Jason Besters

martial arts, COMBAT SPORTS, & self-protection
instructor / coach

Head Instructor/Coach Jason Besters first started training in Martial Arts when he was 8 years old.

He is a former Australian contact Karate Champion and International competitor.  He has trained in a variety of martial arts systems over the years including Boxing and Kickboxing.

Over the last 6 years Jason has chosen to focus his personal learning on three key growth areas, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), grappling (BJJ, Judo & Wrestling) and Self-Protection/Self-Defence (Personal Combatives).

Jason actively trains in Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Muay Thai Kickboxing, BJJ, Karate, Self-Protection/Combatives.

“I am passionate about helping people learn how to protect themselves should they need to, regardless of age, size, strength or athletic ability”.  Jason Besters. (Instructor & Coach)


Rankings & Certificates

  • 5th Dan Black Belt – Bowral Martial Arts (previously known as Southern Highlands Martial Arts) a Freestyle Martial Arts academy affiliated with U.K.B. Kenkokan Karate-do.
  • Black Belt (Shodan-Ho) Uechi-Ryu Karate Do
  • Blue Belt 2 Tips – Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Judo Orange Belt
  • Level 1 Instructor Kalis Ilustrisimo – Floro Fighting Systems
  • Kinetic Fighting (Civilian Combatives) – Completed Levels Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo and Foxtrot.
  • Level 1 – Urban Combatives
  • Level 1 – MMA Coach with IMMAFA

Personal Member of

  • Member of International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
  • Member of Jiu Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF)
  • Member of Judo NSW
  • Member of Jiujitsu Kingdom (Coach Felipe Grez)
  • Member of Smooth Jiu Jitsu (recently rebranded to Gracie Jiu Jitsu Moss Vale – Coach Steve Reeks)
  • Current 1st Aid Certificate
  • Current Working with Children Check

I.M.A. member of

  • Member of IMMAFA – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation of Australia. (recently rebranded to AusMMA)
  • Member of IBFA – International Budo Federation Australia
  • Member of ISKA – International Sports Karate Association
  • Member of MAA – Martial Arts Australia.
  • Member of Judo NSW (under the name of Highlands International Judo)