Meet the team.
Founding Director of Taijutsu Brisbane Martial Arts, and with over 12 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.
LOVES A DAD JOKE
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. With many years of experience in his martial arts training and extensive knowledge of team sports, specifically Aussie Rules football and after playing and coaching that sport from a young age, Senpai Baden decided to turn to training and coaching martial arts full time. Senpai Baden communicates very effectively creating an engaging and interesting learning environment each time the class hits the mat!
- Sensei 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
GREAT WITH KIDS
With a background in childcare and hospitality, Ms Kirra brings a wealth of care and commitment to the team. Being part of the Taijutsu family has meant a huge change to Ms Kirra's life both personally and professionally; and loves to share this passion for growth in others. Ms Kirra also is part of our social media team and assists with coaching kids classes where she enjoys sharing her knowledge and making peoples day; "It's a blessing that I am very grateful for!". What Ms Kirra finds the most beautiful, is that once the students step onto the mat, they set foot into a new world of personal discovery.
Operations and Events
LOVES A CHAT!
With a background in events, design and personal training Ms Emily intuitively and creatively facilitates are very welcoming and enjoyable experience here at Taijutsu Martial Arts Brisbane. Miss Emily loves to connect with new people and enjoy life for its simple pleasures. On her days off you will find her cooking up a storm with ingredient fresh from her garden, renovating her beautiful old Queenslander home and during the warmer months she probably ask you to join her for a hike... or maybe a scramble up a mountain to catch a gorgeous sunrise!
Through her dedicated attention to detail and her quick, effective learning ability, Ms Kristi has demonstrated that she has a solid understanding of Taijutsu concepts and practices. When coaching kids classes, Miss Kristi is always patient, kind and smiling. She has a passion for teaching and helping others, and is always eager to learn from her Sensei, peers, and students alike. When she is not learning or teaching Taijutsu, Senpai Kristi can usually be found reading a book, doing escape rooms, or studying to complete her Archaeology degree at the University of Queensland.