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Welcome to Team Phoenix!


We are a martial arts school that is dedicated to inspiring our students to improve physically and mentally and to help them develop the confidence to live an extraordinary life.


Team Phoenix teaches Muay Thai, Grappling, Kali, and Kids Ju-jitsu to a diverse community of people from all ages, backgrounds and walks of life.


Everyone has different reasons and goals for training, be it fun, fitness, self-defence, self improvement, achievement, learning new skills or increased self-confidence. Our team will work to the best of our abilities to help you achieve your goals.


Team Phoenix has proudly been located in the Ouseburn Valley since 2002. Experienced instructors teach a diverse range of arts with a focus on personal development.

Getting started


Starting a new endeavour is sometimes scary and intimidating but don't worry,

getting started at Team Phoenix is easy! 

Don't quite know what you are looking for? Drop us an email or give us a call and we will be more than happy to give you some advice. 

New starters are welcome to join in any class as we cater to all levels.


Already know what you are looking for? Sign up for your free week trial here



Book your free week trial today! 

Come down and give it a go and get a feel for the gym with no commitment


On the day of your trial, you can find us via the map on the contact us area of this website or, if you have any problems finding us, give us a call.


For your trial session, all you need is a T-shirt, shorts/tracksuit bottoms, and a bottle of water. We will provide everything else unless you have your own pads and gloves that you would like to use. 


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If you can arrive 10 or 15 mins before the class you want to try we can fill out a quick registration form, give you the tour, and answer any questions you may have. Then you will be ready to get started.


And don't worry if you have any questions or concerns, we are here to help!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Our Classes

What sort of thing are you looking for? We have classes that cover a wide variety of martial arts, but all have common threads so that you will feel right at home in any of them! We have full curriculums in all of our arts from beginner level all the way up to our coaching program to help you achieve your goals.




*Sparring and open mat available for members only

and is not included in free trial

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and has a rich history. The Roots of Muay Thai date back to the battlefields of Siam where the Thais used the ancient arts of Muay Boran and Krabi Krabong to defend their homeland. Today the ring sport of Muay Thai uses punches, kicks, knees, elbows, and clinch work and is practiced all over the world.


What to expect: Muay Thai Classes at Team Phoenix consist of technical training to give you the correct technique, as well as pad work, sparring, stamina, and conditioning training.



Team Phoenix Kickboxing follows the same structure as our Muay Thai class but without the clinch aspect. You will get a fantastic workout and have a blast while doing it!

We use a full curriculum for goal setting and skill progression. 

What to expect: Kickboxing classes consist of technical training as well as pad work, sparring and fitness training



Team Phoenix Grappling is a hybrid style that combines elements BJJ and Shoot Wrestling to provide students a well-rounded grappling style.


If you want to learn grappling in a friendly and non-intimidating environment, this is the class for you! We have a full grading curriculum for goal setting and skill progression.


What to expect:  In this class, you will learn Clinch, Takedowns, Ground positioning, Submissions, and Escapes. Classes include warm-ups, technical training, conditioning, and rolling.



Originally used by the indigenous people of the Philippines to defend their homeland, we have distilled this vast amount of knowledge into a fun and safe way to learn how to train and spar with and without weapons.

In this class you will learn the empty hand skills of boxing, kicking and trapping as well as how to defend yourself against a knife or stick.


We will also be teaching you how to hit pads and spar with a single stick, double stick, staff, sarong and training knife in a fun and competitive way.  

We have a full grading curriculum for goal setting and progression


What to expect: In this class, you will be learning Empty hand and weapon skills in technical training, pad work, conditioning and sparring. 


Phoenix Kids

Our aim is to produce the best from your child!

Our classes  build on your Child's confidence, giving them the physical and mental attributes that they will use throughout their lives.

The class focuses on teaching the basics of Ju-Jitsu and self defence and also teach children about themselves and their capabilities. We have a comprehensive grading curriculum to help them progress from white to black belt 

All instructors are CRB checked and have undergone child protection training and first aid training.  All qualifications on public display.


Parents are welcome at any class and staff will be happy to discuss any part of the training, organisation or practises of the club.

For more information about kids classes contact Sharron on


Who we are

Team Phoenix is about unity, self-improvement, acceptance, tolerance, friendship, and community. We are a bunch of like-minded individuals who are passionate about martial arts and have created a space where you can improve yourself physically and mentally without judgment.


Whatever your goals are, we will help you to achieve them. Since 1997 it has been our honour and privilege to work with thousands of students to help them learn and grow.


Whether you are with us for a month or a decade we hope you gain something you can take forward into the rest of your life. 

Team Phoenix is a full-time Martial Arts School that teaches a variety of arts from around the world.


We have a 195sqm training area with heavy bags, kick shields, and all the pads and gloves you could wish for! We have a warm-up area with skipping ropes, kettlebells, and Swiss balls for all of your pre or post-training workout needs. Changing rooms, toilets, and our relaxing lounge area complete with a complimentary lending library is available for all members!

Head Coach Matthew Teasdale and the Team Phoenix Coaching Crew


About Matthew Teasdale:

My passion is to teach and train martial arts and to inspire my students to live their best life. I am constantly striving to develop my teaching methodology so I can give my best to my students.


I love being part of a group that doesn't take itself too seriously even though we are serious about training!


I have been training in a wide range of martial arts since my mother enrolled me in a Taekwondo class in 1992. I began teaching in 1997 and have been teaching full-time since 2001.

I have had the privilege to teach and train all over the world and with some amazing and inspiring people. My main coaches and influences are Ron Balicki, Johan Skalberg, Richard Smith, Liam Harrison, Andy Howsen, Rungchai Makete, and Kowlan Lek.


I have worked as a Door supervisor, security guard, and close protection officer.


I am a certified instructor in the following arts:


  • Filipino Kali/Lameco Eskrima - Full Instructor under Ron Balicki

  • Kali Sikaran International -Katulungan Guro (Senior Instructor) under Johan Skalberg


  • Jeet Kune Do/ Jun Fan - Full Instructor under Ron Balicki


  • Muay Thai - Coach under Ron Balicki


  • Shoot Wrestling - Black Belt under Ron Balicki

  • Founder of Monkey mind self-defence


  • I am first aid trained and CRB checked


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