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We are not just a gym.

We teach a mix of traditional and modern martial arts, self defence, fitness training and general awesomeness.

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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.

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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.

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ABOUT US


who we are

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Craig Donaldson

Head Instructor



 

1974


Craig is born via an epic hip escape

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1990


Started Australian Freestyle Combat Karate with Sensei Robert Reid, directed by Mick Nichols

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1993


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)

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1994


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

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1996


Earned 2nd Dan Black Belt in Advanced Fighting Arts & Self Defence (AFAS)

Started working in crowd control and personal protection

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1998


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

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2000


Earned 3rd Dan Black Belt in Advanced Fighting Arts & Self Defence (AFAS)

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2002


Started instructing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Taipan Muay Thai (now Greensborough Mixed Martial Arts)

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2007


Earned Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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2009


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

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2011


‘Integrity BJJ’ is introduced as the group’s name

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2012


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

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2014


Integrity Martial Arts Academy opens

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2015


Earned Floro Fighting System Level 1 Instructor

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2016


Earned Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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2018


Earned Floro Fighting System Level 7 Instructor

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2018


Earned Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



STYLES


what we teach

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STREET SMART COMBATIVES

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BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

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NO-GI GRAPPLING

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ELITE COMBATIVES

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MUAY THAI KICKBOXING

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THE MINIONS!

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WOMEN'S SELF DEFENCE

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MMA AFTERBURNER

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OPEN MAT

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YOGA

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INTRODUCTORY PROGRAM

 

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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.

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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.

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Mixed Martial Arts

A combination of a variety of styles, bringing together striking, submission wrestling, fitness and conditioning.

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No-Gi Grappling

Submission wrestling without the use of a gi. Techniques, grips, strategies and movement are adapted and streamlined.

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Elite Combatives

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.

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Muay Thai Kickboxing

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.

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The Minions!

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 are designed for kids aged 3–14 years old.

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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 – it gets you fit and equipped to handle any situation.

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MMA Afterburner

An explosive combination of fitness and self defence utilising Tabata interval training. Guaranteed to get you fighting fit in no time!!

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Open Mat

Free training time to work on techniques, spar or prepare for competitions.

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Yoga

Increase your longevity on the mat and enjoy better flexibility, mobility, recovery, balance and injury prevention.

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Introductory Program

This rotational curriculum focus on the first 6-12 introductory classes to give not just a basic understanding of core techniques across all styles taught at Integrity, but also code of conduct, mat etiquette, plus Q&A mat chats.

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CULTURE


how we train

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.

 

 


 

WITH DEDICATION,

 

RESPECT,

 

CONFIDENCE

 

AND HONOUR

 

YOU CAN ACHIEVE ANYTHING.

 


 

 

 

Our Pledge


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.

Join the Integrity family

TIMETABLE


when we train

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FEES


join the family


OPTION 1


Unlimited

$42 per week


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Access to all classes



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Unlimited styles



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No minimum term



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No cancellation fee



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No grading fees

 

 

 


 

OPTION 2


Base 6

$24 per week


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1 x class per week



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2 x Open Mats per month



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No membership fee



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No grading fees

 

(Restricted to 6 total sessions per month)

 

Class fees exclude Yoga sessions.

Discounts for 6 month and 12 month memberships available. Private and small group sessions available by appointment.

 

Get a free trial pass

 

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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.

 


 


Kids Unlimited

$30 per week


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Access to all Minions classes



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No minimum term



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Kids Basic

$15 per week


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1 x Minions class per week



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Yoga

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$10 for members



$15 for non-members



 

 

CONTACT


get in touch

2/30 Bridge Street, Eltham

Ph: (03) 9431 1167

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