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Kirra has always had a passion for fitness and sports of all sorts. Growing up she played every sport she had the chance to including touch football, indoor soccer, netball, AFL and also played representative Softball & Hockey.
In her 20’s I found herself in the gym everyday, sometimes twice! She was addicted to the adaptions her body was making with cardio and resistance training. Getting less interested in her day job and more interested in training, she made the decision to become a personal trainer and hasn’t looked back.
Also being a first time mum, she knows exactly what it’s like to have to change your routine during pregnancy and can happily tell all you mum’s out there how important it is to stay active during pregnancy and also how doing will help with labour!
And every woman’s biggest fear – post-natal weight gain!! Come in and talk to Kirra about how you can tweak your nutrition and training plan and get back your pre baby body!
Dwayne started his martial arts journey at the age of 12, working his way up the ranks in Shukokai Karate. After competing in numerous kumite tournaments, placing in the top 3 on most occasions and also representing Victoria at national level he wanted a new challenge.
He trained and competed in Hung Fut Kung Fu and Aikido a short while before having the opportunity to commence Kyokushin Karate at the age of 20. Kyokushin Karate, a full contact bare knuckle fighting style widely known as “The Strongest Karate” commands a tough body and mind in order to be successful at it.
In the following years he competed both nationally and internationally in full contact Kyokushin ring fights and tournaments, placing amongst the best in the world. From here Kickboxing was a natural progression and so too was Muaythai. In late 2006 he made the decision to quit his job as a personal trainer and move to Thailand where he immersed himself in training and fighting in the homeland of Muaythai. He also spent some time training in the US (California and Nevada) in Kyokushin, Muaythai, BJJ and MMA.
Fast forward a decade and now with over 25 years of martial arts and fitness experience, Dwayne had a vision to create an environment that allowed him to pass on his knowledge, but also to provide a “one stop shop” where people can train in martial arts, do their strength and conditioning, get in some extra cardio, work on dropping some weight or growing some muscles, all under the one roof! And that’s how World Fitness Cartel and subsequently Fight Cartel were founded.
Dwayne’s an experienced coach that uses progressive training and doesn’t stick to traditional methods where science has proven the benefits elsewhere. He’s trained students and instructed classes in various gyms around Australia, most notably Olsen Muay Thai Factory in Perth and Urban Fight Gym on the Gold Coast.
If you want to get serious about your training, whether it be self defence, fitness, strength, weight loss, or professional/amateur fighting come in and have a chat with Dwayne and see how he can get you on track. He teaches most Muay Thai classes and is available for personal training sessions to help you succeed faster!
Dwayne’s Professional Fight Record
14 Fights – 8 wins – 4KO
2x Bangla Stadium Belt Winner (Thailand)
World Ring Karate – Full Contact Kyokushin
6 Fights – 5 wins – 1 KO
Kyokushin National Tournaments
2002 Victorian Lightweight Champion
2003 Victorian Lightweight Champion
2004 Victorian Open Lightweight – 3rd Place
2004 Australian Open Lightweight Champion
2005 Victorian Open Middleweight Champion
International World Full Contact Tournaments
2004 World Kyokushin Tournament Japan
2004 All Japan Maki Dojo Japan – 3rd Place
2005 World Kyokushin Tournament Japan
2006 Presidential Cup Abu Dhabi – 3rd Place
Competed in 30+ regional non contact, semi contact and full contact tournaments between 1990 – 2003.
1993 Rensei Karate Tournament Fighter Of The Year
2003 Melbourne Kyokushin Karate & Titans Kickboxing Student Of the Year