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Sydney West Martial Arts

Instructors

 

Luke Martin Head Instructor

 

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1st Degree Black Belt

  • Mixed Martial Arts Coach

Luke became interested in Martial Arts after watching old VHS tapes of the UFC in 2001.

Luke started training in Martial Arts at the age of 19 like most young men in a friend’s garage. He quickly realised a passion was there and decided to start at a more dedicated academy. Luke found martial arts academy, Sinosic Perosh Martial Arts Concord and began training under head Instructor, BJJ black belt and UFC veteran’s Elvis Sinosic & Anthony Perosh.

Throughout the next 10 years Luke continued his BJJ journey, competing regularly and grading under Elvis & Anthony. He also trained in Muay Thai, Freestyle Wrestling, boxing and Mixed Martial Arts.

Luke found a passion for coaching and started to help with cornering athletes in MMA competition. Luke is a passionate MMA coach with a growing stable of Amateur & Professional fighters. He has cornered some of Australia’s top MMA fighters including UFC Fighter Anthony Perosh. If you want to start or further your MMA skillset please talk to him.

Luke has based his BJJ game on solid fundamentals and has then specialised on the art of Leglock attacks. He has mentored this component of his game on some legends of submission grappling: John Danaher, Dean Lister, Rousimar Palhares, Eddie Cummings, Gary Tonon, Gordon Ryan & Masakazu Imanari

Luke has cornered and coached MMA since 2006 and has coached some of Australia’s best fighters including CFC Welterweight Champion Shane Nix and UFC Veteran Anthony Perosh. The culmination of this was when Luke assisted and cornered Anthony in his UFC Brisbane fight in 2013 against Ryan Bader.

 

Luke continues to upskill by traveling the world and training with the top practitioners. His most recent trip was 2 weeks of full time training in NYC at Renzo Gracie Academy and Marcelo Garcia Academy. This has pushed Luke's experience and knowledge to a higher level and gives our members the most up to date traning.

Luke is approachable and will cater for all students regardless of whether you are a complete beginner or seasoned competitor. He is also a personal trainer holding certificate 3 & 4 in fitness.

Luke is available for private lesons, speak to the academy for more informtion.

 

Ricky Bennett Boxing

Ricky is our in house boxing coach and has a fantastic ability to make anyone feel welcome and part of the team from their first session.

Here is some info on rickys boxing experience:

-Started boxing age 13
-17 wins 3 losses 1 exhibition
-1 time Sydney city champ (novice amateur)
-2 times state champion (amateur)
-Accredited level 1 Boxing coach Boxing Australia (Boxing NSW) since 2008
-Accredited Judge/timekeeper through WKA since 2002
-Ricky comes from a boxing family that has had numerous state,national, commonwealth champions in the past.

Check out our timetable to find Ricky's boxing sessions.