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Sifu Kade's Story;



Sifu Kade is the Founder and Chief Instructor of the Mettle Martial Arts Academy. Although Kade has always been a fan of Bruce Lee and the whole Kung Fu Cinema genre, Kade only started training in the arts in 2000 after a violent and unprovoked assault left him with a broken jaw and a bruised ego. But Kade holds no regrets about the incident - as it was the catalyst that introduced him to meet Guro Nino Pilla and in turn, so many other martial artists, mentors, training partners and lifelong friends.

Today, Kade has trained across multiple empty hand and weapons based arts including: Jun Fan Gung Fu; Jeet Kune Do (JKD); Muay Thai / Thai Boxing; Filipino Kali/Eskrima/Silat; Panantukan; Maphilindo Silat; Majapahit Martial Arts; Kickboxing; Bokator (Khmer Kickboxing); Muay Baron; Krabi Krabong; Tae Kwon Do; Hapkido; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) and many more…

Kade holds Instructor ranks under Sifu Nino Pilla, Guro Dan Inosanto, Ajarn Surachai 'Chai' Sirisute and Sifu Larry Hartsel (d).

  • 10th Grade Black Belt (Instructor) with the Nino Pilla International Academy of Martial Arts (NPIAMA), under Sifu/Guro/Ajarn Nino Pilla, Adelaide, South Australia;
  • Member of the Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association under Sifu/Guro/Ajarn Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s friend, training partner and senior instructor).
  • Lakan Guro (Apprentice Instructor) in the Filipino Martial Arts under Magulang Na Guro Dan Inosanto, Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts, Marina Del Rey, CA USA;
  • Apprentice Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu / Jeet Kune Do (JKD) under Sifu Dan Inosanto, Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts, Marina Del Rey, CA USA;
  • Khun Kru (Apprentice Muay Thai Instructor) with the World Thai Boxing Association under Ajarn Surachai ‘Chai’ Sirisute, Carson, CA USA;
  • Associate Instructor (Level 2) with the Jun Fan JKD Grappling Association (USA) under Sifu Larry Hartsell, Marina Del Rey, CA USA.

Kade has also had the privilege of training under many other respected instructors including: Sensei Erik Paulson; Professor Jean Jacques Machado; Sifu Francis Fong; Simo Valencia ‘Cookie’ Vassiliou; Sensei Benny ‘The Jet’ Urquidez; Sensei Yorinaga Yakamura, Coach Kathy Long, Sibak Richard Bustillo (d), Sifu/Dr Mark Cheng, SiHing Gianfranco Russo, Kancho Anthony Hockley and Supreme Grand Master Cacoy Cañete (d) amongst others.

Sifu Kade teaches group classes, private lessons, self defence courses, public seminars, primary and high school groups and has been involved with numerous demonstrations and stunt performances for live shows, TV and Film, passionately sharing his experiences and training with the next generation of martial arts students.

Sifu Corey's Story;



Sifu Corey first began martial arts training when in high school in Mount Gambier, studying Kyokushin Karate at the local dojo. After achieving a blue belt in Kyokushin Karate, his youthful enthusiasm for the martial arts was put on hold when he moved to Adelaide to go to university. While he participated in kickboxing classes to keep fit, he didn’t return to a graded martial arts system until Sifu Kade introduced him to the Nino Pilla International Academy of Martial Arts (NPIAMA) in Adelaide, in 2003.

Corey embraced the NPIAMA syllabus, training up to six times a week in Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Muay Thai, Maphilindo Silat, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, FMA (Kali/Eskrima/Arnis) and Combat Submission Wrestling. Under the guidance of Sifu/Guro Nino Pilla, Corey achieved his 10th Grade Black Belt in the NPIAMA syllabus in February 2014.

In 2009, Corey returned to his Karate roots and began training with Bushido Martial Arts in their system based on Goju Ryu. Corey today holds the rank of Nidan (2nd Degree Black Belt) with Bushido. Corey also successfully completed his Thai Boxing Association (T.B.A.) apprentice test in March 2012, in the presence of Ajarn Surachai "Chai" Sirisute. He also attended the 19th Annual T.B.A. Pacific Northwest Muay Thai Camp in Oregon.

Corey first met and trained with Guro Dan Inosanto in December 2003 during his Australian Tour and has trained at every Australian seminar since and travelled to the U.S.A. on several occasions to train at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts in Marina Del Rey, California. In 2014, Corey was invited on the Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association program.

When Sifu Kade founded Mettle in 2015, his long-time training partner Sifu Corey helped develop the syllabus.

  • 10th Grade Black Belt with the Nino Pilla International Academy of Martial Arts (NPIAMA) under Sifu/Guro/Ajarn Nino Pilla.

  • Member of the Inosanto International Martial Arts Instructors Association under Sifu/Guro/Ajarn Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s friend, training partner and senior instructor).

  • Apprentice Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do (JKD) under Sifu Dan Inosanto.

  • Lakan Guro (Apprentice Instructor) Filipino Martial Arts (Kali/Eskrima/Arnis) and Maphilindo Silat under Guro Dan Inosanto.

  • Khun Khru (Apprentice Instructor) with the World Thai Boxing Association under Ajarn Surachai "Chai" Sirisute.

  • Nidan (Second Dan Black Belt) with Bushido Martial Arts.
  • Black Shirt (Full Instructor) with Mettle Martial Arts Academy.
  • Certificate IV Fitness/Personal Trainer.

Sifu Corey has also had the privilege of training with many other highly respected instructors including Sensei Erik Paulson, Professor Jean Jacques Machado, Sifu Francis Fong, Simo Valencia 'Cookie' Vassiliou, Sifu Quentin 'Q' Vassiliou, Sensei Yorinaga Yakamura and Supreme Grand Master Cacoy Cañete.

Sifu Corey is currently teaching classes and private lessons at NPIAMA and Mettle in Adelaide.

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