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Liam
Last Name: Resnekov
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City: Sydney
State: New South Wales
Country: Australia
School: VT-1 Gym Chatswood
www.VT1GYM.com
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1. Submitted by Lawrence on Sunday July 31, 2011 4:26 AM
Liam in my opinion is by far one of Australia's top BJJ instructors. His Coaching experience, wealth of knowledge coupled with his continued desire to better himself through his own thirst for knowlege is reflected by the quality of the students VT-1 Gym has produced. He's dedicated and gives each and every person in the gym the time they deserve.


2. Submitted by John Tan on Tuesday August 2, 2011 11:34 AM
Great to see Liam getting credit on here, I've trained at 3 different gyms and under numerous Brazilians and he is by far the best instructor I've had. He caters to all sizes and shapes (he's even coached a Women's MMA champion) and he constantly travels and trains with the best to bring back cutting edge jiu jitsu. His classes are always awesome and I can't wait to train after work.


3. Submitted by Maurice on Tuesday August 2, 2011 9:06 PM
Simply an amazing coach with vast knowledge and attention to detail.Has a good sense of humour which does not effect the seriousness of his coaching.The success of his students in competition is there for all to see.The atmosphere at VT1 gym is fantastic.


4. Submitted by Renato Gomes on Wednesday August 3, 2011 12:20 AM
Hey guys, VT-1 Gym where Liam teaches is the place to be, the BJJ instruction is second to none, even as a native Brazilian. Although my english is fine, the instructor can speak some portuguese which makes it easier for visitors. We regularly have World Champions pop by to give us new techniques and our MMA team is one of the best in australia.


5. Submitted by max williams-forbes on Wednesday August 3, 2011 1:09 AM
If you want an instructor that has the determination and commitment to take his students to the next level then liam is your man. iv trained at gyms around the world and all around sydney, and whilst all have been good, i rate liam as the best. If you doubt it, just check out our competition team and the results we have been getting.


6. Submitted by jon c on Wednesday August 3, 2011 2:21 AM
liam has a great ability to break down positions into the key components that actually make techniques work. he has a good understanding of the individual student's games and can help you find what works for you. he also has an easy going attitude and is always pushing the students and himself further. 5 stars


7. Submitted by Aengus Ryan on Thursday August 4, 2011 12:18 AM
Liam is a great coach. Very thorough in his knowledge of BJJ and a student of the game. The club has a great atmosphere, welcoming and a great variety of training partners. If your in the Sydney area, I would definitely try his classes.


8. Submitted by Adam on Thursday August 4, 2011 12:33 AM
I have only been training with Liam for a month or so now after changing BJJ schools. I find his method of teaching and the environment he and his team have created at VT-1 is excellent. I can feel my game improving and evolving already under his tutelage and attention to fine details already.


9. Submitted by Shelley on Friday August 5, 2011 6:23 PM
Liam for me is not only one of the best instructors but also has created an environment without machismo where girls can learn and enjoy mma and Bjj without worrying about the guys being sleazy or creepy like my last academy. Excellent attention to detail as well !!


10. Submitted by Roger Mathis on Friday August 5, 2011 6:29 PM
VT1 is the best academy I've been to bar none. I live in Artarmon and it's 5 minutes away, has a UFC cage , ring, great instructors, awesome classes and Liam and his team of coaches are always enthusiastic. Place to be on the north shore .


11. Submitted by Dan Brand on Saturday August 6, 2011 1:49 AM
I trained under Liam since it was in Gordon and I haven't had a bad day. His passion for jiu jitsu and mma is contagious! The best academy in Australia for sport, fitness or self defense


12. Submitted by Tommy on Saturday August 6, 2011 2:22 AM
Liam is by far in my opinion the cream of the crop when it comes to jit jitsu, his level of teaching and knowledge of the game is invaluable and i recommend anyone who's near by in the area to come train at his gym located in sydney VT1 Gym, u won't be disappointed.


13. Submitted by Alex on Saturday August 6, 2011 2:37 AM
The guy gets better and better. He works for his students. The service he gives is something money can't buy.


14. Submitted by Brent on Saturday August 6, 2011 2:42 AM
Liam is wise beyond his years. His passion and dedication to teaching is invectious. He regularly gives up his weekends and nights to support his competitors and fighters. The gym atmosphere is awesome and just a little homoerotic at times.


15. Submitted by Stephen on Saturday August 6, 2011 3:29 AM
Liam has coached both myself and my sons in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for just over two years. And in that time I have come to regard him not only as an outstanding practitioner of the sport, but also a superb coach and teacher who is prepared to take the time to understand his students to enhance their learning experience. The program at VT-1 GYM is professionally constructed, and under Liamís guidance, caters to the needs of the elite competitor through to those of the recreation player. So whether you aspire to one day join the UFC circuit or just want to get fit and learn some technique, itís a great place to be.


16. Submitted by Glen on Saturday August 6, 2011 5:59 AM
Coaching is an art in itself and this is where Liam excels. He knows how to teach, something that not all BJJ instructors are good at.


17. Submitted by David on Saturday August 6, 2011 6:19 AM
It is rare to come across a martial arts coach who can instruct with passion, humility, skill, and humour so fluidly. Liam is able to encompass all aspects of what a great coach should entail - and the proof is in the champions that VT-1 are constantly producing competition after competition.


18. Submitted by Mathew Wan on Saturday August 6, 2011 9:54 AM
Liam is a very passionate coach with a vast knowledge of the game. More importantly he has a gift for teaching and breaking the game down into its critical little details.


19. Submitted by Dan on Saturday August 6, 2011 9:52 PM
Liam posesses a culmination of charcterstics that distinguishes him from all other coaches as a superior instructor and leader worthy of the highest praise. Liam has a unique way of conveying technique, theory, and knowledge effectively to an entire class, with varying levels of skill. In the art of teaching and instruction, Liam is second to none. He has the ability to communicate well and to motivate. He is approachable with questions and concerns, yet respected enough that his students donít second guess his decisions. He is always willing to listen to suggestions and not having an ego allows him the ability to analyse training methods and implement suggestions for the benefit of the students and the gym. Not all athletes are the same so his variations in training methods are applied to account for differences in each individual. Liam has planned a well thought out, and systematic training regimen that addresses the short, middle and long range goals of the students which is instrumental in their development as fighters. Liam is committed to the long term development of each athlete and is loyal to his fight team. He is highly educated in the sport of jiu jitsu and shows creativity and an ability to adapt to the unpredictable. He often creates original drills and variations on positions with an eye for detail and yet remains strongly rooted in the fundamental principles of the sport. Liam knows more than just the techniques that he is comfortable with in his own game and he teaches moves and positions to the students that may be more appropriate to a different body type with the same passion and in depth detail as his own favorite positions. As a coach, Liam's ability and desire to stay on the cutting edge of jiu jitsu knowledge is an absolute must for him. Due to the nature of BJJ constantly evolving, a coach needs to be up to date to learn new techniques and training methods to be able to pass this knowledge along to his students. Liam's desire to learn and love for the sport is incomparable. Reading, writing about, and analysing the latest positions and techniques keeps him relevant and knowledgeable in all areas of the sport. His passion shows, and influences his teaching, training and his students. Liam sets the bar and his fighters are expected to follow. He leads by setting an example of having high character and expects the same of his fighters. He is positive, yet honest, encouraging, yet realistic. He doesn't tell students that they will become a world champion, but will encourage them to train as if they are one. I asked myself what I think makes the perfect coach. My answer described Liam, so I have found myself a home in the sport of Jiu Jitsu at VT-1 Gym.


20. Submitted by o on Sunday August 7, 2011 7:30 PM
I've had the pleasure of training with and being coached by Liam for the past 10 or so years. His constant evolution and ability to coach always astounds me. He is a fantastic coach with great technical ability in any area of the combat arts let alone in his primary passion of BJJ. Simply put; if you are looking for a BJJ or MMA coach in Sydney then look no further than Liam or his school VT1 in Chatswood.


21. Submitted by Max Gran on Monday August 8, 2011 3:45 AM
Master Liam carries with him a passion for Jiu Jitsu that is contagious. His ability to conceptualise BJJ is second to none and his coaching ability is unparalleled. His calibre of teaching is reflected in the calibre and ability of his students. Liam possesses a great sense of humour which ensures every class is enjoyable and his "egos off the mats" approach makes the classes welcoming and definitely takes the anxiety out of training, particularly for newcomers.


22. Submitted by Kim McFarlane on Tuesday August 9, 2011 10:07 PM
Great coach, great knowledge of the sport. Regulary travels the world to update his skills. No ego, approach to classes makes us all feel welcome. Results on competition days speaks for itself.


23. Submitted by T-City on Wednesday August 10, 2011 1:08 AM
Liam has a very rare coaching skill, whereby he can explain the details of a technique with such specificity and clarity, which makes the technique not only instantly work, but work effortlessly. These details go beyond those regularly and widely taught, and can only have been accumulated through the years of dedication Liam has obviously invested in his coaching.


24. Submitted by Loan on Wednesday August 10, 2011 3:11 AM
Cutest instructor by far. But if you hit on him, I will hurt you.


25. Submitted by Robert Lang on Tuesday December 13, 2011 7:12 AM
A talented, humble, thoughtful coach who is more interested in your growth and development than his own, even though his own interest is very high! Train with this guy, you'll learn.


26. Submitted by Dean on Sunday July 15, 2012 7:35 PM
I've been training with Liam for a few years now and he has instilled for me a love of BJJ simply through his own passion for the art and the sport. His classes are always interesting, especially between learning and drilling and his 'commentary'! He teaches in a simple, relaxed way that makes everyone want to come back for more.


27. Submitted by Duncan on Friday July 20, 2012 12:03 PM
Liam was my first BJJ coach at VT1-Gym and he is excellent, definitely one of the best instructors in Australia and he (along with his brother) has probably made one of the best BJJ gyms in Sydney. If you are looking for a good coach in Sydney these are the guys to go and roll with!

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