We are not just a gym.
We teach a mix of traditional and modern martial arts, self defence, fitness training and general awesomeness.
Achieve your goals.
Learn how to protect yourself on the street, how to submit someone twice your size or how to become a UFC hall-of-famer. It’s completely up to you.
Train with Integrity.
Train with purpose in a relaxed atmosphere, get fit, have fun and discover the benefits martial arts training can have on your life.
Muay Thai Instructor
Craig is born via an epic hip escape
Earned Black Belt in Australian Freestyle Combat Karate
Attended John Will’s ‘Shootfighter 2000’ seminar series which led to an interest in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and visits to John Will's Shootfighting school in Geelong
Robert Reid creates his own style: Advanced Fighting Arts & Self Defence (AFAS)
Earned 1st Dan Black Belt in Advanced Fighting Arts & Self Defence (AFAS)
Started enhancing weapon training with stick, blade, and flexible weapons with Guru Nino Pilla
Earned 2nd Dan Black Belt in Advanced Fighting Arts & Self Defence (AFAS)
Started working in crowd control and personal protection
August 1998 started taking private lessons from John Will in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This would continue for the next 10 years gaining Craig a mentor, coach, and friend
Earned 3rd Dan Black Belt in Advanced Fighting Arts & Self Defence (AFAS)
Started instructing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Taipan Muay Thai (now Greensborough Mixed Martial Arts)
Earned Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
A back injury halted Craig’s training with the recovery process providing an insight into the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu's leverage that translated into his teaching style
‘Integrity BJJ’ is introduced as the group’s name
Further injury recovery meant an evaluation of everything learnt over the last 20 years and brought on a focus of efficient body mechanics in training
Integrity Martial Arts Academy opens
Street Smart Combatives
Combining elements of Filipino Martial Arts, BJJ, Muay Thai, Aikido and situation awareness drills. Techniques used are developed for street smart self defence, anti-bullying applications and composure in threatening situations.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Highly efficient grappling using position control and leverage to submit opponents wearing a gi. ‘The gentle art’ is compared to a physical game of chess and allows a smaller or weaker person to successfully defend against a larger, stronger one.
Mixed Martial Arts
A combination of a variety of styles, bringing together striking, submission wrestling, fitness and conditioning.
Submission wrestling without the use of a gi. Techniques, grips, strategies and movement are adapted and streamlined.
Defensive tactics for multiple attackers, bladed and improvised weapons and techniques that provide control in situations where minimising risks and maximising results are critical. Tactics applied in hostile environments by security, police and military personnel.
Knows as ‘the art of 8 limbs’ Muay Thai is a full combat style using hands, elbows, knees and shins for maximum impact and efficiency. Muay Thai is arguably the most effective striking style and techniques are widely used in MMA bouts.
The next generation of superheroes combining the powers of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Combatives and MMA with focus, discipline, and a positive attitude. The Minions! and The Minions! Muay Thai classes age group: 6–12 year olds. The Mini Minions! classes age group: 3–6 year olds.
Women’s Self Defence & Fitness
Learn how to protect yourself at home, on public transport and on the street with a practical and effective self defence system. Mixed in with a high energy workout, it gets you fit and equipped to handle any situation.
An explosive combination of fitness and self defence utilising Tabata interval training. Guaranteed to get you fighting fit in no time!!
Free training time to work on techniques, spar or prepare for competitions.
At Integrity Martial Arts Academy, we pride ourselves on having an outstanding culture.
At the heart of everything we do is – well – how we do it. We learn, train, eat, speak, win, lose and do everything we can the right way: with ‘integrity’. Integrity defines who we are. We even named our academy after it.
We dedicate ourselves to quality training with a strategic mindset, and then build our confidence as well as the confidence of those around us by sharing the experience. We grow as a group and make sure nobody is alone in their journey.
YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING.
To exercise dedication and consistency in applying ourselves to training and progressively learning new skills.
To always show respect to each other on and off the mat.
To have a positive attitude to life, ourselves, others, training, skills-based problem solving and to love the experience.
To learn and gain self empowerment through martial arts.
To gain the confidence to enter any environment with a relaxed mind yet an awareness to our surroundings.
To train only in tried and proven styles and techniques that work effectively in real life situations.
To be part of a supportive team of like minded people.
To train with Integrity.
Any class, any time
No membership fee
No grading fees
Discounts for 6 month and 12 month memberships available.
Private and small group sessions available by appointment.
Work in emergency services?
As a big thank you to our active and retired sworn members of ADF, AFP, Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria, CFA, MFB and Transit Police we offer a discounted rate of $25 per week or $1200 per year.
$25 per week
2/30 Bridge Street, Eltham
Ph: (03) 9431 1167
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