The fully adaptable program is designed to meet the specific needs of your Club, Team and Players. Whether it be a safety-based program to promote the reduction of injuries such as Concussions and ACL’s, or an elite contact and tackling program. It is designed to not only educate the players, but also coaching staff. Participants aren’t just shown what to do and how to do it – they are shown why.

The program is developmentally driven aiming to compliment all aspects of tackling to ensure the skills learned continue to not only improve but expand over time, when trained regularly.

  • Tackling
  • Confidence
  • Team Building
  • Clarity & Focus under Fatigue
  • Grappling/Wrestling for Football
  • Performance Under Pressure
  • Reduction of Injury
  • Contested Football
  • 1:1 Positional Dominance
  • Effective Use of Core Strength & Stability

Malcolm is now considered by many to be the best AFL Contact & Tackling Skills Coach in the country. You too can utilize Malcolm’s expertise and reap the benefits of his experience and innovation.

“I have no doubt the introduction of Malcolm and his teaching techniques went a long way into Vic Metro winning the u/18 national championships in 2012.”

Rohan Welsh – U/18 Vic Metro Head Coach.

Jiu-Jitsu / Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) are two of the fastest growing sports, not only in Australia, but the World. Takedowns, Trips and Throws are an integral part of both sports and can be used effectively to gain points as well as set up ground work options such as submissions.

Malcolm Bangs has taught Judo based Takedowns, Gi gripping techniques and strategies to BJJ clubs and athletes. Basic, efficient, effective throws, trips, sweeps and strategies to improve the standing game. All skills taught are specifically selected to gain points and result in a dominant position to work from. For over 10 years he has worked with numerous clubs and athletes including State, National, International competitors and medalists, including  World Champions.

Malcolm’s Takedowns for No Gi / MMA have been used by several MMA clubs as a part of their program curriculum. The program teaches effective throws, trips and sweeps suitable for No Gi competitions & MMA. It also serves to educate the athlete in being thrown, thus encouraging safe landing which will naturally aide in reduction of injury.

Malcolm’s extensive Judo experience – specifically his personal competitive style which features elite expertise in Leg Picks and Kata-garuma (fireman’s carry) variations which are perfect for the BJJ and MMA standing game.

“Malcolm Bangs was not only an outstanding competitor but is also a world class teacher. I have trained under many instructors in many disciplines all over the world and Malcolm is up there with the best.

His simple approach to complicated technique makes it easy to understand and learn.”

Kit Dale – BJJ World Champion

The perfect option to refine your skills, and address the specifics you want to train – at your pace. Whether it is tackling or grappling, you are sure to get the most out of a Tailored session at my personal Dojo (Training Studio) – Bangs Dojo in Ferntree Gully.

Boasting a sprung floor, covered with the highest quality Fuji Mats. Bangs Dojo is the perfect place to increase the physicality in a safe and effective way for Football. As well as learn, refine and test your Throws, Trips and Takedowns for Judo, BJJ & MMA. All Tailored 1-1 and Small Group Sessions are held at Bangs Dojo. Bookings are essential.

AFL & AFLW Athletes, World Champions & Olympians Train Here.