The Grapple-A-Thon: rolling for hope

On 1 July, Melbourne-based gym Renegade MMA opened its doors to the grappling community for the second Grapple-A-Thon, an extended Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) class designed to raise funds for Akademi Kristus (AK). Read more

Visitor report: Trudi Kirchhofer

In May 2016, I went to Bali for what was my fifth trip and I can honestly say it is the one that has had the biggest impact on me in so many ways. This is due to meeting Geoff and Erma Collins, their beautiful daughters and the rest of the Akademi Kristus (AK) family.

It was by chance that I reconnected with Jamie Murray from Renegade MMA in Melbourne and I just happened to see that he had posted a link to the AK newsletter on Facebook. As soon as I saw the words ‘Bali’ and ‘martial arts’ together, I had to read more. Read more

Visitor report: Matt Williams

I had visited Akademi Kristus (AK) on my previous holiday to Bali, so my expectations of my return were informed by my prior experiences. Sitting in the airport lounge the day after my second visit, I considered how my buddy Peter Sheather might have been feeling about our maiden scooter ride through a foreign metropolis and a thunderstorm to a place entirely unfamiliar. Read more