Graduating and the rewards therein are a perrenial part of our life. We graduate from crawling to walking as an infant, from training wheels to solo rider as a child, we pass our HSC in our teens and graduate to adulthood at 21. We recieve promotions and demotions in our chosen jobs and careers and often spend  time comparing ourselves to others – another form of grading ourselves – I believe modelling is a powerful  tool, but ultimately you must find your own voice and your own path. We begin our martial  journey for a myriad of reasons: fitness, self defence, self confidence, it’s seldom to obtain a black belt, that usually comes after being immersed  in the mat culture for awhile and even then we take it one belt at a time. Gradings give us realistic yet challenging goals and goals are good. No goal, no destination can kill motivation -the rudderless ship. Gradings give us a focus something to zero in on and focus is good. There is truth in the statement “it’s not the destination its the journey” but a map really helps. If the idea of a grading gives you pause for thought and the challenge is a little daunting, then it is already becoming a parallel to the challenges we face in life and challenges are good. Remember that success leaves clues, just look at the advanced belts on your mat, they have all faced the challeges you now face. The evidence of success is right in front of you. So map out your course, tap into the wisdom on your mat and keep your eye on the prize. Gradings are awsome.


Tonight’s 6:30pm Wing Chun class theme will be close combat – focusing on knees and elbow strikes!

See you then!

PS Sifu is having a great time in NZ and reminds everyone to train hard while he’s away!!

Reminder to parents that the kids classes start up again tomorrow at 11am! Fees can be taken during the class so unless you’re bringing in a new child then feel free to get your kids on the mat straight away and ready to train.

Tonight’s 6:30pm Wing Chun class with Vadim is all about trapping hands and cross arm sparring drills.

See you there!


Hi everyone,
We have just over 8 weeks to go until the biggest grading of the year! So Tuesday 545 will be dedicated to belt prepping and stretching. Kicking conditioning will still be a part of it but also technical for your level change and sparring.
See you tonight!


The theme for tomorrow’s BJJ seminar is Advanced Crucifix. Start time is 9am sharp so get in at 8:30am to warm up. Cost is $90, please pay cash before the seminar starts.

Friends from other schools and all levels of experience are encouraged!


All classes are on as per usual tomorrow: 9am Fitness and Conditioning, 10am Wing Chun, 11am Kids Kung Fu.

Kids classes will resume on Saturday 20th October.

Monday we are closed for the public holiday. If you have access you can come in to train.

As of next month fees are increasing by 4%. We have tried to absorb rent increases as much as possible but this is something we will have to do on an annual basis, we appreciate your support! Kids membership prices have already been updated this year so will not be affected.

Monthly meberships are now $155 per month, 12 Block Passes are $228 and casual classes are $25 per class. (Concessioned memberships will vary but still be only 4%)

Dates to remember:

Spartan Stream One: Saturday 6th October 12noon $199

John Will BJJ Seminar: Sunday 7th October 9:30am $90

Spartan Stream Two: Sunday 14th October 10:30am $199

Kids Classes resume: Saturday 20th October 11am $100 per term (can use Active Kids Voucher)




Dear Parents,

A reminder for the details for the kid’s fight night this evening are: 5pm start, St Agnes Primary School, 511 Bunnerong Road Matraville. There is parking on the school grounds. No fees are involved but please spare some gold coin for the charity jar that will be passed around on the night, monies raised will go to a charity supporting our farmers. Gloves, mouthguard and a waterbottle is all you will need to bring – NO MOUTHGUARD NO FIGHT.

It’s going to be a great night! Expected finish time is 7:30pm.


Suitable for all levels of BJJ experience!! 2 hours of mat time with one of the first non-Brazilian BJJ black belts and awesome coach John Will. Cost is only $90 so don’t miss it! Theme TBA. Get your name down now. Friends from other BJJ schools are more than welcome.

Kids class starts at the usual time tomorrow of 11am. Thank you everyone for your co-operation!!

Tonight’s class with Vadim at 6:30pm will work on head movement, slipping, bobing and weaving against strikes and cross arm sparring drills… see you there!!!

On Sunday the plan is to meet at Maniax at 75 Mary Street, St Peters at 1:45. We’re booked in at 2pm for 2hrs of axe throwing. It’s $55 per head. There’s 8 of us booked in but we have room for up to 15. So if you’re keen to come there’s room!! Want more info? Visit their site

Have a great weekend everyone!

Reminder to parents that due to the adult grading starting at 10:30, the kids class is rescheduled for 9am tomorrow (15th September).

Sorry for any inconvenience, thank you for being flexible!

Adults, be in and ready for grading at 10am for a 10:30 start!! We’re starting the grading a little later so the kids aren’t rushed off the mat at the end of their class. Hydrate, rest up and stay out of trouble until tomorrow at least!

See you all tomorrow!

PS Parents, details for kid’s fight night are:

Date: Tuesday 25th of September.
Location: St Agnes a primary school, 511 Bunnerong Road Matraville.
Parking: Park on school grounds.
Time: Registration is at 1700 hours.
Price: No fees involved but gold coin donation to our charity jar.
Equipment: Gloves, mouth guard, water bottle. (No mouth guard, no fight.)

Any questions please feel free to contact me. Just reply to this email.

Well here we are… last big hit out before grading. Make sure your part of your training  partners prep!

See you there regards,


We have a black belt going off!! So if you’re a senior be in and be ready to jump in!

Afterparty will be at the Cauliflower Hotel upstairs. We have a weapons raffle too!! (and will draw it this time) Raffle tix are $5 each or 3 for $10. The prize is kali sticks, butterfly training swords, bo staff and a weapons bag.

Next Sunday 23rd we are axe throwing at Maniax in St Peters, this is now an all school event and it’s my (Amy) birthday the next day so maybe a little birthday celebration too!!

Please notify me asap if you can come and get payment in asap as size of group will depend on area we book.

2 hours of axe throwing awesomeness!

Your event, run by our axe throwing pros, includes: 1-on-1 coaching, time for target practice, then an organised tournament amongst your group to see who will be crowned the axe throwing champ and win bragging rights for years to come!

Only $55 per person – friends welcome.

Book here.