Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

As seen in the UFC // Fun and Easy to Learn

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) builds fitness, strength and technique
Mixed Martial Arts is the fastest growing Martial Art in the world, and for good reason. It takes the best aspects of Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Judo and combines them to make a highly effective system and an amazing workout.

Fun and Easy to Learn

Our Coaches train everybody from total beginners to UFC superstars and our MMA program focuses on building a solid fitness, strength and technique foundation in every class.

Our MMA program is fun, safe and easy to learn and requires no experience.

No matter what level of fitness you are, we teach Mixed Martial Arts in friendly for all ages. You will gain confidence and self-discipline.

You will be learning Mixed Martial Arts from one of the best MMA gyms in Northern Sydney. Our coaches have competed professionally, including in UFC and World Championships. Most importantly, all of our coaches are passionate in sharing their knowledge and experience while keeping the classes fun and safe.

What is the art of mma?

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a unique system that combines elements of Muay Thai, boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Judo and wrestling to create the most comprehensive martial art available.

Our program – learning Mixed Martial Arts at VT1

After a successful career coaching UFC Athletes, our team created a program from the lessons they learnt at the highest level.

Whether your goal is to get fit while learning a practical martial art or to compete on the world stage, our team have the expertise and experience to cater to your journey.

Every session is a full body workout where you learn authentic MMA skills. Sparring is not compulsory (there is a separate class).

Come in and check out our Mixed Martial Arts classes in our Chatswood, Sydney Gym. Our Martial Arts Academy is state of the art, with amazing MMA Coaches who approachable and dedicated to their art. All classes are fun and we strive to make our Gym a fun and safe learning environment.

Note: Our Competition Team train separately and sparring is not compulsory in the program

our team

VT1 Academy has a long history with MMA. Head coach, Liam Resnekov, competed in some of the first ever sanctioned MMA bouts in Australia and the Academy has seen its own students compete globally in the UFC.

With a long list of ex and current UFC champions who have visited the gym to teach and learn, VT1 Academy has established a global reputation as an Australian hub for MMA.


Complete Martial Art

Beginner Friendly

Builds Confidence

Great Workout

Fitness & Strength


7 days of unlimited training for free!

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7 days of unlimited training for free!

Free introduction class &

7 days of unlimited training for $10!

Top 5 Reasons to Train MMA at VT1 Academy


1. No ‘Tough Guy’ Attitude

Classes are catered towards the practitioner, not the brawler. You can train safe knowing that egos aren’t allowed on our mats.

2. Complete and Authentic System

Our programs develop all aspects of the practitioner, with focused training on punching, kicking, wrestling and submission techniques.

3. The Fighter’s Mind

With an emphasis on brains over brawn, VT1’s students are taught how to think as well as how to move, learning to control the fight and keep it where they want it.

4. Total Body Workout

Combining stand up, clinch and ground technique makes for a total body workout unlike anything you’ve had. MMA’s versatility ensures no two classes are the same.

5. Confidence Inspiring

MMA is not only an exciting sport, but a highly functional self defence system. Train knowing that there is nowhere a fight can go that you haven’t been before.

What Our Students Say

Probably the best gym I've ever been to. Amazing staff who really take care of their students and are both passionate and educated about their martial art, great facilities and kick ass uniforms! I love coming here and I love the friendly, welcoming and supportive atmosphere, with their no-attitude on the mats belief.

Jessica Zhang

A top class gym, very professional. I've trained in different places over the world and by far this is the most organised and well run/structured gym I have trained at. Something for everyone be it kids programs, beginners or fighters. Can't recommend highly enough.

Ollie Hale

The best academy I have ever trained at .
Awesome staff, instructors and atmosphere .
It's a great community and culture.
Highly recommend trying martial arts for fitness, self defence and fun!

I started at VT1 when I was a teen and had the pleasure of being with the gym for over 10 years .

Richard Walsh (Ex UFC fighter)

VT1 has not just one or two, but a stack of awesome coaches. The atmosphere and facilities suit families all the way through to professional fighters, with a timetable so jam packed full of great classes that it is hard to choose between them all!

Jordan Crew

Best gym, very motivated coaches who take care of all their students at a personal level and help everyone develop individually and as a team, gym promotes a very humble aura with no judgements. I would and also have recommended the gym to all my friends.

Mario Vey

My 10 yr old daughter did jiujitsu at VT1 and loved it. Learned some serious self defence skills as well and unfortunately did a lot of practice on me! Teens classes highly recommended.

Mark de Kock

Brilliant classes, gorgeous staff and stand-out coaches, for all ages, kids, and those kids at heart! A place to be. If you just want to learn new skills or get fit and meet new friends at the same time!

Janise Huckerby

I have been to VT1 almost a year now. It is clean which is the MOST important. Coaches are great, staff are super friendly and helpful, students are kind to each other. The poster I love most at VT1 is"Leave your shoes and ego outside." We have world class UFC, Jiu jitsu and Muay Thai fighters training in the gym, we also have normal clumsy people like myself. We also have special needs kids and Parkinson patients. Coaches are very serious but also very funny, I always look forward to coming to the gym after a long work day.

Ada Lo

I've been training at VT1 for quite awhile now and over the years taken part in most of the classes the gym has to offer.
There is something special about this place. I met some of my best friends at VT1. While the gym has expanded greatly since I first started, it still has the same friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere.

The gym caters to many demographics all the way from the highest level of competition to the casual person just wanting to get fit.

I would highly recommend this gym to anyone interested in taking up training for any reason.

Glen Ratcliff

VT1 is hands down the best Martial Arts training centre in Sydney. The coaches are experts across various MA disciplines and are extremely good at training across all levels - from newbie to advanced. Kids & adults are all welcome. The gym itself is brilliant, several levels with all the equipment you need.

Katya D'entremont

I've trained BJJ here for several years and I love this gym because it combines a fun, relaxed atmosphere with professionalism and an excellent learning structure.

Head BJJ coach, Liam Resnekov, regularly travels and trains with top BJJ practitioners; bringing back, teaching and adapting the techniques and principles he acquires along the way. In this way our training is always evolving and always interesting.

Joining VT1 did wonders for my personal development and I began to see powerful changes not only in my fitness but in other areas of my life also. I've made lifelong friends at VT1 and always feel at home when I step through the door.

David Sleet

Love this gym. I started as a complete beginner and was afraid to join a class, but as soon as I stepped into the gym I felt at home straight away. The friendly coaches, receptionists and members make you feel so welcomed and comfortable. I also told my friend's kids to join their kids classes and they have been enjoying the classes a lot! Highly recommend this place, it really doesn't matter if you are just looking to get fit, find a new hobby or compete, they cater to all goals very well!

Alyssa Mak

I have trained at VT1 for many years and can't get enough. The coaches are always friendly and helpful. They helped me progress from being totally new to Muay Thai to eventually having 5 Amateur fights. The head coaches have designed the programs to suit all levels, whether you want to train towards competing, get fit or just try something new.
Can't recommend highly enough!!

Ben Schafer

One of the best Martial Arts gym in Australia! They offer adults and kids classes, with a wide variety of classes such as boxing, Muay Thai, women's kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and karate. The coaches are so knowledgeable and genuinely have a deep love for Martial arts, coupled with expertise and experience. Coaches are also friendly and nice.

I have trained at a few gyms in Sydney, Singapore and Thailand, but the systems and techniques you learn in VT1 are incomparable. Well thought out syllabus and differentiated classes to cater for all!

Rachel Pan

VT1 Martial Arts Academy Chatswood

19B/390 Eastern Valley Way Chatswood
New South Wales 2067

Phone (02) 9417 1001

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