Welcome to Legends! I am Daniel the founder and co-owner of Legends Academy.
Martial Arts is my life, it is my sport, my mentor, my hero and my saviour. Growing up with a single mother and violent stepfathers in low income households and suburbs, I was exposed to drug and alcohol abuse, physical and emotional bullying, as well as many negative influences. I faced many challenges to survive in life, fortunately for me I found Martial Arts and it gave me direction and purpose, Martial Arts ignited my spirit to evolve and become, Martial Arts gave me humility and respect while at the same time instilling self-confidence and value, Martial Arts saved my life and made my life.
My love for combat sports is only rivalled by my passion to positively impact and contribute to the community and world around me. I am an 8 times World champion and the first and only man in history to win world titles in 3 different combat sports: Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Boxing. 28 years in the sport and I am as inspired as ever, coaching and guiding other through the sports and creating opportunity for other to thrive and achieve personal success.
I'm Jay, and I am the co-owner of Legends Academy.
Certified Personal Trainer
Working with Children's Check
ISKA State Champion
I grew up playing all different kinds of sports before finding Muay Thai. For the last 10 years Muay Thai has had my heart and I now compete at a professional level.
I am the co-owner and co-manager of Legends Academy Perth, trained and mentored by World Champion Daniel Dawson.
I can get you to any fitness level you desire, I have great knowledge in nutrition having to lose weight rapidly whilst still maintaining high energy levels for all my bouts.
Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
Muay Thai Instructor
Former WKA State Muay Thai Champion
Working with Children’s Check
Senior First Aid
I have been involved in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years, graduating in 2005 from the Australian Institute of Fitness.
Growing up, Martial Arts was a predominant aspect of my life and I believe it has helped me become the person I am today. I started doing Taekwondo at a young age and then moved onto kickboxing not long after. It wasn't until my teenage years when I went along with a friend to his Muay Thai club and it was after that first lesson I fell in love with the art of 8 limbs. I continued training and with that, my passion for the sport kept growing.
I have been doing Muay Thai for over 10 years now and as a former competitive fighter I have had the opportunity to compete both nationally and internationally. I have trained, fought and won in Thailand fighting at the well known Bangla Stadium. I am the former WKA Lightweight Muay Thai Champion and was ranked in the top 15 Australia wide for my weight division.
My areas of expertise include Muay Thai, boxing for fitness, HIIT training, functional/strength training and weight loss.
My passion to help people change their lives for the better makes my job so rewarding!! As the saying goes, "find a job you love and you won't have to work a day in your life."
3 years competing professionally in Muay Thai
1 year coaching experience across Boxing, Muay Thai and Strength Training
WAKO Junior State Champion
I first walked into a Muay Thai gym at the age of 12 and I have been obsessed ever since. When I turned 14, I competed in my first proper Muay Thai fight, 12 fights later and I have traveled around Australia to fight for my state and I have won the WAKO State Championship.
I am currently undertaking both Certificate 3 and 4 courses in fitness, in doing so my overall knowledge on fitness with expand which will help me, help you. With the knowledge I have gathered over the years just by fighting and training, I would like to teach others around me, because seeing people improve and become more confident in themselves is the best feeling.
10 years coaching experience Across Boxing, Muay Thai and Strength Training
4x State Champion Muay Thai
2x National Champion Muay Thai
25+ Muay Thai Fights
Working with Children’s Check
Senior First Aid
Seeing people achieve is why I love coaching. I’ve been apart of people’s fitness journeys for 10 years and love helping people overcome obstacles to become happier healthier more confident versions of them self.
As a fighter myself I know the journey is not always a strait line of progression but “smooth waters never made for skilled sailors”
5 years training Muay Thai
4 years with The Fight Team
1 year as a personal trainer in Muay Thai and Strength and Conditioning
Cert III and Cert IIII in Fitness
I always struggled with fitness growing up and even as an adult, I could never commit to anything. Then I did a Muay Thai class and it was love at first site and as fitness was not something that came natural to me I worked and continue to work tirelessly to improve.
It is in my nature to want to help people achieve and succeed, in my profession I have always been a leader and a mentor and I feel the skills I have obtained over my career are transferable into the responsibility it takes to be a coach.
I am an amateur fighter with 2 fights on my records so far, I believe this makes me relatable to the people who are facing those initial struggles of first joining a martial arts gym. Natural talent is not something I was blessed with so I understand the extra hard work and dedication it takes.
For me environment is the most important part of the journey, if you are in a place where you feel comfortable and confident to be yourself that is when you truly flourish. My passion is to build a team of strong woman so one day they will have the confidence to chase their dreams just like I did!