About us

Team Phoenix is about unity, self-improvement, acceptance, tolerance, friendship, community, love and passion. Through our love and passion for martial arts we 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 weights, 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/ Owner 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 to 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, 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 -Associate Instructor under Ron Balicki


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


Jeet Kune Do/ Jun Fan - Associate Instructor under Ron Balicki


Muay Thai - Coach under Ron Balicki


Shoot Wrestling - Black Belt under Ron Balicki


I am first aid trained and CRB checked


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