MEET YOUR COACHES
Co-owner and founder of MADfit MMA, Don began fighting at age 14 in South Africa. Moving to Thailand to pursue a career in muay thai, Don racked up pver 70 professional muay thai fights as well as claiming multiple titles and being regarded as one of the best in the world.
Don remained undefeated outside of Thailand in the sport of muay thai and returned to South Africa to pursue a career in mixed martial arts. In November 2011, debuted for the Extreme Fighting Championship winning by KO in the first round.
Winning the EFC lightweight title in 2013 and again in 2017, Don has a lifetime of martial arts and sports performance behind him, which he displays when coaching. He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jujitsu, the head MMA coach and runs the muay thai & MMA programs.
In October 2018, Don debuted in the UFC, the worlds largest MMA organization, winning by spectacular head kick knock out in the second round. Winning knockout of the night, Don is the first South African to win a debut in the UFC and is the most decorated and successful MMA athlete coming out of South Africa to date.
Contact Don directly for private bookings.
Co-owner of MADfit MMA, Matthew hails from a family of boxers. Leonard leisching Matt’s great uncle won olympic bronze and commonwealth gold in 1952 and 1954. Matt Started boxing as an Amatuer age 13 in joburg under Anton Gilmore. Moved to capetown age 18 and worked under former champion Mhkusli Kondile. At age 22 Matt turned to coaching full time. Matt has made multiple boxing Amateur and professional champions, he has international experience to spending time in Thailand dubai and Amsterdam. He also has involvement in MMA which he won the local EFC title with his partner don Madge in 2013 as well as accompanied him to the biggest MMA stage in the world the UFC in Canada. He has been involved in boxing and fighting all his life. Matt also has trained many well known faces Professional athletes ,actors ,musicians you name them he’s most probably worked with them . Matt is the number 1 boxing trainer in Cape Town without a doubt.
Matt offers personal training boxing sessions for anyone looking to get fit and learn the art of boxing.
A Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under 8th Degree Coral Belt, Master Sylvio Behring. Brandon was promoted to Black Belt by Master Sylvio Behring in 2013. He is a decorated BJJ competitor winning multiple state championships in Brazil including Gold medals in X Copa de Jiu Jitsu and Samurai Jiu Jitsu championships. In addition to group classes he offers private training as well.
DWAYNE FINIDI DODZO
Dwayne I'm from Harare province in Zimbabwe. Started Boxing at the age of 12 years. At the age of 14 years I was already competing in amateur level. At school, was decorated as "best sports achiever" but the passion lay in boxing. At amateur I managed to be a provincial, national and Regional gold medalist in middle weight division. I'm a qualified person Trainer got a diploma in sports science also a qualified boxing coach.
Boxing is a way of life. I'm a fitness fanatic, i loves to share my passion. Pain is temporary but pride is forever. I'm a great motivator, I will keep you on your toes and present in the moment waivers,But at the end they will be a great smile.
*Boxing training for beginners, white collar boxers and amateur boxers.
* Functional training
* Team building classes
*Personal training. Eg weight loss, conditioning, gain muscle and muscle toning.
WADE "WEET-BIX" HAMMOND
International Sports Science Associate Personal Trainer Qualification
CFL 70kg Kickboxing champion
PFC 70kg Kickboxing Champion
Western Cape Kickboxing Champion
South African Kickboxing Champion
Over 50 fights in Boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai
Specialise in Boxing and Kickboxing, private 1 on 1 sessions as well as group classes.
Also offer functional fitness personal training for all fitness levels.
Reeco Stewart is a qualified Biokineticist and Strength & Conditioning Specialist who completed his studies at Stellenbosch University in 2018 and his internship at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa in 2019.
-BSc Sport Science (2016)
-BSc Honors in Sport Science (2017)
-BSc Honors in Biokinetics (2018)
-Deep Tissue Sport Massage
Reeco has worked with Elite level Athletes, including the blitzbokke, Paralympic athletes, Maties & UCT sports, Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. He also has experience with the elderly, and more complex rehabilitation cases such as spinal-cord injuries, Strokes, ACL reconstructions, lower back pain, hip & knee replacements.
Whether it be improving sport performance, rehabilitation from injury or managing chronic disease, Reeco is here to help!
Laura Madge completed her Comprehensive Advanced Pilates Certification in 2011 (Trifocus Academy - CATHSSETA & REPSSA accredited) and has over 10 years experience in boxing training.
An experienced children's coach and with 3 years of Brazilian jiu-jitsu training under her belt, Laura has a wealth of knowledge in martial arts & teaching.
Laura is the only female coach at Madfit and caters specifically to women & children looking to get fit and learn a skill.
New mom's are encouraged to bring their little ones along to her sessions. As a new mom herself, Laura understands that being a mom and trying to get your body back is difficult, so sessions are catered to your specific needs.
Nic is Madfit MMA's head kids coach; with years of teaching experience, Nic also brings a wealth of accreditation to his sessions including:
- Higher certificate in exercise science (HFPA).
- Advanced diploma in exercise science for special population groups (HFPA).
- Kid's development specialist (HFPA).
- JR Fit, youth fitness programming (AAHF).
Nic has over 10 years experience in boxing and 2 years Brazilian jiu-jitsu training under his belt, which he uses to pass on knowledge to the kids he teaches.
Cam Pritchard is one of South Africa's top grapplers, with a number of grappling accolades to his name.
A former professional mixed martial artist, Cam is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu purple belt with over 10 years of experience on the mat.
Cam runs our Fundamentals BJJ program at Madfit MMA, which is one of our most popular classes, as students learn the basics and the essentials of BJJ under the guidance of Cam.