Monday 19th of September I had the great pleasure of awarding my long time student & dear friend Robert Sabaruddin with his BJJ Black Belt.
Anyone that has ever trained with Rob will attest to his amazing determination & technical ability on the mat.
Rob is an inspiration to us all, constantly raising the bar in our club, a fierce international level competitor, yet still always has time to help those in need.
Most important of all, Rob is a wonderful human being. A true martial artist, strong, loyal, humble etc.
Congratulations Rob, wear your belt with pride, you are so deserved of your new rank.
I had the privilege and pleasure of being able to present Wayne Ardley with his BJJ Black Belt on Friday night.
Wayne runs Invictus MMA and BJJ in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria. He has been training for a very long time and brings both a broad and deep history of martial arts training to his students. Congratulations on this milestone (one of many) in your martial arts journey Wayne.
I had the great pleasure of promoting long time students and friends Dave Ward and Kristoffer Nubla with BJJ black belts at our recent end of year grading.
Dave is an inspiration to all on our mat, as instructor and student alike. His tireless efforts and support to our club are testimony to his black belt character.
Kris always brings the highest technical level and great passion to our mat. A wonderful martial artist both on and off the mat.
Dave and Kris are true black belts, dedicated athletes, generous with their knowledge and great human beings.
One of Australia’s newest Black belts - Queensland’s Matthew Cugola, has been training for many years under the guidance of the excellent Vincent Perry from Burleigh Heads.
Congratulations Matthew, I admire your dedication, commitment to excellence and passion for what you do.
May this milestone prove to be the first of many more to come.
If you are a Black Belt in our organisation, we would love to have you there for this year’s Black Belt photo shoot with professor Rigan Machado - the day after the Gathering.
This year we plan to create a perfect ‘V’ (through clever use of duct tape and volunteer organisers) - with Professor Machado featuring as Head Duck!
All participants will find many uses for this great pic over the coming years.
So be a part of history … we’ll see you on the mat at Dominance - 555 Victoria St - Abbotsford - at 10am sharp - Sunday September 13th!
Bring Gi and Belt - duct tape provided!