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Our Background & Philosophy

Canberra Mixed Martial Arts is built and run by Canberra MMA fighters, to grow and promote this beautiful sport.

Our founders and coaches have been training and fighting for years in MMA, Brazilian Jiu-jistu, olympic wrestling, boxing and muay thai.

Since 2014 we have coached people of all walks of life; from professional fighters and emergency service personnel, to hobbyists and retirees.

Our goals:

  • To promote an MMA that is welcoming and friendly. The sport can be violent at an elite level, but the training should be safe, fun, and available to all.

  • To build a community that cares for each other, and introduces people to this great art. Growing our community and Canberra martial arts.

  • To always teach techniques that are personally tested and effective 

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Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combat sport that combines the strengths of all the martial arts.

MMA fighters use striking, grappling and submission holds to overwhelm their opponents. They draws on techniques from jiu-jitsu, judo, boxing, muay thai and wrestling.

At a professional level it is a difficult and intense sport, but it does not need to be this way for beginners or hobbyists!

We break MMA down into easy parts and train it in a safe, friendly and fun way.


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is one of the most proven martial arts on the planet.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses on using efficient joint-locks, throws, trips and chokes to control an opponent. The techniques are designed for people who may be smaller or weaker. And the focus is on controlling your opponent without needing to hit them.

It is hugely popular for self-defence, and is practiced by many of the world’s police and military forces. It is also a popular sport, and an essential part of mixed martial arts.



No martial artist is complete without knowing how to throw a punch!

Our striking program is diverse, to complement our focus on taking the best from all of the arts. Our striking coaches come from boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai backgrounds. You'll learn to use kicks, punches, knees and elbows to turn yourself into a well-rounded striker.

Our striking classes are safe and beginner friendly. Our goal is to build people, not break them!


Wrestling is an Olympic sport that is older the Olympics themselves! It is a grappling sport that, unlike Brazilian jiu-jitsu which focuses on fighting on the ground, wrestling emphasises throws and pins from the standing position. 

Wrestling is a popular option as a sport on its own, or to complement MMA and jiujitsu. Wrestling is a physically demanding sport and is a great way to build fitness while also learning a beautiful art.

As with all our programs we tailor wrestling to suit people of all experience and fitness levels.

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