ACSA is the home of MMA Melbourne. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is the ultimate fusion of combat sports that allows combatants to strike and grapple both standing and grounded.

It combines striking arts such as Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Karate with grappling arts such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo. Our classes place a strong emphasis on technique, confidence, personal development, and self defence. ACSA is renowned for its quality coaching and training. Our head MMA coach Denis Kelly is one of the most experienced coaches in Australia with over 15 years of experience in competing and coaching.
ACSA is home to several state and national champions. We cater for people of all different levels from complete beginners who have done no martial arts training before to the more experienced martial artist. MMA is renowned for its effectiveness and popularity in modern times.


ACSA is the home of Mixed Martial Arts Melbourne
  • General warm up, to loosen up muscles, increase range of motion and flexibility.
  • Technique demonstration. Trainer goes through a detailed explanation on how to perform each technique correctly.
  • Technique partnered drilling. Each week we focus on a different aspect of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You will never get bored!
  • Conditioning, each session is finished off with a “work at your own pace” body weight exercises to develop a strong core, build confidence and increase fitness.



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.