First published on 12 Apr 2012. Updated on 8 May 2012.
Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts Academy
Instructors Elvis Sinosic and Anthony Perosh, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts and current UFC competitors.
Classes A big range of classes ranging from MMA and BJJ to yoga, running mainly from the late. afternoon into the evening. Possibly the best BJJ gym in Sydney. Even though Elvis and Anthony are bad mofos, their gym has a great atmosphere and seeing all the little kids wrestling on the floor is super cute.
Cost Around $100 per month and up.
29 A Majors Bay Rd, Concord 2137. 02 8765 8526. Lvl 1, 224-238 George St, Liverpool 2170. 02 9602 4183.
Bulldog Mixed Martial Arts
Instructors Founder Tim Fisher along with serious pros and guest seminars from big names.
Classes Beginners and technique classes in Muay Thai Kick Boxing and BJJ run Monday to Thursday nights. Kids and female-only kick boxing classes are also available. The gym is huge and the MMA and nightly fighters sessions are dead serious. Training camps in Thailand are also offered. A lot of big men with flat faces walking around.
Cost $20 class or $60 per fortnight for a year.
253 Victoria Rd, Parramatta 2124. 0420 735 496
Lange's Mixed Martial Arts
Instructors Australian MMA pioneer Anthony Lange, a team of current and former pros.
Classes Sydney's first BJJ/MMA school is still one of its best. There are MMA skills and striking classes on weeknights, along with Thai boxing and separated kids and teens classes. A friendly vibe but enough depth to know that you're not wasting your time. Other branches in Warriewood and North Manly.
Cost $59 monthly (one lesson a week) to $140 monthly (unlimited lessons).
65 Dickson Ave, Artarmon 2064; The Roof, 280 Pittwater Rd, North Manly 2100; Unit 6/1 Vuko Pl, Warriewood 2102. 02 9939 3706
Powercore MMA Gym
Instructors Rahneer Fabi, former MMA pro.
Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays are for fighters only, which tells you what this gym is about. The other weeknights offer MMA, BJJ and Thai boxing classes. Powercore is a new kid on the block, but it's got a growing stable of successful fighters.
Cost $25 a visit.
2/463-465 Burwood Rd, Belmore 2192. 0403 938 797
Platinum Extreme Gym
Instructors MMA Coaches are current pro Nick Honstein and BJJ purple belt Scott Ireland.
Classes MMA classes run morning and night at this ridiculously large and good looking gym, including fitness focused and beginners sessions. There are also kettleballs, yoga and other classes. You'll feel like Ivan Drago in Rocky IV with all the high tech equipment and good looking studios.
Cost $35-$45 per week.
58 Victoria St, McMahons Point 2060. 02 9929 4888