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Updated: Aug 8, 2019

I would like to share a liitle history about this man; Peter, Pierre, Pedro, Boutros

Peter started as a young man in the Netherlands playing soccer. He'd always been active and into playing sports.

Peter Voges, Royal Dutch Marines (Netherlands)

He started training Dutch Mauy Thai at age 15, he trained for 4yrs before joining the Army, in The Royal Dutch Marines. He actively served his country, operating out of North Norway, Cambodia, Dutch Caribbean Islands, Denmark, Italy and Germany.

Peter trained for some time in Boxing after the Army before joining the dutch police force for 10 years where he continued his martial arts training (unarmed training systems).

With all this experience you can see how it has shaped Peter in being very motivated and self disciplined.


We asked Peter how he came into BJJ;

Peter: Before coming to Australia I was not even aware about BJJ as The Netherlands is typical Kick-boxing, Muay Thai - stand up Martial Arts. Someone at work talked about it & controlled a much bigger and stronger male by using BJJ after which I was intrigued and interested straight away.


Peter wanted to get his kids into bjj and mma training and found his way to Strike MMA in 2015. In 2016 Pete jumped on the mats to have a roll with Myself (Dave Johnson). Peter never looked back finding a passion for Jiu Jitsu that he could share with his kids and also optimise his ability to be safe and effective in his profession.

Peter has become a valued member and leader at Strike MMA. Having a positive impact in helping teach BJJ classes as assistant coach. Being a good rolemodel and team member inside the culture and community. He is also involved and partnered with Strike MMA in the Schools BJJ Mentoring programs.


“ If you are not a part of the solution you are a part of the problem.

Be a valued contributor to your community and

you will be admired and respected"

-Peter Voges


Peter's promotion to Blue belt on May 22nd 2019 was well earned and deserved. He has shown the skill, attitude and a growth mindset of someone Strike MMA can be proud of.

Pete receiving his Blue Belt from coach Dave Johnson
David Johnson with Peter Voges

Pierre is a masculine given name. It is a French form of the name Peter (it can also be a surname and a place name). Pierre originally meant "rock" or "stone" in French (derived from the Greek word "petros" meaning "stone, rock", via Latin "petra"). See also Peter.

See also: Peter, Pedro, Boutros

Meaning: "Stone"

Pronunciation: French

Peter at 48 is one of the fittest in the gym. He is fondly known as “The Drill Sergeant” He is well known now in Strike MMA as being tough to roll with and has a lot of Grit, determination and loves to roll with

a good blend of pressure and technique.

-Dave Johnson

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