Welcome Joe Boobyer

14141710_10155202470647468_101241149165583432_nNew classes, new coach! Welcome to the team Joe Boobyer!

Joe will be taking NEW MORNING MUAY THAI classes in Absolute MMA St Kilda from 6.30AM to 7.30AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will also be taking the 9.00AM and 10.00AM Muay Thai classes in Collingwood on Saturday.

Joe has spent the past 12 years training in Muay Thai, K-1, Boxing and MMA, with professional experience in all four disciplines with a record of 37 wins from 54 fights. He has won the World Muaythai Federation Pro Heavyweight World Title, challenged for the World Muaythai Council Cruiserweight World Title once and World Kickboxing Network International Superheavyweight title twice, and has won two 4 man K-1 middleweight tournaments in China.

He spent over 5 years living in gyms and training throughout Thailand where he won multiple time stadium titles. Has been ranked at 20 worldwide by the World Boxing Council at super-cruiserweight.

Welcome Joe!

Parent’s Guide to BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-centric martial art. It is based on the principles of controlling one’s opponent through techniques and leverage. BJJ was designed to allow a smaller/weaker person to defeat a stronger opponent with ease.

While BJJ has been popularized as a key component in the modern sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), it’s roots are still grounded as a self defense system, and is often described as a ‘gentle martial art’ or ‘physical chess’. Read More

New Self Defence Classes Starting Friday, June 21

15078955_1210740585652479_2130327788694445784_nIntroducing our newest class to the Melbourne CBD timetable – Self Defence. These classes will begin Friday, 21st of July, 2017 and will run at 6pm every Friday going forward.

Using Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a base, this class will help you attain crucial self defence skills in a friendly and safe environment. Our techniques have been designed by two of our resident black belts, Thiago and Steve, to help you gain confidence in yourself and control any potential situation.

This class is free for all members with Full Memberships. If you are not yet a member, head over to the class page to learn more about the class and to book your first free session.

Queen’s Birthday Hours

There will be no classes at any Absolute MMA location on Monday, June 12 due to the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday.

Absolute MMA Melbourne CBD will host an open mat/gym from 11am to 1pm.

Absolute MMA St Kilda will host an open mat from 10am to 12pm.

Absolute MMA Collingwood will host an open mat/gym from 9am to 11am.

New Opening Hours in Absolute MMA Collingwood!

Starting May 1st we are expanding our opening hours in Absolute MMA Collingwood! Our new hours of operation are as follows:

Mon to Thu: 12.00PM to 9.00PM
Friday: 12.00PM to 8.00PM
Saturday: 9.00AM to 12.30PM
Sunday: Closed
Public Holidays: Closed

The gym will also be open for the 6.45AM to 7.30AM Functional Strength classes on Monday and Thursday too.

Also, with the Carnage seminar this Saturday there are a couple adjustments to the timetable:

The Women Only Muay Thai class will run as normal from 9AM.

The 10.00AM Muay Thai class is cancelled. Obviously we encourage everyone to come to the Carnage seminar instead!

MMA sparring will instead start from 12.00PM.

Alex Volkanovski and Muay Thai legend Nathan “Carnage” Corbett come to Absolute MMA!

Two huge seminars next weekend that no mixed martial artist or striker can afford to miss! UFC’s Alex Volkanovski and Muay Thai legend Nathan “Carnage” Corbett come to Absolute MMA Collingwood!

Friday, April 28 from 7.00pm we are excited to host rising Aussie UFC talent Alex Volkanovski! Alex rose quickly through the local MMA scene in Australia, becoming known for his phenomenal strength and conditioning, very heavy hands and well rounded game. He made his UFC debut in November 2016 and made his prescence known on the big stage as he knocked out his first opponent. Alex is certainly one of the hottest prospects in Australian MMA and this is a fanatic opportunity to learn from a future star!

Saturday, April 29 from 10am we will also host 11-time Muay Thai World Champion Nathan “Carnage” Corbett! Carnage is widely consider to be one of Australia’s best ever fighters and for 10 years dominated the light-heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions internationally. A rare opportunity to learn directly from one of the sport’s truly elite!

The seminars are $50 each if you prepay (in gym or online using the links below) or $70 on the door.

Purchase your Volkanovski seminar ticket now and save $20: Click Here
Purchase your “Carnage” seminar ticket now and save $20: Click Here

Please note that due to the Carnage seminar there will be no 10am Muay Thai class on Saturday.