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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is more than just a sport or a method of promoting physical fitness.  It’s more than a martial art; it’s a way to change your life; ultimately, a way of life.

Philosophy at UMF is direct: if attacked, you will need to finish the situation decisively. UMF trains you how to comprehend punches, kicks, how to close distance & work from the clinch or on the ground.

Classes are designed for those who want to learn:

UMF BJJ Combatives aims is to be combative rather than tournament orientated and so unlike most Brazilian Jiu-jitsu schools UMF offers classes that are very proven effective as well as tournament specific.

UMF BJJ Combatives is all about making sure the technique works anywhere and anytime be it for MMA, Self Defence or for tournaments!

Personal self defence is our goal and is in fact the measure of proficiency in our system. Being street ready will also make you competition ready, not vice versa.

UMF Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Combatives is proud to have national & international affiliations providing an amazing source of knowledge & training opportunities.

The method promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and choke holds to defeat the opponent.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives is incredibly strategic and involves mental clarity, mental acuity and the ability to out strategised and out maneuver your opponent by controlling the ground.  It involves more than physical strength, it involves clarity of technique and intelligent problem solving and strategic skills.

The training can be used for sport grappling tournaments [Gi and No Gi], mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or for self-defence.

The Physical Benefits:

UMF Academy have increased their network to train, compete, seminar-up with Professor Rigan Machado – and make some new friends.  A great community and network – with people all over helping and supporting one another.



Master Fari Salievski

Master Fari Salievski is UMF’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Combatives and Muay Thai Kickboxing mentorIn addition, UMF Academy is a part of Will-Machado BJJ (BJJ Australasia) – Head Coach John Will (5th Degree Black Belt)


Master Fari is the No. 1 rated coach in Asia 2017.  Fari’s internationally acclaimed Top Team is made up of World Champions.  Our amazing network includes:

UMF BJJ Network is second to none:

Emilio Cardenas

Pablo’s son, Emilio, has grown up living and breathing martial arts at UMF Academy.  He has dedicated himself to his art, spending several hours per week training and assisting his father with his teaching.

Emilio has a natural gift in being able to relate well to his students and bring out the best in those he works with.  His students trust and respect him and his easy-going natural flow and depth of knowledge allows him to instruct in both a friendly and effective manner which is great for children and adults alike.

Emilio’s qualifications include:


Emilio has trained with numerous remarkably qualified instructors such as:

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The Mental Benefits:



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The UMF Academy Way:


Students are made up of almost every type of person you can think of – tradies, soldiers, security officers, doctors, lawyers, students, law enforcement, teachers, nurses, business people, and more.  Every day our students walk into the academy for the same reasons: to be better, to improve their health and well-being, learning ability and stress levels.  Our students are taking the lessons learned on the mat and applying them to their everyday life and making their lives better.

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