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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.
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.
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.
Dan started training Shotokan Karate with his son Tom in 2011 at the age of 40, under Sensei Brandt. “Tom had shown an interest in Karate when he started school, so we started together. It was great being white belts together and helping each other learn” Dan recalls. After about a year Dans daughter Charlotte joined, then later his wife Lee as well. Eight years on and they are now all black belts! Dan says “Karate has been such a wonderful influence on my life both physically and mentally. I have been teaching/coaching for about a year now. I love sharing my passion for Karate with the students and trying to have a positive influence on them”.
Liam started boxing back in 2009 and quickly fell in love with the sport. He’s had the opportunity to train with some very talented and hard working people over the years and absorb everything like a sponge. Liam’s had 17 amateur fights and a bronze medal at Golden Gloves so far with many more to come. I’ve been apart of Fitzroy Martial Arts for about 3 years now and absolutely love it. From the fitness to the fighting it is an awesome place to coach and train and the family atmosphere makes it feel like home. My goal as a coach is to train fighters and also help people gain confidence both in the gym and in life.
Four years ago Katey and her family joined the FMA team and they have loved every minute of it. Working in Admin for over 13 years, Katey has always been interested in Health and Nutrition…so she decided to complete her Certificate 3 in Fitness! Taking on the role of administration and customer care Katey is now able to combine the two and help people to become the best versions of themselves, Katey says “I couldn’t imagine a better career!”
“I started karate pretty young when I began my training under Sensei Brandt at the age of 10. Ever since I started, my love for martial arts has pushed me to continue to train, compete and better myself. Now after years of loving training in fitness and learning martial arts I have come back to where it all started to help pass my passion on to anyone who steps into the gym.” Riley coaches both karate and fitness. He has recently graded to Sandan (3rd degree blackbelt) in karate, has completed his qualifications in fitness coaching and brings a fresh approach to both karate classes and fitness classes.
Caleb’s martial arts journey started in 2014 when he started boxing. After training and competing for two years he started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu here at FMA and his passion for the art quickly grew. Three years later, Caleb is a talented practitioner and coaches our beginners BJJ classes. Caleb says, “ I love training and coaching Jiu Jitsu as I get to see peoples progression and development both physically in the sport as well as building their character. The martial arts culture means you get out what you put in, effort is everything. There’s that fellowship between people.” Caleb continues to learn, grow and pass on his knowledge and endeavours to be an accomplished practitioner and coach.
Growing up as a kid I always liked playing sports, from rugby union to rugby league, I raced BMX locally for several years competing in a few QLD titles and I airways led an active child hood growing up with my 3 brothers, unfortunately back in 2008 I lost my twin brother and started suffering from severe depression. I researched ways on beating depression and one way was exercising, so I joined a gym and did exactly that. Over time I grew a passion for health and fitness and made it a way of life which helps me with my career as a Fire Fighter. I wanted to learn more about health and fitness so I’ve started studying Cert 3 & 4 in Personal Training so I can too can help people achieve their fitness goals and be healthy happy people.