About Us


Welcome to Double Dragon, Sydney’s premier martial arts gym since 1983. Steeped in tradition yet embracing modern styles, we are the epitome of excellence in Muay Thai, boxing, and Jiu-Jitsu.
Our rich history spans decades, rooted in the timeless principles of traditional martial arts. Over the years, we’ve evolved to encompass contemporary disciplines, producing champions in every field. From local competitions to international stages like the IFMA World Muay Thai games, our competitors have left an indelible mark on the martial arts world.
At Double Dragon, inclusivity and support are at the heart of everything we do. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a beginner, our gym offers a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive. With over 30 adult and 16 kids classes available, you can tailor your training experience to suit your individual goals and preferences.
Join us at Double Dragon and discover the transformative power of martial arts. From building strength and confidence to forging lifelong friendships, your journey starts here.

Meet our COACHES

We pride ourselves on being the best, and that includes our coaches. All Double Dragon coaches have extensive experience in their sport, are properly trained, accredited and qualified with the necessary governing bodies. All coaches hold a NSW government Working with Children clearance and a senior First Aid certificate.


Rowan is a dynamic leader in combat sports, seamlessly combining over a decade of fighting experience with a dedicated approach to coaching and empowering individuals within the gym.

In his illustrious career, Rowan has notched up an impressive 25 fights, earning recognition as a top-ranked professional Muay Thai fighter in Australia. His collection of state and national titles, coupled with bouts both domestically and internationally, showcase his mastery of the sport. Now, he channels this depth of knowledge and vast experience into every aspect of Double Dragon.

As a lead coach, Rowan spearheads our Muay Thai program, shaping it with his unparalleled expertise. Additionally, he lends his guidance to our boxing program and holds a purple belt in Double Dragon No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu. His commitment to the mats is unwavering, inspiring youths and adults alike to surpass their limitations and achieve greatness.

Rowan's support for fighters extends beyond the ring. Whether coaching, cornering, or training, he's a steadfast ally for our Muay Thai and boxing athletes. His dedication even led him to represent Australia as a coach at the IFMA World Muay Thai games in Mexico in 2018, a testament to his passion for showcasing the talent we produce.

But Rowan's impact reaches far beyond the gym. Actively engaged with Combat Sports NSW, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of Muay Thai in the state, ensuring its continued growth and development. Moreover, he uses combat sports as a bridge to empower others, helping them gain confidence and self-worth through their journey.

Together with Shane, Rowan co-founded a combat sports fight promotion, providing a platform for local talent to shine and fostering a safe and empowering environment for future stars to emerge. Their vision continues to elevate both professional and amateur events in New South Wales, cementing their legacy as pioneers in the combat sports community.


Meet Shane, a legendary figure in the Australian martial arts scene whose passion and dedication have shaped the landscape of combat sports. With 21 years of experience in combat sports, he's not just a coach but a driving force behind the success of elite athletes.

Shane's journey in martial arts began long ago, evolving into a lifestyle rather than just a hobby. His accolades speak volumes from kickboxing championships to pioneering MMA in Australia through the 2010 Pankration state and national titles. Not only does he hold a brown belt in Double Dragon Jiu-Jitsu his is versatility extends to strongman and powerlifting competitions, showcasing his prowess across various disciplines.

As the main coach of Muay Thai and Double Dragon Jiu-Jitsu programs, Shane's expertise shines through in his commitment to constant learning. He actively seeks out seminars and advanced programs to stay at the forefront of coaching excellence.

But Shane's impact extends beyond the gym walls. He's a pillar of support for fighters, coaching, cornering, and training them for both local and international bouts. As an active board member for Muay Thai NSW, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the sport, ensuring its growth and development.

Together with Rowan, Shane co-founded a combat sports fight promotion, leveraging his knowledge and expertise to create unforgettable events. His matchmaking skills are unparalleled, elevating both professional and amateur competitions in New South Wales to new heights.

In essence, Shane is more than a coach – he's a mentor, a visionary, and a driving force behind the success of martial arts in Australia. His legacy continues to inspire generations of athletes to push boundaries and reach for greatness.

JASON WHITBY - Boxing Coach

Meet Jason Whitby, our dedicated Boxing Coach whose passion for the sport is truly contagious. With a keen eye for detail and an unwavering commitment to his students, Jason brings a wealth of experience and energy to every class.

Currently competing in amateur boxing, Jason's journey in the ring has seen him tackle numerous challenges, stepping up in weight and facing opponents head-on. His resilience and determination serve as an inspiration to all who train under him.

In the gym, Jason's enthusiasm is palpable as he works tirelessly to bring out the best in his students. Whether you're a first-time beginner or a seasoned competitor, Jason's expertise shines through as he shares his ring experience and technical knowledge with everyone he teaches.

But Jason's impact extends beyond the boxing ring. Through personal training sessions, he's helped countless individuals not only supercharge their progress as fighters but also build confidence and self-worth. Troubled juniors find solace and support in Jason's guidance, blossoming into confident and empowered individuals under his tutelage.

Motivated and passionate, Jason is committed to sharing his love for boxing with others, empowering them to reach their full potential both inside and outside the gym. Join Jason's class today and experience the transformative power of his coaching first hand.

KAI WEATE-JONES - Muay Thai Coach

Introducing "Cobra" Kai Weate-Jones, our esteemed Muay Thai Coach whose dedication to the sport is paving the way for its future in Australia. With over a decade of experience in training Muay Thai, Kai has become a household name known for his skill and determination.

As an amateur competitor, Kai's achievements speak for themselves. His selection to represent Australia at the IFMA World Muay Thai games, coupled with his 2020 National Muay Thai championship title, solidify his status as a rising star in the sport. With eyes set on Greece in 2025, Kai is on a relentless pursuit of gold for Australia, showcasing his unwavering commitment to excellence.

Transitioning to the professional arena, Kai continues to make waves in the top rankings of his division. Rounding 20 pro fights his just keeps riding. Competing against some of the biggest names in Australia, he's only just begun to make his mark on the Muay Thai scene. His extensive travel and participation in major Muay Thai promotions across the country further attest to his prowess in the ring.

But Kai's impact extends beyond his own achievements. As a coach for kids and teens Muay Thai, he serves as a beacon of guidance and inspiration for the next generation of fighters. Having risen through our junior programs himself, Kai exemplifies the potential for greatness that exists within our community. His journey highlights the supportive culture we foster at Double Dragon, where students uplift and empower each other to reach new heights.

For those seeking to train with a true champion, Kai offers select personal training sessions where he shares his wealth of knowledge and inspires his students to achieve their wildest dreams. With Kai by their side, students can embark on a journey of self-discovery and martial arts mastery.