Head Coach


Tom Davey

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt and MMA/Shootfighting Black Belt Coach Tom Davey is 'Head Instructor' and owner of South Coast BJJ & MMA. Receiving his grading from World Champion & Coral Belt Jiu Jitsu Professor Carlos Machado. Coach Tom's teaching mythology is a reflection of his gym's ethos and believes in a detailed and enjoyable learning environment.

Prof. Carlos Machado

Eldest of the Legendary 5 Machado brothers. 8th Degree Coral Belt Professor Carlos Machado started BJJ at the age of 4 under the tutelage of his uncles Carlos and Helio Gracie. Notable students of Prof. Machado include Chuck Norris, Rafael Lovato jr & UFC Fighters Travis Lutter, Elvis Sinosic and Anthony Perosh.

Prof. John Will

Founder of BJJ Australasia and pioneer of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Australia, original member of the Dirty Dozen (first 12 Black Belts) Prof. John Will is one of the most influential Martial Artists of the past two decades. Coach Tom is the state head for BJJ Australasia under John Will who has mentored him since white belt.