About Us

Alpha MMA is a Combat Sports and Strength/Conditioning gym located in Newcastle, Australia. We have classes in boxing, kickboxing, wrestling, jiujitsu and fitness. These classes cater to all levels, whether it be casual members looking to stay fit or those with competitive aspirations. Our coaching staff are of the highest quality with every one possessing between 10 - 25 years experience in combat competition and coaching. Each coach has their own specialty combat sport and they work together as a team to create elite, well rounded combat athletes. The gym itself has a large matted area, a full size competition cage and a strength/conditioning zone. It includes showers and a massage therapy room. Alpha is truly a one stop shop for everything combat and fitness, all covered under the singular high value membership. 

our coaches

Head Coach | Ben Cook

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Ben is the owner and director of Alpha MMA. He has an extensive background in the gym and fitness industry. He began personal training 14 years ago and possesses a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science, Diploma of Business Management, Cert 3/4 in Fitness, Cert 4 in Massage Therapy  a long with countless short courses and certifications. 


Bens true passion however is in grappling and MMA. He has been grappling for 13 years and is a brown belt in jiu jitsu under professor Jamie Ballard, he is a no gi specialist and coaches submission wrestling. 

Striking Coach | Simon Arentz

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Simon is the chief striking coach at Alpha. He has over 10 years training and coaching experience with a long and extensive competitive background. He has had a combined 22 fights in kickboxing and MMA with a record of 14-7. He is a wealth of knowledge in the striking arts and builds well rounded strikers through his "Alpha Striking Systems" program. Simon is also a blue belt in BJJ under professor Jamie Ballard and is an excellent wrestler in his own regard. This shows through in his ability to tailor the sport of kickboxing to match MMA competition where wrestling is involved. This is called shoot boxing and is an integral part of Simon's coaching curriculum. 

Jiu Jitsu Coach | Jamie Ballard

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Coach Jamie is a local legend in the combat scene. He is a black belt in BJJ who has been training for over 25 years and owned his own gym for over 15. He has competed and coached at the highest levels of jiu jitsu and is one of the most experienced grapplers in Australia. He has competed professionally in mixed martial arts and brings unparalleled knowledge to the coaching team. 

MMA Coach | Justin Murray

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Justin is Newcastles most successful professional MMA fighter with years of combat experience and multiple Australian titles to his name. He was the Warriors Realm Welterweight Champion, the XTREME Fighting Championship Welterweight Champion, Cagefighting Championships Welterweight title contender. NSW BJJ federation state champion, National submission champion and has been a BJJ brown belt under Jamie Ballard since 2009. In his career he amassed a professional record of 7wins, 3 losses and 1 draw. He brings unrivalled MMA experience to Alpha.

Boxing Coach | Paul Cupitt

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Paul has 15 years experience in boxing training and coaching. In 2012 he was the state and national amateur boxing champion before turning professional. He brings an intelligent approach to boxing coaching which has been honed through overseas training camps and years of experience. Paul wrote the book "Jack Carroll and the rise of Australian Boxing" which displays Paul's exemplary historical knowledge and understanding of boxing. 

Personal Trainers & Massage Therapists

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Alpha has a large strength and conditioning zone as well as a dedicated massage therapy room upstairs. We have multiple personal trainers who rent our space as well as a massage therapist. If you'd like personal training in fitness (or with any of our combat coaches) or are in need of a massage then contact the gym to book in. 

timetable

Monday

Morning and Evening

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Monday

Morning and Evening

10am        Submission Wrestling

10:45am   Strength and Conditioning


4:30pm   Kids Grappling (8-12 years)

5:15pm     Submission Wrestling

6:30pm...

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Tuesday

Morning and Evening

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Tuesday

Morning and Evening

10am         Pad work

10:45am   Submission Wrestling


4:30pm    No Gi Jiu Jitsu drills

5:15pm      No Gi Jiu Jitsu

6:45pm     Boxing

Wednesday

Morning and Evening

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Wednesday

Morning and Evening

10am         MMA Striking

10:45am   Pad Work and Power Rounds


5:15pm      MMA Striking

6pm          Pad Work and Power Rounds

6:45pm     Shoot b...

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Thursday

Morning and Evening

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Thursday

Morning and Evening

10am         MMA Grappling

10:45am   Strength and Conditioning


4:30pm    Kids Boxing (8-12 years)

5:15pm      MMA Grappling

6:45pm    Boxing

Friday

Evening

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Friday

Evening

5:15pm        Submission Wrestling

6:30pm       Boxing Fitness 

Saturday

Morning

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Saturday

Morning

8:30am    Advanced Striking

9:30am    Sparring (not suitable for beginners)

Sunday

Morning

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Sunday

Morning

9:30am      Open Mat

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Alpha MMA

3/57 Munibung Road, Cardiff New South Wales 2285, Australia

0413 068 386



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