St Kilda Team
Lachlan is a first degree BJJ black belt. He is the 2014 Australian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix Champion, multiple time Pan Pacific and Victorian Jiu Jitsu Champion. He has represented Australia twice at ADCC, the most prestigious submission grappling competition in the world, represented Australia twice at Abu Dhabi Pro World Championships and competed at the Eddie Bravo Invitational where he submitted form ADCC Champion Rani Yahya.
In 2014 he completed a clean sweep of the black belt division at Australia’s most prestigious competition, the Pan Pacific Championships, winning 4 gold medals. In 2016 Lachlan was ranked as the number 12 lightweight BJJ competitor in the world. He is also the 2016 Australian Freestyle Wrestling Champion.
He also works as a physiotherapist and in 2016 completed his PhD.
Raphael 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.
Connor Evans has over 15 years of freestyle wrestling experience and during his time on the mats he has been a member of the Scottish, British and Australian national teams.
He has won the Australian Freestyle Wrestling Championships, South East Asian Freestyle Wrestling Championships and Oceania Freestyle Wrestling Championships.
Craig Jones is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and IBJJF No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt World Champion. He is also a ADCC Worlds Qualifier, NAGA World Champion, 4-time Pan-Pacific Champion, 6-time Australian Champion and 9-time State Champion.
In 2015 Craig became the first Australian Adult Male to win an IBJJF World Championship.
Outside of Jiu Jitsu Craig has also completed his Bachelors in Behavioural Science (Psychology).
Liam McNeill is the former #3 ranked 55kg Muay Thai fighter in Australia with an outstanding professional record of 15 wins and 5 losses. He has fought 11 bouts in Thailand, including two at the famed Lumpinee Stadium (both won by KO) and one of the most important Muay Thai events of the year, the Queen’s Birthday (also winning via KO).
Liam also holds a Cert III and IV in Fitness.
Livia Gluchowska is a BJJ black belt, 3-time BJJ World Champion, 2-time Asian Champion, 11-time Pan-Pacific Champion, 3-time Australian Champion and Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Winner. She was the first Australian to win at Copa Podio, a renown showcase event in Brazil, and she has represented Australia twice at the Abu Dhabi World Pro Championships. At the end of 2014, she was ranked at #2 in the world in no gi BJJ and #4 in gi (purple belt, light feather) and #1 in Australia in both gi and no gi (purple belt, open weight).
She is also a physiotherapist and has worked for the Australian Institute of Sport. Before taking up BJJ she was the 2003/04 Track Series Australian Cycling Champion and has represented Poland and Australia in rhythmic gymnastics.
Mikael Yahaya is a locally and internationally competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt. He is a No-Gi World Championship Bronze Medallist, two-time Pan-Pacific Gold Medallist, two-time Pan-Pacific Silver Medallist, two-time Melbourne Open Gold Medallist, World Pro Trial Silver Medallist and a Grappling Industries Sydney Absolute Open-Weight Bronze Medallist (among other small tournaments as well). He is also an ADCC Japan Qualifier Veteran, an Abu Dhabi World Pro Veteran and a 2x IBJJF Worlds competitor.
Mikael is not only enthusiastic and dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu but he also holds a Bachelor of Business (Management).
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 purple 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.
Michael Hourigan is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt with 12-years experience. He is an active competitor who has won national titles at all belt levels and competed internationally. Michael takes a keen interest in the technical aspects of Jiu-Jitsu and endeavours to continually improve his understanding of the art.
Lachlan Warne is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt and highly decorated as a competitor. He is a two-time Pan Pacific Champion, three-time Australian Champion, 5-time State Champion, Five Grappling Champion and NAGA Champion.
Bradley Wiedenhofer received his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt in 2014 and is active both locally and internationally on the competition scene. He is a Pan Pacific gold medalist, Melbourne Open medalist, Abu Dhabi Trail gold medalist in his weight division and he won silver in the blue belt open.
Jarrod Boyle is the former IKBF Victorian Super Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion and has over 15-years’ experience as a personal trainer.
After capturing his kickboxing title he was invited to join Golden Glory, the strongest fight team in the world, training with the likes of Alistair Overeem, Gokhan Saki, Errol Zimmerman, Stefan Leko, Chalid ‘Die Faust’ Arrab and Semmy Schilt under Ramon Dekkers and Cor Hemmers.
Since retiring from active competition he has written about combat sports for International Kickboxer Magazine, Blitz, Fight! and FightLive Magazine. He has also written for many other publications, including The Age Newspaper and is a regular contributor to ABC FM Radio National program, Life Matters.