The team at CMA pride ourselves in providing world class fitness & martial arts training AND alsp creating the type of supportive training community that keeps people motivated to train week-in-week-out.
From your first class you’ll realise that the members are different to an ordinary club – we greet each other, get to know eachothers names and offer no judgment towards anyone – and that shows in each and every class.
FUN, SAFE, then Martial Arts & Fitness!
Everyone makes a decision to get into Martial Arts or Fitness classes based on their needs whether it’s to get fit and healthy, learn self defence, or regain their self-confidence once again. Joining is one thing, but to achieve your fitness or training goals you need two vital incredients:
At CMA we address both with our Values, our Community and our Coaches.
At CMA you’ll find a community of people who are invested into your fitness and/or martial arts journey from day one. You’ll find another family.
Why You’ll Love Training With Us
Meet The CMA Team
Master Tom Adam
Tom founded CMA back in 2011 after relocating to Canberra with his family. With over 15yrs Hapkido teaching experience, Tom has turned CMA into what it is today. Holding a 6th Dan Black Belt in Hapkido, Tom is also an avid Brazilian JiuJitsu student earning his Blue Belt in 2019.
SaBomNim Tamara Cain
Tam is a qualified Personal Trainer and group fitness instructo, not to mention a 4th Dan Black belt in Taekwondo and 1st Dan Black Belt in both Kumdo & Hapkido. Tam makes it happen at CMA, loves incorporating martial arts into her workouts, and helping others to stay motivated and achieve their fitness goals.
SaBomNim Steven Cain
Steven initially began learning Kumdo as an extension and benefit to his Taekwondo training, he really enjoyed learning Kumdo and has continued his journey to become a qualified Kumdo instructor to help others learn this Art. Steven’s calm and methodical style of teaching affords him the skill to teach anyone the fine art of Kumdo.
Professor Danny Weir
2nd Degree Will Machado Brazilian JiuJitsu
Rugby league and AFL for a few years after school, then l started boxing on and off for 8 years .
Danny discovered BJJ in 2002 and progressed through the ranks to achieve his 2nd Degree Black Belt in late 2019.
Danny has coached BJJ for 18 years and created his own school EpicBJJ, which joined the Canberra Martial Arts & Fitness club in 2019 and hasn’t looked back.
Brett is our Challenge Manager. For his own fitness he loves to go mountain biking, do HIIT Training… and pick up heavy things. He has eight years of fitness industry experience including personal training, group fitness and team management. His goal for all of our members is to get the absolute best out of them.
Jez has been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) since 2007. A Will-Machado Black Belt, Jez runs the kids BJJ program and has done so since it’s inception; growing the program from a handful of students into two thriving classes each week. A school teacher with over 25 years teaching in both Primary and High School, Jez utilises his experience to deliver fun, safe, challenging and inclusive lessons.
Natasha is our Members Manager which means she’s the “go-to person” for any membership queries from current and future members. Natasha says this place has one of the friendliest atmospheres of any places she’s been.