2016 EOY Gradings

Congratulations to all of the team who graded for BJJ on the weekend.  Anthony Perosh also ran an MMA seminar on Saturday for the Club.    Thanks to Anthony for sharing his experience and knowledge with the club.  The following are the clubs new BJJ ranks:

White Belt 1st Stripe:  Nadia Brucia, Emma March, Lachlan Veitch and Luke Troxell

White Belt 2nd Stripe:  Tabitha Elford, Jim Ogilvie and Katrina Ogilvie

White Belt 3rd Stripe:  Jaden Dalrymple, Kimo Viljoen, Keohu Smith, Kimo Smith, Brett Anderson and Ben Edmondstone

Blue Belt 1st Stripe:  Toni Garnham, Nick Hayes and Justin Van Heerden

Blue Belt 3rd Stripe:  Teneale Laister

Purple Belt 1st Stripe:  Todd Laister

Brown Belt:  David Garnham


BJJ Seminar for Beginners

I am offering a session for complete beginners to try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

BJJ is a fun martial art that focuses on techniques on the ground. It is both a sport and a form of self defence and is loved by people of all shapes, sizes, ages and physical abilities.

Time and Date
Saturday October 15, 2016
10am to 12:30pm

I will be holding these sessions bi-monthly.
Sessions are open to anyone over 14years old.

The session begins promptly at the stated times. Please arrive 20mins early in order to give time for filling in an induction form.


Mackay MMA is located at 2 Hayes Lane, Mackay.


What to wear
Wear comfortable sports clothing, eg tshirt and jogging pants or shorts.Cost


What to expect

In this session, I will introduce participants to simple movements and concepts that form the basis of BJJ. We’ll then apply these movements to practice how to escape from being pinned to the floor. I will also introduce some basic ‘guard’ positions and a few simple and effective submission techniques. It’s a light to moderate work-out with an emphasis on simplicity, ease and of course….fun!

Who is teaching
I, (David Garnham) am a 2nd DegreePurple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Anthony Perosh (4th Degree Black Belt) and am the head BJJ and MMA coach at Mackay MMA.  I hold full professional instructor insurance. I am a member of the AFBJJ the largest national body for BJJ in Australia.

To attend, simply contact me on 0438553896 or email: mackaymma@outlook.com



7 Mackay MMA Fighters on Carnage in the Cage

The team at Mackay MMA has been working extremely hard to prepare for Carnage in the Cage at the MECC September 17.  7 Fighters have endured the usual tough fight camp to step into the cage 100% prepared.  All have extremely tough opponents and are looking to put on a strong performance in front of their home crowd.

2016 Mid Year BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grading)

Mackay MMA head BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) coach was in attendance for the mid year grading.  Congratulations to all that graded including three new blue belts in the club Justin Van Heerden, Nick Hayes and Toni Garnham.

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