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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 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 coach at MADfit MMA and runs the muay thai, brazilian jiu-jitsu & 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 only 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.
DON "THE MAGIC MAN" MADGE
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.
My name is Wade Kerspuy, I am a Flyweight in the EFC. I started Jiu jitsu in April 2014, graded to my blue belt in 2015. I started competing in MMA as an amateur in July 2016. I was selected for the MMA South African team in 2016, where I got the bronze medal in the African open. The following year 2017 I represented Team SA again and won the gold medal at the African open. In November 2017 I was signed to the EFC as a professional.
COACH 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.
As a KSI lvl 2 IKFF Africa coach, Kettlebells are an important part of my arsenal.
With nearly 9 years in the industry, I use functional style training, coupled with traditional isolation training, to enhance the quality of movements, grow base strength and improve overall conditioning