our PREMIER team

meet the premier team

At Premier Martial Arts and Fitness Academy we believe that our biggest asset is our tight-knit group of experienced instructors and staff. In our Premier Team, all of our instructors are developed “in-house”, having come through our Leadership Program. This program is a pathway for students who would like to work towards becoming an instructor. All of our instructors train regularly in both timetabled classes and also in dedicated instructor sessions every week. They are also continually refining their skills by attending training courses, seminars and completing further qualifications. All are dedicated to the process of life-long learning.

Zak Jovanov

ZAK JOVANOV

Master Instructor/Director

Master Jovanov – Director of Premier Academy, has been training for over 25 years. He is a 7th Dan Master Black Belt, certified by the Kukkiwon….

torin burton

TORIN BURTON

Head Instructor

Mr Burton has been training for over 20 years in the martial arts, and is a 6th Dan Black Belt. Torin was a member of one of Mr Jovanov’s first martial arts instructors…

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SLAGJANA JOVANOV

Business Manager, Creative Director & Pilates Instructor

Slagjana, the Creative Director at Premier Martial Arts and is a 1st Dan Black Belt…

martin quinlan

MARTIN QUINLAN

HEAD Instructor

Mr Quinlan has been training for more than 20 years in the martial arts and is currently a 4th Dan Black Belt …

Kyle Nolan

KYLE NOLAN

HEAD Instructor

Mr Nolan has been training for over 18 years in the martial arts. He recently earned his 5th Dan black belt…

Keeley Lam

KEELEY LAM

Senior Instructor

Mrs Keeley Lam has been training for over 20 years in the martial arts, and is currently a 3rd Dan Black Belt …

sahib sarvari

HASIB SARVARI

SENIOR Instructor

Hasib is one of our instructors and a 3rd Dan Black Belt…

Bailey Low

BAILEY LOW

SENIOR Instructor

Bailey Low is one of our instructors and is a 4th Dan Black Belt…

TAHNEE QUINLAN

TAHNEE QUINLAN

SENIOR Instructor

Tahnee Quinlan is one of our instructors and is a 3rd Dan Black Belt…

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KANE SAYERS

SENIOR Instructor

Kane is one of our Junior instructors and is a 3rd Dan Black Belt …

Liam Isaac

LIAM ISAAC

SENIOR Instructor

Liam is a 2nd Dan Black Belt and one of our Junior instructors…

Naquib Savari

NAQIB SARVARI

SENIOR Instructor

Naqib is one of our assistant instructors and a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Robert Popiel

Junior Instructor

Rob is a 4th Dan Black Belt and one of our Junior instructors…

Dimitri

Dimitri Jovanov

Assistant Instructor

Dimitri is a 1st Dan Black Belt and one of our Assistant instructors…

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Jay Knowles

Assistant Instructor

Jay is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

Selene Oosthuizen

Assistant Instructor

Selene is one of our assistant instructors and a 3rd Dan Black Belt…

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Amir Zulkernain

Assistant Instructor

Amir is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

Garth Leon

Assistant Instructor

Garth is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt …

Izzah Zulkernain

Assistant Instructor

Izzah is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Mila Jovanov

Assistant Instructor and receptionist 

Mila is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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AIMEE Mahuru

Receptionist

Aimee is one of our receptionist and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Thomas Riley

Assistant Instructor

Thomas is one of our assistant instructors and is a Black Belt…

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Jayden Lien

Assistant Instructor

Jayden is one of our assistant instructors and is a Black Belt…

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Grace Griffiths

Assistant Instructor

Grace is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Phillip Nguyen

Assistant Instructor

Phillip is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Anya Tutt

Assistant Instructor

Anya is one of our assistant instructors…

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Jessica Ede

Assistant Instructor

Jessica is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Liam Palmer

Assistant Instructor

Liam is one of our assistant instructors and is a 2nd Dan Black Belt…

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Christian Ivanovski

Assistant Instructor

Christian is one of our assistant instructors…

Drajan

DRAGAN HAJDIN

BJJ Instructor

Dragan is our BJJ instructor…

Steve Stevenson

STEVE STEVENSON

MR Jovanov’s Master Instructor

Steve is one of our assistant instructors.

MICHAEL TAN

GRAND MASTER EXAMINER

Michael Tan is our Grand Master Examiner.

100+
Classes
per week