David Tong - Head Instructor

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About David Tong

From a young age, David was raised on a healthy diet of 80’s martial arts action hero movies starring the likes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. It was only after many years of begging and pleading and withstanding a hard time from his three older brothers that he was allowed to begin martial arts training at age 10. This would mark the beginning of a long and successful career spanning over 25 years to date.

David’s first martial art was karate – becoming a school boy karate champion. He then moved onto Wing Chun, kickboxing and then eventually BJJ. Throughout his training, David has competed successfully as both an amateur and professional at many state, national and international competitions.

David discovered his passion for teaching whilst training BJJ. As a teacher, David has a very hands on and holistic approach in his teaching style, having a very analytical and technical approach to help individuals exceed their goals, whether they may be fitness, self-defence or competition success.

Achievements & Qualifications

  • 2014 Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Championships (No gi) – 2nd
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Championships – 3rd
  • 2014 Australian Grappling Championships (No gi) – 1st
  • 2014 Australian Grappling Championships – 3rd
  • 2013 NSW Boxing State Titles – semi finalist
  • 2013 Australian Institute of Sport – Combat Sports Scholarship Winner (Judo &Boxing)
  • 2012 World Pankration Championships – 3rd
  • 2012 World Professional Jiu Jitsu Championships Australian Qualifiers – 2nd
  • 2012 UFC – The Ultimate Fighter Smashes Series – shortlist
  • 2011 Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Championships – 2x bronze
  • 2011 Australian Grappling Championships – 2nd
  • 2010 NSW BJJ Spring Cup – 1st
  • 2009 BJJ State Championships – 2nd
  • 2008 BJJ State Championships – 2nd
  • 2007-8 Professional MMA record – 2:1
  • 2006 NSW BJJ Championships – 3rd
  • 2005 Pan Pacific Jiu Jitsu Championships – 3rd
  • 1995 – 2000 Regional, State and National Karate champion

Ranks

  • BJJ Black Belt
  • Pankration Black Belt – 3rd degree
  • Stinger Muay Thai – Certified Kru

MMA Timetable

Monday

  • Beginners MMA 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Advanced MMA 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday

  • Beginners MMA Grappling 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday

  • Beginners MMA 6:30 pm - 730 pm
  • Advanced MMA 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday

  • MMA (Adults) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

BJJ Timetable

Monday

  • BJJ Mini Kids (U7) 3:45 pm
  • BJJ Kids (U10) 4:30 pm
  • BJJ Teens 5:30 pm
  • BJJ Fundamentals (Adults) 6:30 pm
  • BJJ Advanced (Adults) 7:30 pm

Tuesday

  • MMA Grappling 6:30 pm

Wednesday

  • BJJ Mini Kids (U7) 3:45 pm
  • BJJ Kids (U10) 4:30 pm
  • BJJ Teens 5:30 pm
  • BJJ Fundamentals (Adults) 6:30 pm
  • BJJ Advanced (Adults) 7:30 pm

Friday

  • BJJ Mini Kids (U7) 3:45 pm
  • BJJ Kids (U10) 4:30 pm
  • BJJ Teens 5:30 pm
  • BJJ Fundamentals (Adults) 6:30 pm
  • BJJ Advanced (Adults) 7:30 pm

Saturday

  • BJJ Open Mat 10:00 am

Sunday

  • BJJ Open Mat 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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