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AIKIDO. JUDO. BRAZILIAN JIUJITSU.
MUAY THAI. BOXING. STRENGTH & CONDITIONING.

Unity in diversity. Discipline through passion. Modern thinking crossed with traditional practices.

Martial Spirit is a world class studio that offers the flexibility to receive exceptional training in Aikido, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing and Strength and Conditioning. Our environment and culture encourages growth, self-discovery and positive engagement with yourself and others.

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Martial Spirit for children and teens

Starting young is a privilege and great advantage. Introducing children to martial arts and challenging their developing bodies and minds will create a more balanced and well-rounded individual. Discipline, focus, confidence and sound body and mind are just a few benefits of practicing martial arts.

  • SPROUT (3 - 7 years)

    AIKIDO + JUDO
    There are tremendous benefits to introducing young children to the discipline of martial arts. Kids have a wealth of vibrant energy and in our highly acclaimed Sprout Program, we channel this energy to help children learn about movement, and lay the foundations for a healthy body and mind.
    Sprout sessions include agility and conditioning drills, falling skills, team building activities and martial arts techniques. Classes are carefully structured to encourage children to develop focus and basic reasoning skills, understand boundaries, and learn how to work cooperatively in a team. As with all our programs, we teach students to be respectful, mindful and caring towards each other, their peers, parents, instructors and the dojo.

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  • THRIVE (8 - 14 years)

    AIKIDO + JUDO
    Children thrive in supportive, nurturing environments that foster independence and encourage practical skills development. Our Thrive Program has an educational focus and is specifically designed to provide the foundations for future training by teaching students the basic principles of martial arts including Aikido, Judo and Jiu-jitsu. In each class students will build strength and physical fitness, improve their coordination, learn technical skills and practice those skills in free play in a safe environment.

    The diversity of the Thrive Program is critical to it’s success. Much like formal schooling, we find that children benefit from a solid foundation in martial arts principles, and offer them a diverse array of subjects drawn from different disciplines. Students who wish to embrace the competitive aspects of the sport can participate in formal competitions including regional and national meets. Students often go on to attain junior ranks in Aikido, and Judo. As they grow older, they will be ready to embrace the in-depth training offered in our adult programs.

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  • TEENS BOXING (12 years onwards)

    Junior Boxers welcomed to join the Boxing team from the age of 12. Junior boxers join in the regular Boxing stream alongside the adults and are provided a safe, encouraging and positive environment where they learn the art of Boxing and also the discipline and mindset needed to be successful in a combat sport.

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The Martial Spirit Family

Meet the world class instructors that make up the Martial Spirit Family

  • Peter • Co-founder

    A life long student and teacher of martial arts, I co-founded Martial Spirit to provide people an environment dedicated to the path of self development through martial arts.

    A life long student and teacher of martial arts, I co-founded Martial Spirit to provide people an environment dedicated to the path of self development through martial arts. For our team, training and practice is a lifestyle choice – we live and breath it everyday. I encourage you to visit our family and experience our culture. Take the first step – you wont regret it.

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  • Spring • Co-founder

    The co-founder of Martial Spirit, martial arts is a passion and lifestyle that I love to share with my team.

    The co-founder of Martial Spirit, martial arts is a passion and lifestyle that I love to share with my team. I began my journey in Malaysia, practicing Aikido and have since expanded my practice to include Muay Thai, Boxing, Judo, BJJ and Weaponry. Currently, I teach Aikido to adults and children, and also train alongside the team in the various martial arts we offer.

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  • Marcel • BJJ

    I’m a 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt from São Paulo, Brazil. I have been training since 1997, receiving my Black Belt in 2007. I have more than 20 years of experience as an international competitor and over 10 years of experience in teaching BJJ and Grappling as a black belt.

    I’m a 3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt from São Paulo, Brazil. I have been training since 1997, receiving my Black Belt in 2007. I have more than 20 years of experience as an international competitor and over 10 years of experience in teaching BJJ and Grappling as a black belt.

    Since arriving in Australia in 2016, I’ve been actively involved in the BJJ scene as a competitor, coach and a referee. As a competitor, I am better able to understand and help people who want to compete, but I also believe BJJ is a sport that everyone can enjoy even recreationally and it is a great way to keep fit and healthy.

    AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
    Gold Medal (2016) – IBJJF Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold Medal (2017) – UAEJJF Australia National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Melbourne Intl
    Gold Medal (2017) – AFBJJ Victorian State Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold Medal (2017) – AFBJJ Australian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    Gold Medal (2017) – IBJJF Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu Championship

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  • Christophe • Judo

    I started Judo in France when I was 6 years old, and have taught competed in France, Germany and Australia.

    I started Judo in France when I was 6 years old, and have taught competed in France, Germany and Australia, and am also an International Referee for the International Judo Federation (IJF). A great sport for all ages, Judo will improve your physical condition and teach technical movement with minimum effort for maximum efficiency.

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  • Dylan • Aikido

    I have been training for 7 years and received my Shodan in 2014.

    I have been training for 7 years and received my Shodan in 2014. I also train and compete in Judo, BJJ, and Muay Thai. I bring an open and dedicated approach to my practice across all the arts. I’m also here to help new students navigate the dojo and build a good foundation for their own martial arts practice.

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  • Anthony • Strength & Conditioning

    Strength training has been a passion of mine for many years and I particularly love its physical and mental challenges.

    Strength training has been a passion of mine for many years and I particularly love its physical and mental challenges. I’m a certified Weight Lifting Coach and enjoy the technical aspect and how the explosive power translates to all sports especially Martial Arts. I believe there is an athlete in everyone.

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  • Alex • Aikido

    I began Aikido training in 1998, attained my Shodan in 2001, Nidan in 2003, and have been an assistant instructor since 2011.

    I began Aikido training in 1998, attained my Shodan in 2001, Nidan in 2003, and have been an assistant instructor since 2011. In addition to Aikido, I actively train in BBJ, Boxing, Judo and Muay Thai. I get great pleasure in encouraging the personal growth and development in fellow practitioners that comes from Martial Arts practice especially in the unique environment that has been created at Martial Spirit.

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  • Chris • Muay Thai

    I have a strong interest in Thai culture and began Muay Thai training 6 years ago.

    I have a strong interest in Thai culture and began Muay Thai training 6 years ago. I am very fortunate to be able to share the knowledge and history of Muay Thai to keen students from all walks of life. If you’re looking for a fun and intense workout then give Muay Thai a try – hope to meet you soon!

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  • Wilson • Muay Thai

    I have trained in Muay Thai for over 7 years and been teaching for 3.

    I have trained in Muay Thai for over 7 years and been teaching for 3. I’ve also trained in BJJ, Judo, Boxing, Taekwondo, Aikido and Wrestling. Martial Arts is a big part of my life and I enjoy sharing what I love about it whether it be the physical or mental side.

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  • Luke • Boxing

    I have spent 7 years travelling the world learning and practicing Boxing.

    I have spent 7 years travelling the world learning and practicing Boxing. I have developed a style of teaching that focuses on the craft, strategy and psychology of Boxing. It is my vision to introduce people to boxing in an intelligent and safe manner where they are able to equally test their mind and body.

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  • Hillar • Strength & Conditioning

    I started strength training in 2010, and I spent three years as Chairman and Head of Programming at my own gym before moving out to Brunswick to focus on coaching.

    I started strength training 2010, and I spent the three years as Chairman and Head of Programming at my own box before moving out to Brunswick to focus on coaching. I actively practice gymnastics, Muay Thai and yoga, and strongly believe that continuing to learn new skills plays a huge part in our health and wellbeing. Although Strength training may sound “intense”, it’s completely scale-able and safe for all ages and fitness levels, and I would encourage everybody to give it a go!

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  • Stefan • BJJ

    My martial arts training commenced in 1980 when I joined the local Judo club in my hometown (Germany). After two years of Judo training I developed an interest in Shotokan Karate and practiced both sports in parallel since then.

    My martial arts training commenced in 1980 when I joined the local Judo club in my hometown (Germany). After two years of Judo training I developed an interest in Shotokan Karate and practiced both sports in parallel since then. In 1994, I added Ju-Jutsu to my training regime. Over the last years my focus has shifted toward Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling.

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  • Brad • Strength & Conditioning

    I have been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2011.

    I have been a personal trainer and group fitness instructor since 2011. In Strength training you are constantly learning new skills and progressing both physically and mentally. I love coaching a seeing the excitement on peoples faces when they learn a new skill, PB a lift or better their time on a workout.

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  • Laura Tang

    I’m an international student studying exercise and sports science at Deakin University.

    I’m an international student studying exercise and sports science at Deakin University. I started my BJJ journey in Singapore in 2011. Since then, I’ve lived and trained in London, Bournemouth and now Australia. Most recently, I earned my purple belt from Coach Marcel and now hold an assistant instructor role at Martial Spirit.

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  • Ewan Smith

    I began training Aikido at the age of 12, and since then have trained Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and Boxing.

    I began training Aikido at the age of 12, and since then have trained Judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, and Boxing. In 2014, I achieved my black belt in Aikido and began assisting the junior classes at Martial Spirit. Martial arts practice has been instrumental in my growth, both inside the dojo and out, and I believe it can similarly help new practitioners of all ages.

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