DON "MAGIC MAN" MADGE
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 NOGI grappling 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.
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 mix martial arts gym.
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.
BRANDON "PROF. HOFF" HOFFMAN
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.
WADE "WEETBIX" 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.
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.
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.
BK "LITTLE GIANT" MASUNYANE
The Little Giant is known for his nickname which he earned as a schoolboy in Johannesburg. Now and MMA superstar competing in ONE Championship where he is ranked #2 in the world in the flyweight division.
Bk has represented the country of South Africa in wrestling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; he holds the rank of blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and qualified as a South African powerlifter.
Bk coaches fundamental BJJ classes as well as MMA classes at Madfit.
Tanner has been training in martial arts since 11 years old, starting with Kickboxing.
He has been one of Madfit's first developments since our beginning.
His list of accomplishments at the young age of 22 are:
- 2x Amatuer South African Boxing Champ
- Pro-amateur Muaythai fighter
- BJJ gold medalist
- Amateur MMA fighter with hope of competing at IMMAF world championships
Tanner has experience holding pads for multiple world class fighters.
- Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu & Wrestling training
- Full Private 1on1 & Group Training
- 30 minute Pad Sessions
- Strength & Conditioning, Weight Loss programs.
To book directly with Tanner contact him here.
Dylan is an elite amateur boxer and an aspiring professional. 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.