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    The Soul of Jiu Jitsu

    In 2013 Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood joined with filmmaker Stuart Cooper to create the 'Spirit of Jiu Jitsu’, a short-film about the BJJ lifestyle that was shot in Phuket, Thailand.

    The film became very popular and there were several requests to create a sequel.

    After much planning and preparation we managed to get to Japan in late 2016 to shoot ‘The Soul of Jiu Jitsu’.


    John Wayne Parr and Joe Rogan training and talking about YouTube commenters

    Video & audio taken from the Joe Rogan Experience podcast #714 with guest John Wayne Parr

    Steve Maxwell

    A short bio on Steve Maxwell, World leading fitness guru and one of America's first Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belts.

    Filmed at Jiu Jitsu Kingdom, Sydney, Australia


    Jeff The Machine Huang

    One of the first pro fighters to step through the AKA Thailand doors, Jeff 'Machine' Huang has put his heart and soul into his fight career.

    Real Quick w/ Mike Swick EP #1 - Songkran War - Red Light District

    We do battle in the ‎Red Light District, while pulling no punches, in the first episode of the all new Real Quick w/ Mike Swick! Filmed on location in Phuket,‎ Thailand during the annual Songkran festival.

    Real Quick w/ Mike Swick EP #2 - Wake A Moment

    Between training sessions at AKA Thailand, the guys challenge each other wake boarding at Phuket Wake Park and it doesn't go well. Mike Swick, Marc Bogutzki & Ad Earnshaw can't be more competitive! Shot on location in Phuket Thailand.

    Real Quick w/ Mike Swick EP #3 - Muay Thai Life Abroad

    In the course of 9 days, Ad fights 2 Championship Pro Muay Thai fights, meets some fun ladyboys, parties at one of Phuket's most exclusive night clubs and the guys try their hand at acting! This is the life of Ad Earnshaw, enjoy!

    Real Quick w/ Mike Swick EP #5 - Big Nog & Rafael Cavalcante

    In this episode, Rodrigo Nogueira drops into AKA Thailand to visit longtime friend Mike Swick and brings Rafael Cavalcante along. After a warm welcome, Minotauro and Feijao do what they do best and conquer the gym with their renown BJJ skills.


    Real Quick w/ Mike Swick EP #6 - Javier Mendez Visits AKA Thailand

    AKA founder Javier Mendez joins Mike Swick to finally see Swick's dream, AKA Thailand, for first time since the opening. The guys also go to a local Muay Thai fight where Dillon takes a tough fight on 30 minute notice, and steps in the ring to put it all on the line!

    Real Quick w/ Mike Swick EP #7 - Phuket Vegetarian Festival - Body Mutilation

    Graphic and self mutilation at the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival! Don't say we didn't warn you!


    Anastasia Yankova

    In just 24 hours AKA Thailand fighter Anastasia Yankova will enter the cage at Bellator MMA 161 in Texas and will no doubt put on a show in her US debut! Take a peek into her fight camp in Phuket and see what makes her so dangerous in the cage.


    Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #1: Hulk Smash At AKA Thailand

    Soa "The Hulk" Palelei takes us along with him during his fight camp at AKA Thailand for his main card showdown with Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva at UFC 190 in Brazil.

    Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #2: Island Life

    After a tough week of sparring, The Hulk shows off his pad at Pier 42 and takes Mark Hunt and gang to Surf House for a relaxing break from the grind.

    Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #3: The BBQ Beatdown

    Soa "The Hulk" Palelei shows us his weekend padwork routine with Kru Chalee at AKA Thailand before having a BBQ with Mark Hunt and the crew at the Fight Lab Villas.

    Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #4: The Hulks Birthday Bash

    After a hard sparring session in the morning, the team surprised the Hulk with a birthday cake at the Contender Cafe. Soa is a day from his UFC 190 main card showdown with #10 ranked heavyweight contender Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva.

    Soa Palelei: The Hulk vs. Bigfoot - Ep #5: Goodbye Phuket, Hello Rio

    Soa "The Hulk" Palelei enjoys his last days in Thailand before heading to Rio de Janeiro for UFC 190 by taking a speedboat around Phuket and getting some padwork in with the Thai trainers.

    Jon Fitch In The Jungles Of Thailand

    MMA World Series of Fighting Welterweight champion Jon Fitch takes in the Phuket experience in our corner of paradise. Fitch shared his knowledge with a seminar here, before seeing a bit of what it's like in Thailand.

    AKA Thailand Muay Thai Highlight

    Fighters coming out of AKA Thailand smashing the competition. Check out our recent highlights, where our guys have put on displays of beautiful Muay Thai brutality


    Muin Tajik Gafurov Highlight At AKA Thailand


    Muin 'Tajik' Gafurov is a professional MMA fighter from Tajikistan who fights for ONE Championship.

    He has been training at AKA Thailand for his upcoming fight on the 15th April 2016 in Manilla, Philippines

    Warren Kee

    Warren has been training at AKA Thailand for the last 4 and a half weeks in preparation for his upcoming fight against UFC vet Curt Warburton on November 28th, 2015.

    Gracie Humaita Australia HQ

    Gracie Humaita Australia Head Quarters has recently been upgraded! Check out some of the fantastic new features!!! Open to all members at no extra cost!


    Filmed by Doug Rothwell

    Richy Walsh Highlight 2016

    Highlight video of welterweight UFC fighter 'Filthy' Rich Walsh

    Punchin' Parko's

    Punching Parko's has been an exciting project led by Adrian Unger out of VT1 Academy and a huge success despite only being our 3rd month in.
    Its been fun, challenging and extremely rewarding seeing such a huge improvement in the participants lives.

    Most importantly If you know someone with Parkinson's of any level please contact us so we can get them in and make a difference in their lives

    VT1 UFC debut - Richard Walsh, The Resnekov Brothers


    Richard Walsh UFC Debut

    Richy Walsh, TUF Canada vs Aus

    Training and interview footage of The Ultimate Fighter Canada vs Australia's Richy Walsh.
    Trained by the Resnekov brothers out of VT1 Academy in Sydney.


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