athletic sponsorship

Grappling Education Sydney


Grappling Education was founded to provide the greater Sydney region with a professional, world class martial arts gym. A key part of the philosophy of our gym is to encourage and support up and coming competitors to achieve their potential through focused, structured and engaging training, guided by experts with international competition experience.

Guided by this philosophy, Grappling Education has launched a series of Athlete Scholarships to help support prospective athletes in their training and competition goals.



Our BJJ Scholarship (also offered for teens)


Our NO-GI scholarship.


Find out more about our MMA Scholarship

Drawing heavily from his experience as part of the Australian Judo Team and the National Talent Identification Program (a preliminary program for the Olympic Games), Keller has designed a program that utilizes his extensive knowledge base of the highest level of competition. Instead of a one-off trial, these programs utilized a training camp (run across a number of days) where the prospective candidate would undergo a series of tests.

cross collar choke with whizzer
loop choke

Using this as a benchmark of standard, Grappling Education will adopt a similar approach to identify the ideal candidate for our Athletic Scholarship. 

Grappling Education has 4 scholarships

Adults No Gi (Already awarded)

Taylah Bisshopp

Our Adults NO-Gi Scholarship has been awarded to Taylah Bisshopp. Taylah has a strong focus on NO GI, wrestling and MMA. She is a strong competitor as well as a valuable addition to our team. She ticked all the boxes in our training camp such as fitness, strength, technique and perseverance.

Adults BJJ Gi (already awarded)


Our Adults BJJ Gi Scholarship has been awarded to #5 P4P Purple Belt Grappler in the world, Nicholas Maglicic.
Nicholas was on an absolute tear during the 2019/20 Competition Year. Starting with claiming the title of Abu Dhabi World Pro 2019 Purple Belt Champion, and concluding his year with a highlight reel run at the IBJJF European Championships, claiming 2nd in both his Weight and the Open Weight categories. By these extraordinary achievements, Nicholas was an exceptional choice for our Adults Gi Scholarship and he will make a valuable addition to our competition team.

Teens BJJ (Gi/No-Gi)


We are looking at the dedicated, next grappling phenom to come out of Sydney. Whether they have been training since they were young, or only been active in the sport for a little while. We are looking to sharpen the skills of an up and coming young athlete and help push them towards the endless possibilities through competitive grappling.

Adults MMA


We are looking for someone who wishes to take their MMA skills to the next level under the tutelage of some of the best in Australia. Under the guidance of former Italian Head Coach for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation, Renato Subotic, this program is designed to help push potential MMA athletes to their technical and physical best and help guide them on their meteoric rise through the Australian MMA scene.


The key traits we will be assessing our candidates on are:

This will include interviews and non-physical assessments to ensure the right candidate progresses through and is offered this scholarship.

Athletes will be selected during one of our grueling training camps.


Cardiovascular Fitness


Strength and Conditioning


Technical Ability (depending on the chosen program).


Mental fortitude and Discipline


Competitive spirit

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