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Meet the team.
5th Degree Back Belt
Founding Director of Taijutsu Brisbane Martial Arts, and with over 16 years experience, Sensei Hayden, offers a diversified and unique approach to modern martial arts with a commitment to finding the most efficient ways to teach complex principals in a easy to understand way. Together with his team, he has created a vision for the school to be able to have our students become extremely proficient in a short period of time. Sensei Hayden has a fun and engaging teaching style that will ensure an exciting session every time.
- Shidoshi Hayden
2008: Began Formal Martial Arts Training
2010: Security Operations - Certificate II
2011: Fight Night – MMA Bout - 80kg
2012: Fight Night – MMA Bout - 80kg
2013: Toshindo - 1st Degree Black Belt
2014: Taijutsu Martial Arts – Founded Cairns Organisation
2014: Soul Fighting Championship - MMA Bout - 75kg
2015: Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu - 5th Degree Black Belt
2016: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Blue Belt
2016: Taijutsu Martial Arts – Founded Brisbane Organisation
2018: Grappling Industries – 84kg - No Gi - Gold
2018: Grappling Industries – 84kg - Gi - Bronze
2019: Grappling Industries – 84kg - No Gi - Bronze
2019: Grappling Industries – 84kg - Gi - Silver
2019: Lockdown - No Gi 93kg – Gold
2019: Lockdown - No Gi 84kg – Bronze
2020: QLD State Championships - 85.5kg Masters - No Gi - Bronze
2020: QLD State Championships - 88.3kg Masters - Gi - Gold
2020: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Purple Belt
2021: ISKA Combudo MMA 86kg Champion
With a decade of experience in coaching, Senpai Baden has a very passionate approach to training and loves the opportunity to help people reach their goals. Completing a sports coaching certificate at age 14 and getting a first hand taste of mentoring at a young age, he has learnt to utilise his strengths to help his players and students get the best out of themselves. Senpai Baden communicates very effectively creating an engaging and interesting learning environment each time the class hits the mat!
Blair brings a wealth of striking arts knowledge to the Taijutsu team with over 8 years of experience; having trained in Thailand, Canada and Australia with a number of world champion fighters. Blair has a passion for efficient movement to produce effective and crisp technique. In 2015 Blair was awarded his black belt in Muay Thai and began preparing for his fight career in the 80kg-85kg division; with a record of 3 wins (1 by TKO) and only 1 loss. Blair enjoys helping people find their love for combat sports by teaching the physical aspects of striking and how to manage mentality towards training.
Emily is our creative director. She has worked with many clients over the years, including small businesses and large corporations, developing visual identities to enhance brand prestige. Her background in graphic design has given her a unique perspective on how to create work that is rich in visual-appeal with attention to detail that is unparalleled.
Whilst studying his journalism and communications degree, coach Indio brings a detailed and creative perspective to coaching our kids classes. He has a very detailed and strategic approach to Taijutsu where he embodies movement efficiently and effectively to overcome his opponents in his own personal learnings which translates very well into his coaching style.
Coach Kelton brings a wealth of experience in wrestling, grappling and mixed martial arts to our coaching team. With a degree in nursing and a life-long passion for martial arts, he will be working with our students on their grappling techniques and helping them develop their own style. He is excited to share his expertise with the team and challenge them to grow beyond belief.
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