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We strive to make your experience at Fitzroy Fitness the best possible. We love to see you out perform your own goals and expectations and enjoy yourself while you do it.

Join in any of our classes and you will see our passion is to see you grow mentally and physically.

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Brandt Cogill

Head Coach
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Leah Cogill

Instructor
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Brandon Odger

Instructor
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Brandt Cogill

At the age of 6 Brandt watched a movie that altered his life path. The Karate Kid ignited his passion for martial arts and became a lifelong passion. 27 years of karate training has seen Brandt achieve many National Championships, two World Championship bronze medals and 7 world championship competitions. In 2014 Brandt began to diversify his martial arts training and began learning boxing, kick boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mixed martial arts is a collective of these skills. This growing passion for MMA and a lifetime of experience to share inspired Brandt and Leah to open Fitzroy Martial Arts 2015 and it has since continued to grow and evolve. Brandt has so far had great success in Mixed martial arts competitions and continues to strive to learn, teach and compete into the future. You can find Brandt teaching traditional and freestyle karate, fitness classes and coaching our many competitors.

Leah Cogill

After meeting Brandt, Leah began training in Shotokan Karate in 2000. She received her shodan (black belt) in 2005 and went on to train for her nidan (2nd black belt) in 2008. Leah has been 3 times national kyu grade karate champion and travelled the world to seminars and in support of Brandt’s international competitions. She is assistant instructor to Brandt at Fitzroy Shotokan Karate.
Having a lifelong interest in yoga and natural health Leah decided to undertake her Yoga teacher training and now holds daily yoga classes at FMA. Her teaching style has developed to become an uplifting blend of Vinyasa (flow) and power yoga.

Brando “The Commando”

Brando says: “The first time I took a step into martial arts was when I was about 6 years old. I practiced Shotokan karate for 2 years. From there I played soccer and AFL through school. I started training boxing in 2008. In 2010 I started learning BJJ, wrestling and Mauy Thai. I took a heavy interest in these martial arts and earned my purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2016”.
Brando has vast knowledge and experience in martial arts. He is our much-loved Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor and is a dedicated coach to our Mixed Martial Arts competitors.