20th Sep 2016

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Welcome to the MA1 official website, and if you are reading this, you have found your way to the blog!

2016 has proven to be an eventful year thus far. We’ll kick off by filling you in with plenty of exciting developments and progression from a couple of our MA1 Sponsored athletes.

Livia is a highly decorated Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete, with a wealth of knowledge and experience, and the jewelry to match. She is a 3x World Champion, 2x Asian Champion, 11x Pan Pacific Champion and 5x Australian Champion. Livia recently competed in the Asian Open, taking out gold in the Brown Belt light feather weight division. Livia coaches BJJ down at Absolute South Yarra.

On to Lachlan “The Raptor” Giles. Lachy is Livia’s partner, and also coach. He is also a highly accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete, having earned his black belt in 2012. Lachy is the 2014 Australian Jiu-Jitsu Grand Prix Champion, multiple time Pan Pacific and Victorian Jiu Jitsu Champion and has competed at 4 World Championship events. In 2014 he completed a clean sweep of the black belt division at Australia’s most prestigious competition, the Pan Pacific Championships, winning 4 gold medals. Lachy recently competed at the ADCC Trials in Kazakhstan to earn a spot in the ADCC championship in Finland next year.Lachlan is also currently completing his PhD in Physiotherapy.

And finally (for Blog entry number 1), Craig Jones. Craig is incredibly sucessful for an athlete of his age. Craig is a brown belt, also a purple belt world champion, NAGA world champion, 4x Pan Pacific Champion, 6x Australian Champion, and 9x State Champion.

Like Lachy, Craig Also just competed in the ADCC trials in Kazakhstan and also earned himself a spot in the ADCC Championship in Finland next year.

More coming on our other Athletes in the next blog….

Onto other news.. MA1 is moving to a bigger warehouse. Our team is expanding, and so are our storage needs for all our gear! But don’t worry, we are only moving 5 minutes away from our current location, so travel time for our loyal customers may only vary slightly. We hope to offer better customer service (and I know what you’re thinking…. How could we get even better?!?) from our new site.

More information to follow shortly! 

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