Mixed Martial Arts
As popularised by the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combination and refinement of the very best of all martial arts and combat sports for use in a full-contact and competitive environment.
MMA is a diverse ring and cage-proven form of self-defence and a fantastic way to get fitter, stronger and more confident.
Absolute MMA offers a range of Mixed Martial Arts classes, catering for everyone from the raw beginner up experienced professionals.
- One of Australia's most qualified coaching teams
- Get guidance you need for amateur or professional bouts or simply for fun and fitness
- Combat-proven self-defence
- Develop power, speed and agility
- Build muscle and lose fat while learning valuable skills
- Develop confidence
A Mixed Martial Arts class generally starts some sport-specific warm-up movements like shoulder rolls, wrestling steps, pummelling and more. You will often do a round or two of shadow boxing before moving on to the technical portion of the class.
Your coach will then develop your skills with any number of training exercises including drills, specific training, pad work and more. The content of the class will vary from week to week, keeping the class fresh and focusing on all aspects of MMA.
In Advanced classes, you will often have the opportunity to apply what you have learned with light sparring. The objective with sparring is to test your skills, to attempt to apply what you have learned in the class and to have some fun – it is not to hurt each other. All sparring sessions are closely monitored and we promote a safe and positive learning environment.
Simon Carson is a professional mixed martial artist with a record of 1 win and 0 losses, elite coach and Pan-Pacific Champion and Australian Champion at blue belt in BJJ. He currently holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A Registered Exercise Scientist (ESSA), Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach and Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) graduate, Simon has trained Olympians, World Champions in BJJ and State Champion boxers.
His expertise is widely recognised, writing for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and he has been featured on Nova and SEN.
Luke Catubig has been training martial arts since the age of 11 and competing in MMA since 2005. He is the Brace Featherweight Champion and holds an MMA record of 11 wins with 6 losses and has fought in Australian Fighting Championships and Hex Fighting Championships, two of the largest MMA organisations in Australia, as well as URCC in the Philippines.
In 2014, Luke scored the fastest knockout in Australian Fighting Championships history, stopping his opponent in 10 seconds.
Raphael BerthetRaphael Berthet is a professional mixed martial artist and Pankration fighter with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses. He holds victories on some of the biggest MMA events in Australia, including Hex Fight Series and Valor. During his 15 years spent training martial arts, he has won the French National Pankration Championship (a modified form of MMA in France) and has won multiple judo state titles in his native France.
Sean Le Gourrierec
Sean Le Gourrierec is a professional mixed martial artist with a record of 4 wins and 2 losses. He has been training and competing since 2009.
He is also an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who has trained and competed in Brazil. He currently holds a brown belt and has won Pan-Pacific and Victorian Championships.