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2016 Christmas Newsletter

Our Christmas Newsletter has all the details of our Christmas Party, Gradings and Achievements for 2016.
Master Dom, Master Rose and all the team at Reflex Center wish all of our students all the very best for Christmas and hope you have a happy and safe New Year.


2015 Reflex Awards & Congratulations to
Student of the year 2015 - Harry Tamblyn, Renee Barbir and Breana Leone.
KID’s student of the year 2015 – Thomas Joy and Isabella Pickett.
2015 STICKS – Lara Moore... 2015 BJJ – Adam Holcroft.
Best Achievement – Maria Kerr. 
Thank you to all Reflex Students for training throughout the year! We are always impressed of your skills and effort! and looking forward to helping build on this in 2016! 


2015 Christmas Newsletter

Our Christmas Newsletter has all the details of our Christmas Party, Gradings and Achievements for 2015.
Master Dom, Master Rose and all the team at Reflex Center wish all of our students all the very best for Christmas and hope you have a happy and safe New Year.


2014 Awards & Congratulations to -

Student of the year 2014 - Mitch Holden and Renee Barbir
KID’s student of the year 2014 - Jordan Petrov and Dominique Musumeci.
STICKSTony Musumeci. BJJ - Mohamed Bazzaz.
KIDS Best Achievement - Jake Lavalle. 
This year was super awesome and looking forward to helping build on this in 2015!


 
2014 Christmas Newsletter

Our Christmas Newsletter has all the details of our Christmas Party, Gradings and Achievements for 2014.
Master Dom, Master Rose and all the team at Reflex Center wish all of our students all the very best for Christmas and hope you have a happy and safe New Year.

2014 - Jake Lavalle a champion in Brazilian jiu jitsu, athletics, football

ADVERTISER: It comes as no great surprise that Jake Lavalle is now a junior black belt in reflex combative martial arts.

www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2621363/

 

2014 - Wollongong's Mitch Holden after another Muay Thai title

Wollongong fighter Mitch Holden is eyeing a Muay Thai kickboxing bout in December after collecting a gold medal at the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Oceanic Championships.

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/2610442/wollongongs-mitch-holden-after-another-muay-thai-title/

 


2013 REFLEX Awards and Congratulations

ADULTS student of the year - Brandon Hewett and Brooke Hardy.
KIDS student of the year - Max Cranney and Jade Timbrell.
Best Achievement awards to - Chris Holden BJJ, Lara Moore Eskrima “sticks” Sam Verneyden teens’ class.
Congratulations to Sensei - Jane Timbrell promoted to 1st degree black belt Tony Musumeci promoted to senior black belt.

MASTER DOMINIC LAVALLE
2012 Won the single stick gold medal in the middleweight men’s division! In Cebu city! Philippines!


Dom Lavalle and Jaron Ponce - Gold Medal Performance

 


Alyssa Lavalle - Blackbelt

 



Thai Kickboxing News

Joel Smillie wining his fight!


Training in Thailand

Master Dominic, Sensei Rosanna, Alyssa and Jake, “Lavalle family” spent Christmas in Thailand training with Sinbi Muay Thai Camp “Phuket” and also at WMC Muay Thai Camp in “Samui”. Both camps have a lot of talented trainers so we enjoyed mixing it up with hard training and holidaying! A great experience for my kids Alyssa 10 and Jake 7 to train and learn Muay Thai, and see the Thai culture.


GET A GRIP ON FITNESS - Illawara mercury article - JUNE 30 2010

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NAS NSW Club Profile - Reflex Combative Martial Arts

INSTRUCTOR NAME:
Master Dominic Lavalle

STYLE:
REFLEX COMBATIVE MARTIAL ARTS:
The style incorporates kickboxing, boxing, Thai boxing, ground-fighting, Combat Jiu Jitsu and stick fighting skills.

How long have you trained?
I am currently a 5th Degree Black Belt with over twenty years of Martial Arts experience. I have Black Belts in six different styles and disciplines.

Location of club & nights you train?
We are located just a few minutes walk from Wollongong’s CBD,
32 Auburn St Wollongong. Ph: 02 4227 5555.
Reflex centre is open full time, day and night sessions, Monday to Saturday.

How did you find out about the NAS competition?
Through Blitz Magazine, we started competing in NAS Tournaments over 10 years ago with my wife, now a 4th Degree Black Belt, competing as she moved through the lower ranks. She competed for over 4 years and won the following titles:
*1998 Australian Female Black Belt Champion
*1998 NSW State Female Black Belt Champion
*1999 NSW State Female Black Belt Champion

What do you like about the NAS competition?
The challenge of competing against different styles, and it’s very rewarding for kids and adults to be able to show there skills and techniques.

Name some of your up-coming champions from your club and how they are placing in the NAS competition…..
We have a team of 6 kids from ages 6 to 11. My goal is for all our kids competing to do the best they can and achieve their goals of becoming a champion. My son Jake Lavalle, at 6 years of age has a good future in NAS competitions.

What are your future goals for your organisation?
My passion is enjoying training and learning new skills & developing existing ones with my students. Our main goal and reason for existence is not only to create champions of the ring, but champions of the heart.


Illawarra Mercury Article - Friday May 8th 2009

WOLLONGONG martial arts teacher and player Dominic Lavalle led a successful team from the Reflex Martial Arts Centre to the full contact World Cacoy Stick Fight Championships at Cebu City in the Philippines last month.


Wollongong & Northern Leader Article - July 26 2007
Ring return a winner

PITTING one's self against an opponent is just like riding a bike for Reflex Martial Arts Centre's Rosanna Lavalle.
Lavelle, from Fernhill, recently won a unanimous points decision over Jenny Lau in a full contact Thai kickboxing bout at Manly League Club. The bout was Lavelle's first in eight years.

Lavelle, 33, took a break from competitive bouts to raise her two children and complete her third degree black belt in combative martial arts.

She is no stranger to competition " Lavelle is an Australian Black Belt Champion, and two-time NSW Black Belt Open Martial Arts Champion.

She is training for a bout on October 19 at Dapto Leagues Club under the tutelage of her husband, Dominic Lavalle.

"I was introduced to kickboxing at 17, by Dominic," Lavalle said.

"It was initially for fitness but I wanted to learn more of the art so I started studying Dominic's training style called "?Combative Kickboxing'.

"I started to compete in open martial arts tournaments and challenge other female fighters from different forms of martial arts.

"I competed in over 10 tournaments over 2 years and returned home with either first, second or third place each time."

Lavelle became the first female Combative Kickboxing Black Belt in 1998, after five years' training.

She then won the state and Australian titles and travelled overseas and to train with world champion Peter "?Sugar Foot' Cunningham.
Lavelle also achieved her 1st Dan Black Belt and finished 1998 with two martial arts titles.

Pupil became master in 1997 when Lavelle achieved a Brown Belt. She now teaches self-defence in schools, universities and other centres.
"The passion Dominic and I have for teaching comes from our students," Lavelle said.

"Our art has given many people confidence and a healthier lifestyle that has changed their lives for the better."


Reflex Stick fighter’s team 2013, all came home with gold, silver and bronze medals

Master Dominic Lavalle led a team from the Reflex Martial Arts Centre Wollongong, to the full contact Australasian StickFighting Titles held in South Australia, the city of Adelaide.


Reflex Martial Arts Centre Training Camp trip

In Phuket: "Sinbi Muay Thai" the month of April


December 2013 Training at BJ Penn UFC gym (Hawaii)

December 2013 - “Lavalle family” training in California & Hawaii. We enjoyed mixing it up with hard training! And a great experience for my kids to train and learn from the House of Champions (CA) and BJ Penn UFC gym (Hawaii) and to see and train in arts of Muay Thai Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and MMA.


December 2013 - Training at House Of Champions California