Denis Kelly, Author at Australian Combat Sports Academy

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Self Defence Training

I first became interested in Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiujitsu because I saw it as a realistic way of testing martial arts and fighting skills against a resisting opponent. I wasn’t convinced that the techniques used in my Karate point sparring would work in real life when confronted with a big angry, aggressive opponent. […]

How to get your BJJ Black Belt

BJJ differs from other martial arts in that there are no clear requirements for getting your black belt or if there are, they vary from school to school. Other traditional martial arts, on the other hand, usually have very clear-cut criteria about what you need to do to achieve each belt on the way to […]

The Benefits of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for Kids

In today’s fast-paced world, parents are constantly seeking activities that not only keep their kids physically active but also foster important life skills such as discipline, confidence, and resilience. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has emerged as a popular choice for many families, offering a unique blend of physical exercise and mental development. In this article, we’ll […]

How long does it take to get Good at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

Recently I was asked an interesting question by a new student. This student had considerable experience in other martial arts and had just completed the trial week of our BJJ program. He had enjoyed his training over the week and was excited to continue. He approached me at the end of the class and asked […]