The ICC was formed in 2013 by two Tong brothers – David and Steven, who with their extensive knowledge and international competiton experience decided to share their passion for the arts by opening up their own full time martial arts facility. The aim of the gym is to provide an environment where people from all shapes and walks of life can come in and feel empowered, helping them go beyond their potential.
At ICC we have two levels for all your martial arts and fitness requirements. Our professional and experienced instructors teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), mixed martial arts (MMA), kick boxing, karate and kids martial arts for women, men, children and teenagers at all experience floors.
At the ICC our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is part of the Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family founded by Prof Paulo Guimaraes. Our lineage stems from the legendary Rickson Gracie, known as the lion of the Gracie Clan who still remains today as the only person who is undefeated in both MMA and BJJ fights.
Our extensive network of Roots gyms around Sydney and Australia allows our members to train at our other affiliated academies once you become a member.
Just a short drive from Sydney, we are located north-west of Mortdale, at Unit 17/12-14 Norman St, Peakhurst – a light industrial complex.
"Attending a martial arts gym as an "older" novice student can be quite daunting. I found ICC had a very professional and welcoming atmosphere. Having attended other martial arts gyms over the years its great to attend one where ego is left at the door and all students are treated with respect, be it the novice who takes the plunge to learn a martial art all the way through to the high level competitors. In conjunction with the atmosphere having highly technical and detailed instruction by Professor David and Steven make learning really enjoyable. Fantastic place to learn and train."
"I've trained with a few martial arts instructors before and i have to say Mario is one of the best i've trained with. He clearly knows what he's talking about and has a great teaching style that is both serious and light hearted at the same time, which was exactly what i was looking for in a club. In the adult classes they aren't too strict with the traditional rules (which is a nice change) and focus more on effective techniques. Ann-Marie and the rest of the black belts also help to make sure each individual is getting as much attention as possible in each class, which really helps to accelerate your learning.I did both karate and kickboxing and recommend both - karate for the the focus on technique/self defence and kickboxing for smashing pads and fitness. Also, both my kids also love training at ICC - it's really helping with their confidence.David and the entire ICC team also do a great job of managing the club. It's been an overwhelmingly positive experience from day 1."
"i just wanted to say how impressed i am with ICC. You guys run a great show. All your students are respectful and courteous. I am very impressed and pleased with the way Mario and his team run their classed He keeps the class engaged in a strict but fun way. Teaching techniques but also how to be a good person too. To have respect for others and yourself... keep up the great work. The kids are really benefiting from it."
"As someone who was completely new to BJJ, when I first entered ICC I discovered a gym with high quality teaching and a friendly culture. Every student was friendly, welcoming and helpful which is a reflection head instructors David and Steven Tong.At ICC you can train to suit your interests whether its for fun, fitness, self-defense or competition. My only regret is not starting sooner."
"I have been going to the bbj classes at ICC for almost a year. I think it was the best decision I made to join ICC. The instructors Prof. David Tong and Steven Tong are awesome with their teaching and catering for people with different abilities and for both self defence and competition. I highly recommend ICC for all sorts of reasons either for fitness reasons like myself or wanting to advance in competitions as they have produced champions."