I received my 4th degree BJJ Black Belt from my coach Carlos Machado. Carlos presented it to me at the end of his BJJ seminar which he ran at my martial arts school on 17th April. It is a great honour to receive this rank and to also receive it from Carlos Machado. It was […]
I'm retiring from fighting in MMA. I‘ve had a great career in MMA spanning 12 years, 25 fights, 15 wins & 5 wins in the UFC all by stoppage and 3 by Rear Naked Choke. I always went out for the win by stoppage and I am proud of what I have achieved in my […]
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy and safe New Year.
Thank you to all the students, family and friends who attended the SPMA Christmas Party this year! About 100 people attended our party at Dee Why Beach. Everyone enjoyed the BBQ and kids were entertained with the playground. SPMA presented their 4 annual awards at the Christmas party. Congratulations to Adult competitor of the year […]
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 […]
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 […]
I didn't get the win today. I am physically OK but disappointed. A big thank you to Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn and everyone at JacksonWink MMA for coaching and supporting me. A big thank you to Shaun Sullivan and Steven Rudic for coaching me and being in my corner. Big thanks to Alicia Martinez […]
I am fighting Gian Villante on UFC 193 on 15th November at Etihad stadium in Melbourne. This is teh first UFC ev ent in Melboiurne and they arte going all out to break the UFC attendance record of 55,000. UFC 193 has a lot of the top Aussies fighting on it including Kyle Noke and […]
I presented Shaher Khan with his BJJ Black Belt on 7th August. He is the 12th student at SPMA to achieve this rank. Shaher started his training in 2007. Since then he has won many Australian and Pan Pacific BJJ titles from white to brown belt and has qualified fore the World Pro Gi Championships […]
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.