Rise Mixed Martial Arts is founded on traditional martial arts values with a contemporary mindset. A measure of a person’s true character is defined in the way they conduct themselves towards everyone they encounter. Respect, honesty, integrity and the pursuit of self improvement are the values Rise Mixed Martial Arts holds in the highest regard.
Through practice of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Muay Thai Boxing at Rise Mixed Martial Arts we believe that these values can be developed and further reinforced to permeate through all aspects of our lives.
By taking care of our body, mind and spirit through martial arts, we open ourselves to becoming a better version of who we are, we improve our own lives but also the lives of our family and friends. Rise MMA caters to all levels of experience, from beginners who want to simply improve their fitness and skill set, to more experienced martial artists wanting to further build on their current foundations.
Rise MMA specialises in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Street Safe Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Muay Thai Boxing with the belief that these arts with their challenging nature, provide the perfect environment for developing many positive personal traits such as fortitude, endurance, goal setting, resilience, humility and focus.
Rise MMA is proud of it’s supportive culture where everyone is welcome to train and pursue their own goals while growing at their own pace. Whether it is for recreation, competition, fitness or for self defence we will help you reach your goals.
Rise MMA’s Phoenix logo represents the concept of rebirth, the pursuit of growth, evolution and recreating yourself for the better.
Cam’s martial arts journey started in 1994 when he began training with BJJ pioneer, John Will. During the past 20 years Cam has trained in Shootfighting (an early street orientated version of MMA), BJJ, Freestyle Wrestling, MMA and Muay Thai having also trained in Brazil, and the United States. His MMA competition record includes a 2 - 0 record with his second fight representing Australia in the US. Cam also qualified to represent the Oceania region in the 2011 ADCC World Championships (the most prestigious No Gi submission wrestling tournament in the world) held in Nottingham, UK. Other titles include state and national BJJ titles and placings.
With over 13 years of coaching experience, Cam (along with long time training partner, Dave Hart) have produced many state, national, pan pacific and world champions. In recent time Cam has also helped as grappling coach to UFC fighter Brian Ebersole in preparation for many of his UFC fights and his win over former UFC champion, Carlos Newton. Dan Kelly who represented Australia on The Ultimate Fighter and currently an active fighter in the UFC has been coached and graded in BJJ under Cam and Dave. Cam has worked extensively on consolidating Dan's grappling game throughout his undefeated MMA record.
Lorana began her Muay Thai learning journey 5 years ago with Westside MMA trainer, Stuart Grant. Over the years Lorana has dedicated her time to learning as much as she can about the art. She has traveled to train in Thailand and has recently been awarded her black grade singlet.
Lorana has had 2 amateur Muay Thai fights, with the most recent resulting in a win. She is still training hard herself and aims to have her first professional fight in 2015. As well as teaching classes at Rise MMA, Lorana also takes womens, seniors, and kids classes as Westside MMA.
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Another form of competition orientated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, this style is practiced without the traditional gi / kimono. No Gi BJJ helps the participant develop the ability of controlling an opponent without the reliance on grabbing the clothing (gi/kimono). With it’s fast paced tempo, No Gi BJJ incorporates very well into Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and is an essential skill set for any MMA fighter to possess. For the grappling enthusiast,
No Gi BJJ also has the added benefit for the self defense minded practitioner wishing to be able to grapple effectively regardless of their opponent’s clothing.
BJJ is a submission grappling based martial art where weight, leverage and timing are key elements to overcoming size and strength. Brought to Brazil in the early 1900’s from Japan, BJJ has evolved into one of the most dominant martial arts in the world, now recognised as essential for any martial artist wanting a well rounded skill set. Unlike many striking arts, BJJ can be practiced at 100% intensity without injury, allowing you to develop real skills against resisting opponents, achieving real results.
BJJ has been known to be so addictive that another positive outcome from practicing BJJ is the desire to adopt what is known as the ‘BJJ lifestyle’. The BJJ lifestyle usually involves other lifestyle changes such as diet, weight training and other activities to help improve performance on the mat. All of these changes prove to have positive outcomes in the general wellbeing of the student.
1 in 4 children faces bullying on a daily basis in Australian schools. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the perfect non striking answer to empowering your child when faced with a bully. At Rise MMA we focus on making sure you child is bully proof by teaching how to deal with a bullying situation. We will teach your child how to be confident and assert themselves in the best way possible, arming your child with the tools needed to overcome physical, verbal, and psychological harassment.
MMA is the fastest growing sport in the World. Beginning as a fringe sport, MMA has now become mainstream and is recognised as the ultimate in combat martial arts. MMA athletes are known as some of the fittest and toughest on the planet and MMA has now become a great way for everyone to improve their fitness while learning a practical and well rounded martial art.
Very few people will ever want to step foot into the cage, but many people want to have the skills of an MMA fighter. To have the confidence in being able to defend yourself and your loved ones is invaluable. Street Safe MMA combines the effectiveness of MMA while integrating effective street orientated self defence techniques to provide a well rounded and versatile skill set for real life. Enquire today about becoming your own guardian.
Open Mat is time set aside for students to get on the mat together in an unstructured format. This time can be used to work on the bags, do spadework or spar/roll. Open Mat can also be used to practice and further refine learned techniques.
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand that incorporates the use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins along with various clinching techniques to form a formidable striking art. The art is known as 'the art of eight limbs' and practitioners are revered for their mental and physical toughness along with their physical conditioning to produce a very efficient full contact fighter.
The syllabus class is a great opportunity to ask questions about the techniques in our BJJ syllabus and work on consolidating the fundamentals.
Due to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu having such a wide selection of techniques, this class focuses purely on the techniques contained in the syllabus. It is a great opportunity to get in extra training and preparation to grade.
How much does it cost to train?
Depending on your goals, commitment and budget, memberships begin at as little as $25 per week.
Kids Membership: $75 per fortnight
What is the best class for me to start training in?
This is really up to you. Is kicking and punching more your style? Then we suggest the Muay Thai classes.
Do you prefer to hit the ground and wrestle? Then perhaps you may be more suited to BJJ.
Or perhaps a combination of both is what you’re after, then the Street Safe MMA might be a perfect fit for you.
Either way you can try out each these classes and see what suits you best.
Is the instructor qualified?
Yes, our instructors have completed the highest level government accreditation for martial arts instructors as well as level 2 first aid qualified. Our head instructor, Cam Rowe has been teaching for over 13 years and has taught everyone from absolute beginners to UFC fighters.
How old do I need to be to start?
Our classes range from 5 years of age and up.
Should I get fit before starting?
We always find this question a funny one. No, you will get fit while training, that is one of the great benefits of training in Martial Arts. We are always happy for you to participate at your own pace until your fitness improves. That being said we recommend that you have good general health, and speak with your doctor if you have any concerns.
Should I wait to the start of the month/semester/year to start?
Our classes are designed so that a beginner can start his or her journey at any time.
Will I get hurt?
Like any physical activity, there is always the potential for injury. At Rise MMA we take the utmost care to ensure that any injuries are kept to a minimum. We love training in Martial Arts and there is nothing worse than having to sit on the sidelines unable to train due to injury. We take great care to make sure that we all remain fit and healthy so we can keep training.
What will I need to bring to my first class?
Just bring a water bottle, a towel and a positive attitude.
Cnr Dohertys Road and Grieve Parade
Altona North, Victoria
(03) 9369 2662