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
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 professor Shane Poppleton and Fight Club head instructor 4th degree Black belt professor Daniel Lima. Allan currently holds the rank of 3rd degree brown belt and competes regularly at local and state competitions. Some of his competition achievements include 2015 purple belt Gi Pan Pacific champion, 2015 no Gi purple belt State champion, 2016 brown belt Gi State champion and 2016 open weight masters State champion. Allan is also one of our senior Muay Thai and MMA students, holding the rank of purple white armband in Muay Thai and black belt under our current MMA curriculum. He is currently 1-0 in MMA as an amateur.
Harley has taken part in martial arts most of his life. He has been an instructor under the Black Dragon Kai systems for 5 years teaching for both BDK and the Fight Club families. He Holds Levels above black in Modern Martial Arts, Muay thai, MMA, Escrima and Kali, and Tae Kwon Do.
Even with a vast striking knowledge, Harleys main focus for the past few years has been Grappling. He is currently a 4th Degree Purple belt in BJJ, an orange belt in Submission Arts Wrestling and also regularly practices and trains in both Freestyle Wrestling and Judo.
At Fight Club Jiu Jitsu Beenleig, Harley is both the Muay Thai and the MMA Coach passing on his knowledge in these styles using the Black Dragon Kai systems. His passion in teaching lies not only in bettering himself and achieving goals but helping others reach their goals.
Ella is the ladies and kids instructor at Fight Club Jiu Jitsu Beenleigh. She is currently a 3rd Degree Blue Belt.
Ella started training Jiu Jitsu roughly 5 years ago in Mackay under Professor Henry Walpole and now is under Professor Shane Poppleton. She loves training as much as she can and also passing on the basics she knows to the children and the women she teaches.
Jiu Jitsu gives her an outlet. As a mother of 2 beautiful children who also train BJJ and a wife to a BJJ blue belt, it is important for her and her family to stay fit and active while also helping instil in her children core values of respect and mateship.
During her time training BJJ she has competed in numerous BJJ competitions and has also competed in an amateur boxing match in 2012 and an MMA fight In 2016, in which she won both. She loves the skills that she has acquired over her time, and she loves the relationships she has built along the way.
"Fight Club Jiu Jitsu has opened up a new world to me, and given me a second family. The bonds I have formed, my partners are like my brothers and sisters"
Ella is very passionate about her fitness, having completed her Cert III in Fitness, and Level 1 in Strength and Conditioning Coaching through ASCA.
"My goal is to one day promote to black belt. I have a passion for learning as well as passing on the knowledge and lessons I learn along the way"
Ella currently teaches the kids BJJ classes on a Monday and Wednesday alongside Professor Shane Poppleton and also teaches the womens class on a Saturday afternoon.