ACSA MMA Melbourne is has formed a close affiliation with Shinawa MMA in Tokyo.
Japan is the birthplace of Mixed Martial Arts. Our Coaches have travelled to train in Japan several times and have formed a close affiliation with Shinwa MMA Gym Yokosuka.
The fight team manager at Shinwa is Masaya Doi, a former training partner of ACSA MMA coach Denis Kelly. Shinwa MMA was founded by Hiroyuki Yamashiro (Pro MMA and K1 fighter and Karate black belt) who is also the director one of Japans biggest MMA organisations ZST. The gym is home to several of Japans top fighters including Tetsuya Yamada and Yuki Kawana.