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Josh Della

Josh is a Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt. It doesn’t matter whether you are a complete beginner or you’re a professional athlete, Josh himself believes in always evolving, a longtime student of the game, he is always looking for ways to improve not only the way he himself competes but also the way he passes on information to others. Josh has a way of getting the best out of you and making you feel like you can in fact be better than you were yesterday.

Aaron Bertolatti

Aaron is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and has been training in Martial Arts for over 20 years. Starting out as an amateur boxer and then later taking up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and falling in love with “the gentle art”. Aaron’s no nonsense approach to coaching means everything you are taught is simple and easy to understand. Although an amazing nogi grappler, Aaron’s real passion for teaching is with the Gi, hence why he is our go to Gi coach.

Ben Kraucevs

Ben is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt who has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 9 years. Ben is dedicated to educating our kids so much that he is in fact responsible for developing our current training syllabus in which we teach our kids. Always wanting to educate himself with the purpose of passing on knowledge to the kids in our Academy you simply won’t find anyone who is more invested in your childrens’ development than Ben.

Dan “Mini T” Williams

Dan or as he is known “Mini T” is a current One Championship athlete, professional mixed martial artist, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt and a 4 x Thai Boxing World Champion. One of the most decorated Martial Artists in Australia, Mini T has an approach to Martial Arts like no other. His humble and friendly approach to coaching has made him a favourite here and he consistently seeks to improve himself in all aspects so you can be sure you’re always getting the best out of this guy.

Marcus McKeever

Marcus is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black Belt and Professional Mixed Martial Artist (MMA). Marcus has been competing in combat sports for over 20 years, starting his martial arts journey in boxing before moving on to Catch Wrestling, BJJ and MMA. Marcus is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under MMA and BJJ Pioneer Chris “The Westside Strangler” Brennan. Marcus has a style of coaching that reflects his deep understanding of martial arts so he has the ability to teach you the concepts rather than just demonstrating techniques. It is for this reason that he is a sought after coach and training partner to many top level professional fighters in WA. Marcus is always invested in students’ growth, whether he’s teaching fundamentals to White Belts, coaching a class of 4 year olds, or passing on his knowledge and helping prepare athletes for competition.

Alexey Perov

Alex is a Russian National and World Champion Kickboxer. At 22 years old and with over 150 combined boxing and kickboxing matches, he gives world class and professionalism a new meaning. Alex takes one of the most professional approaches to coaching we have seen and at such a young age this is a credit to how he himself was taught. His intelligent yet humble and friendly personality has helped build the confidence of many that have walked in our doors, and like all our trainers he treats everyone as an equal.

Melanie Collard

Melanie is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, Competitor and Coach. Having started her journey at 38 years young, most would have thought it too late, however Mel has exceeded her own expectations by becoming not only an amazing practitioner and competitor but also an amazing instructor. Mel is the epitome of “it’s never too late to start your journey”. Although a vicious competitor, she is also a nurturing coach and is a crowd favorite amongst both kids and adults. A truly humble yet inspiring women, Your kids are in safe yet capable hands when Mel is on the mat.

Adam Cornelius

Adam is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt. He is Multiple time state champion in both his own weight and absolute divisions. Adam is the life blood of our academy, he is there more than anyone and is always willing to lend a hand in his own time to any of our members. He is an amazing instructor and is heavily involved with our kids program. Adam has spent a large part of his work life as a carer, and this reflects in his ability to adapt to any person and help teach them with patience and genuine care.

Jesse Ukich

Jesse is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt and amateur Mixed Martial Arts Competitor. Jesse is one of the new breed of Martial Artists, not specialising in one art at a time but working equally hard on his development in all aspects of Combat Sports. Jesse has competeted and won in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts competitions and continues to learn his craft in a humble and hard working manner.

Laurence Whitesmith

Laurence is a current Mixed Martial Arts competitor and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt. Laurence is another of the new breed of Mixed Martial Artists, with well-rounded skills and knowledge in all aspects of Martial Arts. Already competing and coaching for a number of years, although young, Lozza brings a wealth of experience. Like all our coaches, Laurence continues to evolve as a Martial Artist, ensuring that you’re always going to evolve whilst learning from him.

Michael Letizia

Mikey started his Mixed Martial Arts journey at 14 and has competed in Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt. Another one of our “New Breed” of Mixed Martial Artist, Michael developed a very high-level all-round game early on, training with some of the best both within Australia and Overseas at a young age. Competing in Mixed Martial Arts at 16 and winning 2 Boxing State Titles he was also selected for the state Boxing team and competed at nationals representing Western Australia. Michael has been part of our coaching staff for over 6 years and like all of our coaches, has an easy going and friendly personality.

Katie Kracevs

Katie is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt and one of our many Gi BJJ Coaches in the Academy.

Katie is an amazing practitioner and competitor and also partner to our equally amazing Kids BJJ Coach Ben.

Katie lives and breaths BJJ and is one of our Kids Instructors as well as a regular in our Adults Gi Classes where she also helps newcomers.

Khan Deatta

Khan is a current professional Mixed Martial Artist competitor and a former professional Muay Thai competitor.

A veteran of over 30 professional contests and currently one of the most exciting prospects in Australian MMA. Khan is also an experienced and dedicated coach with a wealth of experience and a relaxing and calm nature you will always have an amazing session with Khan coaching.

Dave Norton

Dave is a qualified and highly experienced coach with over 30 years experience in S&C Dave has worked with Peel Thunder in recent years as well as assisting rookie AFL players with their combine testing.

Dave has also been practicing Martial Arts for over 30 years and like many started off in more traditional Martial Arts and is a Black Belt 2nd Dan in Shu Ho traditional Jujitsu and later took up BJJ and is currently a Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu????

Still highly active on the mat at 54 years of age, his longevity is a testament to the knowledge he has in this field.