Coaches

We pride ourselves on being the best, and that goes for our instructors. Double Dragon identifies the most dedicated and passionate martial artists and mentors them to become instructors. Rest assured all our instructors and personal trainers are properly trained and qualified with the necessary governing bodies.
All trainers have completed their accreditation with the Australian Kung Fu Wu Shu Federation (AKWF) and the Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA), as well as N.S.W. Government Working With Children clearance and senior First Aid certificates.

Sifu Mick Spinks

One of Australia’s Pioneers of Kickboxing and Martial Arts, Mick is a master of many disciplines. An icon of the industry with many accolades, trophies and magazine covers, Mick went from being on of Australia’s best fighters to being on of Australia’s best trainers.

Fast forward to the present day and there’s a stack of trophies, world title belts, UFC contracts, numerous gyms, stamps in the passport with fights around the globe. Read on to see how Mick has evolved Double Dragon into the world class facility we have in Sutherland today.

Shane Greenwood

Coach Shane Greenwood has made the transition from competitor to coach, starting as a beginner in our kickboxing program, progressing to kickboxing and pankration competitions and then turning his efforts to coaching and personal training.

Rowan Sangster

Rowan Sangster is a highly experienced kickboxer & Muay Thai fighter with over 20 fights and several titles to his name.

As a trainer Rowan specialises in teaching the techniques of kickboxing & Muay Thai, as well as structuring high intensity fitness sessions and practical self defence skills.

Adam Magee

Adam MaGee is one of the most experienced martial arts practitioners you will find.

Adam has reached the top rank of red sash in the Shaolin Jin Wu Koon Kung Fu style and continues to train and coach in the Double Dragon Kung Fu program where he shares his skills and attitude with less experienced students.

Steve Austen

I commenced my martial arts journey in 1970 in boxing at the YMCA and Police Boys Clubs, also trained boxing with coaches Joe Laferla and Brian Wilmott at Rockdale PCYC. During the late 70’s I also started training Goshin Ryu Karate. I come from a career background based in Military and Law Enforcement working in Special Operation Teams and there I trained in unarmed combat and weaponless control throughout my working career. Around 2008 my children started training under Mick Spinks in the after school Kung Fu program and I eventually found myself training there to under their experienced coaching staff mainly Boxing and kickboxing, but now really enjoying doing the Brazilian Jiujitsu.

Steve is a great coach in the gym as he is always able lift the mood and great the best out of everyone he teaches, he mainly helps all ages for the teens kickboxing & self defence classes and the beginners kickboxing/Muaythai.

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 MAIA martial arts coach
  • Senior first aid
  • Working with Children check NSW
  • Level 4 in the Double Dragon kickboxing/Muaythai system

Hugh O’Donnell

My martial arts training began in 2011 as a part of the Double Dragon teenage program. Through this introduction to the technique and fitness involved, I developed the passion for Thai boxing that led to pursue the challenge of in-ring competition. Training in the sport from such a young age has had a profoundly positive impact on my health and wellbeing both physically and mentally, so as I gather more experience in the art I set my sights on helping beginner level students in the gym get as much satisfaction out of their training as I have, whether or not they wish to compete.

Hugh is an experienced competitor holding over 19 fights amateur in Muaythai (April 2018) and holds the MASA full Thai Australian title, WAKO K1 Australian title, IWKBF South pacific K1 title and is the 2 times Muay Thai Australia NSW champion.

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 MAIA martial arts coach
  • Senior first aid
  • Working with Children check NSW
  • Level 2 in the Double Dragon kickboxing/Muaythai system

Trent Laurance

After years of training in different martial arts, I wanted to continue training in a style that held practical skills. On a recommendation I looked up Double Dragon and had my first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lesson with Mick Spinks in 2008, immediately becoming fascinated with it. Seeing the value of grappling, I expanded my training under Bernardo “Trekko” Magalhaes and Alex Prates, receiving my black belt from Trekko in 2017.

Trent has competed at all belt levels and continues to do so, taking his experiences and passing them on to students. He currently trains with Trekko and Mick under the Ribeiro system and never misses an opportunity to continue improving, regularly attending seminars held by the best BJJ coaches in the world.

Qualifications:

  • Level 1 MAIA martial arts coach
  • Senior first aid
  • Working with Children check NSW
  • Black Belt in the Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu system