I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas to you and your families. I started the day with midnight mass at my parish church and now I am off to my parent's house for lunch. I hope you all have a great day 🙂
My school SPMA finished the year last weekend with our annual Christmas party. We had about 100 students, family and friends enjoy a BBQ in the park along with some sumo 🙂 We also handed out our annual awards at our Christmas Party. Big congratulations to all of our winners.
Adult Competitor of the Year: Jean Mondaca
Adult Most Improved of the Year: Harichandra Rajiji
Kids Competitor of the Year: Zander Mucenski
Kids Most Improved of the Year: Jordan Catalovski
Kids Encouragement Award Concord: Oliver Silvestro
Kids Encouragement Award Liverpool: Tyga Téa Mucenski
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 🙂
I lost my match by decision at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane. Congratulations to my opponent Ryan Bader. He was my toughest opponent to date and he proved it on the night. It is now time for me to heal up, rest and then go back to training. Back to the drawing board as they say.I just have a few stitches and bruising so it will be all healed up in 10 days.
I want to thank God. I want to thank my sponsors Balance Sports Nutrition and Venum. I want to thank my coaches and cornermen Steve Rudic and Luke Martin. And thanks to Paul Dallow for being my third corneman and organising my banner and shorts and walk out gear. A big thanks to my students, family and friends for their undying support.
Later in the week I will post some photos of fight week and of the event.
I am on the cover of the December issue of Blitz magazine. It is a great honour and I am humbled. Blitz is Australia's leading martial arts magazine. I talk about my up and coming fight with Ryan Bader at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane on 7th December. I also talk about my career in martial arts and where it all started and people that have influenced me. You can buy it at any newsagent. Thanks for the support!