Thiago Stefanutti is a third degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who has placed at the IBJJF World Championships, South American Championships and European Championships, won multiple state championships in Brazil and multiple Pan Pacific Championships.
His students have won multiple World Championship titles and our team is the only Australian team to ever win a IBJJF World Championships team trophy, the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition in the world.
Tao Jaiphet is a pioneer of the Melbourne Muay Thai scene with over 16 years’ experience as a fight trainer, producing over 150 fighters to date and 14 champions.
Tao spent much the late 90s training and fighting in Thailand and Australia, amassing a record of 12 wins from 19 bouts, as well as training and fighting in Macau and Hong Kong also where he used his background in Muay Thai to compete in Sanda, putting together an undefeated record of 11 wins from 11 fights.
Craig Jones is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Polaris Middleweight Champion and IBJJF No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt World Champion.
In 2017 he shocked the world at ADCC by submitting 5-time World Champion Leandro Lo, BJJ legend Murilo Santana and UFC legend Chael Sonnen. His 2017 submission of Lo earned him Flograppling's "Biggest Shocker of the Year" award and his other performances earned him the "Breakthrough Grappler of the Year Award".
In 2018 he defeated MMA and grappling legend Jake Shields within minutes to claim the Polaris Middleweight Championship.
He is a two-time ADCC Worlds Qualifier, NAGA World Champion, 4-time Pan-Pacific Champion, 6-time Australian Champion and 9-time State Champion.
Outside of Jiu Jitsu Craig has also completed his Bachelors in Behavioural Science (Psychology).
Simon Carson is a professional mixed martial artist with a record of 1 win and 0 losses, elite coach and Pan-Pacific Champion and Australian Champion at blue belt in BJJ. He currently holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A Registered Exercise Scientist (ESSA), Level 1 Olympic Lifting Coach and Bachelor of Health Science (Human Movement) graduate, Simon has trained Olympians, World Champions in BJJ and State Champion boxers.
His expertise is widely recognised, writing for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and he has been featured on Nova and SEN.
Joe Boobyer is an internationally experienced coach, personal trainer and a professional fighter with a record of 37 wins from 54 fights.
He has spent the past 12 years training in Muay Thai, K-1, Boxing and MMA, with professional experience in all four disciplines. He has won the World Muaythai Federation Pro Heavyweight World Title, challenged for the World Muaythai Council Cruiserweight World Title once and World Kickboxing Network International Superheavyweight title twice, and has won two 4 man K-1 middleweight tournaments in China.
He spent over 5 years living in gyms and training throughout Thailand where he won multiple time stadium titles. Has been ranked at 20 worldwide by the World Boxing Council at super-cruiserweight.
Connor Evans has over 15 years of freestyle wrestling experience and during his time on the mats he has been a member of the Scottish, British and Australian national teams and he was selected to represent Australian in the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
During his long career he has won the Australian Freestyle Wrestling Championships, South East Asian Freestyle Wrestling Championships and Oceania Freestyle Wrestling Championships.
Claire "Fury" Foreman is a professional Thai Boxer who has been training martial arts for 10 years, spending the last 7 years focusing on Muaythai. She holds a record of 19 fights for 17 wins and is the current Victorian and Australian WMC champion. She has fought and trained internationally.
She believes that Martial Arts and Combat Sports empowers women and girls to build confidence, strength, resilience and community and is passionate about bringing more women into the sport. Whether you wish to fight one day or are wanting to train for personal development or fitness she is keen to support your personal goals. Her classes are a fun, friendly space for women to push their fitness while learning authentic Muaythai.
John McKenna is a professional Muay Thai fighter with a record of 17 wins, 4 losses and 1 draw. He is the reigning WMC State Middleweight Champion and has been training martial arts for 9 years, fighting both domestically and internationally.
John is currently studying for his Cert IV in Fitness.
Natalie Stiles has over 8 year's experience as a personal trainer, holding her Cert III and IV in Fitness, Boxing, Animal Flow and Suspension Trainer Certs, Kettlebells Level 2, and Crossfit Level 1.
She is a former sprinter and long distance runner but now moves and exercises for the love of it. She has experience in Muay Thai, Crossfit, trail running, rock climbing and any other thing that looks fun and active.
She has helped everyone from weekend warriors to champion fighters prepare for specific events or just establish a healthy, balanced approach to exercise and lifestyle.
Amit Narayan is an experienced personal trainer and strength & conditioning coach, having coached for over 4 years. Amit holds his Cert III and IV in Personal Training, as well as certs in Boxing and Suspension Training.
He has experience training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and Muay Thai and he spent extensive time studying strength and conditioning for these sports.
He has trained athletes in preparation for Martial Arts, Australian Rules Football and Gridiron Football, as well as individuals for strength and weight loss.
Apryl Eppinger is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and current member of the Philippine National Ju-Jitsu team. She is a 2017 JJAU Asian Champion, 2016 Asian Beach Games medallist, 2016 Oceania Freestyle Wrestling Championships medallist, 2016 IBJJF Asian Open medallist and 2015 IBJJF Asian Open Champion.
Outside of combat sports, she also has over 14-years experience as a professional track and road cyclist representing both Australia and the Philippines. She has won the Australian Sprint Championship title, Philippines National Sprint title and holds numerous female track sprint records.
She is currently studying Social Science, while also working with the Kiilalana Program that focuses on working with indigenous youth.