Mat started his martial arts journey when he was 19 with Jason Hawker's Muaythai gym in Shepparton.
Not only proficient in the art of Muaythai, Mat has also trained in karate, boxing & jiu jitsu for many years, & believes making martial arts a way of life has helped define who he is today.
A former professional Muaythai athlete, Mat lived, trained & competed in Thailand for much of his fight career. Mat also competed in amateur boxing, BJJ & touch-contact karate tournaments during his martial arts career.
While competition has certainly been an important part of his martial arts journey, Mat has also trained dozens of professional & amateur fighters. Promotion of the sport of Muaythai in the form of KO Fight Promotions in regional Victoria & NSW has seen Mat help develop the sport from grassroots all the way up to big professional productions.
Kyabram Head Instructor
Peter started his martial arts journey in Muaythai in Kyabram, and picked it up again training under Mat. Peter is also a retired professional fighter, competing in regional Victoria and Melbourne.
Now he is the head instructor of our Kyabram club, running classes every Thursday night from the Kyabram Basketball Stadium. Peter also runs the Tuesday night programs at the Shepparton gym each week.
Peter is an excellent trainer and an asset to our team of highly qualified instructors.