns, ground and pound and submissions from the top for two and a half hours. Todd trains at AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) in San Jose, California. AKA is also home of current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Valesquez.