Absolute MMA's Self Defence classes aim to develop your ability to respond to potentially threatening situations. The classes predominantly utilise Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques and strategies that are developed to keep students safe in combative scenarios.

Accessible to everyone, the class is taught in a safe and friendly environment to ensure that students can focus on learning. This is not a class where we will cover a multitude of alternatives for a single situation, but rather a reduced set of techniques that you will be able to utilise without delay should the need arise.

A key element of this training will be the development of self-confidence and an awareness of others.

  • Combat-proven self-defence
  • Learn to protect yourself and your loved ones from danger
  • Accessible to all fitness and skill levels. No experience required
  • Develop confidence
  • Develop power, speed and agility
  • Build muscle and lose fat while learning valuable skills


steveSteve Phillips

Steve started training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2003 and was graded to Black Belt by Professor Thiago Steffanuti in 2016. Steve has competed at all belt levels and across Adult, Masters and Seniors age divisions with medals at State, National and International level.

Steve has been fortunate in that both of his coaches over the past 14 years have been advocates of the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in self-defence situations. He has taught self-defence classes to beginners and advanced students and his coaching style is relaxed, inclusive and thoughtful. Steve holds a First Aid qualification as well as professional training and coaching certifications through his employment outside of Martial Arts.

Thiago Stefanutti

Thiago Stefanutti is a third degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who has placed at the IBJJF World Championships, South American Championships and European Championships, won multiple state championships in Brazil and multiple Pan Pacific Championships. His students have won multiple World Championship titles and our team is the only Australian team to ever win a IBJJF World Championships team trophy, the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition in the world.