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 47 years and has been training Physically ( Weights and Fitness ) for 54 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  . In 2018 Chris received his 3rd Degree Black belt from Marcelo Rezende along with his son Sam getting his Black belt also Mark tromp received his 1st Degree Balck belt and Patrick Dorahy received his Black Belt


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

1987 Chris Kickboxing

1994 Chris No 15 Playing Golden Oldies for Katoomba

1986 Training with Grand Master Ernesto Presas at Leura Dojo

1994 Chris Lecturing on Martial Arts in Japan

 1994 Chris Demonstrating Arnis in Japan

1989  Chris in Finals World Arnis Championships in The Phillipines

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

3rd 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


For Photos for the following Chart go to BMMAC History Photo Gallery

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

AgeDayMonthYearEventNameWhereStyleBy MeAttendWin LossHowPromotionMonth1362
641Dec2018Chris Traish 3rd Degree Mark Trommp 1 st Degree Sam Traish and Patrick Dorahy Black BeltGracie BarraBrookvale1122361
643Nov2018Cage FightSam TraishLithgowCage Fight1LossKOWestern Region Fight Night 5113360
643Nov2018Cage FightPete GallagherLithgowCage Fight1LossRear Naked ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 5114359
643Nov2018Cage FightBrendan SayersLithgowCage Fight1LossGNPWestern Region Fight Night 5115358
643Nov2018Cage FightAlex BylesLithgowCage Fight1WinKOWestern Region Fight Night 5116357
6416Sept2018Competed Gracie Barra Compnet with Jo ThompsonGracie BarraBrookvale197356
6411 to 12Aug2018MMA Seminar mitt workChris Grant and Mat SayersPort MaquarieMMA188355
6421July2018Attended Jo 's 60th Birthday TrainingGracie BarraBrookvale179354
647July2018Cage FightMat SayersHurstvilleCage Fight1LossKOUrban Fight Night710353
647July2018Cage FightBrad ShakletonHurstvilleCage Fight1WinKOUrban Fight Night711352
6423 24June2018BJJ Government accreditaionJui Jitsu FederationNorth shore1612351
6420May2018Richard Dawkins LectureChris Grant Brad Caleb Andrew MickSydney1513350
6419May2018Sam Ultra Trail 50 k RaceSam TraishLeura Katoomba1514349
6418May2018Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyCanberraCage Fight1LossKOSuper Fight515348
647April2018Billie GordonBillie GordonCanberraCage Fight1LossKOStorm Damage 11416347
647April2018Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyCanberraCage Fight1LossKOStorm Damage 11417346
6413-15March2018Installed new canvas cover to gymChrisMy Place1318345
648March2018Mark Ahern FuneralMark AhernLeura1319344
6424March2018BJJ Class BathurstSelf and Mat SayersBathurstBJJ1320343
6413March2018New Mat Canvas for GYMSelfLeura1321342
641March2018Sam Traish Kerry Fragar and Dale Rubinskin Spartan Team Chalenge TV ShowSam Kerry DaleQueenslandTV Show322341
6417Feb2018Billie GordonBillie GordonWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage Fight1LossKOUrban Fight Night 14223340
6417Feb2018Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage Fight1LossKOUrban Fight Night 14224339
6424Jan2018Attend open mat Gracie Barra ShellharbourGracie BarraShellHarbour1125338
6419-21Jan2018Train with Wayne Cummins & Shay ShayWayne CumminsMy Place1126337
6425Jan2018Training GB ShellharbourSelfShellharbourBJJ127336
6419Jan2018Training holliday Wayne Cummins & Shay Shay & kids 3 daysSelfMy PlaceCage Fight1128335
6322Dec2017Seminar FGB Caringbah FredCaringbahBJJ11229334
632017ICPGracie BarraBJJ30333
633Dec201715 Year Loyalty Award Gracie BarraMarcelo RezendeBrookvaleBJJ1231332
633Dec2017Seminar Flavio AlmiadaFlavio AlmiadaBrookvaleBJJ11232331
6318Nov2017Mick EvansMick EvansLithgowCage FightWinRear Naked ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 41133330
6318Nov2017Inder SinghInder SinghLithgowCage FightWinKOWestern Region Fight Night 41134329
6318Nov2017Billie GordonBillie GordonLithgowCage FightWinHead & Arm ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 41135328
6318Nov2017Steve PhillipsSteve PhillipsLithgowCage FightLossDoctor StopWestern Region Fight Night 41136327
6318Nov2017Greg NolanGreg NolanLithgowCage FightLossDecisionWestern Region Fight Night 41137326
6318Nov2017Blair RouxelleBlair RouxelleLithgowCage FightLossRear Naked ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 41138325
6322Oct2017ISKA World Championships 7 students 7 world titlesGroupLiverpoolBJJ1039324
634Oct2017Seminar Penrith Stuart Brookshad mini strokeStuart BrookesPenrithMMA1040323
63Sept2017Compete with Jo Thompson Gracie Barra Internal CompJo ThompsonBrookvaleBJJ941322
6312Aug2017Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinDecisionUrban Fight Night 12842321
63July2017Vinicios Draculino Magalhaes Seminar Gracie Barra SydneyDraculino MagalhaesBrookvaleBJJ1743320
638July2017Bernado Trekko Seminar LeuraBernado trekkoLeuraBJJ744319
633June2017Billie GordonBillie GordonWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinDecisionUrban Fight Night 11645318
6320May2017Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyLithgowCage FightWinTriangleWestern Region Fight Night 2546317
6320May2017Billie GordonBillie GordonLithgowCage FightWinKOWestern Region Fight Night 2547316
6320May2017Mark BanksMark BanksLithgowCage FightLossSubmisionWestern Region Fight Night 2548315
6320May2017Kim NortheyKim NortheyLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 2549314
6320May2017Kalvin ZimmerKalvin ZimmerLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 2550313
6320May2017Greg NolanGreg NolanLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 2551312
634March2017Scott LoweScott LoweWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightwinDecisionUrbin Fight Night 10352311
634March2017Grant Brechney win round 1 Triangle East Coast Champion Grant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinKOUrbin Fight Night 10353310
634March2017Billie GordonBillie GordonWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightlossDecisionUrbin Fight Night 10354309
6317Feb2017Seminar Far Guard Gracie Barra ShellharbourGracie Barra ShellharbourShellharbourBJJ1255308
622016ICPGracie BarraBJJ56307
6216Dec2016Seminar Far Guard Gracie Barra CaringbahGracie BarraCaringbahBJJ11257306
623Dec2016Paul Traish win UFN KO throwPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinKOUrban Fight Night 91258305
623Dec20163 Day Seminar with Victa Estima at Gracie Barra SydneyVicta EstimaBrookvaleBJJ11259304
6224Nov2016Richard Sargent Seminar LeuraRichard SargentLeuraBJJ1160303
6229Oct2016Mario Sperry SeminarMario SperryPenrithBJJ11061302
6222Oct2016Brad MacdonaldBrad MacdonaldBathurstCage FightWinHead Arm ChokeWestern Region Fight Night 21062301
6222Oct2016Dave StrathernDave StrathernBathurstCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 21063300
6222Oct2016Brad won Round 2 ChokeBrad McDonaldBathurstMMA1064299
6215Oct2016Compete with Jo for Gracie Barra 30-year celebration TournamentJo ThompsonBrookvaleBJJ1065298
628Oct2016Paul TraishPaul TraishGold CoastCage FightLossRef StoppageBrace 441066297
6218Sept2016Gracie Barra Woolongong Seminar with my Grand Daughter HanahLugatoWoolongongBJJ1967296
623Sept2016Seminar Patrick Macarthy by me and For mePatrick MacarthyBathurstMMA11968295
6230July2016Scott LoweScott LoweLithgowCage FightwinKOWestern Region Fight Night 1769294
6230July2016Sam TraishSam TraishLithgowCage FightWinDecionWestern Region Fight Night 1770293
6230July2016James De CauxJames De CauxLithgowCage FightWinKOWestern Region Fight Night 1771292
6230July2016Mark BanksMark BanksLithgowCage FightLossDecisionWestern Region Fight Night 1772291
6230July2016Jesse SudichJesse SudichLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 1773290
6230July2016Jason StuartJason StuartLithgowCage FightLossKOWestern Region Fight Night 1774289
6230July2016Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyLithgowCage FightLossDecionWestern Region Fight Night 1775288
6224June2016Paul TraishPaul TraishPunchbowlCage FightLossGuilotineSuper Fight 3676287
6224June2016Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyPunchbowlCage FightLossKOSuper Fight 3677286
626June2016Seminar Warren Hickey by me MMAWarren HickeyBathurstMMA1678285
627May2016Paul TraishPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight night 7579284
627May2016Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight night 7580283
627May2016Paul & Grant fight on UFNGrantLiverpoolMMA581282
6230April2016Seminar Newcastle for my Original BJJ Instructor Steve MeekesNewcastle forNewcastleBJJ1482281
6216April2016Paul TraishPaul TraishCanberra AISCage FightLossArm BarBrace 39483280
6215March2016Marcelo Juliana & Noah Visit LeuraJuliana & Noah VlcMy PlaceBJJ384279
6219Feb2016Paul Traish Paul TraishPunchbowlCage FightLossKOSuperfight MMA 2285278
6219Feb2016Jason StuartJason StuartPunchbowlCage FightLossKOSuperfight MMA 2286277
6219Feb2016Damien DutheilDamien DutheilPunchbowlCage FightlossKOSuperfight MMA 2287276
6213Jan2016Me Seminar at ATT MMA Mitt WorkSuman Ashkan MontakarianBlacktownMMA1188275
6210Jan2016Kit Dale SeminarKit DaleMy PlaceBJJ1189274
6112Dec2015Paul TraishPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 51290273
6112Dec2015Greg NolanGreg NolanWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossStand GuilotineUrban Fight Night 51291272
616Dec2015Graded to 2nd degree black belt after 20 years Training BJJ My first Student Black Belt Mark TromppKayron & Gregor GracieSydneyBJJ1292271
6130Nov2015Seminar with Andre Galvao SydneyAndre GalvaoSydneyBJJ11193270
618Nov2015Grant BrechneyGrant BrechneyWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightWinArmbarUrban Fight Night 41194269
618Nov2015Paul TraishPaul TraishWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossVerbal TapUrban Fight Night 41195268
618Nov2015Jason StuartJason StuartWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossJudgesUrban Fight Night 41196267
618Nov2015Damien DutheilDamien DutheilWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 41197266
6125Sept2015Completed ICP 5Gracie BarraMy PlaceBJJ998265
6121Aug2015Paul TraishPaul TraishPunchbowlCage FightWinArmbarSuperfight MMA899264
618Aug2015Paul win by Armbar 70 secondsPaul TraishSt Marys Band ClubCage FightWinKOTUF8100263
618Aug2015Kim NortheyKim NortheySt Marys Band ClubCage FightWinTUF8101262
618Aug2015Greg NolanGreg NolanSt Marys Band ClubCage FightWinKOTUF8102261
618Aug2015Paul Win by KO knee to Head PaulWin by KO knee to HWlCage Fight8103260
61June2015Opening Gracie Barra ShellharbourGracie BarraShellharbourBJJ6104259
6120June2015Paul TraishPaul TraishCowraCage FightWinSubmissionAdrenlin Rush 56105258
6120June2015Jason StuartJason StuartCowraCage FightLossKOAdrenlin Rush 56106257
6120June2015Damien DutheilDamien DutheilCowraCage FightLossKOAdrenlin Rush 56107256
6115June2015Paul won NSW Title in CageNSWCage Fight6108255
6117April2015Seminar with Rodger GracieRodger GracieManlyBJJ14109254
6110March2015Taught Class Gracie Barra HorsbyGracie BarraHornsbyBJJ13110253
6014Dec2014Paul TraishPaul TraishParamattaCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 112111252
6014Dec2014Nick InzitariNick InzitariParamattaCage FightLossKOUrban Fight Night 112112251
6014Dec2014Ben JefferyBen JefferyParamattaCage FightLossChokeUrban Fight Night 112113250
6029Nov2014Scott LoweScott LoweBundell QueenslandCage FightlossKOEternal MMA 811114249
6029Nov2014Paul TraishPaul TraishBundell QueenslandCage FightLossArmbarEternal MMA 811115248
6029Nov2014Dearne FulcherDearne FulcherBundell QueenslandCage FightLossChokeEternal MMA 811116247
602Nov2014Mark BanksMark BanksLithgowCage FightWinSubmisionAdrenlin Rush 411117246
601Nov2014Dearne FulcherDearne FulcherLithgowCage FightWinKOAdrenlin Rush 411118245
601Nov2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardLithgowCage FightWinJudgesAdrenlin Rush 411119244
601Nov2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardLithgowCage FightWinJudgesAdrenlin Rush 411120243
601Nov2014Ben PicmanBen PicmanLithgowCage FightlossKOAdrenlin Rush 411121242
6013Sept2014Paul TraishPaul TraishShoalhaven Entertainment Centre - NowraCage FightWinArmbarCage Conquest 49122241
6013Sept2014Mark BanksMark BanksCage FightWinKOCage Conquest 49123240
6023Aug2014Kim NortheyKim NortheyCage FightWin8124239
6023Aug2014Paul TraishPaul TraishSt Marys Band ClubCage FightLossjudgesTUF8125238
608Aug2014Jai XuJai XuNorth SydneyCage FightLossJudgesBrace 288126237
60June2014Seminar with Tusa & Pew PewRoberto Alanacar & Marko JoccoManlyBJJ16127236
6022May2014ICPGracie BarraMy PlaceBJJ5128235
6010May2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardLondonderryCage FightWinKO5129234
6012April2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardCowraCage FightWinKOAdrenlin Rush 34130233
60March2014Wrestled Kit DaleKit DaleSydneyBJJ3131232
6021Feb2014Blake SheppeardBlake SheppeardRichmondCage FightWinKONew Generation Combat Event 82132231
6016Feb2014Gracie Barra Hunter Valley OpeningGene DecrewisHunter ValleyBJJ2133230
592013Seminar Rob Cooley ShellharbourRobert CooleyShellharbourBJJ1134229
592013Seminar Hiroshi HisatakaHiroshi HisatakaMy PlaceKarate135228
59Dec2013Seminar Gracie Barra CaringbahFredCaringbahBJJ112136227
597Dec2013Phil Hinshelwood 60th Birthday Seminar by meGroupKatoombaMMA112137226
59Aug2013Graded 1st Degree Black Belt with Marcelo & Bruno Fernandes present after 18 years trainingMarceloManlyBJJ8138225
59Aug2013Gracie Barra West Ryde Julio Gym OpeningJulio GureeraWest RydeBJJ8139224
59July2013Seminar at Gracie Barra BlacktownChris SalesBlacktownBJJ17140223
59April2013Seminar Fred Gracie Barra CaringbahFredCaringbahBJJ14141222
592March2013Paul TraishPaul TraishEmu PlainsCage FightLossKONew Generation Combat Event 33142221
5916Feb2013Visit by Thelmo Gracie Barra 3 rd. Dan for 2 Days my PlaceThelmo NatijoMy PlaceBJJ12143220
5919Jan2013Bruno Alves Gym OpeningBruno AlvesCrows NestBJJ1144219
582012Peter GallagherPeter GallagherPenrithCage FightWinSubmissionNew Generation Combat Event 1145218
582012Peter GallagherPeter GallagherPenrithCage FightWinSubmissionNew Generation Combat Event 2146217
582012Gracie Barra CompMarceloManlyBJJ147216
58Dec2012Guga Open new GymGuga PintoNewcastleBJJ1112148215
58Nov2012Paul TraishPaul TraishRoxy - ParramattaCage FightLossKORevolution at the Roxy11149214
58Nov2012Seminar & wrested Clark Gracie South Coast Rob Cooley GymClark GracieShellharbourBJJ11150213
58Sept2012Seminar with Eddie Bravo in Liverpool KMA GymEddie BravoLiverpoolBJJ19151212
583Aug2012Aug Seminar My Place with Bruno Alves & Antonio Carlos JnrAntonio Carlos Jnr My PlaceBJJ18152211
58July2012Seminar with Rodrigo Gracie MarceloManlyBJJ17153210
58June2012Competed at NSW Comp with Son Paul & Grandson Caleb3 Generations TraishSydneyBJJ16154209
5825May2012Seminar Roberty Cooley by me MMA BJJRoberty CooleySouth CoastBJJ15155208
5816May2012Seminar Gracie Barra KirraweeFredKirraweeBJJ15156207
5815May2012Seminar for Guga in Newcastle by me MMA ArnisGuga PintoNewcastleBJJ15157206
5810March2012Paul TraishPaul TraishRoxy - ParramattaCage FightLossKORevolution at the Roxy3158205
5824Feb2012Seminar with Royce at Luke Gym in NewcastleRoyce GracieNewcastleBJJ12159204
58Jan2012Bruno Alves visit 2 days my placeBruno AlvesMy PlaceBJJ11160203
5827Jan2012Seminar Southern Fight Gym by me BJJSouthern Fight GaiNowraBJJ11161202
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellJapanCage FightWinKO162201
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightWin163200
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightLoss164199
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightLoss165198
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightLoss166197
572011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellPerth NorthbridgeCage FightLossKONight of the Condor167196
57Dec2011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellCage FightWinKO12168195
57Dec2011Wrestled with Bruno AlvesMarceloManlyBJJ112169194
5728Dec2011Luke Beston & his wife Angela Gracie visit for 3 DaysLuke Beston Angela GracieMy PlaceBJJ Arnis1112170193
5711Dec2011Seminar at Gracie Blacktown Knife & BJJChris SalesBlacktownBJJ112171192
5710Dec2011Chris FlanaganChris FlanaganCabooltureCage FightLossGuilotineMayhem Cage Fighting Series12172191
5710Dec2011Jai XuJai XuCabooltureCage FightDrawDrawMayhem Cage Fighting Series12173190
5727Nov2011Seminar June Lowry by me MMA WeaponsJune Lowry PerthvilleMMA111174189
5712Nov2011Paul TraishPaul TraishRoxy - ParramattaCage FightWinGuilotineRevolution at the Roxy11175188
575Nov2011Jai XuJai XuMelbourneCage FightLossKONigtht of Mayhem 311176187
5716Oct2011The entrance Gracie Barra OpeningDanillo ColtroThe EntranceBJJ10177186
578Oct2011Dominic Harison CampbellDominic Harison CampbellPerth NorthbridgeCage FightWinKONight of the Condor 210178185
5723Sept2011Jai XuJai XuPenrith Leagues ClubCage FightWinGuilotineElite Fight Night 169179184
573Sept2011Paul TraishPaul TraishShoalhaven Entertainment Centre - NowraCage FightLossKOTotal Havoc 49180183
5727Aug2011Chris SmithChris SmithCage FightLossChoke8181182
5715July2011Jai XuJai XuPenrithCage FightWinGuilotineElite Fight Night 157182181
5719April2011Seminar Ryan Henry New Zealand by me BJJRyan HenryDunedenBJJ14183180
5716April2011Seminar New Plymouth New Zealand for Pina SimpsonPina SimpsonNew ZealandBJJ14184179
5721Feb2011Marcelo & Flavio visit my placeFlavio AlmeidaMy PlaceBJJ2185178
5711Feb2011Training camp with Flavio AlmeidaMarceloManlyBJJ12186177
562010Julio tapped me 10 times Ha Ha HaMarceloManlyBJJ187176
562010Aug Grand Opening 90 people TrainedMarceloManlyBJJ188175
5610April2010Chris SmithChris SmithCage FightWinChoke4189174
56March2010smash into Julios CarMarceloManlyBJJ3190173
563Jan2010Visit Hugh CameronHugh CameronMy PlaceBJJ1191172
55Sept2009Seminar with Royler GracieRoyler GracieSydneyBJJ19192171
55Aug2009Marcelo Gym Burnt downMarceloManlyBJJ8193170
5527Feb2009Graded to Black Belt at Training camp in Manly after 14 Years TrainingMarceloManlyBJJ2194169
542008Seminar Kru Toy & Uoddecha Muay Thai for meKru Toy & UoddechaOrangeMuay Thai195168
54Nov2008Joined Gracie Barra AssociationMarceloManlyBJJ111196167
54April2008Training camp manlyMarceloManlyBJJ4197166
532007Seminar with Rigan MachadoRigan MachadoPenrithBJJ1198165
53July2007Guga & Karen VisitGuga & KaranMy PlaceBJJ17199164
5215Dec2006Graded to Brown belt 12 years TrainingMarceloManlyBJJ112200163
5218Aug2006Dale HoganDale HoganSydney Entertainment CentreCage FightLossKOX -Plosion8201162
523March2006Dale HoganDale HoganLogan Diggers Club QueenslandCage FightLossKOXtreme Fighting Championship 103202161
523Feb2006Training Camp ManlyMarceloManlyBJJ12203160
512005Seminar Scott Brown Andrew Melito for me and By MeScott BrownMy PlaceBJJ11204159
517July2005Seminar Michael Darcy by me BJJMichael DarcySydneyBJJ17205158
5127June2005seminar Jeff Traish by me BJJJeff TraishCampbeltownBJJ16206157
517May2005Chris SmithChris SmithCage FightLossKO5207156
512Feb2005Training Camp Manly Seminar by me ArnisMarceloManlyBJJ12208155
50March2004Eye Surgery to replace Lens Must wear Goggle from now onSurgery to replace Lens SydneyOperation3209154
5014March2004Wrestled Royce Gracie at SeminarRoyce GracieSydneyBJJ13210153
5020Feb2004Purple belt 10 years Training , first Training Camp in ManlyMarceloManlyBJJ2211152
492003Sam won his divisionSam TraishSydneyBJJ212151
49Nov2003Competed Pan PacsPan PacsMelbourneBJJ11213150
4914Nov2003First Training With Guga & Marcelo at ManlyGugaManlyBJJ111214149
4918Oct2003Dale HoganDale HoganWhitlam Lesure Centre LiverpoolCage FightLossKOShooto Australia10215148
48Nov2002Competed Pan PacsPan PacsMelbourneBJJ11216147
4830Nov2002Dale HoganDale HoganCage FightLossTriangleSpartan Reality Fight 511217146
48Oct2002seminar with Royce Marcelo wrestle Royce first time we saw 2 Black belt wrestleRoyce GracieSydneyBJJ110218145
48June2002Me and Fabio Glazer first 2 BJJ Referees by NSW FederationFabio GlazerSydneyBJJ16219144
48March2002Me & son Jason Won Gold at first NSW Circuit CompJason TraishSydneyBJJ3220143
472001Seminar & Wrestle with Bruno Fernandes my PlaceBruno FernandesMy PlaceBJJ1221142
472001In NSW 3 Blue Belts Anthony Lange , Chris De Weaver & Larry PapadopoulosDe Weaver & LarryNSWBJJ222141
472001August took Marcelo to his first NRL Game PenrithMarceloPenrithBJJ223140
472001At this stage there 6 Black belts in Australia & I had wrestled 5 of ThemMarceloAustraliaBJJ224139
4720013 black belts in Victoria John Will , Peter De Been & John Donahue De Been & JohnAustraliaBJJ225138
47Nov2001Competed Pan PacsPan PacsMelbourneBJJ11226137
474Nov2001Gordinho Seminar My PlaceRafael Correa ( Gordinho)My PlaceBJJ111227136
473Nov2001Dale HoganDale HoganCage FightLossKOSpartan Reality Fight 211228135
47Sept2001Demo in Parramatta with Marcelo Bruno & PauloMarceloParamattaBJJ9229134
476Aug2001Seminar Zen Do Kia by me BJJZen Do KaiQueenslandBJJ18230133
47July2001Bruno Panno comes to Iska Tourn I introduce Marcelo Paulo & Bruno the start of the NSW FederationMarceloSydneyBJJ7231132
472June2001Graded to Blue Belt after 7 years of BJJ mostly teaching ourselvesMarceloMy PlaceBJJ6232131
4725March2001Trained with Marcelo 1 Hr morning Then with Chris Smith afternoonMarceloMy PlaceBJJ3233130
4719March2001Rang MarceloMarceloDulwichhillBJJ3234129
4717March2001Seminar Ian Pollet by Me BJJIan Pollet by MaiOrangeBJJ13235128
4711March2001Seminar Phil Hinshelwood for Me Tradition Ju JitsuPhil HinshelwoodMy PlaceJu Jitsu13236127
47Feb2001Paulo Guimaraes train 2 day seminar my PlacePaulo GuimaraesMy PlaceBJJ12237126
4719Jan2001From then on Marcelo would come Friday afternoon And leave Sunday Morning for next 2 yearsMarcelo RezendeMy PlaceBJJ1238125
46Jan2000Peter De Been Seminar 4 days my place Peter De BeenMy PlaceBJJ11239124
451999Seminar Fabiano BJJ Black Belt for me at Chris De Weaver GymChris De WeaverNorth SydneyBJJ1240123
45Dec1999Competed Pan Pacs Melbourne With Student Hope Douglas Now Brown Belt with MY BJJHope DouglassMelbourneBJJ12241122
45Dec19993rd place Pan Pacs MastersPan PacsMelbourneBJJ12242121
45Jan1999Seminar John Summerville By me MMAJohn Summerville TareeMMA11243120
45Jan1999Seminar John Butt by me MMAJohn ButtPort StevensMMA11244119
441998Detached retinaSelfMy PlaceOperation245118
441998Competed Pan Pacs Melbourne 1 Child Student won his DivisionSelfMelbourneBJJ246117
441998Chris De Weaver Seminar Purple Belt under Mario SperryChris De WeaverSydneyBJJ247116
446Dec1998Seminar Chris De Weaver for meChris De WeaverSydneyBJJ112248115
4422July1998First BJJ CompMark CareyBowralBJJ7249114
4421March1998Seminar Essi fard by me Arnis BJJEssi FardTasmaniaBJJ13250113
431997Played Golden Oldies AgainGolden OldiesMy PlaceRugby League251112
431997Seminar John Godschalk by meJohn GodschalkSingletownBJJ1252111
431997My Female student tapped out heavy weight champ pull guard cross Gi Choke DemoJeff TraishCampbelltownBJJ253110
431997Joined Peter De Been BJJ ClubPeter De BeenBJJ254109
4319972nd in BJJ Comp Bowral Run by Mark CareyMark careyBowalBJJ255108
4310Aug1997Peter De Been was Brown Belt did Seminar at Bowral with Mark careyPeter De BeenBowalBJJ18256107
421996Training with Luke Beston arnis & BJJLuke BestonMy PlaceBJJ1257106
421996Seminar Jeff Traish for me KarateJeff TraishMy PlaceBJJ1258105
421996Seminar Michael Darcy by me BJJMichael DarcySydneyBJJ1259104
421996Seminar Martial arts Fairmont ResortSelfMy PlaceBJJ1260103
421996Seminar Rayne Hull by meRayne HullMudgeeBJJ1261102
421996Started learning BJJ from Arnis Student Steve Meakes Blue Belt under Anthony LangeSteve MeakesMy PlaceBJJ1262101
4222June1996Seminar with Jean Jacques Machado , Richard Norton & John Will wrestled John WillJean Jacques MachadoRockdaleBJJ16263100
4220June1996Seminar Jeff Traish by me BJJJeff TraishCampbeltownBJJ626499
411995Try out TV show GladiatorsSelfSydneyGladiators126598
411995Played Golden Oldies Rugby Aged 41SelfKatoombaRugby League26697
411995Organised National Arnis Comp Katoomba 150 Competitors from all over Australia including Anthony LangeSelfMy PlaceArnis26796
4118Aug1995Wal Missingham JKD ConceptsWal MissinghamMy PlaceJKD826895
401994Watch Gracie Training TapeSelfMy PlaceBJJ126994
401994Japanese Kendo Team visit & train at gym Sanda CityManyMy PlaceKendo127093
401994Final 8 World Koshiki Fullcontact karate ChampionshipsSelfJapanKarate27192
401994Compete , Lecture & demonstrate at the World Full contact Karate ChampionshipsMasayuki HisatakaJapanMartial Arts27291
4019946th Dan Koshiki KarateMasayuki HisatakaJapanKarate127390
401994Bench Press 270 lbsSelfMy Placeweights27489
401994Australian Lightweight fullcontact stick champion ( WEKAF ) RulesSelfBrisbaneArnis27588
401Nov1994Started Submision WrestlingSelfMy PlaceBJJ1127687
4011Sept1994Seminar Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th DanMasayuki HisatakaMy PlaceKarate1927786
391993visit 1 week 3 Swedish GuysLeif & Claes Johansson and Martin KarlssonMy PlaceArnis127885
391993Seminar Hugh Linchgardener by meHugh LinchgardenerMinchinberryKarate Arnis127984
391993Seminar Chi Sirisute Muay Thai Chi SirisuteLithgowMuay Thai128083
391993Wrote book " An overview of Martial Arts " with Leigh Olsson Leigh OlssonMy PlaceMartial Arts28182
385April1992Open Knife Sparring 3rdSelfKatoombaArnis428281
3810jan1992Seminar Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th DanMasayuki Kukan HisatakaMy PlaceKarate1128380
371991Australian Anyo 2ndSelfKatoombaArnis28479
371991Australian Single Stick sparing 2ndSelfKatoombaArnis28578
371991Australian Knife sparing 2ndSelfKatoombaArnis28677
371991Australian Single Stick ChampionSelfKatoombaArnis28776
3719913 of my students won world arnis titlesErnesto PresasPhilippinesArnis28875
3719912nd World Arnis in Philippines and was Head RefereeErnesto PresasPhilippinesArnis28974
361990Graded Black Belt in Traditional Ju JitsuErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis29073
361990Seminar Ernesto PresasErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis129172
361990Seminar Remy Presas SydneyRemy PressaSydneyArnis129271
361990Australian Double Stick ChampionSelfSydneyArnis29370
361990Seminar Peter Ricketts by mePeter RickettsCanberraArnis129469
361990Seminar Edwin Lim by meEdwin LimAdelaideArnis129568
361990Seminar Brian Hayes by meBrian HayesNewcastleArnis129667
361990Seminar Perry Gamsby by mePerry GamsbySydneyArnis129766
361990Seminar Rick Jones by MeRick JonesSwanseaArnis129865
361990Seminar John Bond by meJohn BondDubboArnis129964
3625Nov19906th Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis1130063
3625Nov19905th Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis1130162
3625Nov19905th Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate1130261
3625Nov19901st Dan Black Belt Ju JitsuErnesto PresasMy PlaceJu Jitsu1130360
361Nov1990aust Arnis Titles 2 Stick Sparing 1stSelfKatoombaArnis1130459
361Oct1990NSW Arnis Titles 2 stick Sparing 3rdSelfKatoombaArnis1030558
3628Sept1990Sid Neal Traditional Ju Jitsu GradingSid NealMy PlaceJu Jitsu930657
3628April1990Open Black belt Koshiki Lightweight 2ndSelfKarate430756
3630March1990Demo Tino Ceberano GymTino ceberanoMelbourneWeapons1330855
3610March1990Open Black belt Koshiki Lightweight 1stSelfKarate330954
3519892 x 2nd place World Arnis Champ in PhilippinesSelfPhilippinesArnis31053
351989Seminar for Richard Marlin Richard MarlinLismoreKarate Arnis131152
3515Dec1989Seminar Masayuki Kukan Hisataka 9th DanMasayuki Kukan HisatakaMy PlaceKarate11231251
355Dec1989Referees Clinic Scott BrownScott BrownCampbelltownKarate11231350
351Dec19893rd Australian Koshiki TitlesSelfBrisbaneKarate1231449
351Oct1989NSW Full Contact Karate ChampionSelfKarate1031548
3524June1989Open Black belt Koshiki Lightweight 1stSelfKarate631647
34Dec1988Open Black belt Aust Koshiki Lightweight 2ndSelfKarate1231746
34Oct1988Open Black belt NSW Koshiki Lightweight 2ndSelfKarate1031845
3412Aug1988Kendo Seminar with Jamie Fenesy , Rex Lawley & Ron BennettRex Lawley Jamie FenecyNewcastleKendo1831944
345July1988Spared Highest Graded Kendo player in the World he presented me with his Shinia - I gave to Andrew MelitoM ItodagawaWilloubyKendo1732043
34March1988Founder of kendo in Australia Ron Bennett & WA Kendo team Stay for 1 weekRon BennettMy PlaceKendo1332142
331987KO d in first Kick Boxing MatchSelfCronullaKick Boxing32241
1986Demo mistake Grand Master cuts chris stomach gets 40 StichsErnesto PresasCampbelltownArnis132340
321986Visit by my Grand Master Arnis & Karate Ernesto PresasErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis132439
321986Competed Australian Kendo ChampionshipsSelfSydneyKendo32538
321986Built My Gym 12 weeks no Break Got DivorcedSelfMy Place32637
321986Seminar for Ron GoninanRon GoninanWellingtonKarate132736
3219861st Kyu KendoRex LawleyMy PlaceKendo32835
3227March19864th Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis332934
3227March19864th Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate333033
3227March19862nd Dan Black Belt WeaponsErnesto PresasMy PlaceWeapons333132
3221March19861st Dan Black Belt kendoErnesto PresasMy PlaceKendo333231
311985Japanese Navy Kendo SparringUnkownWiloubyKendo33330
31Dec1985Seminar with Deitor KnutalDeiter KnutalMy PlaceArnis11233429
291983Seminar with Fumio De Mura vitit Leura DojoFumio DemuraMy PlaceKarate133528
2817Oct19823rd Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis1033627
2817Oct19823rd Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate1033726
282sept1982Granted Weapons LicencePeter Anderson (Police Commisioner )My PlaceWeapons933825
271981Visit by my Grand Master Arnis & Karate Ernesto PresasErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis133924
271981Ran Fulltime Instructors course for Goshin Ryu KarateRichard BradfordMy PlaceKarate134023
272Oct19812nd Dan Black Belt ArnisErnesto PresasMy PlaceArnis1034122
272Oct19812nd Dan Black Belt Arjuken KarateErnesto PresasMy PlaceKarate1034221
261980Trained Tai Chi under Yit Man Qualified as InstructorYit ManLiverpoolTai Chi34320
26Dec1980Moved to Leura Opened Fulltime gymSelfMy Place1234419
251979Demonstrated Karate & Arnis at the Sydney Opera HouseSelf & Jeff TraishSydneyKarate34518
241978Seminar with Vic Charles Convinced me not to do point scoreing KarateVic CharlesCampbelltownKarate134617
231977Started Yoga in CaringbahFredCaringbahYoga34716
221976Started Practicing YogaUnkownMirandaYoga34815
2219Oct1976Black Beltby Albert UrbiztondoAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate1034914
211975Seminar with Tino ceberano & Frank NovakTino Ceberano & Frank NovakNarabeenKarate135013
211975Started teaching Karate at Cronulla Masonic HallSelfCronullaKarate35112
2114May1975Brown Belt 3 StripesAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate535211
2014Nov1974Brown Belt 2 StripesAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate1135310
2028May1974Brown Belt 1 StripeAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate53549
2012May1974Green belt 2 stripesAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate53558
206Jan1974Green belt 1 stripeAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate13567
191973Started Judo for 1 MonthUnkownGymeaJudo3576
19March1973Started Sikaran Karate under Albert UrbiztondoAlbert UrbiztondoMortdaleKarate33585
181972Played Junior Rep Rugby League for Cronulla Sutherland Shaks Presidents Cup SelfSutherland ShireRugby League3594
171971Played Junior Rep Rugby League for Cronulla Sutherland Shaks Jersey FleggSelfSutherland ShireRugby League3603
121966Started Training Serious Weights & Fitness made all my equiptment out of woodSelfGymeaWeights3612
01March1954Born Sutherland ShireMargaret Miller Jack TraishSydney33621