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Bernardo Trekko Magalhaes Seminar

Former UFC Fighter and 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt Bernardo Trekko Magalhaes will be at the Goulburn Martial Arts Academy on Friday 6th of April 7pm. To conduct a seminar. 

Bernardo is a veteran of the UFC and a experienced bjj coach and competitor. I’m sure it will be a fantastic seminar. Book your place the cost is $80. 

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Grappling Industries

huge congratulations to Jordan, David and Joel. Who today competed at the Grappling Industries and are bring back some bling to boot. 

Jordan after only 7 weeks of training won his first match and brought home a bronze. 

David is being home a silver in his nogi Weight  division. 

Joel did fantastic in the nogi also bring home the gold.... I’m sure the boys have learned heaps... I’m sure next time the gi results will be the same as the gi.

 

well done boys from all the team  

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Bjj Brick

Hey Team,

 

Some of you may know that we are supporters of the BJJ Brick Podcast. Others Dont... Here is a link for you http://bjjbrick.com/ a great bunch of guys that discuss all things grappling. Many top level Athletes in the BJJ World but also inspiring stories. They have some great info on the site also.  

 

Go to itunes etc and listen to an episode. You will love it.

 

Craig

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2017 is wrap up

So for team GMAA the year of 2017 has come to an end. We have enjoyed meeting new friends on the mats, kilos lost, medals won, new belts presented and thousands of dollars raised for charity. The best thing I can honestly say is that we have changed some people’s lives in a positive manner. 

 

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of GMAA. It’s the members and family that support each other that make it’s so successful. We have some momentum going and it’s time to put the pedal to the medal. So take a break, heal some niggles and get ready smash out 2018. Congratulations to everyone on a fantastic year and have a merry Christmas and a safe happy new year. 

Commit. Endure. Achieve . 

 

See you all soon

Craig

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New Bleu Belts with The team at Danny Weir Seminar on Half Guard. Well done boys!

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after a long and Hot Grading Sabum Harmer reaches his 4th Dan! Congratulations Bruce!

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Our first lot of Little grapplers grading to grey white belts! Fantastic achievement 

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Craig and David attending 9 X world Champion Bruno Malfacine seminar. 

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TaeKwonDo crew after 4 nights of long summer grading. Fantastic achievements team! 

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Some  new Black Belts at Black Belt training.

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successful team at the Gathering with Master Rigan Machado 

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Relay for Life

Well what a fantastic effort from everyone. 

 

Special mention to Debbie who did an amazing job organising the fundraising and the relay.

 

congratulations to all that participated in the demo and big props to those that walked many kilometres over the 24 hours. Congratulations everyone we raised over $3000.00 very proud to say not only are we changing people lives that train through martial arts but more importantly through martial arts we are changing lives! Hope this helps those in need!  

 

Craig

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Competition Training

Hey Team, 

last term our bjj crew had a huge turn out at the Machado nationals and after a great build up everyone did amazingly well.

Our TaeKwonDo crew has AAITF nationals on December 2nd... so this term we will be holding competition training during the kickboxing class structure. It will contain sparring specific skills such as ring craf etc. along with conditioning. Sparring every evening also... I would also like to have a Saturday session in the afternoon specific for sparring only. Times to be confirmed. 

All black belts are requested to attend the tournament. And also others over the age of 12 years of age...  all coloured belts are encouraged also. Along with the kickboxing classes we will also be running comp drills in TaeKwonDo to get the team ready especially for the younger kids who can’t make the later classes. 

I would love a huge turnout as the comp is in Sydney.  I am getting some frames and hoping to have some bags up for the kickboxing classes. 

Let’s book some accommodation and make a great weekend of it.  

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let’s go team  

kickboxing is going to take a competition edge this term.  

kickboxing is going to take a competition edge this term.  

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Amateur boxing coming soon  

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10 Best Takedowns for BJJ? How many do you know?

Hi Team,

What are the best takedowns for BJJ? I  am linking an article from Stephan Kesting and the Grapple Arts website.   

Bjj Competition... Which Takedown is Best... for you? Howm many of the on the list do you know?

Bjj Competition... Which Takedown is Best... for you? Howm many of the on the list do you know?

Stephan is a life long martial artist who has trained in Judo and BJJ as well as other arts... check it out here http://www.grapplearts.com/top-10-throws-and-takedowns-for-bjj/

Along with many of his resources from apps, books and podcast to help bjj players out. Have fun team...

 

 

Craig

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The BJJ Globetrotters

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Hey team,

 

Great news... As you may know we have plenty of visitors from other gyms popping in. We have added our academy to the BJJ Globetrotter Association... This is a non political and not team bases association. So we open up a weeks free of training for people travelling through and we open our mats to everyone that wants to share their BJJ with us also. This does not change our Team... We are Team Will/Machado but just means that we allow other teams members to come train free for a week whilst traveling. Happy Times!   

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The Gathering wrap up

Wow, what a weekend!  

A fun filled weekend was had in Melbourne at the Will Machado Australasian Championships. The team left on Friday the 8th September around 7pm. A total of 14 members were in convoy with exceptions of a few who flew down. 

After 8 hours in a car singing and a great meal at Wangaratta we stayed at a great house. After a meal we headed to. Ed after the day and looked forward to the competition in the morning.  

Everyone that hits the mats in competition did amazingly well. Some for the first time competing and others first competing in new ranks. after some amazing matches at the end of the day the team ended up with the following.

Craig - 1st in weight class

3rd in open

Michelle - 1st in weight class

2nd in open

Hayden - 1st in weight class

Scott cave - 2nd in weight class

3rd in open

Lou - 2nd in weight class

Sam - 3rd in weight class

Big Mike - 1st in weight class

Ben - 2nd in weight class

Tiarna - 3rd in open.

after the days events we went and had a great dinner at  /munichbrauhaus. After dinner some stayed out to see Melbourne night life and others went home to rest up for the Professor Rigan Machado seminars. Coach  Craig attended the school owners seminary that was conducted by Master Rigan Machado.  The who's who from the bjj community were there. After the school owners seminar lou and craig worked some great passing drills for the black belt and coloured belt seminar. After another 2 hours on the mats it was time to say our goodbyes and head home. Another 8 hours in the car and singing and finally we were home. Life is about sharing moments with amazing people. That is something we have in spades at team GMAA. Thanks team!

 

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* Degree Coral Belt Rigan Machado with some of the Team

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Professor rigan Machado Conducting the seminar series on Sunday.

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Getting ready for battle

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Victory.. Team mates Mike and Ben place 1st and 2nd.  

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Black Belts and coloured belt seminar attendees

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hayden going to Battle on the mats in Mens Open weight. 

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30 years of Machado Jiu-jitsu in Australia. Amazing to be part of the team.

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The Gathering

Team is now in Melbourne and getting ready for comp tomorrow with the Will Machado Australasia titles. Best of luck team! Bring home bling bling. 

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