A natural athlete and competitor in sports including footy, cricket and basketball, Ash was introduced to MMA at the age of 18 through Peter Backman at his club in Sunbury. Ash came to the Hangar in 2004, and is a purple belt in BJJ under Peter.

Equally dedicated to MuayThai, Ash traveled to Thailand in 2008 to train at the renowned WMC camp in Koh Samui, and in 2010 competed internationally in MMA to take out the win against his opponent in Chicago.

Ash has amassed over 20 fights in both MuayThai and MMA and is the current Victorian WMC Welterweight Champion. Ash can be found sparring at the Hangar every week, assisting and encouraging its up-and-coming fighters.