About Us


Muay Thai | Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Strength and Conditioning

El Matador Martial Arts Academy is a family friendly training facility based in Brisbane. Take confidence in learning from our highly experienced coaches. El Matador is not just a gym, but a home for members of our community with a strong focus on individual and collective development. Our supportive and hard working team will assist in your progression all while showing you that your Martial Arts/Fitness journey can be fun.

We have classes specifically designed for everyone and we welcome anyone of any fitness and experience level. Our passionate coaches have a wealth of knowledge and will aid in helping you achieve your personal goals. Our classes are structured for those who want to have fun while getting fit but also for those who want to take it more seriously and compete.

If you have particular fitness and training goals or need any advice, we’re here to help.

Free unrestricted on site and street parking available. Our premises is also conveniently located close to public transport. Private one on one training with any of our coaches is available at your request.



Meet the Team



  • Muay Thai Coach

  • Karate Coach

  • Krav Maga Coach

  • Boxing Coach

  • Kids Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

  • Certified Personal Trainer

Antonio (Tony), has over 30 years of Martial Arts Experience. He has competed in Point fighting Karate, Full
Contact Karate, Kick Boxing and Muay Thai also achieving Black Belts and equivalents in these
arts. He has been teaching Martial Arts and Combat Sports for over 20 years, his students have fought
in Amateur and Professional shows in Europe, Australia and Thailand
Currently Striking Coach at El Matador Martial Arts and at ICC Brisbane (Australian Defence

Ist Dan Karate black belt from the Royal Spanish Karate Federation (1st person to achieve a black
at The Escuela Municipal de Karate de Fuengirola)
1st Dan Black Belt K1 and Kick Boxing WKN Cataluña
10 Khan (Red Mongkong) Muay Thai I.A.M.T.F
Certified Machida Karate Instructor (1st Person in Australia to become a Machida Karate
Certified Instructor)
Certified Instructor Australian Martial Arts Association
P1 kinetic Fighting
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt

Diploma Strength and Conditioning Coach (Orthos Barcelona)
Diploma in Physical Culture, hypertrophy training and Bodybuilding (Orthos Barcelona)
Certificate 3 in Fitness (Fitness Industry Training Brisbane)
Certificate 4 in Fitness Personal Training (Fitness Industry Training Brisbane)
Level 1 Power Lifting Coach (Power Lifting Australia)

  • Kids and Adults Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructor

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt under Ninos Dammo (Australian Elite Team)

Kayne has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since 2015 and received his purple belt in 2019. He has been an active competitor since starting BJJ and has collected numerous podium finishes as well as Queensland and National titles throughout the ranks.

He brings an enthusiastic approach to training and has a wealth of competition experience to draw from.