Absolute MMA 5th Anniversary Fight Day!

Next month Absolute MMA turns 5 years old! It’s amazing to think about how far we have come in such a short period of time! Thank you all for being part of this amazing journey!

To celebrate our fifth birthday in style, we are going to be running an internal competition on Saturday, February 27th to showcase the incredible skills of our members!

The competition will feature No-Gi BJJ, Muay Thai and Boxing matches and students from the CBD, South Yarra and Wantirna are all encouraged to compete and proceeds from the event will go towards supporting our competitors and to member nominated charities!

For more information, please check out the event page!



Talgat Ilyasov joins the Absolute Coaching Team!

We are thrilled to announce that one of the best wrestlers in Australia, Talgat Ilyasov, has joined the Absolute MMA coaching team!

Starting this week, Talgat will be running the Thursday 7.30PM to 8.45PM wrestling classes in the CBD!

Talgat was selected for the Athens Olympic Games in 2004 and was given a strong chance of taking home Australia’s first medal in 68 years but a serious injury forced him to withdraw and step back from competition for several years.

Despite being told that he would never be able to compete again, Talgat is now back wrestling competitively and is making his way towards qualifying for the Rio Olympics in 2016! His comeback is already looking good as he won the Canada Cup in 2015!

Welcome Talgat to the team! All grapplers and mixed martial artists would be insane to miss these sessions with one of Australia’s best!

South Yarra Timetable Updates!

A few modifications and additions to the Absolute MMA South Yarra timetable!

Firstly, we formally welcome Craig Jones to the coaching staff!

Craig is one of the very best prospects in Australia BJJ, a brown belt and IBJJF No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt World Champion – the first Australian Adult Male to win an IBJJF World Championship. Craig will be taking a number of classes throughout the week!

We have also added a couple BJJ fundamentals classes in the 12.00PM timeslot – perfect for beginners as well as more experienced people who are looking to brush up on their basics.

We have also added a new invite only BJJ class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Talk to coach Lachlan Giles if you are interested in attending these sessions – there are bound to be some of Australia’s best on the mats here!

There have been a few other subtle changes so make sure you check the timetable before packing your bags next week!

South Yarra Timetable

New Morning BJJ Class in the CBD!

Morning classes are pumping in the CBD! Let’s keep that going with a new class!

Starting next Friday, January 15 we will be offering a new 7.15AM All Levels Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class with second degree black belt, IBJJF World Championships, South American Championships and European Championships medalist and 2015 Melbourne International Open Black Belt Open Weight Champion, Thiago Stefanutti!

Full timetable online now.


Six Week Summer MMA Training Camp starts January 11 at Absolute MMA Melbourne CBD!


Remember that montage in Karate Kid where Daniel-San is honing his crane kick on the beach? Live it – but with MMA!


Have you promised yourself that you would kick start the year with a real positive change? Our Six Week Summer MMA Training Camp starting Monday, January 11 at Absolute MMA Melbourne CBD is the perfect introduction to both mixed martial arts and the New Year!

In this intensive six week camp you’ll be training in mixed martial arts, no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (grappling), Muay Thai (striking) and strength and conditioning — everything you need to build a solid, well-rounded foundation in MMA.

For more information and to get your training started, click here!

Maryanne Mullahy, Julian Beling and Brenton McKiterick Earn Their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts!

Another end of year BJJ grading in the books and what a massive one it was! It was easily our biggest grading ever, with hundreds of people turning out to put their team mates through the gruelling physical test required to receive their next belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Firstly, congratulations to Maryanne Mullahy, Julian Beling and Brenton McKiterick for earning their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts!

A BJJ blackbelt is truly a monumental achievement. It’s thousands and thousands of hours of consistently pushing yourself to learn and develop, and then pressure-testing your techniques, physical abilities and mental fortitude against other trained opponents in fully live sparring. Less than 1% of all people who start BJJ will make it to the black belt. The hard training inevitably means that they have persisted through injury. A black belt has been beaten countless times but that very special determination and drive within them meant they always came back for more.

So again, congratulations to Maryanne Mullahy, Julian Beling and Brenton McKiterick!

Along with the black belt gradings, there were also a large number of people – too many to name – who earned their blue, purple and brown belts. Each belt is an acknowledgement of the huge effort you all put in to develop and better yourselves! Those belts were not given, they were earned! BJJ is not easy but that’s what makes it so rewarding!

Finally, thank you and congratulations to our head BJJ coaches Thiago Stefanutti and Lachlan Giles, along with the rest of our ever-growing team of coaches. Your students are a credit to your efforts!


Holiday Timetable Effect at Melbourne CBD December 21 until January 2nd

Please note that CBD will be running a modified timetable from December 21 until January 2nd.

You can download a printable copy of the timetable here: http://absolutemma.net.au/downloads/holiday-timetable.pdf

Also please note that due to the grading this Saturday, December 19th, the 9.15AM Boxing FIT class with Pradeep will be running as usual but there will be no classes following that.