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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!

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.

Team Phoenix Classes

  • Punch and kick your way to fun and fitness!

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    1 hr 15 min

  • The dynamic Filipino martial art that is amazing for self-defence fun ...

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    1 hr 15 min

  • Get fit and have fun with this amazing martial art!

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    1 hr 15 min

  • Come learn how to grapple in a fun, friendly way!

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    1 hr 15 min

  • Come practice your techniques in a controlled sparring environment!

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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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