Shane Poppleton started martial arts late in life at 28, initially with Tae Kwon Do for a short time before trying Boxing and then finally settling on Sakura Ryu JuJitsu. He studied in this art for close to a year but found his passion laid in the lessor taught aspects of the art, ground - fighting. It was in the pursuit of this specialization that he found Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2007.
Shane is a very detail-oriented instructor and is constantly honing his skills and is still an active competitor. He has competed in over 40 competitions, achieving more than 20 titles. His highest achievement was 3 Gold’s and Silver at the 2013 Pan Pacific Championships in the Brown belt senior division.
Shane is currently a second degree Brown belt in BJJ under Professor Daniel Lima
Shane also is very active in the competition scene by performing referee duties at most local competitions, he also is helping competitors and instructors stay up to date with the current rules by running an information service where people can ask BJJ rules related questions called "Ask The Referee"HTTP://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ASKTHEREFEREE
His competition record is available online at: HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/USER:CODEMONKEY76
Instructor Allan Poppleton - Allan has developed a passion for the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and since starting his training in December 2009 has rarely missed a class. He has trained under the guidance of 2nd degree Brown belt Shane Poppleton and also head instructor and 3rd degree black belt professor Daniel Lima. Allan currently holds the rank of 1st degree purple belt and competes regularly at local and state competitions, always looking to test and improve both himself and his Jiu Jitsu.
Luther is the Muay Thai and MMA Coach for Fight Club Yatala. He has been training in both disciplines for many years. Having now completed his apprenticeship at Black Dragon Kai Jimboomba he is now passing on his hard earned knowledge to his students. Luther is also completing his Certificate 3 in Sports Coaching (majoring in Martial Arts) to ensure that he is teaching the most up to date and effective training processes. Luther is a multiple Kudo (Japanese MMA) and Jiu Jitsu Champion as well as being a Muay Thai and MMA fighter.