Jiu Jitsu Brésilien
Mixed Martial Arts


Tristar Gym Lebanon
Mtayleb country club


Having started training in Judo aged five, Wissam Abi Nader has developed a deep understanding of the core principles of all martial arts – respect, discipline, hard work and the physical challenge.

As Wissam progressed, he started to compete in Judo at national and international level. Among the many accolades he won in the sport Wissam can boast to being a 12-time consecutive Lebanese Judo champion, 1st West Asian Ju-Jitsu champion, he was runner-up in the Asian Sambo championships and placed 3rd in the Sambo World Cup in 2011. His success lead him into coaching and to eventually form his own team which also competed at international level. He was also given the honour of coaching the Lebanese National Sambo and Combat Sambo team...s, with the latter placing first four-years running at the Arab Championships.

It was in 2001 that Wissam became hooked on MMA and is a pioneer of the sport’s development in the region. He is responsible, along with IMMAF consultant Dr Nadim Nassif, for creating the first MMA club in Lebanon. This lead to the formation of the Lebanese Mixed Martial Arts Committee. Wissam had the foresight to govern MMA under the umbrella of the already established Lebanese Judo Federation and has seen the sport go from strength to strength.

Tristar Lebanon’s head coach and LMMA (Lebanese Mixed Martial Arts Committee) president proved to be an outstanding assessor and mentor and this was recognized when he was appointed as a judge at the IMMAF world championships that took place in Las Vegas 2014 and was elected Board member representing ASIA in July 2015.



Board member representing ASIA in July


Judge at the IMMAF world championships in Las Vegas


Asian Sambo championships and placed 3rd in the Sambo World Cup in 2011


Lebanese Judo champion