meet the team

About

joel szepesvary

– BJJ black belt
– Karate black belt
– 25 years Combat sports experience

With over 25 years Martial Arts experience Joel began his training in 1994 in the art of Zen Do Kai Karate & Muay Thai. He achieved his black belt in Zen Do Kai in 1999 before he began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in 2002. Joel received his BJJ blue belt in 2007, purple in 2010, brown in 2015 and his black belt in 2016 from Professor Antonio Mota and Professor Andre Galvao.

Coming through the ranks in BJJ Joel competed regularly enjoying many successes including winning the QLD state titles at all belts (white to purple), and a silver medal and Pan Pacs in 2010. Amongst many other medals on the local competition circuit. Joel has travelled and trained in the UK, USA and Brazil where he has trained with the likes of Andre Galvao, Josh Hinger, JT Torres, Marcelo Garcia and Ricardo De La Riva.

Joel is a Medical Scientist by trade with degrees in both Medical Science and Biotechnology. He brings a scientific approach to his training and coaching, putting the Lab in Combat Lab.

- BJJ brown belt
- 12 years Combat sports experience

With over 12 years’ experience Nicole began training in kickboxing in 2008 and later BJJ in 2012 under her husband Professor Joel. She received her blue belt in 2015, purple in 2017 and brown in 2019. Nicole has achieved success at all belt levels in competition with over 35 gold medals on the QBJJC circuit and winning QLD state titles five years in a row.

As a professional MMA fighter Nicole has accomplished a 6-2 record, an XFC amateur championship belt, as well as being ranked #1 P4P female in Australia and NZ throughout 2017 & 2018. Nicole also holds a Medical Science degree and works in Pathology as a Medical Scientist.

About

NICOLE szepesvary

- BJJ brown belt
- 12 years Combat sports experience

With over 12 years’ experience Nicole began training in kickboxing in 2008 and later BJJ in 2012 under her husband Professor Joel. She received her blue belt in 2015, purple in 2017 and brown in 2019. Nicole has achieved success at all belt levels in competition with over 35 gold medals on the QBJJC circuit and winning QLD state titles five years in a row.
As a professional MMA fighter Nicole has accomplished a 6-2 record, an XFC amateur championship belt, as well as being ranked #1 P4P female in Australia and NZ throughout 2017 & 2018. Nicole also holds a Medical Science degree and works in Pathology as a Medical Scientist.

About

ty duncan

 – BJJ brown belt
– Current Australian Coastal Combat MMA welterweight champion
– Current Battle At The Beach K1 champion
– 11 years Combat sports experience

Ty began his Martial Arts journey in 2010 under Coach Joel. He earned his blue belt at 16 in 2012, purple in 2015 and his brown 2019. Competing in his first MMA fight at 16 he won by submission over a man 10 years his senior, putting a stamp on the MMA scene early on in his career.

His current accolades include 2 x amateur XFC champion, former professional Eternal MMA champion, current professional Coastal Combat MMA champion and current BATB K1 champion.

Ty has spent time training in the USA and Thailand, and also holds a personal training qualification.

– BJJ Purple belt
– 15 years Combat sports experience

Daniel first started training Muay Thai at a very young age, training and fighting under his Uncle until the age of 20. Always possessing an interest in grappling, Daniel transitioned to MMA and started training Jiu Jitsu at Combat Lab under Coach Joel in 2014. Quickly falling in love with the sport Daniel collected several medals in local tournaments on his way to receiving his blue belt in 2017 and his purple belt in 2019.

 

Daniel is regarded as one of the top ring announcers and commentators in the Australian MMA scene currently working with Coastal Combat MMA and Eternal MMA.
Daniel also holds bachelors degrees in Biomedical Science and Law and works locally on the Sunshine Coast as a lawyer.

About

Daniel Maudsley

– BJJ Purple belt
– 15 years Combat sports experience

Daniel first started training Muay Thai at a very young age, training and fighting under his Uncle until the age of 20. Always possessing an interest in grappling, Daniel transitioned to MMA and started training Jiu Jitsu at Combat Lab under Coach Joel in 2014. Quickly falling in love with the sport Daniel collected several medals in local tournaments on his way to receiving his blue belt in 2017 and his purple belt in 2019.

Daniel is regarded as one of the top ring announcers and commentators in the Australian MMA scene currently working with Coastal Combat MMA and Eternal MMA.
Daniel also holds bachelors degrees in Biomedical Science and Law and works locally on the Sunshine Coast as a lawyer.

The Gym

Facilities

Established in 2008, we are a full time Mixed Martial Arts facility located in Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast.

We offer high level, affordable training for all ages, skill and fitness levels. Specialising in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Atos), MuayThai, Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Strength and Conditioning, we have something for everyone.

We proudly offer highly experienced coaches, a world class facility and a friendly team and atmosphere that is like no other. Whether it is self defense, fitness or professional level competition you are after, we can cater for your needs. So take the first step and begin reaching your goals at Combat Lab.

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Joel: 0411 383 257

5/17 Focal Avenue, Coolum Beach,
Sunshine Coast, Queensland 4573

info@combatlab.com.au