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Judo for.....Basketball. Seriously?

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The Camberwell Dragons were the lastest team to see just what Zenith might have to help their game. They are also the first ever Basketball team to ever recruit our services.

With the long weekend approaching and no game the call went out to Zenith to show the guys some balance, strength and centre of gravity work and just do something fun and different during one of their training sessions.

"I had an absolute ball!" Was Malcolm's reply, when asked about the session.

"They were a great bunch of guys and it was fun to take them through stuff like Cartwheels, forward rolls and a few balance games. You could certainly see their competitive side really come out!"

Apart from cartwheels etc. the group were shown balance and posture techniques that can be used to improve their game.

"A lot of the guys aleady showed some natural use of the technique, but once I showed them the absolute basics they were able to use and modify it for their advantage, and that is what it's all about."


Zenith helps form TriCore

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Head Trainer of Zenith Sports Services Malcolm Bangs has joined forces with Tommy Hopkins of Fitlife and Deon Perkins of Perkins Jiu Jitsu to form TRICORE!

TriCore Extreme Group Fitness combines the three combat sports of Judo, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu.  Designed for sporting groups who want to assess and challenge the current fitness level of their players.  Suitable for all sports, male or female.  If you are looking for a tough contact session for your players or just looking for variety in your training session then TriCore is ideal for your club.

With TriCore you get all the benfits that you know Zenith can bring - but with so much more! Gut busting boxing based cardio workouts with Tommy, strength and conditioning exercises or submission grappling with Deon. Add all that to the mix of Zenith's Judo based technique and tackling or agility and co-ordination drills, you're opponents won't stand a chance!

TriCore training is ideal for contact sports such as Football and Rugby, it is perfect for MMA but virtually any sport can benefit. The possibilities are endless with what the team at TriCore can supply.

For futher details check out the FAQ on the TriCore Facebook Page


Takedown Seminar

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Zenith's own Malcolm Bangs will be holding a 2 hour 'Judo For BJJ' Seminar on July 7 at Perkins Jiu Jitsu in Ringwood.

"There is a lot of cross training going at the moment. Many BJJ athletes are accessing Judo for their standing game, but I dont think they get what they need at a Judo Club." said Malcolm

"My aim is to ensure that I am showing the Judo based skills, with full focus on the style, needs and rules of BJJ. It won't just be about the throws or takedowns. It will be about gripping and strategy whilst standing. All geared 100% to competitive Jiu Jitsu."

You can catch Malcolm at Perkins Jiu Jitsu 23 Palmerston Rd East. Ringwood from 7pm July 7. Cost is $10 for PJJ / De Been members and $15 for Non Members.

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Zenith's New Home

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Zenith Sports Services is proud to announce it has a new home base at BANGS DOJO in Ferntree Gully.
Bangs Dojo is a permanently laid and sprung mat area designed to cater for smaller groups. It is the perfect option for those who wish to access Zenith's Programs outside their club times or on a personal training level.
Although we have our new home in Ferntree Gully, Zenith still offers the same  fully mobile services it always has. Zenith is also maintaining it's relationship with Caulfield Judo Dojo and other larger facilities around the Melbourne Metropolitan Area.

For more information about the Bangs Dojo go to and to book Zenith for yourself, your team or club go to our contact page or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Happy Birthday Zenith!

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 It's November and that means it's our Brithday and we are turning 5 and that is pretty awesome!

Over our 5 years we have steadily grown, consulting with and training grass roots to elite sports teams including; Soccer and Australian Rules Football as well as Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu athletes.

As everyone knows Birthdays mean presents, and we at Zenith believe it is far more fun to give then it is to recieve! So to celebrate our 5th year we want you to get the gifts. To find out more about our Birthday celebration offers simply look for the updates on our Facebook Page during November.

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So Where Are They Now?

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With Zenith's 5th Anniversary coming up in November, we thought we would look back to where it all began with the Victorian Institute of Sport (V.I.S.) Soccer Program and see where some of the athletes are now. We found several of the many Athletes we had trained during our consultancy with the V.I.S. Soccer program between 2005 - 2009, have gained contracts with high profile clubs in premier soccer competitions both here and overseas. Zenith is so very proud of it's involvement with the V.I.S. Soccer Program and even prouder of the continuing achievements of the athletes it had the pleasure and privilege to train during our 4 year involvement.

Below is a list of  and links to V.I.S. Soccer athletes that are currently contratcted to high profile competition clubs either in their Firsts, Reserves, Youth or Development Squad Teams. The list is a testament to the V.I.S. Soccer program and it's Head Coach Ian Greener who also had the foresight and unorthodox approach to source Zenith to provide a specialised Judo program in a quest to assist his athletes to achieve their goals.


The Football League - NPower Championship

Preston North End F.C.  Bailey Wright


The A - League

Melbourne Victory F.C.

Sebastian Mattei, Nick Ansell, Peter Franjic, Luke O'Dea, Alastair Bray, Jake Nakic, James Jeggo, Tedros Yabio

Melbourne Heart F.C.

Kliment Taseski, Kamal Ibrahim

Australian Institute of Sport (A.I.S.) Soccer

Kwabena Boahene, Hernan Espindola


A Perfect 2011 Pre-Season Starts with Zenith

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With the 2011 Football Pre-Season only weeks away for most clubs. Now is the time to get the jump on the oppostion and claim your 'unfair' advantage! Whether your team is at grass roots or elite level our program will improve your onfield play. Talk to us today about what our Judo For Football Program can do for your athletes and team. 

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone 0412 468 811 for further details.


Zenith's Head Trainer appears in 'TAC Cup Future Stars' story

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Zenith Sports Services Head Trainer & Western Jets Wrestling Coach Malcolm Bangs acknowledged on Channel 9's TAC Cup Future Stars:


Check out the story that aired 25/7/10 on the development of the new Western Jets Training facility, that includes vision and comments about Zenith's own Malcolm Bangs. 


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Head Coach

Malcolm Bangs

Zenith Sports Services Founder and Head Trainer

Has competed nationally and internationally. Apart from a consistent National Ranking (U/81 KG) some of his more recent major achievements are listed below.

  • 2004 – Olympic Training Partner – Australian Olympic Judo Team (Athens 2004)

  • 2006 – 5th Place Freestyle Belt Wrestling – Belt Wrestling World Championships (Kazakhstan 2006)

  • 2007 – 9th Place World Cup – Oceania Judo World Cup Event (Perth 2007)

  • 2008 – Olympic Training Partner – Australian Olympic Judo Team (Beijing 2008)

As well as his impressive sporting achievements Malcolm has Coached and Consulted to numerous teams since Zenith's inception. Some of these teams include:
  • Victorian Institute of Sport (V.I.S.) Mens Soccer - Judo based Movement and Balance Coach (2005 - 2009)
  • Western Bulldogs Football Club - Tackling Consultant and Pre-Season Training Provider (2009 & 2010)
  • Western Jets Football Club - Wrestling Coach and Tackling Consultant (2010 & 2011)
  • Oakleigh Chargers Football Club - Specialist Coach - Wrestling/Tackling (Current)
  • Eastern Ranges Football Club - Specialist Coach - Wrestling/Tackling (Current)