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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 over 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 black belt in Brazilian Jujitsu under Richard Quan & Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles; he is also the head bjj 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 one of the most decorated and successful MMA athlete coming out of South Africa to date.

Contact Don directly for private bookings.

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Matt is from an Olympic medalist boxing family.


At age 13 his dad took him to the same gym it all started for the family. Matt showed great understanding of the game at a very early age, whether it was in or out of the ring.

As he got older he took to coaching full time and since then never looked back. Creating champions in MMA ,kickboxing aswell as boxing. These include EFC africa champion local KB champions ( provincial) ,multiple amatuer national and provincial boxing champions.

The 1st Professional national heavyweight boxing champ in capetown in 100 years aswell as WBF all africa title holder. He founded madfit with his partner don Madge in 2015 which they grew into one of South Africa’s best mixed martial arts gyms.


Matt has worked with many celebrities and world class athletes using his boxing techniques and training keeping them in tip top shape. Some of these include Steven Kitshoff, Don Madge, Travis Fimmel, Francios Van Coke ,Siv Ngesi and BK Masunyane to name a few. It’s been a 17 year journey and at the age of 32 he is just getting started. 


Contact Matt directly if you looking to learn the art of boxing or simply improve your lifestyle and get into the shape of your life.

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Professional Boxer/Kickboxer

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.

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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, Brazilian jiu-jitsu blue belt with 5 years of training under her, Laura has a wealth of knowledge in martial arts & teaching. Laura has also competed as an amateur boxer with 10 years experience in boxing training.

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.

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Nic's experience in boxing and jiu jitsu training, combined with his further qualifications means he can adapt the sport to fit the unique requirements of kids. He is also a patient and supportive coach , who is dedicated to helping kids achieve their best on the mat and in life.

Nic's qualifications include:

- 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. Nic coaches our kids under 13 boxing & Bjj program.

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Dylan is an undefeated professional boxer. As an amateur he has competed at WP and SA champs, winning WP twice and received silver medals at SA champs.

Dylan is available for private and small group boxing sessions for all ages and experience levels. He also runs the morning boxing classes at Madfit.

Contact him to get into shape & learn some skills all whilst having fun.

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Shane Uria

Born the son of an Olympic swimmer and an international fitness pioneer, exercise and wellness are apart of Shanes DNA.

From an early age he was taught the fundamentals and values of a healthy lifestyle, sports and human movement.

Motivation is his mission. Shane gets the best out of his clients and makes them achieve their goals while having fun.

His passion is Muay Thai .

After advanced training at some of the best Muay Thai gyms in Thailand, Shane now exceeds as a teacher for everybody who wants to learn the art of the 8 limbs or as a coach for professional fighters.  Shane takes the morning Muay Thai classes at MADFIT.


Contact Shane for Privates or small groups


Muay Thai and Boxing – all levels

Muay Thai for kids


Functional Training and Weightloss

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