180 New Cleveland Road, Tingalpa QLD 4173
(07) 3393 9329 / 0412 400 836


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Welcome to Progressive Martial Arts

Progressive Martial Arts Academy International has a long and proud history under Guro Dan Inosanto and the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts. Teaching a variety of arts that cover stand-up, weaponry, and ground fighting, PMAAI is uniquely qualified to enhance and nurture your martial arts potential.

We also have our own on-site, certified, personal fitness trainer.

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If you have any questions or want more information send us a message via our Contact Page, Facebook, or visit us some time. You can find us via the map below.  We are a brief 5 minute drive from the Gateway Motorway at the Wynnum/Tingalpa exit.

Note: In 2017 we moved into the old Process Systems warehouse (we were previously in the next unit).


From seemingly out of nowhere various all-styles competitions appeared, and MMA fighters are modern-day rock stars. MMA has a firm choke-hold on the entertainment industry and is here to stay!

With the explosion of MMA’s popularity a spotlight shines brightly on the arts used by successful fighters. In the past the public could only glean a poor idea of different martial arts from movies, but now everyone has their eyes on MMA and can observe it reduce one-on-one fighting to core, effective, and sometimes devastating techniques.

Many martial arts clubs today now advertise MMA classes such as “No Gi” street-clothing wrestling classes, or more generically labelled “MMA classes”.


We have been teaching no gi MMA-style classes for over twenty years! The curriculum draws from a variety of stand-up and grappling arts following the JKD concept of absorbing what is useful. We teach Shooto wrestling (the Japanese style of no gi MMA that was staging world competitions 20 years before the UFC), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Combat Submission Wrestling, Dan Inosanto and Larry Hartsel Grappling, Silat, and Muay Thai.

PMAAI teaches a progressive system that employs the most effective techniques from a spectrum of arts to create a well-rounded martial artist who can handle dynamic situations. The current popularity of MMA and its culture proves with each and every fight the legitimacy of having a broad fighting curriculum.

Our instructors have been in the industry for a long time and have world-renowned sources of knowledge to draw from. Check out the Seminars page for an opportunity to train with some of our favorite instructors.


Students are taught how to manage situations involving blunt or bladed weaponry. Anyone involved with security or our armed forces will already appreciate that there is more to some conflicts than someone throwing punches.

Dealing with an aggressor who is brandishing a weapon is not something anyone should ever have to deal with, but these situations occur frequently all over the globe to regular people like you and I. It’s in your best interest to be prepared.

Personal Training, Endurance, and Overall Fitness

Progressive Strength

Progressive Strength is based in the same building as the Progressive Martial Arts gym and has its own dedicated training area with a wide range of personal training tools and equipment. Progressive Strength has many valued clients who train at both Progressive Strength and Progressive Martial Arts.

Progressive Strength also has many valued clients who do not train in any martial arts at all and want to focus purely on their health, fitness, strength, and more, and that is perfectly fine as Progressive Strength runs its own programs and schedules separate to PMAAI.

Whether you are looking to invest in your martial arts training, health and fitness, or both, it is all available at the Progressive Martial Arts Academy International headquarters in Tingalpa.

Mini Muscles – Healthy Active Kids

Mini Muscles offers a fun yet disciplined environment for your children to develop self-defense skills, strength, motor control, balance and coordination.

Our lessons are focused around martial arts, BEASTFIT Kids & Fit Play. Lessons are structured to help with learning new things however these skills are also guided discovery and play orientated to allow your child to develop a broad array of physical attributes and self expression.

The martial arts component is focused on self-defense and draws from our Muay Thai Kickboxing, CSW wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and basic self-defense. The grappling teaches the children escapes from holds and grabs and how to control someone who is trying to strike them.

BEASTFIT Kids involves animal movements combined with kids gymnastics.

We offer a free trial class for you and your child to see what our classes are about.

Progressive Business Hub

Our Progressive Business Hub space – rent now!


Rent our Progressive Business Hub space today!

Accommodating up to 30 people, this facility is fully air conditioned and contains a 64″ TV, multifunction printer and scanner, wireless internet and more. Get your caffeine fix from speciality coffee shop Grumpy & Lovely and enjoy all-day access to 24/7 Progressive Gym, both within the same building.