Club History

Chris is married to Deb who also helps teaching , Chris has 7 children Renee , Kathryn , Paul , John , Jason , Natasha , and Sam and also has  14 Grand children Renee  > Nathan , Hannah , Jacob & Rachel , Kathryn & Jeramy > Charlotte , Jazmin , Jenna & Isacc , Paul & Amanda Boyd > Caleb Connor  Cohen Caiden & Charlie and Chloe



He has been practicing Martial Arts for over 44 years and has been training Physically ( Weights and Fitness ) for 52 years

The Blue Mountains Martial Arts Centre was created in 1981 , when Sensei Chris Traish moved to the Blue Mountains after teaching Martial Arts in Sydney . He originally started his classes in the Lawson Community Hall and the Katoomba Masonic Hall . In 1986 he and his students decided to build their own full time training Centre and with the help of the community it was finished in 13 weeks . The full time training Centre at Leura is now the best equipped Martial Arts Centre in Australia and people have traveled from all over the world to train there. Since its beginning the BMMAC has produced 10 World Champions and 5 Cage fighting Titles , numerous Australian & State Champions and over 100 Black Belt Students

Chris has competed at the World Arnis Championships , The World Koshiki Karate Championships , The Australian Kendo Championships , The Pan Pacific Brazilian Jui Jitsu Championships , The Australian W.E.K.A.F full contact stick fighting Championships , The Australian Weapons Championships & Fought in the Ring Kick Boxing

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Chris & Leigh started BJJ in 1994 after watching Royce Gracie in the UFC they originally learnt from Videos. Until 1995one of Chris’s Arnis students Steve Meakes  who was training with Anthony Lange started teaching them on Weekends. Chris then attended a Seminar by Jean Jaque Machado, John Wills & Richard Norton in June 1996. Chris then attended a Seminar by Peter De Been in August 1997 at Bowral organized by Mark Carey. Chris then affiliated with Peter De Been and brought Peter to Leura in January 2000 for a 4 day seminar. Chris & his students competed at the Pan Pacific Championships from 1998 onwards. Then in February 2001 Paulo Guimaraes came to Leura for a 2 day seminar organized by Chris De Weaver. Then on 25th March 2001 Marcelo Rezende a Carlos Gracie Jnr  Black Belt came to our Leura Dojo and we finally had a full time teacher on that first afternoon Chris wrestled with Marcelo for over an hour and then asked him if he could come every week and thankfully he agreed the rest is history . 2001 World Champion Rafael Correa ( Gordinho ) ran a Seminar at our Leura Dojo .2002 World Champion Bruno Fernandes ran a seminar at our Leura Dojo . 2002 Chris attended the Royce Gracie Seminar in Sydney . 2004 Chris attended the Royler Gracie in Sydney . Chris & Leigh attended the Royce Gracie Seminer in Sydney . Chris received his black belt from Marcelo in 2009 . Chris received his first Degree on his Black Belt from Marcelo Rezende and Bruno Fernandes in August 2013 and his 2nd Degree Black Belt from Marcelo Rezende in 2015 and in 2017 Chris received a 15 year loyalty award to Gracie Barra from Marcelo Rezende  .


1978 Chris originally learnt Arnis from his brother Jeff after he returned from the Philippines 1979 Chris & his Brother Jeff demonstrated Arnis at the Sydney Opera House .1981 Grand Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Willie Madla. 1983 Grand Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Leonard Trigg & Master Willie Madla. 1986 Grand Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Christino Vasquez & Master Pepe Yap. It was during this tour when Chris was cut accidentally during a Demo with a sword as Grand Master was cutting a water Melon of Chris’s stomach leaving him with 40 Stich’s . 1989 Chris Competed at the 1st World Arnis Championships placing 2nd in Forms & 2nd in Full contact sparring. 1990 Master Ernesto Presas Toured Australia with Master Christino Vasquez , Master Pepe Yap , Master Renee Tongson , Master Quirino Austria & Master Lawrence Hollanday . 1990 Chris trained with Grand Master Remy Presas. 1991 Chris Competed at the 2nd World Arnis Championships placing  2nd in Full contact Sparring losing to his own Student World Champion Jeff Allen at that championships . Chris ‘s Students Mark Ahern World Champion won the Forms Championship & Sarah Hegemans World Champion won the Women’s Forms Championship and Chris Traish was the Head Referee . During all these Tours Grand Master Ernesto Presas was based at our Leura Dojo. Chris continues to teach Arnis and has Graded 87 Australian Arnis Black Belts.


Chris began training in Sikaran Karate under Albert Urbiztondo in 1973 he originally was training 4 hours a day 7 days a week and was graded by Albert to Black belt 19/10/1976 . 1974 Competed in his first FAKO Tournament his first match was with Kyokushin Legend Nick Kujik . 1975 Started his first school at Cronulla and represented Albert at FAKO meetings were he met such Martail Artists as Frank Nowak , John Taylor , Peter Wolfe , John Newman , Paul Starling and Richard Bradford  . Chris then joined Richard Bradford’s Goshin Ryu Karate where he ran the Goshin Ryu Full time Live in Instructors Course and teaching many of his black belts their Senior Katas. 1981 Opened his full time Blue Mountains Dojo .1981 Demonstrated Karate at the Sydney Opera House . Chris then joined his brother in Promoting Arjuken Karate. 1989 Chris was the NSW Full contact Karate Champion. 1994 He toured Japan where he fought at the World Full Contact Karate Championships finishing in the final 8 and also presented a lecture on Martial Arts to over 100 Black Belts and Karate Masters from all over the World and Masayuki Kukan Hisataka Graded Chris to 6th Dan Black Belt in Koshiki Karate. At one stage Chris & Leigh were practicing 86 Katas from Karate Arnis Kendo Weapons etc .


Chris started training in Kendo under Grand Master Ernesto Presas and Steven Yip , he then started training at the Willoughby Kendo Dojo in Sydney where he met Ron Bennett & Michael Payne. Michael started a class at Minchinbury where Chris & Steve Yip train each week , Chris then asked Michael to come and teach at his Leura Dojo when he could no longer make the trip Don Miller took over .In 1986 the West  Australian Kendo team stayed and trained at our Leura Dojo training under Ron Bennett . Chris fought in the 1986 Australian Kendo Championships . 1994 Esanda City Kendo Club visited our Leura Dojo .1988 Chris attended a Kendo seminar were he got to spar with an 8th Dan Kendo Master he was fantastic .

1972 Chris Playing Rugby League for Gymea

1980 Early Dojo Brown Building now weights and Kitchen

1994 Chris No 15 Playing Golden Oldies for Katoomba

1987  Chris Kickboxing

1989  Chris in Finals World Arnis Championships in The Phillipines

1986 Training with Grand Master Ernesto Presas at Leura Dojo

1994 Chris Lecturing on Martial Arts in Japan

 1994 Chris Demonstrating Arnis in Japan

2001 Chris wrestling Marcelo Rezende

2002 Chris Wrestling World Champion Bruno Fernandes

Chris Practicing Tai Chi


Sensei Traish is the Australian President & Chief Instructor of Modern   Arnis and was ( 1994 ) the highest graded Black Belt of Modern Arnis in the world outside of the Philippines .He was the Head Referee at the 1991 World Arnis Championships held in the Philippines

He also Holds a –

6th Degree Black Belt in ARNIS

5th Degree Black Belt in Arjuken Karate

6th Dan Koshiki Karate (Presented by Hisataka 9th Dan )

1st Degree Black Belt in Philipine Jiu Jitsu

1st Degree Black Belt in Kendo

2nd Degree Black Belt Filipino Weapons

2nd Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Gracie Barra

Tai Chi Instructor Yit Man Lee

Level 2 Government Accredited Coach

He is also Co – Author of the Book “An Overview of Martial Arts ” with Leigh Olsson






International Philippine Martial Arts Federation –under Grand Master Ernesto Presas 10th Dan

World Koshiki Karate Do Federation – Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th Dan

International Modern Arnis Association – under Grand Master Ernesto Presas 10th Dan

International Modern Mano Mano Association– under Grand Master Ernesto Presas 10th Dan

The Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – under Carlos Gracie Jnr

Australian Kung Fu Wushu Federation Walt Missingham President

Martial Arts Industry Association – Walt Missingham President

The Australian Jujitsu Federation – President Roger Quick

Book by Chris Traish and Leigh Olsson

Review on Facebook by Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy added 2 new photos — with Chris Traish.

I just finished reading one of the most informative books I’ve read in a long time … “An Overview of Martial Arts,” by Chris Traish Leigh Olsson. Although it was written 25-years ago, and could probably be packaged more professionally, I was so impressed with his remarkable understanding of the art of self-defence and wanted to complement him for writing it.
I had the opportunity of meeting and working with Chris recently in Bathurst, NSW, just before departing to the USA/CDN in early September and was equally impressed with his hands-on skills [Kendo, Karate, Arnis, BJJ, Taiji, Weapons, MMA-style competitive fighting and coaching] too, and think he’s the complete package.
Any NSW subscribers on my list living near this instructor … get yourselves over to see him ASAP

Please click on link to download free copy of Book may take some time to download








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This Table follows year by year Chris Traish and the Blue Mountains Martial Arts Centre’s Martial Arts History

AgeDayMonthYearEventNameWhereStyleBy MeAttendWin LossHowPromotion1Month
6425118Training GB ShellharbourSelfShellharbourBJJ3351
6419Jan2018Training holliday Wayne Cummins & Shay Shay & kids 3 daysSelfMy PlaceCage Fight13341
6322Dec2017Seminar FGB Caringbah FredCaringbahBJJ133312
632017ICPGracie BarraBJJ332
633Dec201715 Year Loyalty Award Gracie BarraMarcelo RezendeBrookvaleBJJ33112
633Dec2017Seminar Flavio AlmiadaFlavio AlmiadaBrookvaleBJJ133012
6318Nov2017Mick EvansMick EvansLithgowCage FightWinRear Naked ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 432911
6318Nov2017Inder SinghInder SinghLithgowCage FightWinKOWestern Region Fight Night 432811
6318Nov2017Billie GordonBillie GordonLithgowCage FightWinHead & Arm ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 432711
6318Nov2017Steve PhillipsSteve PhillipsLithgowCage FightLossDoctor StopWestern Region Fight Night 432611
6318Nov2017Greg NolanGreg NolanLithgowCage FightLossDecisionWestern Region Fight Night 432511
6318Nov2017Blair RouxelleBlair RouxelleLithgowCage FightLossRear Naked ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 432411
6322Oct2017ISKA World Championships 7 students 7 world titlesGroupLiverpoolBJJ32310
634Oct2017Seminar Penrith Stuart Brookshad mini strokeStuart BrookesPenrithMMA32210
63Sept2017Compete with Jo Thompson Gracie Barra Internal CompJo ThompsonBrookvaleBJJ3219
6312Aug2017Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinDecisionUrban Fight Night 123208
63July2017Vinicios Draculino Magalhaes Seminar Gracie Barra SydneyDraculino MagalhaesBrookvaleBJJ13197
638July2017Bernado Trekko Seminar LeuraBernado trekkoLeuraBJJ3187
633June2017Billie GordonBillie GordonWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinDecisionUrban Fight Night 113176
6320May2017Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyLithgowCage FightWinTriangleWestern Region Fight Night 23165
6320May2017Billie GordonBillie GordonLithgowCage FightWinKOWestern Region Fight Night 23155
6320May2017Mark BanksMark BanksLithgowCage FightLossSubmisionWestern Region Fight Night 23145
6320May2017Kim NortheyKim NortheyLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 23135
6320May2017Kalvin ZimmerKalvin ZimmerLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 23125
6320May2017Greg NolanGreg NolanLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 23115
634March2017Scott LoweScott LoweWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightwinDecisionUrbin Fight Night 103103
634March2017Grant Brechney win round 1 Triangle East Coast Champion Grant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinKOUrbin Fight Night 103093
634March2017Billie GordonBillie GordonWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightlossDecisionUrbin Fight Night 103083
6317Feb2017Seminar Far Guard Gracie Barra ShellharbourGracie Barra ShellharbourShellharbourBJJ13072
622016ICPGracie BarraBJJ306
6216Dec2016Seminar Far Guard Gracie Barra CaringbahGracie BarraCaringbahBJJ130512
623Dec2016Paul Traish win UFN KO throwPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinKOUrban Fight Night 930412
623Dec20163 Day Seminar with Victa Estima at Gracie Barra SydneyVicta EstimaBrookvaleBJJ130312
6224Nov2016Richard Sargent Seminar LeuraRichard SargentLeuraBJJ30211
6229Oct2016Mario Sperry SeminarMario SperryPenrithBJJ130110
6222Oct2016Brad MacdonaldBrad MacdonaldBathurstCage FightWinHead Arm ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 230010
6222Oct2016Dave StrathernDave StrathernBathurstCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 229910
6222Oct2016Brad won Round 2 ChokeBrad McDonaldBathurstMMA29810
6215Oct2016Compete with Jo for Gracie Barra 30-year celebration TournamentJo ThompsonBrookvaleBJJ29710
628Oct2016Paul TraishPaul TraishGold CoastCage FightLossRef StoppageBrace 4429610
6218Sept2016Gracie Barra Woolongong Seminar with my Grand Daughter HanahLugatoWoolongongBJJ12959
623Sept2016Seminar Patrick Macarthy by me and For mePatrick MacarthyBathurstMMA112949
6230July2016Scott LoweScott LoweLithgowCage FightwinKOWestern Region Fight Night 12937
6230July2016Sam TraishSam TraishLithgowCage FightWinDecionWestern Region Fight Night 12927
6230July2016James De CauxJames De CauxLithgowCage FightWinKOWestern Region Fight Night 12917
6230July2016Mark BanksMark BanksLithgowCage FightLossDecisionWestern Region Fight Night 12907
6230July2016Jesse SudichJesse SudichLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 12897
6230July2016Jason StuartJason StuartLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 12887
6230July2016Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyLithgowCage FightLossDecionWestern Region Fight Night 12877
6224June2016Paul TraishPaul TraishPunchbowlCage FightLossGuilotineSuper Fight 32866
6224June2016Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyPunchbowlCage FightLossKOSuper Fight 32856
626June2016Seminar Warren Hickey by me MMAWarren HickeyBathurstMMA12846
627May2016Paul TraishPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight night 72835
627May2016Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight night 72825
627May2016Paul & Grant fight on UFNGrantLiverpoolMMA2815
6230April2016Seminar Newcastle for my Original BJJ Instructor Steve MeekesNewcastle forNewcastleBJJ12804
6216April2016Paul TraishPaul TraishCanberra AISCage FightLossArm BarBrace 392794
6215March2016Marcelo Juliana & Noah Visit LeuraJuliana & Noah VlcMy PlaceBJJ2783
6219Feb2016Paul Traish Paul TraishPunchbowlCage FightLossKOSuperfight MMA 22772
6219Feb2016Jason StuartJason StuartPunchbowlCage FightLossKOSuperfight MMA 22762
6219Feb2016Damien DutheilDamien DutheilPunchbowlCage FightlossKOSuperfight MMA 22752
6213Jan2016Me Seminar at ATT MMA Mitt WorkSuman Ashkan MontakarianBlacktownMMA12741
6210Jan2016Kit Dale SeminarKit DaleMy PlaceBJJ12731
6112Dec2015Paul TraishPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 527212
6112Dec2015Greg NolanGreg NolanWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossStand GuilotineUrban Fight Night 527112
616Dec2015Graded to 2nd degree black belt after 20 years Training BJJ My first Student Black Belt Mark TromppKayron & Gregor GracieSydneyBJJ27012
6130Nov2015Seminar with Andre Galvao SydneyAndre GalvaoSydneyBJJ126911
618Nov2015Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinArmbarUrban Fight Night 426811
618Nov2015Paul TraishPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossVerbal TapUrban Fight Night 426711
618Nov2015Jason StuartJason StuartWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossJudgesUrban Fight Night 426611
618Nov2015Damien DutheilDamien DutheilWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 426511
6125Sept2015Completed ICP 5Gracie BarraMy PlaceBJJ2649
6121Aug2015Paul TraishPaul TraishPunchbowlCage FightWinArmbarSuperfight MMA2638
618Aug2015Paul win by Armbar 70 secondsPaul TraishSt Marys Band ClubCage FightWinKOTUF2628
618Aug2015Kim NortheyKim NortheySt Marys Band ClubCage FightWinTUF2618
618Aug2015Greg NolanGreg NolanSt Marys Band ClubCage FightWinKOTUF2608
618Aug2015Paul Win by KO knee to Head PaulWin by KO knee to HWlCage Fight2598
61June2015Opening Gracie Barra ShellharbourGracie BarraShellharbourBJJ2586
6120June2015Paul TraishPaul TraishCowraCage FightWinSubmissionAdrenlin Rush 52576
6120June2015Jason StuartJason StuartCowraCage FightLossKOAdrenlin Rush 52566
6120June2015Damien DutheilDamien DutheilCowraCage FightLossKOAdrenlin Rush 52556
6115June2015Paul won NSW Title in CageNSWCage Fight2546
6117April2015Seminar with Rodger GracieRodger GracieManlyBJJ12534
6110March2015Taught Class Gracie Barra HorsbyGracie BarraHornsbyBJJ12523
6014Dec2014Paul TraishPaul TraishParamattaCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 125112
6014Dec2014Nick InzitariNick InzitariParamattaCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 125012
6014Dec2014Ben JefferyBen JefferyParamattaCage FightLossChokeUrban Fight Night 124912
6029Nov2014Scott LoweScott LoweBundell QueenslandCage FightlossKOEternal MMA 824811
6029Nov2014Paul TraishPaul TraishBundell QueenslandCage FightLossArmbarEternal MMA 824711
6029Nov2014Dearne FulcherDearne FulcherBundell QueenslandCage FightLossChokeEternal MMA 824611
602Nov2014Mark BanksMark BanksLithgowCage FightWinSubmisionAdrenlin Rush 424511
601Nov2014Dearne FulcherDearne FulcherLithgowCage FightWinKOAdrenlin Rush 424411
601Nov2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardLithgowCage FightWinJudgesAdrenlin Rush 424311
601Nov2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardLithgowCage FightWinJudgesAdrenlin Rush 424211
601Nov2014Ben PicmanBen PicmanLithgowCage FightlossKOAdrenlin Rush 424111
6013Sept2014Paul TraishPaul TraishShoalhaven Entertainment Centre - NowraCage FightWinArmbarCage Conquest 42409
6013Sept2014Mark BanksMark BanksCage FightWinKOCage Conquest 42399
6023Aug2014Kim NortheyKim NortheyCage FightWin2388
6023Aug2014Paul TraishPaul TraishSt Marys Band ClubCage FightLossjudgesTUF2378
608Aug2014Jai XuJai XuNorth SydneyCage FightLossJudgesBrace 282368
60June2014Seminar with Tusa & Pew PewRoberto Alanacar & Marko JoccoManlyBJJ12356
6022May2014ICPGracie BarraMy PlaceBJJ2345
6010May2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardLondonderryCage FightWinKO2335
6012April2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardCowraCage FightWinKOAdrenlin Rush 32324
60March2014Wrestled Kit DaleKit DaleSydneyBJJ2313
6021Feb2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardRichmondCage FightWinKONew Generation Combat Event 82302
6016Feb2014Gracie Barra Hunter Valley OpeningGene DecrewisHunter ValleyBJJ2292
592013Seminar Rob Cooley ShellharbourRobert CooleyShellharbourBJJ1228
592013Seminar Hiroshi HisatakaHiroshi HisatakaMy PlaceKarate227
59Dec2013Seminar Gracie Barra CaringbahFredCaringbahBJJ122612
597Dec2013Phil Hinshelwood 60th Birthday Seminar by meGroupKatoombaMMA122512
59Aug2013Graded 1st Degree Black Belt with Marcelo & Bruno Fernandes present after 18 years trainingMarceloManlyBJJ2248
59Aug2013Gracie Barra West Ryde Julio Gym OpeningJulio GureeraWest RydeBJJ2238
59July2013Seminar at Gracie Barra BlacktownChris SalesBlacktownBJJ12227
59April2013Seminar Fred Gracie Barra CaringbahFredCaringbahBJJ12214
592March2013Paul TraishPaul TraishEmu PlainsCage FightLossKONew Generation Combat Event 32203
5916Feb2013Visit by Thelmo Gracie Barra 3 rd. Dan for 2 Days my PlaceThelmo NatijoMy PlaceBJJ12192
5919Jan2013Bruno Alves Gym OpeningBruno AlvesCrows NestBJJ2181
582012Peter GallagherPeter GallagherPenrithCage FightWinSubmissionNew Generation Combat Event 1217
582012Peter GallagherPeter GallagherPenrithCage FightWinSubmissionNew Generation Combat Event 2216
582012Gracie Barra CompMarceloManlyBJJ215
58Dec2012Guga Open new GymGuga PintoNewcastleBJJ1121412
58Nov2012Paul TraishPaul TraishRoxy - ParramattaCage FightLossKORevolution at the Roxy21311
58Nov2012Seminar & wrested Clark Gracie South Coast Rob Cooley GymClark GracieShellharbourBJJ21211
58Sept2012Seminar with Eddie Bravo in Liverpool KMA GymEddie BravoLiverpoolBJJ12119
583Aug2012Aug Seminar My Place with Bruno Alves & Antonio Carlos JnrAntonio Carlos Jnr My PlaceBJJ12108
58July2012Seminar with Rodrigo Gracie MarceloManlyBJJ12097
58June2012Competed at NSW Comp with Son Paul & Grandson Caleb3 Generations TraishSydneyBJJ12086
5825May2012Seminar Roberty Cooley by me MMA BJJRoberty CooleySouth CoastBJJ12075
5816May2012Seminar Gracie Barra KirraweeFredKirraweeBJJ12065
5815May2012Seminar for Guga in Newcastle by me MMA ArnisGuga PintoNewcastleBJJ12055
5810March2012Paul TraishPaul TraishRoxy - ParramattaCage FightLossKORevolution at the Roxy2043
5824Feb2012Seminar with Royce at Luke Gym in NewcastleRoyce GracieNewcastleBJJ12032
58Jan2012Bruno Alves visit 2 days my placeBruno AlvesMy PlaceBJJ12021
5827Jan2012Seminar Southern Fight Gym by me BJJSouthern Fight GaiNowraBJJ12011
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellJapanCage FightWinKO200
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightWin199
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightLoss198
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightLoss197
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightLoss196
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellPerth NorthbridgeCage FightLossKONight of the Condor195
57Dec2011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightWinKO19412
57Dec2011Wrestled with Bruno AlvesMarceloManlyBJJ119312
5728Dec2011Luke Beston & his wife Angela Gracie visit for 3 DaysLuke Beston Angela GracieMy PlaceBJJ Arnis1119212
5711Dec2011Seminar at Gracie Blacktown Knife & BJJChris SalesBlacktownBJJ119112
5710Dec2011Chris FlanaganChris FlanaganCabooltureCage FightLossGuilotineMayhem Cage Fighting Series19012
5710Dec2011Jai XuJai XuCabooltureCage FightDrawDrawMayhem Cage Fighting Series18912
5727Nov2011Seminar June Lowry by me MMA WeaponsJune Lowry PerthvilleMMA118811
5712Nov2011Paul TraishPaul TraishRoxy - ParramattaCage FightWinGuilotineRevolution at the Roxy18711
575Nov2011Jai XuJai XuMelbourneCage FightLossKONigtht of Mayhem 318611
5716Oct2011The entrance Gracie Barra OpeningDanillo ColtroThe EntranceBJJ18510
578Oct2011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellPerth NorthbridgeCage FightWinKONight of the Condor 218410
5723Sept2011Jai XuJai XuPenrith Leagues ClubCage FightWinGuilotineElite Fight Night 161839
573Sept2011Paul TraishPaul TraishShoalhaven Entertainment Centre - NowraCage FightLossKOTotal Havoc 41829
5727Aug2011Chris SmithChris SmithCage FightLossChoke1818
5715July2011Jai XuJai XuPenrithCage FightWinGuilotineElite Fight Night 151807
5719April2011Seminar Ryan Henry New Zealand by me BJJRyan HenryDunedenBJJ11794
5716April2011Seminar New Plymouth New Zealand for Pina SimpsonPina SimpsonNew ZealandBJJ11784
5721Feb2011Marcelo & Flavio visit my placeFlavio AlmeidaMy PlaceBJJ1772
5711Feb2011Training camp with Flavio AlmeidaMarceloManlyBJJ11762
562010Julio tapped me 10 times Ha Ha HaMarceloManlyBJJ175
562010Aug Grand Opening 90 people TrainedMarceloManlyBJJ174
5610April2010Chris SmithChris SmithCage FightWinChoke1734
56March2010smash into Julios CarMarceloManlyBJJ1723
563Jan2010Visit Hugh CameronHugh CameronMy PlaceBJJ1711
55Sept2009Seminar with Royler GracieRoyler GracieSydneyBJJ11709
55Aug2009Marcelo Gym Burnt downMarceloManlyBJJ1698
5527Feb2009Graded to Black Belt at Training camp in Manly after 14 Years TrainingMarceloManlyBJJ1682
542008Seminar Kru Toy & Uoddecha Muay Thai for meKru Toy & UoddechaOrangeMuay Thai167
54Nov2008Joined Gracie Barra AssociationMarceloManlyBJJ116611
54April2008Training camp manlyMarceloManlyBJJ1654
532007Seminar with Rigan MachadoRigan MachadoPenrithBJJ1164
53July2007Guga & Karen VisitGuga & KaranMy PlaceBJJ11637
5215Dec2006Graded to Brown belt 12 years TrainingMarceloManlyBJJ116212
5218Aug2006Dale HoganDale HoganSydney Entertainment CentreCage FightLossKOX -Plosion1618
523March2006Dale HoganDale HoganLogan Diggers Club QueenslandCage FightLossKOXtreme Fighting Championship 101603
523Feb2006Training Camp ManlyMarceloManlyBJJ11592
512005Seminar Scott Brown Andrew Melito for me and By MeScott BrownMy PlaceBJJ11158
517July2005Seminar Michael Darcy by me BJJMichael DarcySydneyBJJ11577
5127June2005seminar Jeff Traish by me BJJJeff TraishCampbeltownBJJ11566
517May2005Chris SmithChris SmithCage FightLossKO1555
512Feb2005Training Camp Manly Seminar by me ArnisMarceloManlyBJJ11542
50March2004Eye Surgery to replace Lens Must wear Goggle from now onSurgery to replace Lens SydneyOperation1533
5014March2004Wrestled Royce Gracie at SeminarRoyce GracieSydneyBJJ11523
5020Feb2004Purple belt 10 years Training , first Training Camp in ManlyMarceloManlyBJJ1512
492003Sam won his divisionSam TraishSydneyBJJ150
49Nov2003Competed Pan PacsPan PacsMelbourneBJJ14911
4914Nov2003First Training With Guga & Marcelo at ManlyGugaManlyBJJ114811
4918Oct2003Dale HoganDale HoganWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOShooto Australia14710
48Nov2002Competed Pan PacsPan PacsMelbourneBJJ14611
4830Nov2002Dale HoganDale HoganCage FightLossTriangleSpartan Reality Fight 514511
48Oct2002seminar with Royce Marcelo wrestle Royce first time we saw 2 Black belt wrestleRoyce GracieSydneyBJJ114410
48June2002Me and Fabio Glazer first 2 BJJ Referees by NSW FederationFabio GlazerSydneyBJJ11436
48March2002Me & son Jason Won Gold at first NSW Circuit CompJason TraishSydneyBJJ1423
472001Seminar & Wrestle with Bruno Fernandes my PlaceBruno FernandesMy PlaceBJJ1141
472001In NSW 3 Blue Belts Anthony Lange , Chris De Weaver & Larry PapadopoulosDe Weaver & LarryNSWBJJ140
472001August took Marcelo to his first NRL Game PenrithMarceloPenrithBJJ139
472001At this stage there 6 Black belts in Australia & I had wrestled 5 of ThemMarceloAustraliaBJJ138
4720013 black belts in Victoria John Will , Peter De Been & John Donahue De Been & JohnAustraliaBJJ137
47Nov2001Competed Pan PacsPan PacsMelbourneBJJ13611
474Nov2001Gordinho Seminar My PlaceRafael Correa ( Gordinho)My PlaceBJJ113511
473Nov2001Dale HoganDale HoganCage FightLossKOSpartan Reality Fight 213411
47Sept2001Demo in Parramatta with Marcelo Bruno & PauloMarceloParamattaBJJ1339
476Aug2001Seminar Zen Do Kia by me BJJZen Do KaiQueenslandBJJ11328
47July2001Bruno Panno comes to Iska Tourn I introduce Marcelo Paulo & Bruno the start of the NSW FederationMarceloSydneyBJJ1317
472June2001Graded to Blue Belt after 7 years of BJJ mostly teaching ourselvesMarceloMy PlaceBJJ1306
4725March2001Trained with Marcelo 1 Hr morning Then with Chris Smith afternoonMarceloMy PlaceBJJ1293
4719March2001Rang MarceloMarceloDulwichhillBJJ1283
4717March2001Seminar Ian Pollet by Me BJJIan Pollet by MaiOrangeBJJ11273
4711March2001Seminar Phil Hinshelwood for Me Tradition Ju JitsuPhil HinshelwoodMy PlaceJu Jitsu11263
47Feb2001Paulo Guimaraes train 2 day seminar my PlacePaulo GuimaraesMy PlaceBJJ11252
4719Jan2001From then on Marcelo would come Friday afternoon And leave Sunday Morning for next 2 yearsMarcelo RezendeMy PlaceBJJ1241
46Jan2000Peter De Been Seminar 4 days my place Peter De BeenMy PlaceBJJ11231
451999Seminar Fabiano BJJ Black Belt for me at Chris De Weaver GymChris De WeaverNorth SydneyBJJ1122
45Dec1999Competed Pan Pacs Melbourne With Student Hope Douglas Now Brown Belt with MY BJJHope DouglassMelbourneBJJ12112
45Dec19993rd place Pan Pacs MastersPan PacsMelbourneBJJ12012
45Jan1999Seminar John Summerville By me MMAJohn Summerville TareeMMA11191
45Jan1999Seminar John Butt by me MMAJohn ButtPort StevensMMA11181
441998Detached retinaSelfMy PlaceOperation117
441998Competed Pan Pacs Melbourne 1 Child Student won his DivisionSelfMelbourneBJJ116
441998Chris De Weaver Seminar Purple Belt under Mario SperryChris De WeaverSydneyBJJ115
446Dec1998Seminar Chris De Weaver for meChris De WeaverSydneyBJJ111412
4422July1998First BJJ CompMark CareyBowralBJJ1137
4421March1998Seminar Essi fard by me Arnis BJJEssi FardTasmaniaBJJ11123
431997Played Golden Oldies AgainGolden OldiesMy PlaceRugby League111
431997Seminar John Godschalk by meJohn GodschalkSingletownBJJ1110
431997My Female student tapped out heavy weight champ pull guard cross Gi Choke DemoJeff TraishCampbelltownBJJ109
431997Joined Peter De Been BJJ ClubPeter De BeenBJJ108
4319972nd in BJJ Comp Bowral Run by Mark CareyMark careyBowalBJJ107
4310Aug1997Peter De Been was Brown Belt did Seminar at Bowral with Mark careyPeter De BeenBowalBJJ11068
421996Training with Luke Beston arnis & BJJLuke BestonMy PlaceBJJ1105
421996Seminar Jeff Traish for me KarateJeff TraishMy PlaceBJJ1104
421996Seminar Michael Darcy by me BJJMichael DarcySydneyBJJ1103
421996Seminar Martial arts Fairmont ResortSelfMy PlaceBJJ1102
421996Seminar Rayne Hull by meRayne HullMudgeeBJJ1101
421996Started learning BJJ from Arnis Student Steve Meakes Blue Belt under Anthony LangeSteve MeakesMy PlaceBJJ1100
4222June1996Seminar with Jean Jacques Machado , Richard Norton & John Will wrestled John WillJean Jacques MachadoRockdaleBJJ1996
4220June1996Seminar Jeff Traish by me BJJJeff TraishCampbeltownBJJ986
411995Try out TV show GladiatorsSelfSydneyGladiators197
411995Played Golden Oldies Rugby Aged 41SelfKatoombaRugby League96
411995Organised National Arnis Comp Katoomba 150 Competitors from all over Australia including Anthony LangeSelfMy PlaceArnis95
4118Aug1995Wal Missingham JKD ConceptsWal MissinghamMy PlaceJKD948
401994Watch Gracie Training TapeSelfMy PlaceBJJ193
401994Japanese Kendo Team visit & train at gym Sanda CityManyMy PlaceKendo192
401994Final 8 World Koshiki Fullcontact karate ChampionshipsSelfJapanKarate91
401994Compete , Lecture & demonstrate at the World Full contact Karate ChampionshipsMasayuki HisatakaJapanMartial Arts90
4019946th Dan Koshiki KarateMasayuki HisatakaJapanKarate189
401994Bench Press 270 lbsSelfMy Placeweights88
401994Australian Lightweight fullcontact stick champion ( WEKAF ) RulesSelfBrisbaneArnis87
401Nov1994Started Submision WrestlingSelfMy PlaceBJJ8611
4011Sept1994Seminar Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th DanMasayuki HisatakaMy PlaceKarate1859
391993visit 1 week 3 Swedish GuysLeif & Claes Johansson and Martin KarlssonMy PlaceArnis184
391993Seminar Hugh Linchgardener by meHugh LinchgardenerMinchinberryKarate Arnis183
391993Seminar Chi Sirisute Muay Thai Chi SirisuteLithgowMuay Thai182
385April1992Open Knife Sparring 3rdSelfKatoombaArnis814
3810jan1992Seminar Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th DanMasayuki Kukan HisatakaMy PlaceKarate1801
371991Australian Anyo 2ndSelfKatoombaArnis79
371991Australian Single Stick sparing 2ndSelfKatoombaArnis78
371991Australian Knife sparing 2ndSelfKatoombaArnis77
371991Australian Single Stick ChampionSelfKatoombaArnis76
3719913 of my students won world arnis titlesErnesto PresasPhilippinesArnis75
3719912nd World Arnis in Philippines and was Head RefereeErnesto PresasPhilippinesArnis74
361990Graded Black Belt in Traditional Ju JitsuErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis73
361990Seminar Ernesto PresasErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis172
361990Seminar Remy Presas SydneyRemy PressaSydneyArnis171
361990Australian Double Stick ChampionSelfSydneyArnis70
361990Seminar Peter Ricketts by mePeter RickettsCanberraArnis169
361990Seminar Edwin Lim by meEdwin LimAdelaideArnis168
361990Seminar Brian Hayes by meBrian HayesNewcastleArnis167
361990Seminar Perry Gamsby by mePerry GamsbySydneyArnis166
361990Seminar Rick Jones by MeRick JonesSwanseaArnis165
361990Seminar John Bond by meJohn BondDubboArnis164
3625Nov19906th Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis6311
3625Nov19905th Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis6211
3625Nov19905th Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate6111
3625Nov19901st Dan Black Belt Ju JitsuErnesto PresasMy PlaceJu Jitsu6011
361Nov1990aust Arnis Titles 2 Stick Sparing 1stSelfKatoombaArnis5911
361Oct1990NSW Arnis Titles 2 stick Sparing 3rdSelfKatoombaArnis5810
3628Sept1990Sid Neal Traditional Ju Jitsu GradingSid NealMy PlaceJu Jitsu579
3628April1990Open Black belt Koshiki Lightweight 2ndSelfKarate564
3630March1990Demo Tino Ceberano GymTino ceberanoMelbourneWeapons1553
3610March1990Open Black belt Koshiki Lightweight 1stSelfKarate543
3519892 x 2nd place World Arnis Champ in PhilippinesSelfPhilippinesArnis53
351989Seminar for Richard Marlin Richard MarlinLismoreKarate Arnis152
3515Dec1989Seminar Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th DanMasayuki Kukan HisatakaMy PlaceKarate15112
355Dec1989Referees Clinic Scott BrownScott BrownCampbelltownKarate15012
351Dec19893rd Australian Koshiki TitlesSelfBrisbaneKarate4912
351Oct1989NSW Full Contact Karate ChampionSelfKarate4810
3524June1989Open Black belt Koshiki Lightweight 1stSelfKarate476
34Dec1988Open Black belt Aust Koshiki Lightweight 2ndSelfKarate4612
34Oct1988Open Black belt NSW Koshiki Lightweight 2ndSelfKarate4510
3412Aug1988Kendo Seminar with Jamie Fenesy , Rex Lawley & Ron BennettRex Lawley Jamie FenecyNewcastleKendo1448
345July1988Spared Highest Graded Kendo player in the World he presented me with his Shinia - I gave to Andrew MelitoM ItodagawaWilloubyKendo1437
34March1988Founder of kendo in Australia Ron Bennett & WA Kendo team Stay for 1 weekRon BennettMy PlaceKendo1423
331987KO d in first Kick Boxing MatchSelfCronullaKick Boxing41
1986Demo mistake Grand Master cuts chris stomach gets 40 StichsErnesto PresasCampbelltownArnis140
321986Visit by my Grand Master Arnis & Karate Ernesto PresasErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis139
321986Competed Australian Kendo ChampionshipsSelfSydneyKendo38
321986Built My Gym 12 weeks no Break Got DivorcedSelfMy Place37
321986Seminar for Ron GoninanRon GoninanWellingtonKarate136
3219861st Kyu KendoRex LawleyMy PlaceKendo35
3227March19864th Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis343
3227March19864th Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate333
3227March19862nd Dan Black Belt WeaponsErnesto PresasMy PlaceWeapons323
3221March19861st Dan Black Belt kendoErnesto PresasMy PlaceKendo313
311985Japanese Navy Kendo SparringUnkownWiloubyKendo30
31Dec1985Seminar with Deitor KnutalDeiter KnutalMy PlaceArnis12912
291983Seminar with Fumio De Mura vitit Leura DojoFumio DemuraMy PlaceKarate128
2817Oct19823rd Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis2710
2817Oct19823rd Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate2610
271981Visit by my Grand Master Arnis & Karate Ernesto PresasErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis125
271981Ran Fulltime Instructors course for Goshin Ryu KarateRichard BradfordMy PlaceKarate124
272Oct19812nd Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis2310
272Oct19812nd Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate2210
261980Trained Tai Chi under Yit Man Qualified as InstructorYit ManLiverpoolTai Chi21
26Dec1980Moved to Leura Opened Fulltime gymSelfMy Place2012
251979Demonstrated Karate & Arnis at the Sydney Opera HouseSelf & Jeff TraishSydneyKarate19
241978Seminar with Vic Charles Convinced me not to do point scoreing KarateVic CharlesCampbelltownKarate118
231977Started Yoga in CaringbahFredCaringbahYoga17
221976Started Practicing YogaUnkownMirandaYoga16
2219Oct1976Black Beltby Albert UrbiztondoAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate1510
211975Seminar with Tino ceberano & Frank NovakTino Ceberano & Frank NovakNarabeenKarate114
211975Started teaching Karate at Cronulla Masonic HallSelfCronullaKarate13
2114May1975Brown Belt 3 StripesAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate125
2014Nov1974Brown Belt 2 StripesAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate1111
2028May1974Brown Belt 1 StripeAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate105
2012May1974Green belt 2 stripesAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate95
206Jan1974Green belt 1 stripeAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate81
191973Started Judo for 1 MonthUnkownGymeaJudo7
19March1973Started Sikaran Karate under Albert UrbiztondoAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate63
181972Played Junior Rep Rugby League for Cronulla Sutherland Shaks Presidents Cup SelfSutherland ShireRugby League5
171971Played Junior Rep Rugby League for Cronulla Sutherland Shaks Jersey FleggSelfSutherland ShireRugby League4
121966Started Training Serious Weights & Fitness made all my equiptment out of woodSelfGymeaWeights3
01March1954Born Sutherland ShireMargaret Miller Jack TraishSydney23