Our Springfield martial arts academy offers a range of classes for children and adults that are run from Monday to Saturday.
The academy is located on Commercial Dr in Springfield and specialises in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The club is ideally situated to service the suburbs of Brookwater, Redbank Plains, Camira, Bellbird Park, Springfield Lakes, Carole Park, Augustine Heights and Greenbank.
The head instructor for the Springfield martial arts academy is Tyrone Coppedge, who is a black belt with an impressive competition record, winning golds at QLD state and Pan-Pacific Championships.
To find out a class time that best suits you, check out our class timetables!
Meet the Team
BJJ Black Belt
Hi, my name is Tyrone Coppedge, aka “T” I have always been an active person. I first started playing rugby league at the age of 4 years old. I played League for 19 years and planned to continue for many more years till, October 7th, 2010 the day I tried a class of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Infinity and realise all my muscles and athletic ability didn’t mean much when coming up against a skilled martial artist. I won’t lie, I was cocky and believed I could beat everybody in the class due to me having a big size advantage over most in the class and well……. My ego got checked the big time it was very humbling experience, discovering that somebody 20kgs smaller could easily tool me up in the nicest, possible ways with just pure, good technique. I signed up that night and started training 6 days a week.
I couldn’t walk around now knowing that I have no idea how to defend myself. I needed to know all secrets. Here I am many years later still learning and developing. I’m very grateful I started BJJ, I have met great lifelong friends, traveled to many places and created wonderful memories and I have been blessed the opportunity to teach BJJ full time.
Jay Jay Te Huia
Hi, my name is Jay Jay Te Huia and I originally lived in a small town called Palmerston North in New Zealand. My Upbringing was always based on sports like rugby, basketball, touch, hockey, volleyball and much more. During high school, I played most sports and made high-level squads. After finishing high school I got straight into work as all around labourer Seeking for more opportunities I moved to Australia in 2009 with my wife to ‘the land of opportunities’, Determined for a healthy lifestyle I found a local spot to train, so I took a free trial at Infinity martial arts to learn MMA and BJJ in 2011 the same year my son was born. The more involved I got into MMA and BJJ the more interested I became, week to week I was getting great results, weight loss and knowledge in MMA and BJJ. I then took the challenge to compete at my first Queensland State Championships as a white belt taking home my first bronze. This sparked up my whole journey of BJJ. While I was blue belt I was proud to have had my son, at the age of 2 I got him straight into 2-4year old BJJ fun and fitness and he loves it. I continue to train until this day with the support of my wife and my son Enjoying the culture of BJJ & MMA and teammates. Early March 2017 I was offered to teach at Infinity the kids and adults classes full time alongside instructor Tyrone Coppedge. I am a currently a proud and passionate brown belt and a loyal MMA instructor and I am looking forward to the future fight team and BJJ team in Springfield.
Hi, my name is Minjum Rogers. My whole life I’ve always been an active person, from playing soccer in school, going to the gym, climbing mountains, literally anything physical excites me and you could ask anyone in my family, I just can’t sit still….. I became curious about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu when I found myself attending a competition in support of a friend…. it was there that I saw women competing… I saw a young girl who looked to be losing the match, tap out her opponent with a simple choke with her sleeve…. that was it for me… I needed to know how she did that! So in July 2013, I decided to bite the bullet and just give it a try… it was so exciting and so different but it made me feel so happy!! It took me awhile to pick it up, it used to frustrate me so bad, haha but one day, after about six months or so of training, I hit a move in a roll, not even a submission, just body positioning… I just started remembering that I couldn’t comprehend the first time I had learned it…. the training was paying off and it was all starting to make sense… that’s when the real addiction kicked in! The fun began when I started competing…. it wasn’t about winning ever, it was about putting myself out there and being open to change and growth…. you can watch any video of mine from any competition and I can almost guarantee that win or lose, I have a smile on my face after every match!! It’s been nearly 5 years. I’ve been through tough times and Jiu-Jitsu really does get me through every single time, not just how therapeutic it is to actually train but the people you meet as well!!
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