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Chief Instructor Elvis Sinosic is the head of Kings Academy and a prominent figure in Grappling and MMA in Australia. He proudly holds titles such as:
Australia's first UFC Fighter
First Australian to fight for a UFC World Title
First Australian to win the Absolute division at the Pan Pacific Championships
First person in ADCC history to win with a Heel Hook submission.
Won silver and bronze medals at the IBJJF Masters and NoGi World Championships.
Tapped by Fox Sports as an analyst for their Fight Week programming.
Coach Ebersole joined Kings Academy in 2020, bringing a wealth of knowledge acquired from years of competitive experience, coaching and extensive travels for training. He instructs both kids and adults, as well as leading the MMA Team at Kings academy.
Former Division 1 Collegiate Wrestler at Eastern Illinois University under UFC champion Matt Hughes.
Head Coach for Australia’s IMMAF team.
Coach of TrainAlta 20-week program
Coach Adam has been a part of the Martial Arts community for 18 years, starting his training under Elvis Sinosic at the young age of 10. His hard work and dedication was finally rewarded in 2022 when he earned his black belt. With all his years of experience, Adam guides students through BJJ, MTK and boxing classes with passion and skill, imparting his knowledge and skills to those who wish to learn from him. He continues to compete in BJJ from White belt to Black belt as well as MMA, proving that he still has a lot of ambition continuously pushing him forward both in teaching and competing.
Over a decade ago, Nathan found himself deeply dedicated to kickboxing and quickly developed a strong aptitude for the martial art. After several years of disciplined training, he fell in love with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and never looked back.
Ranked heavyweight BJJ competitors in Australia.
Praised for his concise teaching method, combined with a warm smile that make him an exceptional addition to our team.
Currently holding both a Brown belt in BJJ and Purple shirt in kickboxing.
Since 2013, Olivia Ukmar has been training under the chief instructor Elvis Sinosic and honing her skills in a number of martial arts. She has since earned a BJJ Brown belt and a Black shirt in Muay Thai. Olivia coaches Kids BJJ and Muay Thai classes, Women's only BJJ and Muay Thai classes as well as assisting with Adult Boxing classes. Her dedication is evident for all to see, having won numerous local, state, national and international titles in BJJ and Submission grappling along with being crowned HEX Strawweight Champion at the 2019 World IMMAF Championships.
In 2011, Nathan embarked on his journey to become a UFC fighter, but soon realized that he enjoyed jiu-jitsu more. He joined Kings Academy back in its SPMA days and has since earned a Black Belt in BJJ. During the evening classes, Nathan helps out with teaching, drawing from his vast knowledge gained through years of training and competition.
Successful competitor at the local, state and national level.
Came out victorious at Pro Jiu Jitsu competitions
Teaching early morning Alta 20-week program classes.
Simon is the admin office and juniors/fundamentals coach at Kings Academy, bringing dedication and enthusiasm. He has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the academy since 2018 and has earned the rank of blue belt. Simon encourages his training partners to compete, fully understanding that it takes perseverance and a great attitude to win in any discipline. Being an active competitor, he is always looking for any opportunity to train, making him an inspirational role model for students at Kings Academy.
Hussein is an admin officer at Kings Academy, who holds a BJJ blue belt. You can find him either on the mats or more often at the front desk, ready for a chat about martial arts and philosophy. When not behind the desk or training, you'll find Hussein assisting with Kids BJJ and Beginner BJJ classes.
Charles Huynh is an exceptional purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai red shirt under Elvis Sinosic. He has achieved multiple medals in local competitions, but now takes a break from competing to focus on teaching modern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. You'll often find him at King’s academy’s 6am BJJ classes, popularizing these sessions with his energy and enthusiasm.
Kenny coaches’ early morning 6am BJJ classes at Kings Academy and is an active competitor in BJJ and Muay Thai having a blue shirt. He is a purple belt in BJJ, working towards gaining his black belt. Kenny is a consistent competitor, regularly scoring Gold in the no-gi divisions.
Emma acts as a Martial Medium Acolyte (MMA) providing a bridge between the Martial Arts and Yogic communities within communal spaces at Kings Academy. Emma coaches Lady's Only BJJ and Muay Thai classes, and Kids BJJ & MTK classes. Emma mixes with MMA classes as one of the gyms most seasoned active competitors. She also teaches the early morning Alta 20-week program classes.
Peter is a Black Shirt in Muay Thai and a Blue Belt in BJJ, and he's also a member of the Muay Thai and Boxing competition team at Kings Academy. Not only has he competed successfully in BJJ, Muay Thai and Boxing, but his creative streak shows in his classes and skills. Peter regularly assists with evening Muay Thai and Boxing classes as well.
Regan is a coach of adults BJJ classes at Kings Academy. He is an active competitor with a purple belt in BJJ. Regan has taken part in the professional league and has won medals and accolades at local, state, national and international competitions. He is a passionate martial artist who loves training in particular grappling.
Aleks began his journey with Martial Arts in 2018 when he joined Kings Academy attending the adults BJJ classes. He's since expanded his knowledge into the world of Wrestling, Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing, and is currently a Blue Belt in BJJ and a Yellow Shirt in Muay Thai. As an instructor, he exclusively teaches the Kids BJJ classes at Kings Academy.
Shakira is a Blue Belt in BJJ and working in member services at the admin desk at Kings Adademy. She also occasionally assists coaching the Kids BJJ classes. Aside from this role, she's an active competitor and loves competing in both Gi and NoGi tournaments.
Kruz is a Purple belt in BJJ who's been training since 2017 and has competed at White, Blue and Purple Belt. He is a regular coach at Kings Academy assisting during the 6am and evening classes. Kruz is passionate about nogi bjj, in particular leg locks.
Alex is a Blue Belt in BJJ who also assists with the Kids BJJ and Muay Thai classes. He's a dedicated athlete, actively competing in MMA, with quite a few TKO victories to his name. Always looking for his next challenge, Alex likes to stay busy on the mat - taking part in all of our classes including BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and of course MMA.
Samir is a Blue Shirt in Muay Thai and a White Belt in BJJ. He assists with coaching the adults muay thai classes and is an active competitor - having earned the title of IMMAF Oceanic Super Heavyweight Champion. Samir continues to train and compete at Kings Academy.
Riza is a Blue Belt in BJJ and a Blue Shirt in Muay Thai. Riza has been devoted to his martial arts training since he started and competes in BJJ, Muay Thai and Boxing, as well as MMA. Although only young, Riza assists coaching Kids BJJ and Muay Thai classes at Kings Academy. He has multiple achievements including Junior BJJ World Champion and Junior Oceanic IMMAF Champion. Riza dream is to become a professional fighter one day, representing Australia in the UFC.
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