HAMISH ROBERTSON

Hamish Robertson – Head Coach

Hamish Robertson was born New Zealand and has also lived in the UK and Australia. He has extensive experience training and fighting locally and internationally in a number of combat sports including BJJ, SJJ, Submission Grappling and MMA.

 Hamish trained in a number of martial arts and also some kickboxing and began his MMA training on the Gold Coast 1997-99 with Kerry Dunne at Shindo before moving to the UK. When he returned in 2002 to Brisbane he began BJJ with Darren McKean who was under the Gracie Barra Banner. In 2003 he moved back to New Zealand and started to train at Strikeforce West Auckland under Aaron Boyes in Kickboxing and Neil Swailes in MMA, as well as training with Steve Oliver for BJJ.

 In MMA Hamish fought in New Zealand, Australia and Japan. In his second to last fight he was taken to Japan to compete in a MMA bout on the Deep show against a Pride veteran Yasuhito Namekawa who had fought some of the biggest names in MMA over his 8 year career. The last fight he had was  against Brian Ebersole in Australia, who had more 50 fights, Brian is now fighting on UFC.

Hamish was graded to Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Marcello Rezende of Gracie Barra in Sydney in 2006 and then to Purple Belt by Steve Oliver of Gracie Barra West Auckland in 2011. He has competed in BJJ tournaments in New Zealand and Australia. Also he has represented New Zealand at the ADCC Trials in Australia in 2005 and 2007, which is the biggest submission grappling event in Australasia.

Hamish Started coaching in 2007 as head coach of Faith MMA where he trained a number of MMA fighters who fought in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 Hamish Started Auckland MMA with his wife Van and since then has trained many fighters including a number of champions

Dave Nichols Rize MMA Welterweight Champion Australia

Ev Ting Supremacy MMA Featherweight Champion New Zealand

Multiple San Shou National New Zealand Champions

NZ Heavyweight Ssireum Wrestling champion

Hamish has a great deal of Experience on the gym floor having worked for a number of Gyms in Auckland doing Gym Instruction and also Personal Training. He has extensive experience writing programs to fit clients specific needs whether you are training to keep fit or compete as an elite athlete on an international level.

Hamish has also helped a number of Rugby and Rugby League teams with wrestling and conditioning in pre-season including the Kiwi’s before world cup 2013, under 18 NZ Rugby league team and the Warriors

He has also helped to prepare World Champion Waka Ama paddler Vesna Radonich in strength and conditioning for many races using kettlebells over a 3 year period

Qualifications

Graduate of the New Zealand College of Fitness for his Personal Training qualifications

Level 1 Boxing Coach under NZBCA

TRX Certified

Kettlebell Certified

MMA Officials NZ Qualified referee and Judge

First Aid Certificate

National Certificate Security Level 3 and Licenced Crowd Controller with COA