I am featured in a 6 page article in the current edition of April/May Fight Magazine Australia. I talk about my previous fight, what is next for me, my physical training, my mental preparation and more. You can buy the magazine now at newsagents.
About 100 people came throughout the day and helped us celebrate the Grand Reopening of our Moorebank MMA, BJJ and Thai Kickboxing gym. The rain held out and everyone enjoyed the free BBQ, took a tour of our new gym and the kids enjoyed the free jumping castle. We had special guests Craig Kelly, MP who is the federal member for Hughes and the Mayor of Liverpool City Council Ned Mannoun who toured the gym, gave a speech to everyone there and even got down and dirty and took a few action shots. Check out some photos below.
Macquarie Uni and Elite Martial Arts both had their gradings last week in Sydney. Macquarie Uni had BJJ and Thai Kickboxing gradings and Elite Martial Arts had BJJ gradings for adults and kids. Once again the students did great. A credit to them putting in the hard work and to my instructors for being great coaches.
Come and join us this Sunday 13th April at our Grand Reopening of SPMA Moorebank MMA, BJJ and Thai Kickboxing gym. There is a free BBQ, free jumping castle, exclusive membership deals and will be opened by the Mayor of Liverpool. It all starts from 10am to 2pm. Come along and stay for a bit or stay the whole time. Come and see why we were voted Best MMA gym in Sydney.
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.
One week of gradings just finished at SPMA with 200 students grading in BJJ and Thai Kickboxing across both of my Sydney gyms. Gradings started in Moorebank on Monday 31st March with Kids BJJ and Adults BJJ and the following night was Adults Thai Kickboxing. On Wednesday 2nd April at Concord was Kids BJJ (11-14yo) and Adults BJJ and on Thursday 3rd April was Kids BJJ (6-10yo) and Adults Thai Kickboxing. You can se photos below of all the classes.
I did a tour of Central Queensland teaching in Mackay, Rockhampton and Yeppoon. In Mackay I taught a BJJ seminar and then the next night held a BJJ grading. I then went to Rockhampton and Yeppoon and held BJJ gradings there.
David Garnham runs Mackay MMA, Josh Barwick runs CQMMA in Rockhampton and Nathan O'Connor runs Rhino MMA in Yeppoon. All the students did fantastic.
I also promoted all the instructors promoting David and Josh to Blue Belt 2nd stripe and Nathan O' Çonnor to Blue Belt.
SPMA went 2 wins 2 losses at the Brace for War MMA show at Luna Park in Sydney on 15th March. Gerhard Voigt won by KO 1st round, Steven Micallef won by decision, Luke Standing lost by TKO and Christoff Loff lost by decision. Usual ups and downs in the world of MMA. It was the first round of an 8 main tournament for each division. Gerhard and Steve now move to the semi finals to be held later in the year.