About FitLife Martial Arts
FitLife Health will provide you with many options for enhancing your fitness, health, longevity, protection, and self development on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. We have a strong grounding in morality, etiquette, ethics, health, and safety, while making your experience fun.
FitLife Health is an organisation that can offer you many avenues to enhance your wellbeing, vitality, fitness, personal safety and that of the ones you love. You will improve your emotional and mental wellbeing, and even develop your spiritual path. In short with our expertise and your desire, you will enhance your life!
FitLife Martial Arts Philosophy
At FitLife Martial Arts our goal is to provide members with the environment, tools, knowledge, inspiration, encouragement, and support to affect any aspect of their wellbeing, leading to a better life. You will always be made to feel welcome as we instil a family oriented atmosphere based on etiquette, ethics, respect, and morality.
Wellbeing encompasses many facets of your life, and is viewed differently from person to person. We want you to find balance of the body, mind, and spirit. Through your training, whether it be in fitness, martial arts, self defense, internal arts, or online learning you will be provided with excellent support and service from all of our instructors.
For FitLife students
What will you achieve in your training with FitLife Martial Arts?
- Improved fitness, health, and longevity
- More energy, vitality, and power output
- Weight loss, muscle tone, better mobility
- More confidence, focus, and motivation
- New friends of like mind and goals
- Skills to defend yourself and loved ones
- A higher quality of life with respect for yourself and others
- New attitudes and commitment to your health and well being
- Become calmer mentally and emotionally
- Learn the values of morality of mind and deed
- What we guarantee you in your training with FitLife Martial Arts™.
- Integrity, loyalty, and commitment from our instructors
- Respect and consideration for your training goals
- Concern for your health and personal safety
- Punctuality and disciplined conduct
- A healthy, positive attitude
- To be a part of your training journey
- To give you value for your time and money
FitLife Acupuncture Philosophy
What will you achieve in your training with FitLife Martial Arts?
Our aim is to provide excellence in preventative medicine using classical and modern acupuncture and moxibustion, natural therapies, and body work. At the FitLife Health Acupuncture Clinic we will strive to take an active role in the education of the public on how traditional East Asian medicine and natural therapies can play a part in the everyday maintenance of their health and well being.
Our clinic readily provides service to Mudgeeraba, Robina, and surrounding suburbs, with people travelling from as far as Brisbane, Toowoombah, Byron Bay, and Mullumbimby.
Marc Webster (Masters of Acupuncture), Shiatsu Therapist, Master of Tong Long Kung Fu.
After 7 years in the hospitality industry, I came to the realisation that working hard for up to 16 hours a day on my feet, not enough sleep, irregular eating habits, alcohol and drug abuse, was not conducive to my good health. Along with the fact that I was bored giving all of my time to my work, I looked for something outside of hospitality to expand my horizons. In 1993 I began training in Japanese massage and Chinese martial arts. After several lessons of both I realised I had found my passion. The theories and practice of the medicine and the martial arts had many overlapping areas. I was amazed at the applications they had to both ancient and modern day lifestyles. I continued my studies in medicine at acupuncture college. Now 15 years later I am still studying and constantly trying to improve my skills in both fields. Thankfully, I have not cooked commercially since mid 2000, and I don’t intend to do so again.
I have specialised in the treatment of injury and trauma rehabilitation, back pain, women’s health and pregnancy, as well as paediatric acupuncture and moxa therapy.
In 1999 I achieved first place in the Gold Coast’s Queensland Training Awards for my acupuncture studies, and was runner- up in the Queensland state finals.
I am currently a 4th Degree Red Belt in 9th Degree Grandmaster Henry Sue’s Southern Tong Long Kung Fu system and an instructor of Yang style Tai Chi. I am the Sifu at the Mudgeeraba branch of the Chinese Kung Fu Academy and co-founder of FitLife Martial Arts.
Since February 2000 I have lectured at Massage Schools of Queensland, teaching Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies. I have also taught acupuncture to Degree level for 5 years at the Academy of Natural Therapies, at the Gold Coast Institute of TAFE. In 2002 I studied with the Toyo Hari Association. This style of acupuncture was developed by blind practitioners, so is a very highly refined tactile form of medicine. Also 2002 saw me complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Herbal medicine through Cathay Herbal Laboratories. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Western Sydney with my Masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine, majoring in Acupuncture.
I continue to follow my passion through my own Clinic, further studies in the fields of medicine and martial arts, and teaching both Oriental Medicine and martial arts. You can read more about my views on these throughout this website and at www.mckfa.com.au.
Toni Maree Best (Masters of Acupuncture) and Shiatsu Therapist.
I have been practicing Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shiatsu and Animal Acupuncture at the A-T.E.A.M. Clinic for the past 6 years. I specialise in women’s health, pregnancy, and fertility difficulties. I am currently studying my Masters at the University of Western Sydney, with emphasis on the use of Acupuncture for infertility. I have been working with clients undergoing IVF treatments, and am having continued positive outcomes for many couples.
My other areas of speciality are female health, and stress related issues. I treat dogs and horses for such issues as athritis, age related problems, digestive problems, and injury. I am also teaching as a Tai Chi instructor at the Mudgeeraba Branch of the Chinese Kung Fu Academy.
Dean Monk (Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) & Esoteric Acupuncture)
My Journey into Chinese Culture started when the NZ Army posted me to Singapore in 1980; here I began my lifelong passion and study of three Gems – Qigong, Chinese Medicine & Kung Fu. This all began at the Nam Wah Pai Institute of Art of Self Defence with Master Sim Poh Kok. After more than five years in the Army, I decided to pursue TCM formally. In 1986, I embarked on a four year course of study with Professor Wong Lun, at the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Melbourne). I graduated end of 1990, with a Diploma of TCM.
Then at the Academy of Natural Therapies (Gold Coast) I qualified in both Swedish Massage & Zen Shiatsu (1991 & 1994). From 1995 – 2004, I studied Qigong With Master Jirong Zhang at the China Institute International (Brisbane). In 1996, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Majoring in Health Science) at Griffith University (Gold Coast). Since 1997, I have been the Acupuncturist/TCM Practitioner & Lecturer at The Golden Door Health Retreat (Gold Coast)
In 2000, I qualified as a Zen Bodytherapy Practitioner with Zentherapy International (USA). In 2000, I completed the Postgraduate Nicotine Addiction and Smoking Training Course at the University of Sydney. In 2006, I graduated with a Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine Degree at University of Western Sydney.
From 2008 – 2009, I studied Tiandi Qigong with Master Zhao Shihua (Sydney). Since 2009, I have been teaching Anmo-Tuina & Cupping at Massage Schools of Queensland. Since 2010, I have been studying Esoteric Acupuncture with Dr Mikio Sankey (USA) at the Shiatsu College Australia (Melbourne)
In 2010, I moved my private practice to the A.T.E.A.M. in Mudgeeraba. In 2010, I trained Qigong with Grandmaster Anthony Wee of Chi Dynamics International at The Golden Door Health Retreat – Elysia (Hunter Valley)
My practice today combines the five modalities of Professor Wong’s TCM (Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Massage, Food Therapy and Exercise Therapy), with Qigong Breathing Therapy, Dub Leigh’s Zen Bodytherapy and Dr Mikio Sankey’s Esoteric Acupuncture. This together with my experience working at The Golden Door Health Retreat for nearly a decade and a half has given me a unique insight into Wellbeing. This has led to the development of what I call Lifestyle Therapy.
I specialise in stress and stress related conditions and how they affect posture, breathing, digestion, sleep, anxiety and vitality; musculoskeletal problems and nicotine addiction.
I am also a Senior Instructor and Dai Sihing of the Mudgeeraba branch of the Chinese Kung Fu Academy and co-founder of FitLife Martial Arts.