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Matthew Cugola

Matthew began studying martial arts at the age of 10. He has trained extensively with Japanese Jujitsu, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has also trained with various martial arts styles such as Boxing, Karate and Kickboxing / Muay Thai.

Matthew also worked as a security officer and crowd controller in various entertainment venues and events. This has given him the opportunity to see what types of Martial Arts techniques are most effective in dealing with aggressive people who were often larger and heavier than himself

Matthew still actively studies Martial Arts acquiring knowledge about modifications and techniques.  He continues to enhance our Martial Arts program and pass these new skills on to his students.


  • 5th¬†Degree Black Belt Japanese Jujitsu (Kyushin Ryu Jujitsu)
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2nd Degree Black Belt (Machado Jiu Jitsu¬†under Vince Perry)¬†Pumma
  • Board of directors Australian Jujitsu Federation 2021-
  • NCAS Level 3 Coach Jujutsu (Australian Sports Commission)
  • NCAS Level 2 Coach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Australian Sports Commission)
  • NOAS Level 2 Official¬† (Australian Sports Commission)
  • Level 1 general coach (TAFE CN418).
  • Instructional Skills (TAFE CN404).
  • Blue card issued by the Commission for Children and Young People.
  • 9 years instructing at Police Citizens Youth Clubs.
  • First Aid & Resus trained.
  • Instructing Martial Arts since 1996.
  • 10 years as a professional crowd controller & security officer.

Recent Competition Record

  • 2005¬†Australian Federation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu¬†Queensland Titles gold medalist.
  • 2006 Australian BJJ Champion. Blue Belt
  • 2007 Australian Jujitsu Team (World Jujitsu Titles Jersey, Channel Islands)
  • 2008 Asia Pacific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Silver Medal (purple belt division).
  • 2010 Australian Jujitsu Team captain (World Jujitsu Titles Las Vegas, USA)
  • 2010 World Jujitsu Championships. Grappling gold medal (Las Vegas, USA)
  • 2010 World Jujitsu Championships. Sport Jujitsu individual silver medal (Las Vegas, USA)
  • 2016 World Masters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships Las Vegas (Black Belt division)
  • 2016 Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Asia Pacific Championships. Silver and bronze medals
  • 2017¬†Australian Jujitsu Team captain/coach Team silver Medal (World Jujitsu Titles Gold Coast, Australia)

Our Team

Shane Philpot

Shane Philpot

Jamboree Heights Manager & Coach
Angelique Cugola

Angelique Cugola

Quinton Cugola

Quinton Cugola

Jujitsu & Warriors Coach
Robert Dupont

Robert Dupont

Assistant Director & Head Coach Jujitsu
Daniel Nembach

Daniel Nembach

Customer Service and Assistant Coach
Brandon McNamara

Brandon McNamara

Coach and Administration
Richard Miles

Richard Miles

Senior Coach Jujitsu & BJJ Assistant Coach
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