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JIU JITSU, MMA 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 & Mixed Martial Arts

The pioneers of MMA training in Melbourne.

Offering world-class programs in boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, MMA & kids martial arts, our classes are for everyone regardless of your experience or fitness level. 

If you’re searching for a new MMA gym in Melbourne, train with John Donehue MMA & Jiu Jitsu Gym. Conveniently located around the corner from Chadstone shopping centre, we are only 20 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD and 15 minutes from Dandenong. Our gym is located just off the Monash Freeway making us easily accessible to Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs including Oakleigh, Glen Waverley, Clayton and Murrumbeena.

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
John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA

CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Muay Thai
Jiu Jitsu
MMA
Boxing
Kids MMA

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is a grappling-based martial art based on controlling and resisting your opponent resulting in submission. Offering a range of Jiu Jitsu classes to Melbourne’s eastern suburbs designed to help you defeat a stronger opponent, we can guide you in developing your power, speed, focus, patience and problem-solving skills. Our Head Coach, John Donehue, runs the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Gene Lebell Competition classes and oversees the mixed martial arts program at the academy to ensure the highest standards are maintained. To learn more about our Head Coach, John Donehue, visit his biography here. 

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MMA

The fastest growing sport in martial arts, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) refers to a combat sport combining elements of many fighting styles into one all-inclusive sport. Learn a range of diverse cage and ring-proven self-defence techniques and get stronger, fitter and more confident in combat sport with MMA training in Melbourne at John Donehue. Availability is limited and we highly recommend securing your spot before you miss out. With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, our classes are filling up fast and we strongly recommend securing your trial sooner rather than later. To secure your trial, simply fill out the form above and a staff member will get in touch with you.

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SET YOUR GOAL AND ALWAYS MOVE FORWARD

MUAY THAI

Muay Thai, which translates to Thai Boxing or Kick Boxing, is an ancient martial art system of combat that is over four centuries old. Using punches, kicks, elbows and knees, Muay Thai teaches techniques for self defence and the competitive arena. Our Muay thai classes in south east melbourne are fit for all skill and fitness levels. With limited capacity and high demand, we strongly recommend securing your spot and claiming your trial today.

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KIDS MARTIAL ARTS & JIU JITSU

Our kids martial arts program will assist your child with becoming more confident and put them on the right path for their future. Helping your child build life skills, develop discipline, honour, leadership and respect, our program prepares your child to face the challenges life throws at us head on. Secure your child a trial and equip them with skills they will keep for life.

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NO REST IS WORTH ANYTHING EXCEPT THE REST THAT IS EARNED

BOXING

This sport requires quick punches, head movement, footwork, timing and speed to focus in on the proper technique. If you are looking to increase fitness, lose weight, tone up or simply work on your technique, then check out our boxing classes for all experience levels. Our Head Boxing Coach, Jamie Percival who is also the Head Boxing Coach of Melbourne Storm has coached every level from first time beginners to high level athletes. Click here to learn more on Jamie’s achievements.

Claim your boxing trial at John Donehue Jiu Jitsu and MMA by completing our trial application form today.

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HIGH CLASS FACILITIES

Home to modern, state-of-the-art facilities, our brand new 800 square metre MMA and BJJ gym is split over 2 levels and includes spacious male and female change rooms with modern shower facilities. With over 500 square metres of dedicated training space and competition grade matting, it’s large enough to run 3 separate classes or a tournament comfortably. Our BJJ, boxing, Muay Thai and MMA training 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. When you train with John Donehue, you can be confident our tailored programs and focus on proven methods will help you reach your fitness and fighting goals. If you want to come in and see if our gym is a good fit, call us on (03) 9544 5820 or book a trial using our form above.

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IF IT DOESN’T CHALLENGE YOU, IT WONT CHANGE YOU

WHY CHOOSE US?

Above all, we take great pride in providing a clean, 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 building lasting friendships. 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, all under one roof. Our classes cater to students from all walks of lifeteachers, mums, lawyers, kidsand we can personalise a training and fitness program just for you.

Want to get your whole company involved? Ask about our corporate team building programs.

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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.

  • HIGH CLASS FACILITIES

    Home to modern, state-of-the-art facilities, our brand new 800 square metre MMA and BJJ gym is split over 2 levels and includes spacious male and female change rooms with modern shower facilities. With over 500 square metres of dedicated training space and competition grade matting, it’s large enough to run 3 separate classes or a tournament comfortably. Our BJJ, boxing, Muay Thai and MMA training 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. When you train with John Donehue, you can be confident our tailored programs and focus on proven methods will help you reach your fitness and fighting goals. If you want to come in and see if our gym is a good fit, call us on (03) 9544 5820 or book a trial using our form above.

  • WHY CHOOSE US?

    Above all, we take great pride in providing a clean, 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 building lasting friendships. 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, all under one roof. Our classes cater to students from all walks of lifeteachers, mums, lawyers, kidsand we can personalise a training and fitness program just for you.

    Want to get your whole company involved? Ask about our corporate team building programs.

  • WORLD CLASS COACHES

    Our world class coaches have decades of combined experience training ameutuer and champion athletes of all levels. We will guide you, stepbystep, 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 to improve your overall health and fitness. You can secure a class now by completing our trial form.

What age can I start training MMA?

There is no age limit to improving your fitness or learning a combat sport, and you’re never too old to start training MMA. At John Donehue, we offer MMA classes in Melbourne for kids from ages 6-12 years old and adults. Catering to all skill levels, whether you’re 14 or 40, we can still train you to be the best MMA fighter in your area.

How much do martial arts classes cost?

Our pricing varies depending on how many disciplines you select. For more information on our training offers, get in touch and call us directly on 03 9544 5820.

Not ready to commit just yet? No problem. For all new fighters, we offer 1 class to trial Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, MMA, Kids or Martials Arts, so you can get a better feel for the venue, classes and coaches.

How many times a week should I be taking Jiu Jitsu classes?

The number of training sessions you do a week will likely depend on your fitness goals. Three times a week seems to be the sweet spot for a lot of members, but if you want to train more or less, it’s completely up to you!

CONTACT

6/278 Ferntree Gully Road, 
Notting Hill 3168
Phone: +61 3 9544 5820
Email:

train@johndonehuemma.com.au

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Jiu Jitsu
KIDS MARTIAL ARTS
MUAY THAI
MMA
BOXING