About Us

Who We Are

Hangar4 MMA opened it’s doors in 1999, making it Melbourne’s oldest MMA gym. Originally running out of a 200sqm airport hangar in Essendon (which is how Hangar4 it got its name), many of Melbourne’s current MMA gyms can trace their roots back to Hangar4.

Having outgrown our last two premises, we are now running out of 120 Regent Street, Preston, in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. We have a 900m² facility, boasting a 200m² wrestling mat, a 200m² striking mat, a full sized boxing ring, and a separate fully-equipped weights room to supplement your training.

As well as winning golds in Australia’s biggest BJJ comps, we have also produced three Victorian World MuayThai Council State Champions.

our Trainers

  • Ben Ackroyd
    Conditioning

    Training in both Karate and Taekwondo from an early age,...

  • Ash Powell
    MMA

    A natural athlete and competitor in sports including footy, cricket...

  • Rob Renney
    Wrestling

    Rob Renney began studying combative sports and martial arts at...

  • Glen Walsh
    Boxing

    Glen Walsh has been involved in the boxing industry for...

  • Peter Backman
    BJJ

    Peter Backman, Hangar4’s grappling and BJJ Will-Machado black belt, began...

  • Carl Drapper
    MuayThai

    Carl has been training in martial arts for almost 30...