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Jim Perdios (Head Coach)

From training Australia’s heaviest man to Professional fighters, Champions and everyone in between, Coach Jim has the experience and knowledge to transform our members lives.

Coach Jim decided to begin his Martial arts journey in 2006 after being overweight and bullied his whole life. He turned his life around, lost 35kg and went on to win the 2007 NSW and 2009 Australian MMA Championship. He began coaching in 2010 and has trained all around the world with the best fighters and coaches on the planet. He is extremely passionate about sharing the knowledge he has obtained and developed with our members. Coach Jim strives to help others achieve their goals and dreams as well as his own, in 2014 he became the youngest UFC Judge and in 2017 he became the youngest Australian UFC referee in History. In 2022/2023 he Coached team Australia at the World Kickboxing Championships in Italy and Germany.  He is driven to make the Australian Kickboxing Academy the best Kickboxing academy on the planet.

  • Government Accredited and certified by Fitness Australia

  • World Champion Kickboxing Coach

  • Official Boxing Coach- Boxing N.S.W

  • 1st Dan Black Belt

  • Cert IV Personal Training- Fitness Institute Australia

  • Senior First Aid Certificate

  • NSW MMA Champion (2007)

  • Australian MMA Champion (2009)

  • Official UFC Judge

  • Official UFC Referee

  • Glory Kickboxing Official

  • Team Australia WAKO Kickboxing Coach

  • Team Australia ISKA Kickboxing Coach


Andrea Nobrega (Coach)

Andrea Nobrega began her martial arts journey at the age of 7 in Taekwondo Training. She now has over 11 years’ experience and has achieved her 3rd degree black belt. Andrea pursued her passion in martial arts and developed her training skills transitioning into kickboxing/ Muay Thai at age 14, Andrea went on to further her skills competing in her first kickboxing fight at age 15. She has achieved her cert lll/IV in personal training and has completed a Bachelor of sports and exercise science. Andrea has over 9 years of coaching experience. She displays a great passion for coaching in aim to help you learn, grow and achieve your goals. She is a team leader at Australian Kickboxing Academy.

Andrea is also available for personal training, contact us today to book a session!


Ibrahim Faour (Coach)

Ibrahim Faour began his martial arts journey with the Australian Kickboxing Academy at the age of 15. He soon fell in love with the sport and was victorious in his first ever kickboxing fight after only 6 months of training. At the age of 16 Ibrahim began coaching kickboxing and fighting on a regular basis.  2022 was a big year for Coach Ibby Becoming both the NSW Kickboxing championship and Southern Fighting Championship. Coach Ibby is a full time coach and is pursuing his goal of becoming a world champion.


Tyson Martin (Coach)

Tyson Martin Begun training at the Australian Kickboxing Academy at age 14. He competes at various tournaments representing the Australian Kickboxing Academy. In 2022 he became the youngest NSW Kickboxing champion at only 17.

Coach Tyson fulfilled his dream of becoming a world Champion in October 2023 in Munich, Germany by becoming the ISKA 60Kg world champion at only 19 years old. He will turn professional in 2024.

He thoroughly enjoys coaching and mentoring the junior and adult members of the Australian Kickboxing Academy, and build positive, inclusive environments for all members of the local community. Contact us to book in a private session with him today


Zakariya Kotb (assistant youth coach)

Zakariya Kotb started his Kickboxing journey with us at the age of 8!

He thoroughly enjoys assisting with our youth classes and is an amazing part of our team. He is now a purple armband through our grading system and has  a bright future ahead

Coach Zak is undefeated winning his Wako kickboxing tournament in 2022! 

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