About us

About Matt Fiddes Australia

Matt Fiddes Martial Arts Australia Welcomes You

We would love to welcome you aboard

We want to help you and your family:

  • Improve Fitness
  • Increase Self Confidence
  • Learn how to a Positive Influence to others
  • Make some Life Long Friends
  • Learn Martial Arts
  • All in a safe learning environment whilst having some fun

Our qualified instructors work with students to give them the motivation they need to reach their goals. Teaching the principles of ‘black belt excellence’, our main objective at Matt Fiddes Martial Arts is to develop well-rounded, respectful students; not only at the academy but also in all aspects of their lives at home, at school and as a member of society.

Our tried and tested teaching methods not only teach our students the abilities and tributes of becoming a black belt in martial arts, but also how to use these methods they have learnt so that they strive to become academic “black belts”, and eventually corporate “black belts” or “black belt” employees.

A ‘Black Belt Attitude’ is what we strive our students to show everyday demonstrating a high level of personal excellence.

Everyone is welcome – whatever your age (over 3), fitness level or martial arts ability. An existing knowledge of martial arts, will assist you but is not essential; as our experienced qualified instructors will work  with you and teach you all you need to know and will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

We offer Mighty Matts, Juniors, Adults, Family Classes and Ladies Only Classes

We have developed a specific teaching module for our Mighty Matts (between 3  and 6) which focuses on self confidence, extending their fine motor skills as teaching them to show and act with better behaviour at home and school. See our Mighty Matt section for more further details.

Whilst our school started on the sunshine coast, we have expanded and now have schools across Southeast Queensland (including Gold Coast, Northlakes, Brisbane, Hervey Bay, Gladstone), North Queensland (including Townsville, Cairns) as well as Melbourne. See our locations here.

Enquire now or Call 1800 840 403 to talk to us, we will have a Matt Fiddes School near you.


Matt Fiddes Sunshine Coast

About our Head Instructors

Mr Canavan

Matt Fiddes Martial ArtsMaster Ryan Canavan,  Master franchisee and current 4th Degree Black Belt, brought the Matt Fiddes Franchise to Australia from the UK back in 2007. Since opening his 1st school in Kawana, he has since seen 30 more school open successfully.

Mr Canavan began training in the Arts in 1990. His first style was Kung fu but that was soon followed by Tae Kwon Do, which is where he found his real passion. At age 15 he was given the honour of opening his 1st school under the direction of his seniors and now at 35, he has proven to himself and his peers that martial arts can not only be a lifestyle, but a career as well.

Mr Weir

Mr WeirMr Weir, Current 4th Degree black belt started his interest in martial arts at the age of 8 in a variety of different styles. He enrolled his daughter in the junior programme in 2007 and was so impressed joined himself.

After 10 years Mr Weir and his team run classes at  Mudjimba, Peregian and Noosa and is also head of Curriculum to Matt Fiddes Martial arts Australia.

Mrs Weir

Mrs WeirMrs Weir, Currently a 2nd Degree Black belt, started training in Matt Fiddes Martial arts at the ladies only class in 2009, just 8 weeks after having her second child. Wanting to get fit and meet new friends at the same time getting out of the house, she developed a real love for martial arts. Since becoming an instructor in 2010 Mrs Weir and her team successfully run classes at Mudjimba, Peregian and Noosa an is also head of Administration to Matt Fiddes Martial arts Australia.