SASSOM MMA

Marcus Collings

About Marcus Collings

Position at SASSOM MMA: 
Owner, Head Coach, Personal Trainer

Biography:
Marcus is the founder of SASSOM Fitness & MMA, he has built the business from the ground up.

After teaching Martial Arts & training Thai Boxing fighters, Marcus decided to learn more about the human body and how to train it better. He enrolled in a Personal Training Course at a local Brisbane college. Marcus started training some clients as a hobby and the word spread that there was a Personal Trainer with passion and experience, so his hobby turned into a PT business. Marcus then joined his PT Business and Martial Arts coaching together and opened his first gym in Woolloongabba.

Marcus started Martial Arts in 1991, and has continued to train and develop his skills and knowledge since then. After obtaining his Black Belt in Zen Do Kai he become the head coach at his local Martial Arts Club. This gave him a lot of experience in how to push people to their limit, helping them to achieve things that they themselves never thought possible. Marcus is a Coach in Muay Thai, BJJ & MMA, he has competed in Boxing, Muay Thai Boxing, MMA and has competed against the best, in the biggest BJJ competitions all over Australia.

Passion:
Marcus believes the best thing about training people is seeing them do what they never believed they could do. To see the look on their face and the excitement that they have when they achieve their goals keeps Marcus coming back for more. Marcus developed an interest for rehabilitation after working with some of Brisbane’s best physiotherapists. Marcus now has the skills to train almost any client, with almost any injury, to assist them in getting back on track to achieve their goals.

Favorite Quote:

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
― Muhammad Ali

Video:

Interview by Benicio Murray – One More Round

Personal Training

Year Commenced PT: 2002

PT Specialties: Olympic Lifting, Strength & Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Boxing / Kickboxing for fitness, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA

Describe Your PT Style: Relaxed and easy going - I like to find a way to get you to embrace and enjoy training. However I will push you to achieve your goals and if that means you sometimes love to hate me then thats ok.

Mixed Martial Arts

Year Commenced MMA: 2010

Describe Your MMA Style: A combination of my BJJ & Muay Thai, heavy and strong, simple but effective techniques. I play a top game that is heavy & tight. I place as much pressure on my opponent as possible by getting a good position with great control and force them to make mistakes.

Competition History: 0/1/0 Unfortunately I was too old for competition by the time I started MMA, but I did have a crack against a guy that was about 16years my junior. The fight was for an Amateur Title I had a good come back fight and lost by a split decision.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Year Commenced BJJ: 2006

Current Rank: 1st-Degree Black Belt

First / Current BJJ Instructor: Darren McKean, Peter deBeen, Neil Owen

Describe Your BJJ Game: If I am on the bottom I get to the top, I play a top game that is heavy & tight. I believe in Control - Position - Easy Submission. I place as much pressure on my opponent as possible by getting a good position with great control and force them to make mistakes, then I take advantage of what they give me. The boys call it "Brut Jitsu".

Best Competition Result: 2014 Pan Pac’s - Black Belt Adult Gold Medal x 2 & Black Belt Masters Silver Medal x1, Bronze Medal x 1

Pan Pac's 2011 Marcus Collings v Paul Stolyar Brown Belt 91-97Kg Gi: Watch Video

Pan Pac's 2009 Marcus Collings Highlights Purple Belt: Watch Video

Competition Results
2015
South Pacific Championships Black BeltMasters Gold Open Weight Gi
2014
Pan Pacific Championships Black Belt Gold 91-97+Kg Gi
Gold 91-97Kg NoGi
Silver Open Weight NoGi
Bronze Open Weight Gi
Lockdown (Caged Wrestling) Advanced Gold 92-105Kg
2013
Pan Pacific Championships Black Belt Silver Open Weight Gi
Silver Open Weight NoGi
2012
Pan Pacific Championships Brown Belt Gold 97+ Gi
Gold 97+ NoGi
Bronze Open Weight NoGi
QBJJC Heat 2 Gold Brown Belt Open Weight Gi
Gold 91+ NoGi
2011
QBJJC Heat 3 Brown Belt Silver 97+ Gi
Gold 97+ NoGi
Gold Open Weight NoGi
Pan Pacific Championships Brown Belt Gold 91-97Kg NoGi
Gold Open Weight Gi
Gold Open Weight NoGi
Silver 91-97Kg Gi
Australian Championships Cup Brown Bel Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Gold 91-97Kg NoGi
Gold Opn Weight Gi
Gold Open Weight NoGi
Victorian Championships Brown Belt Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Bronze 91-97Kg NoGi
Queensland Championships Brown Belt Silver 91-97 Gi
Silver 91-97 NoGi
Silver Open Weight NoGi
2010
Gold Coast Gi & No Gi Open Purple Belt Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Advanced Bronze 91-97Kg NoGi
Australian Championships Cup Purple Belt Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Bronze 91-97Kg NoGi
Bronze Open Weight NoGi
Gold Coast Gi Championship Purple Belt Gold 97+ Weight Gi
Queensland Championships Purple Belt Gold Open Weight Gi
2009
Pan Pacific Championship Purple Belt Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Silver 91-97Kg No Gi
Silver Open Weight NoGi
Australian Champions Cup Purple Belt Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Gold Open Weight Gi
Silver 91-97Kg NoGi
Gold Coast Championships Purple Belt Gold 91-97Kg Gi
Gold Absolute Gi
Victorian Championships Blue Belt Silver 91-97Kg Gi
Silver 91-97Kg NoGi
Silver Open Weight NoGi
2008
Pan Pacific Championships Blue Belt Silver 97+Kg Gi
Silver 97+Kg NoGi
Gold Coast Championships Blue Belt Gold 97+Kg Gi
Silver Open Weight Gi
Queensland Championships Blue Belt Gold 97+Kg NoGi
Silver 97+Kg Gi
Silver Open Weight Gi
Victorian Championships Blue Belt Gold 97+ Gi
Gold Open Weight NoGi
Silver 97+ NoGi
 Bronze Open Weight Gi
2006
QLD Open White Belt Gold 97+ Gi
Local Competition White Belt Gold 97+ No Gi

Muay Thai

Year Commenced Muay Thai: 1991

Current Rank: Kru - Red Singlet Black Logo

First / Current Mauy Thai Instructors: Brad Ross, Kerry McNought

Describe Your Muay Thai Style: Heavy and strong, simple but effective techniques.

Competition History: 3/2/0