12 Magazine St, Stratford QLD, 4870
12 Magazine St, Stratford QLD, 4870
2 Michael St Goondi Hill, Innisfail, Queensland 4860
CAIRNS PREMIER MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY FOR BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, MUAY THAI AND MMA.
Through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , Muay Thai and MMA martial arts we develop mentally and physically resilient children and adults and stimulate the pursuit of one’s best self both on and off the mats. The ripple effect…we help create a better community.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is designed to equip a physically smaller or weaker individual with an effective method of defending against a larger and stronger attacker. The fight is taken to the ground and the opponent controlled and ultimately submitted by joint locks or chokes. It requires an intense amount of focus and strategy.
Muay Thai is known as, “the art of eight limbs.” This refers to the eight points of contact used including the fists, elbows, knees, and shins. In Thai culture, Muay Thai is closely linked with Buddhism and the martial art itself emphasizes values such as respect, humility, self-control, and compassion.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
THE GENTLE ART
At our renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Cairns, you will find an impressive roster of highly skilled instructors, boasting a total of TEN black belts across various degrees of expertise. Among them, we have seasoned masters with 3rd, 2nd, and 1st-degree black belts, representing the pinnacle of proficiency in this art. As iron sharpens iron, our black belts create an unparalleled training environment, ensuring that our customers learn from the very best.
Elevating our status as the highest achieving and longest-running Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Cairns, achieving a black belt with us is a testament to a minimum of 10 years of unwavering dedication and consistent training. As the sole martial arts academy in North Queensland making this extraordinary claim, we take immense pride in our commitment to excellence.
Our dedication to serving our students knows no bounds. With the most comprehensive class schedule in the region, we offer classes seven days a week, spanning the early morning, mid-morning, afternoon, and evening. This means you can always find a suitable class to attend, accommodating even the most demanding schedules, including shift work or periods of work away from home.
Beyond our impressive black belt lineup, we house an array of current State and National Champions, along with the remarkable achievement of three junior Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champions. As a proud DeBeen 100% Jiu Jitsu Academy Affiliate, we uphold the esteemed International Brazilian Jiujitsu standards, ensuring that your rank will be recognized and respected anywhere in the world. When you train with us, you’re not just part of a local academy; you become part of a global community of excellence.
THE ART OF EIGHT LIMBS
Our Muay Thai classes classes cater to all levels from beginner to advanced. We have Muay Thai for fitness classes, beginners, and aspiring fighters. If you only want to hit pads and learn technique there’s a class for you, if you are keen for a bit of sparring/clinching, we have you covered. And if you’re keen to enter competitions our Fighters Contract will let you know what you’re in for!
Fusion Cairns is home to 2 very experienced and accomplished Muay Thai Trainers. Head Striking Coach, Ethan Cannon and Thai born, Coach Sarawoot Chamapakon.
Ethan is a former Pro QLD WMC Muay Thai Champion, 2 x WKBF Australian Champion and 2 x WKBF Queensland Champion with over 30 Pro fights. He is also a high level brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu having recently competed at the 2023 IBJJF World Championships in the USA narrowly losing to the number one seed by 2 advantages. He is exceptional in having achieved at such high levels in both these disciplines. He can explain the pros and cons of many moves and identify the similarities and differences between striking and grappling.
Coach Sarawoot (“Woot”) has been training Muay Thai since he was 9 years old and has over 33 years experience. He has trained internationally recognised Muay Thai champions such as Singdam, Petchpanarung and Superlek to name a few.
Singdam has had 345 fights with 277 wins. He is a Lumpinee Stadium Champion and known for his powerful right kicks and technical fighting. Petchpanarang is also multiple Lumpinee Stadium Champion and has had 212 fights with 170 wins. He is the reigning Glory Featherweight and RISE Super Lightweight World Champion. Superlek has a fight record 133 – 29 and is the current ONE Kickboxing Flyweight World Champion and is also former two-weight Lumpinee Stadium Champion and the former WBC Muay Thai Super featherweight World Champion.
“I’ve recently started the women’s only classes on Saturday mornings and I love it! Our coach is very encouraging and breaks down the techniques in a way that’s easy to grasp and apply and I feel more confident with it each week. It is an amazing whole body workout and I’ve noticed increased energy. Definitely worth a try if you have been thinking about it!”
Samantha – Google Review
“I’ve been mostly for Muay Thai and Ethan and Konrad are both professional, skilled and pay close attention to what you can improve with a very supportive friendly energy, as well as everyone training there is very friendly and welcoming. The BJJ classes are great and much the same, welcoming and attentive to improvement. The gym is all round a great place to train whether fresh or experienced with a reasonable price for all you’re getting! Can’t get enough and officially obsessed!”
Jed – Google Review
“When my son 12, joined over a year ago through strong advise from a close family friend that Fusion was the best martial arts school in Cairns, he was hooked after his first lesson. His words to me in the car home were “ Dad….. can I do that every day?” He’s gone onto loving his BJJ and MMA classes so much he’s doing up to 6 classes a week. Along with also entering competitions locally and down south as a Fusion team member, he has made great friendships and improved so much. It’s even inspired his mum to start. Fusion Fight and Fitness is the premium martial art school in Cairns..”
Gianni – Google Review
“Would absolutely recommend coming in and trying the classes out. They have a friendly atmosphere inside, perfect for people like myself who have never trained before and who might be a little bit intimidated at the thought of trying out martial arts. Great coaches who possess a wealth of knowldege and are enthusiastic in helping you improve as well as great training partners who are very encouraging to us newbies.
Plus once you get addicted to training they are open 7 days a week with multiple classes a day for you to get some hard work in every day you want!!“
Rogan – Google Review