Phil Cassidy

BJJ Black Belt

I am a 12-year veteran of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) where I worked in Security and Policing roles as a Military Working Dog Handler and Instructor.

My martial arts background extends back over 20 years obtaining a Black Belt in Goju Kai Karate in 2001, after a bit of a layoff I started up again with Go Kan Ryu Karate in 2008 until a friend introduced me to BJJ shortly before moving to Ipswich. In May 2017 I was awarded my Black Belt.

After having some success competing locally and at state level I discovered a passion for coaching and have been assisting at the Ipswich academy and from the sidelines at competitions.

I have also recently become a MMA referee/official with IMMAF Australia and MMA Australasia which sees me working at MMA fight nights and Cage Submission Grappling competitions in SE Qld.

In addition, Phil also heads up the MMA curriculum and oversees MMA Team Training Days for all of Infinity.