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Height: 6'1 (184cm) Fight Weight: 177lb (80kg) MMA Record: 2 - 1- 1 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Beginning at the age of four Mick began his boxing and Martial Arts journey under the guidance of his Father Colin and by the side of his Big Brother Tony. They trained together like this for many years before Mick left home at 17 to pursue a deep calling to learn from many different Martial Arts instructors and mentors. After training for many years within Muay Thai, Hwa Rang Do, Kyokushin and ZenDoKai, Mick ended up residing on the Sunshine Coast area and trained at the Maroochydore Freestyle Martial Arts Club. It was at this Academy that Mick deepened his journey as an instructor and also began to compete in various Martial Arts events and tournaments.
Mick earned his second degree black belt in May of 1999 and later in 2001 Mick was invited to participate in the Pancrase Australia Middleweight tournament in Sydney, in which he was able to defeat both his opponents by KO. Mick subsequently fought in Tokyo in the 2002 Proof Tour before fighting in Brisbane against Luke Picklum in the main event of Ultimate Fight Night. Mick also earned his 3rd degree black belt in March of 2002 and eventually moved to the Fraser Coast area and became the founder of the Integrated Martial Arts Academy and also the Integrated Development Academy in which he teaches a holistic approach to Martial Arts and Personal Development training.
Height: 6'4 (193cm) Fight Weight: 190lb (86kg) Fight Record: 24 - 5 - 1 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Amit was born and raised in Fiji. As a young child Amit dealt with his own issues of anger and reached out to Taekwondo. Taekwondo taught him how to control his anger and taught him discipline. Amit was very successful in Fiji as a young boy. He represented Fiji in an international competition for Taekwondo and won a bronze medal which then qualified him for the last battle in Hong Kong to qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but Amit decided to represent Fiji in Soccer instead. Amit successfully came to Australia on a soccer scholarship visa. Once in Australia Amit met Kru Trent Thomas (White Tiger Mauy Thai) and fell in love with kickboxing and MMA.
Amit had many fights under Kru Thomas and was unstoppable - JWP gave Amit the nick name of 'Mad Turk'. Amit started working as a bouncer and was working three jobs - day time welder, afternoon training and TAFE courses, then in the evenings cleaning and bouncing (and a father of three). At one of the weigh-ins in The Valley, Amit met Ian Jacobs who invited Amit to train at his gym. It was a great experience for Amit training under a world champion and he is very grateful to Ian for all of his coaching and support. It was at Ian's gym where he met Ben Holy, 'Superman'. Ben helped Amit a lot. While training with Ben, Amit met Coach Steve Compton and Sean Hannam. Coach Compton helped Amit with Mauy Thai, boxing, MMA and self-defence. Coach Compton and Sean let Amit train for free, for one year, when Amit was at his lowest point in life. Amit owes a great deal of his life successes to Coach Compton and Sean.
Amit's journey has been full of passion and determination having 30 fights at the peak of his fighting career. Amit now has a passion for coaching others and helping troubled youths as he knows first hand what it's like to be an angry teen and to overcome your own demons and achieve greatness in your life. He also has a passion for teaching women's self defence (awareness) after working on many projects in aboriginal communities dealing with Domestic Violence, alcohol and drug abuse, and boredom fuelled crimes.
- Qualified boxing coach, judge & referee
- Blue card
- First Aid
- 25 years of Martial Art experience
- Encouraging others to be better human beings and helping to make the world a better place.
Height: 6'3 (190cm) Fight Weight: 170lb (77kg) MMA Record: 3 - 0 - 1 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Dale's Martial Arts training journey initially began with practicing Judo as a teenager before commenced his training with the Integrated Martial Arts/Development Academy in 2008. In August of 2010 Dale made his debut as an MMA fighter at the Tapout Underground MMA Series in which he was victorious via TKO in the second round. Throughout his journey so far Dale has now had 4 MMA fights and was also able to attain his Integrated MMA Emergence Level 1 Grading in September of 2011. And then 3 months later in December of 2011 Dale also went on to earn his Integrated Martial Arts Academy black belt.
Dale has now recently completed his Martial Arts Instructor induction course in Brisbane and is currently working through the requirements to become a government accredited Martial Arts Instructor through MAIA. Dale also has aspirations to further his MMA fighting career and is looking forward to his future opportunities.
Height: 6" (183cm) Fight Weight: 170lb (77kg) MMA Record: 3 - 0 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Josh's Martial Arts training began in 2007 after meeting Mick during a period of work experience at the Otto's Fitness World gym. Josh began joining in with the various classes and soon found a natural calling within the journey of Integrated Martial Arts and Self-Development. It was in 2009 that Josh had his first MMA fight during a Martial Arts Challenge event at the Gold Coast, Josh ended up winning the fight in the second round via triangle choke submission. Josh went on to fight again in 2010 during an MMA & Muay Thai event in Hervey Bay and also again in 2011 during the FightWorld Cup 10 event at the Gold Coast. Josh was also able to win both of those fights and has shown a high level of skill and fortitude throughout each of these experiences. Since this time Josh has continued on with his training and has also been involved in Youth Support and Mentorship employment within the community.
Most recently Josh was able to attain his MMA Emergence Level 1 Gryphon Grading and has now also completed his MAIA Instructor Accreditation licence. In conjunction with progressing forward on his path of self-development Josh now also facilitates two weekly MMA & Grappling training sessions and continues to share his skills, mentorship and guidance with each of the students involved.
Height: 5' 8 (172cm) Fight Weight: 117lb (53kg) Muay Thai Record: 23 - 5 - 0 (Win - Loss - Draw)
Narelle's Muay Thai and Boxing training journey began in 2001 at Hervey Bay's "Street Smart Muay Thai" with Craig & Laura Glover. Narelle had her first Muay Thai fight in 2003 and after feeling the empowerement that comes with the sport, Narelle continued on for more than a decade in which time she had a total of 36 fights (28 Muay Thai and 8 Boxing bouts). Throughout her Muay Thai & Boxing journey Narelle has attained a total of 10 Title Belts including 1 East Coast Title, 1 QLD Title, 5 Australian Titles, 2 South Pacific Titles and 1 World Title. During this time Narelle was also able to attain her Muay Thai Black Singlet grading level in 2006.
Narelle has also found her calling as a Muay Thai trainer and continues to facilitate classes at the Integrated Martial Arts Wellbeing Centre in Hervey Bay. Narelle has a natural gift and passion for helping others who through her classes are also receiving the benefits of developing qualities of inner strength, courage and heartfelt determination in life. Narelle has also been very dediciated to helping young fighters to develop the necessary skills and attributes that fully prepares them to overcome any barriers and to reach their true potentials. I am very grateful to have Narelle decide to be part of the Integrated Martial Arts team and to generously share her skills and supportive nature with so many people from many different backgrounds in the community.
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