14th July 2014

Gathering registration open

Online Registration for the Gathering is live.

Follow the link below to register for Septembers Will / Machado nationals.
Online Registration


Saturday September 6th 2014
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Kids 9am
Adults 10am

Sunday September 7th
Rigan Machado
Seminars and instructors workshops
Gathering

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19th May 2014

The Gathering 2014

Saturday September 6th 2014
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
Kids 9am
Adults 10am

Sunday September 7th
Rigan Machado
Seminars and instructors workshops
Gathering

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10th April 2014

BALLARAT BLACK BELT

I had the pleasure and privilege of being able to make the presentation of Black Belt to Glenn Sanford at the Ballarat Dojo last Friday night. Glenn has been a life-long martial artist and reached classes in both traditional Karate and BJJ in his Ballarat-based school. he has diligently traveled to Geelong every week for a decade now – and his dedication, commitment and pursuit of excellence have paid off. he infuses his students with traditional ideals – respect, humility, honour, loyalty, etc … whilst imparting great physical training.

I admire Glenn and what he stands for – I wish him the biggest of congrats on hitting the milestone on his martial arts journey.

John Will 2014

Glenn

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12th February 2014

New Black Belts in Perth

‘This past weekend I spent in Perth – culminated in the presentation of Black Belts to two wonderful martial artists I have known for a long time.
Both began their training with our late brother Troy Flugge and Stacey Wilson at the Submission Factory.
It was my privilege to be able to make the presentation alongside Stacey Wilson on Sunday afternoon.
A much-deserved congratulations to both Leigh Burger and Charlie Whiskey on their achievement – a real milestone in their respective martial arts journeys.
JBW

Leigh Burger and Charlie Whiskey

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31st January 2014

Five Brothers Camp

Hi all,
a quick update re: the proposed 5 Brothers Camp.
The plan – albeit it in the early stages – is to bring all five Machado Brothers out for a full weekend of training in May 2015.
Ideally – depending on interest and numbers – I am proposing two camps – one in Sydney and one in Melbourne.
This is to ensure that we cater for everyone …
The Sydney-based Camp (a Friday-Sat-Sunday event) would cater for the ACT, NSW and Qld – whereas the Melbourne-based Camp would cater for Vic, SA, WA and NZ.
This would also minimise traveling for those living in either NSW and Vic – where we imagine we would pull the larger portion of attendees from. Apologies to all those living in other states and in New Zealand – but it’s the only solution I can come up with at this point.

The first step is to have Carlos Machado’s wife Lindsay – investigate to process of obtaining Temporary work visas for the event – once that is done – we shall book venues and lock in dates – and of course – take names to secure spots.

So that’s it … an awesome plan – and although we are still a long way off – it might be worth buying yourself a 5 brothers piggy bank and attacking in a dollar a day between now and May 2015. Easy.

Best wishes all

with respect

John Will

camp

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14th October 2013

IBJJF CERTIFICATION & COMP REGISTRATION

After jumping through more than my fair share of hoops, I have at last been certified by the IBJJF as a 4th degree Black Belt. This means (and in fact my only motivation for the aforementioned hoop-jumping) that I can now sign off on applications for the registration of any of our Black Belts with the IBJJF for either certification or competition registration. If any of our members require that I sign off for them – just send me the relevant application or registration (via e-mail) and I will attach my name and signature and e-mail them back to you.
With respect,
John B Will

My E-mail address: john@bjj.com.au

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17th September 2013

Some photos from the gathering..

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More pictures are available in a huge gallery on Facebook.. here:>>>

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8th September 2013

2013 the Gathering Results

Category Name FIRST PLACE SECOND PLACE THIRD PLACE
Mixed Kids 4-6 White belt division, 19-22kg GLEN CRAVEN TRIXIE BOXELL
Mixed Kids 4-6 White belt division, 22-25kg ORLANDO SMITH SALVATORE COLOSIMO ETHAN WALKER
Mixed Kids 4-6 White belt division, 31-34kg CHRISTIAN NATOLI PHEONIX HOLLAND
Mixed Kids 4-6 White belt division, Under 19kg CHARLOTTE COVE SEBASTIAN BRONDOU
Mixed Kids 7-9 White belt division, 27-30.5kg SEBASTIAN FLANAGAN KRISJNA MIKULEC JAMES CRAVEN
Mixed Kids 7-9 White belt division, 30.5-33.5kg DYLAN SIM LEVI DEVRIES LIAM SACCO
Mixed Kids 7-9 White belt division, 33.5-36.5kg PRETORIA WOODWARD CHARLYSE NORMINGTON ELAYAS DOKOS
Mixed Kids 7-9 White belt division, Under 27kg DION THORNTON NICK STEIN THOMAS CUNNINGHAM
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, 32.5-36.5kg PANAYOTI DOKOS SHAKIRA HOLMES
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, 36.5-40.5kg KADIR AKIN DANIEL JACKSON DAMIEN PENDELTON
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, 40.5-44.5kg JAKE FARNSWORTH TAYLOR CRAWLEY COBY WOODWARD
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, 44.5-48.5kg TRISTAN ELDRIDGE LLEYTON SMITH DEREN RAMADAN
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, 48.5-53kg MICHAEL FRISWELL ZAC MCCARTHY
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, 53-57kg NEO SLATTERY ZOE MCLENNAN KEIRAN TYSSEN
Mixed Kids 10-12 White belt division, Under 32.5kg THOMAS CHAPPLE LACHLAN COVE
Mixed Kids 13-15 White belt division, 52.5-56.5kg TONY NGUYEN BRITTNEY SILVA SAGE VALLESE
Mixed Kids 13-15 White belt division, 56.5-60.5kg DARCY COOKE LUKE WOOSTER SHANNON PICKERING
Mixed Kids 13-15 White belt division, 60.5-65kg MORGAN CUEVAS JETT HOSKING
Mixed Kids 13-15 White belt division, 69-73kg TY SMITH JATDEN SILVA THEO DOKOS
Mixed Kids 13-15 White belt division, Under 44.5kg RICKY IVELJA FELIX WILL DALLAS RICCARDI
Male Teens 16-17 White belt division, 64-69kg WADE PATTERSON ADEN CAMPBELL EVAN PRIOR
Male Teens 16-17 White belt division, 74-79.3kg NICOLAS PAU DENIZ RAMADAN
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 57.5-64kg JACOB SUKER RYAN LEE VLADIMIR ORLIC
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 64-70kg LUKE STEEL SAM COWIE SAMUEL MCKENNA
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 70-76kg JUNSEOK YANG TODD NIVEN MATT COOPER
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 76-82.3kg JACOB GARVIE BRAD NOLEN BEN WADE
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 82.3-88.3kg MATTHEW GRAVE RON ROMERO FERGUS KEATING
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 88.3-94.3kg DANIEL STAVELEY CLINTON DEW
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, 94.3-100.5kg STEVEN RUDIC DANIEL RADISAVLJEVIC LUKE SMITH
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, Open JARROD STELLA LUKE SMITH CHRISTOS CONSTANTINIDIS
Male Adults 18-29 White belt division, Over 100.5kg JASON WARD SCOTT FARRELL MICHAEL CLARK
Female Adults 18-29 White belt division, 58.5-64kg JESSAMY DEL PAPA JAZMINE WALKER KATHY TAYLOR
Female Adults 18-29 White belt division, 64-69kg KATHRYN SCENEAY FAYE RAMADAN KRISTIE BLACKWELL
Female Adults 18-29 White belt division, Open DANIELA NATALE KATHRYN SCENEAY FAYE RAMADAN
Female Adults 18-29 White belt division, Over 74kg DANIELA NATALE CLAIRE MORDY
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, 64-70kg STEVE GATT MARK MONTALAN SCOTT WINFIELD
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, 70-76kg JOHN MELLOWS ANDREW CALLAHAN OREN SHOSHAN
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, 76-82.3kg JONATHON COTSOGLOU DANIEL LAURIA JULIAN DOVE
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, 82.3-88.3kg KAURI TARAPATA JAMEY KERR
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, 88.3-94.3kg MALCOLM CLEMENCE NIKO FRAGIADAKIS
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, 94.3-100.5kg BEN VEALE SCOTT NETHERWAY
Male Masters 30-39 White belt division, Open JONATHON COTSOGLOU JACOB STEVENS BEN VEALE
Male Seniors 40+ White belt division, 76-82.3kg NICK DOKOS ROLAND WINTER MICK HOWARD
Male Seniors 40+ White belt division, Open ROLAND WINTER MICK HOWARD MIGUEL CAYAZAYA
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 57.5-64kg JASON PETROPOULOS JASON PAWSON JUSTIN WRIGHT
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 64-70kg NEIL CAMPBELL JONATHON SEE SAM BROUGHTON
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 70-76kg DAV GRIMMOND TIM FREEMAN JACK NASH
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 76-82.3kg LORANDO THOMPSON LEIGH MCWHIRTER DANIEL CARPANTER
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 82.3-88.3kg TOM DAVEY LINCOLN HANCOCK PETER SHUA
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 88.3-94.3kg SIMON HARRISON SIMON CASTELLAIN RINII KINGI
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 94.3-100.5kg JIM CRUTE SIMON FOSCARINI CHANGSIK YOU
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, Open JIME CRUTE SIMON HARRISON LINCOLN HANCOCK
Male Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, Over 100.5kg SCOTT CUNNINGHAM RIINGI KINGI DANIEL CROMER
Female Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 53.5-58.5kg AMY BARRET-BOYES SERINA COLE
Female Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, 58.5-64kg ASHLEY PETER-RENNICH LORNA LOCK TESS HUNT
Female Adults 18-29 Blue belt division, Open LORNA LOCK AHSLEY PETER-RENNICH TESS HUNT
Male Masters 30-39 Blue belt division, 70-76kg JEREMEY GIBBON DANIEL WRIGHT ANDREW HUNTER
Male Masters 30-39 Blue belt division, 88.3-94.3kg STEPHEN HENDERSON HARVEY SKINNER CRAIG HARMER
Male Masters 30-39 Blue belt division, Open HARVEY SKINNER STEPHEN HENDERSON LAZ SAVVIDIS
Male Seniors 40+ Blue belt division, 70-76kg GRAHAM WALKERDEN DAMIEN KENNEDY
Male Seniors 40+ Blue belt division, 82.3-88.3kg BRAD HAZELL DANIEL WHITE
Male Seniors 40+ Blue belt division, 88.3-94.3kg MATTHEW PERKINS ADRIAN CRAFT
Male Seniors 40+ Blue belt division, Open BRAD HAZELL ADRIAN CRAFT MATTHEW PERKINS
Male Adults 18-29 Purple belt division, 57.5-64kg ROBERT SABARUBBIN THOMAS KWOK RICKY BUDGEN
Male Adults 18-29 Purple belt division, 70-76kg NICK OVENS STEPHEN HOGG JOHN MEE
Male Adults 18-29 Purple belt division, 88.3-94.3kg EZRA TROTTER SHAUN HURLEY BEN HODGKINSON
Male Adults 18-29 Purple belt division, 94.3-100.5kg MATTHEW HOGAN MASON GORNIAKOWSKI ANDRE POWELL
Male Adults 18-29 Purple belt division, Open EZRA TROTTER BEN HODGKINSON SHAUN HURLEY
Male Masters 30-39 Purple belt division, 70-76kg DEAN PARKER ANDREW FU
Male Masters 30-39 Purple belt division, 76-82.3kg KRIS NUBLA JOHNY WHEADON
Male Masters 30-39 Purple belt division, Open KRIS NUBLA EVAN BZADOUGH DEAN PARKER
Male Masters 30-39 Purple belt division, Over 100.5kg EVAN BZADOUGH CRAIG DONALDSON
Female Masters 30-39 Purple belt division, Open JESS FRASER LYNNE BARR INGER CRAVEN
Female Masters 30-39 Purple belt division, Over 74kg JESS FRASER INGER CRAVEN LYNNE BAR
Male Seniors 40+ Purple belt division, 76-82.3kg GRANT YOUNGMAN WARRICK HANBY
Male Seniors 40+ Purple belt division, 94.3-100.5kg DAVE WARD DARREN CARTWRIGHT
Male Seniors 40+ Purple belt division, Open GEORDIE ESTATHEO GRANT YOUNGMAN
Male Seniors 40+ Purple belt division, Over 100.5kg GEORDIE ESTATHEO ERROL WATSON
Male Adults 18-29 Brown belt division, 76-82.3kg PATRICK TE TAU LUKE GOODING CHRIS GRAY
Male Adults 18-29 Brown belt division, Open TRENT RICE TROY SKIDMORE BENJAMIN LANGFORD
Male Adults 18-29 Brown belt division, Over 100.5kg TROY SKIDMORE TRENT RICE
Male Masters 30-39 Brown belt division, 76-82.3kg CHRIS STONE ANDREW CRAVEN
Male Masters 30-39 Brown belt division, Open CHRIS STONE MARK WOWK PETER GREIG
Male Masters 30-39 Brown belt division, Over 100.5kg MARK WOWK PETER GREIG ADRIAN MCDONALD
Male Seniors 40+ Brown belt division, 76-82.3kg CHRISTOPHER MAZZALI MICK POPE
Male Seniors 40+ Brown belt division, Open CHRISTOPHER MAZZALI MICHAEL FOOKS MICK POPE
Male Adults 18-29 Black belt division, 76-82.3kg LACHLAN GILES NATHAN FROST
Male Adults 18-29 Black belt division, Open LACHLAN GILES GERALD BURTON BATTY
Male Masters 30-39 Black belt division, 76-82.3kg CAM ROWE HEATH BARKER
Male Masters 30-39 Black belt division, Open NATHAN FROST HEATH BARKER
Male Seniors 40+ Black belt division, 76-82.3kg CRAIG ROBINSON ADAM METCALF
Male Seniors 40+ Black belt division, Open GERLAD BURTON BATTY ADAM METCALF CRAIG ROBINSON
FASTEST FINISH: KAURI TARAPATA by Armbar in 6 SECS
MOST OUTSTANDING MALE COMPETITOR EZRA TROTTER
MOST OUTSTANDING FEMALE COMPETITOR ASH PETERSON
TROY FLUGGE AWARD – FOR ALL AROUND AWESOMENESS ANDRE POWELL

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6th September 2013

The Gathering 2013: The Brackets.

Full Brackets from Saturdays competition are available here:>>

The Gathering 2013: The Brackets >>

link address: http://www.bjj.com.au/Brackets.pdf

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13th August 2013

WA: Three more Black Belts!

On the weekend just past, I had the honour and privilege of being able to tie three more black belts around the waists of three great people; all students of the excellent Adam Metcalf. The recipients were:
Sheldon Griffiths
Philip Hayward
Steven Kennedy

This was an extraordinary event. it is a relatively rare occasion where the BJJ Black Belt is awarded – but to have three presented on the same day; I can never remember that happening before this. All recipients are excellent students, excellent athletes and excellent people. It honours us all that the Australasian Black Belt fraternity now includes them in it’s relatively exclusive membership. A he congratulations to all – very well done.
respectfully
John B Will

AMMA

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