Hays is the Director and Founder of Australian Combat and Exercise Pty Ltd and its coaching arm ACE Martial Arts. He has been studying Martial Arts for over 23 years, initially studying numerous styles of Karate and Hapkido. In 1999 Hays rebooted his martial arts career by joining the well-known Double Dragon Martial Arts gym in Sydney under the instruction of Australian Martial Arts legend and kickboxing pioneer, Mick Spinks. Hays began training in Boxing, Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kung-fu and Dragon Fist Freestyle, with Freestyle/MMA being his main focus..READ FULL BIO
Michael has been training in Boxing, Kickboxing/Muay Thai and Freestyle martial arts for over 6 years. Michael is an exercise scientist & personal trainer. He is a passionate martial artist who enjoys all aspects of martial arts coaching. He has also assists in fight preparation for any up and coming fighters. Michael is also an accredited coach under the Australian Sports Commission and Martial Arts Industry Association (MAIA)
At the age of 16 he became the Australian power-lifting champion beating previous records held in that organisation. While studying Certificate III and IV in fitness, Zein was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. After 1.5 years of BJJ training and minimal stand up (striking) training Zein undertook his first MMA fight in which he won by TKO in the first 2 min. Continuing that success he started studying in other styles including Muay Thai, Boxing, Karate, Judo and Wrestling. 4 Years and 5 fights later he succeeded in making The UFC’s Ultimate Fighter Nations representing Australia.
Instructor/ Exercise Physiologist Melbourne
Since 2001, Zak has worked at a special sports school for boys with behavioral problems (as seen on 60 Minutes). He has won several world titles under the International Sports Karate Association, in the areas of weaponry, free forms, and full contact fighting. He is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and specializes in rehabilitation for muscular-skeletal injuries, Obesity, Diabetes and CVD. Zak is available for seminars & martial arts tuition in Melbourne.
Dave is a passionate coach & personal trainer who specialises kickboxing, Muay Thai, strength and fitness.As a coach Dave is goal oriented and gets enjoyment out of helping people reach their goals in training and life. Through years of study David has experience in martial arts, strength, fitness and nutrition which he combines to help people reach new levels in performance training.
Exercise & Sports Scientist/Strength & Conditioning Coach
Dr Luke Delvecchio is one of a few Accredited Sports Scientists in Australia; he develops programs to enhance human performance for sport; in particular combat athletes. Luke is a highly skilled career professional with over 5 years practical experience in corporate health, primary care and occupational rehabilitation environments. At ACE Martial Arts Luke manages athlete performance by developing programs for boxers, kickboxers, wrestlers and MMA fighters. READ FULL BIO
Personal Trainer/Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Instructor
Marion is a certified personal trainer. An accomplished athlete herself she has competed at National and State League Level in swimming and netball respectively.
Marion enjoys boxing & kickboxing for fitness for the killer workout it provides, improvements in strength and power, and the fact you get to unleash in a safe environment. As a coach Marion thrives to build solid foundations, teach new skills, provide guidance, motivation and have fun!