About Influence Defence

At Influence Defence we believe that a positive influence is a great start to achieving all your skills & fitness goals. We’ll give you a guiding hand to keep you motivated, working hard and working to the best of your ability. We do group training, one on one personal training & small group training sessions.

With guidance and encouragement you will then in turn Influence someone else in need of inspiration! So what are you waiting for??? Call now for your first Free session!

So how do you join? It’s easy! Just contact us with your name, contact details and the session time you are interested in. We will respond to you ASAP and book you in for the first free available session. We have a range of Membership options designed to meet your needs.

Why Us?

Have you been thinking about joining a sports, combat or self defence club? Why not try a independently family owned and operated Studio/Gym/Group Training Centre that is run by the owners.

We are a combination of – Group Training Classes, One on One Personal Training, Kid’s Self Defence, Adults Mixed Martial Arts, Kick Boxing/Muay Thai, Ground Combatives/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing & Krav Maga.

Most gyms you are left to your own devices & if you aren’t a self-motivated person the gym membership usually goes unused. We offer classes that are like small personal training sessions at an affordable price.

We also offer one on one training for the person who likes to be pushed for Fitness and Learn the personal skills of Martial Arts.

So don’t delay & contact us now – 0418849309 and ask to speak to Greg

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Special Thanks


Progressive Krav Maga

Australia’s most rapidly expanding Krav Maga system, Australia wide, was developed by the founders of the Progressive family and draws on their combined years of experience in the dojo and on the street. Designed for the unique Australian environment it is a fast-paced fat burning workout that will get you fit, pumped and in possession of a highly practical self-defence skill set.

The Progressive Krav Maga System is on the cutting edge of Australian Martial Arts today and we pride ourselves on excellence.  Whether you’re interested in fitness, health and weight loss, competitive fighting, self-defence or our children’s development programs. Our team of highly qualified Black Belt Instructors can help you reach your goals. It doesn’t matter to us whether you are preparing for a national title or trying to drop a few kilos along with gaining skills in the process.

Your Progression Is Our Goal !

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Kids Krav Kickboxing

Kids Krav Kickboxing is an exciting, high energy sports program developing discipline, physical fitness, co-ordination and strong self-defence skills. Delivering a core program of combat sports skills and street defensive tactics, it provides young players with a no nonsense grounding in both striking (Muay Thai, Boxing, Krav Maga) and grappling (Brazilian Jui Jitsu, Judo) and is designed to build strong skill sets in preparation for the sporting competitive arena (Kickboxing/MMA) as well as the real-life situations we all hope our loved ones never face.

Kids Krav Kickboxing is ideal for girls and boys with class ages 9-16 years. All of our senior Instructional team promote responsible behaviour and appropriate use of practical skills. The Influence Fitness & Defence Centre is a independent training gym that will most certainly impress. Discounts are offered for second and third children and places are limited.

Location – 174 Smart Rd St Agnes,

Period Start Finish
Term 1Monday, 1st Feb 2021Friday, 9th April 2021
Term 2Tuesday, 27th April 2021Friday, 2nd July 2021
Term 3Monday, 19th July 2021Friday, 24th Sep 2021
Term 4Monday, 11th Oct 2021Friday, 10th Dec 2021
For enrolments or further information please contact Greg on 0418849309 or info@influencedefence.com.au

Print out and fill in the Training Liability Waiver & bring in prior to your first lesson.

Kickboxing Muay Thai

Kickboxing is a stand-up combat sport based on kicking and punching, historically developed from karate mixed with boxing. Kickboxing is practiced for self-defence, general fitness, or as a contact sport.

Kickboxing is a good fitness choice for those looking to burn calories for weight loss, or to improve stamina and heart health. Kickboxing is considered a low -or high-impact, high-intensity workout. Beginners are advised to begin slowly. Listen to your body and take water breaks when you need them.

Kickboxing involves aerobic and anaerobic exercise, both of which positively impact mood. It does this by increasing endorphins and producing changes in the part of the brain that can improve stress, anxiety, and depression.

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Boxing is a combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves and other protective equipment such as hand wraps and mouthguards, throw punches at each other for a predetermined amount of time in a boxing ring.

Boxing is a high impact cardio workout that offers a significant calorie burn. Cardio boxing workouts burn more calories than other types of cardiovascular exercise. A typical boxing session can burn up to 1000 calorie.

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Ground Combatives / BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu “BJJ” is a sport that will give you a complete workout. You will work all your muscles,  your heart and your lungs. You will also feel your muscles aching, your skin toughening, your fingers getting stronger all while your body starts to adapt to the sport.

Brazilian Jiu-Jjitsu is a grappling based martial arts and combat sport based on grappling learning skills of ground fighting, controlling and resisting opponents in forcing submission holds.

Brazilian JiuJitsu focuses on getting an opponent to the ground in order to neutralize possible strength or size advantages through ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. On the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced through proper grappling techniques.

Brazilian JiuJitsu teaches you how to use your legs to control a stronger opponent and increases your flexibility to escape a difficult confrontation. Every time you train, you are challenged both mentally and physically. BJJ boosts your fitness and works for all body types.

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Our Trainers

Greg is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Krav Maga, a ranked 3rd Degree Muay Thai Instructor within the Progressive Combat System headed by Sergeant Ben Coleman & is a Black Belt in Zen Do Kai Free style Martial Arts. Greg has competed in Boxing achieving the National Silver Metal and is a Nationally Accredited Boxing Coach. He has recently competed in Brazilian Jujitsu getting a win & continues the journey practicing this art. Over the years within his Krav Maga journey he has trained with the likes of Mosha Katz CEO & Founder of Israeli Krav International (I.K.I.) & mentored by the Head of Australian I.K.I. Patrick Honan. Most recently he has trained with Sgt Paul Cale Australian special Forces Commando and CEO of Kinetic Fighting.

Greg Cox has been practicing Martial Arts from the age of 12 starting with karate then progressing to Kickboxing in his late teens early 20s. In his mid-20s to early 30s he went onto boxing. After starting a young family Greg made his way into Original Boot Camp adapting quickly to the intensity & discipline in this field. Seeing the importance of Self Defence for a family environment he then found his way to MMA & Zen Do Kai free style karate,

While keeping the intensity going from boot camp he also trained in Muay Thai / Kickboxing. Through using these as ways to also stay fit he was soon to come across Krav Maga noticing this as one of the most efficient & functional street survival defence disciplines today. Seeing this as not just a Self-defence but a Family-defence system Greg continues to follow this path & endures to move forward with an open mind continuously progressing to adapt to today’s ever changing society.

Dale’s Martial arts story to this point: 6 years ago while sitting watching my son train I was encouraged to “have a go” this was very confronting at first but I soon gained a passion for the sport and art.

Krav Maga was the style that interested me the most seeing it as the most effective street defence. Gaining the first step of yellow belt in 2015. This was the trigger for training consistently over the next 5 years. Then in November 2019 awarded my Black Belt. One of my most satisfying achievements in life not just martial arts. Along the way also grading in Muay Thai, and currently Brown Singlet.

Training and helping like minded club members to achieve their goals is another immensely satisfying bonus! The journey continues…

I have been seriously involved in various styles of martial arts for the past 15 years – including boxing, Taekwondo, BJJ, Muay Thai and Krav Maga.

Achieving black belts in Taekwondo and Krav Maga, and a brown band in Muay Thai are some of the hardest but most fulfilling tasks I have undertaken.

In 2013 and 2014 I competed in the State titles for BJJ winning two gold and one silver medal.

Over the past four years my son has also been training in martial arts. I am fortunate to be able to assist the club with coaching the kids. Being a part of the kids’ journeys in martial arts is a very rewarding experience and one I am thankful to be a part of.

My journey in martial arts. I have been training now for 15 years. During this time graded to 3rd Dan in Zen do Kai free style Karate & was honoured the title of Sensei with in that art.

Also achieving two Black Belts in Krav Maga with different clubs, studying under two systems . Fortunate enough to travel interstate and locally to attend courses with some of Australia’s leading experts in this field .

Recently attending a three day seminar with world renowned Israeli Krav International instructor Moshe Katz.

I’ve graded to brown band in Muay Thai Kickboxing and recently taking up Brazilian Jujitsu to continue my journey in learning and teaching others the art of self defence.

Brett Sheldon is a qualified PT, boxing coach, strength & conditioning coach & has competitively boxed and continues his passion as a trainer in this field.

He has attained his cert III & IV in 2006, and has since completed a number of qualifications for personal development, such as; level 1 & 2 kettle training, ASCA level 1, Boxing SA level 1, a bachelors in Psychological Science and is about to complete a bachelors in Exercise and Sport Science.

Brett’s experience and knowledge has helped many people lose fat, improve muscle mass, improve cardio, competitively fight, as well as helping people achieve employment goals, like Defence force and police selection.

From competitive fighters to fitness beginners, Brett has the knowledge, experience and skills to help guide you towards your fitness/lifestyle goals.