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MMA, JIU JITSU, WRESTLING, MUAY THAI & BOXING

Melbourne's | MMA Gym

Melbourne’s Best MMA Gym

John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA are the pioneers of Mixed Martial Arts in Melbourne and we cater to all skill levels. We are proud to call ourselves Melbourne’s friendliest fight gym and offer classes in MMA, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing & Fitness.

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JOHN DONEHUE JIU JITSU & MMA

The pioneers of mixed martial arts training in Melbourne.

We offer programs in boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, ultimate fit, jiu jitsu & MMA, furthermore, our classes are for everyone regardless of experience and/or fitness levels. The John Donehue Gym is conveniently located just a few minutes from Chadstone shopping centre. We are only 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and 15 minutes from Dandenong. We are only a few short minutes from Oakleigh, Glen Waverley, Clayton & Murrumbeena. Our gym is located just off the Monash Freeway making us easily accessible to Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs.

John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA

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High class facilities

Our brand new 800 square metre facility, split over 2 levels, includes spacious male and female change rooms with modern shower facilities. With over 500 square metres of dedicated training space, consisting predominantly of competition grade matting, it’s large enough to run 3 separate classes or a tournament comfortably. Our large state-of-the-art gym is fully equipped with a dedicated strength and conditioning room, raised boxing ring, cage wall for MMA training and a large mix of suspended bags to accommodate a variety of striking disciplines.

Why Choose us?

Above all, we take great pride in providing a friendly, welcoming and encouraging environment where egos are left at the door, as a result, you will achieve your full potential and individual goals whilst having lots of fun. Whether your goal is training Martial Arts or to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, we have a wide selection of classes that will meet your needs under one roof. Our classes cater to students from all walks of life, teachers, mums, lawyers, kids and we can personalise a training and fitness program, just for you. Ask about our corporate team building programs.

World class coaches

World class coaches will guide you, step by step, through your Martial Arts journey ensuring you are equipped with the skills and confidence to handle yourself in any situation that may arise. From 5 years old to 50 years old, it is never too early or too late to start.

Are you ready to train?

Are you ready to try a class at John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA? Choose from Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, MMA or Ultimate Fit to improve your overall health and fitness. You secure a free class now by completing our ‘free trial form‘.

Testimonials

John Donehue is one of the major reasons for my success in winning the UFC Heavyweight Title. He is a great coach and great friend.

Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture
UFC Heavyweight Champion

He makes things simple to understand and effectively implement it into my game. JD can teach me something on a Monday that I can on use on Saturday night to win my fight.

Frank Trigg
UFC Hall of famer

This man has World of knowledge. John is not only the best in Australia but one of the best in the world. A classic in his field and a legend in his own time.

‘Judo’ Gene Lebell
The Godfather Of Grappling

Meet the Head Coach

Jiu Jitsu - John Donehue Teaching Ground Control

John Donehue

Head Coach

At John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA we take great pride in providing a friendly, welcoming and encouraging environment where egos are left at the door, helping you achieve your full potential and individual goals whatever they may be. Whether your goal is training Martial Arts in the world’s best and most effective self defence systems or simply to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life and have a lot of fun doing so, we have a wide range of classes to meet all needs here under the one roof. Our experienced and qualified coaches and trainers at John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA can guide you through your health and fitness journey. They’ll make sure that you’re equipped with the confidence and the skills to handle yourself in any situation that may arise. All ages are welcome, and we can personalise training and fitness programs for everybody. Contact us now to make an appointment to meet your new trainer.