About us

We offer classes in Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai, Self Defence, Boxing & Wrestling. Try Melbourne’s Premier Gym today.
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What sets us apart?

We are a little different to your stereotypical gym. Owned and operated by world renowned Coach John Donehue. We are a family friendly gym offering a diverse range of services including group classes, kids martial arts classes, one-on-one coaching to hone your technique, corporate training as well as strength and conditioning training.
We believe we are Melbourne’s ultimate family-friendly MMA gym.

The gym

Our 800m2 facility, includes spacious male and female change rooms with modern shower facilities. With over 500m2 of training space, consisting predominantly of competition grade matting, it’s large enough to run 3 separate classes or a tournament comfortably. We are also equipped with a fully dedicated strength and conditioning room, raised Boxing Ring, cage wall for MMA training and a large mix of suspended bags to accommodate all striking disciplines.

Experience & passion

John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA prides itself on the credibility of its experienced and passionate staff – to ensure that every member receives the right training experience to match their needs and achieve the personalised results they are after. Our friendly staff will be there to give you a pat on the back and push you that little bit further to reach your goals.

Classes for everyone

Many people considering training in Martial Arts are concerned with fitness and experience. We offer classes in Jiu Jitsu, Self Defence, MMA, Muay Thai (Kickboxing), Boxing and Wrestling for ANYONE regardless of age, experience and/or fitness level. Check out our Youtube Video: “What’s it like to train martial arts?” with testimonials from our actual students.

Student testimonials

Why train with us?

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 in the world’s most effective self defence systems or to lose weight and get in the best shape of your life, we offer a wide selection of fun and friendly classes that will meet your needs.

Great location

We are conveniently located just a few minutes from Chadstone Shopping Centre, just off the Monash Freeway. If you catch public transport, there is a bus stop only a few short minutes from the gym.

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Are you ready to try a class at John Donehue Jiu Jitsu & MMA? Try a free class on us anytime.

CALL (03) 9544 5820


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




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