Denis Kelly is a former Mixed Martial Arts fighter and now head MMA Coach at Nemesis Martial Arts based in Melbourne, Australia.
Denis has competed at a high level in various Combat Sports including Professional Mixed Martial Arts and Muay Thai. He has fought in the UK, Europe, Australia & New Zealand. Denis has also competed extensively in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle Wrestling, Sambo Wrestling, Judo & Karate.
Denis did the majority of his training at the famous Carlson Gracie Academy in London. In addition to this he has trained extensively all over the world including BJJ & MMA training in Brazil, Japan & the USA as well as Kickboxing and Muay Thai in Thailand, Holland and Myanmar.
He holds a Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, Zendokai Karate, Brown Belt in Judo, Certified Boxing Trainer under Boxing Australia & a Qualified Sambo Wrestling Coach.
In addition to his Martial Arts qualifications Denis also received a Business degree from Middlesex University London, Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness, Certificate 3 in Sports Coaching & is a qualified trainer with the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association.
In 2009 Denis opened Team Nemesis Martial Arts together with Muay Thai Trainer Phillip Lai. In just a few years the team has produced several of Australia’s top MMA & Muay Thai fighters.
As a trainer Denis believes the key to his team’s success is to constantly search for more efficient & effective training methods to continually improve his fighters every day.