Johny Wheadon is the founder and head coach at MUSCLE & MARTIAL ARTS. Growing up in a small town called PARINGA in the Riverland, he moved to Adelaide in 2000 meeting his martial arts instructor Darren Cartwright at a factory shift work job. After being introduced to Darren’s mentor and an original member of the “BJJ DIRTY DOZEN” JOHN B WILL, Johny was instantly hooked. This passion was further cemented after meeting RIGAN MACHADO whose martial arts experience, dedication and likability make him a key figure within BJJ today.
As a result of exposure to these inspiring professionals, Johny remains obsessed with learning and passing on the knowledge of martial arts 14+ years later. Johny has reached the rank of Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and 1st DAN BLACKBELT in SHOOTFIGHTING. Johny has 8 years of martial arts instructing experience, teaching a wide range of competition fighters and people in the general public simply wanting to learn some self defence. With a direct lineage to some of the best martial artists on the planet Johny is also a Strength & Conditioning coach and personal trainer with accreditations in kettlebells, fit balls, BOOTCAMPS, punch and kick fit and many more.
He has a massive thirst for knowledge and helping people to unleash their inner warrior and become the best possible versions of themselves. In 2006 Johny tragically experienced a life changing fall at his factory job crushing his nerves in his lower back, which caused a loss of 14% of his back function. Johny persisted with 6 years of constant rehab to stop the 24/7 pain signals driving him bonkers. An allergy to codeine and most pain killers meant the pain was relentless there which in turn destroyed his aspirations to become a UFC fighter. Pushing through depression from this adversity he decided what he really wanted to do in life, which is to help others who have or are going through hard times with strategies that helped him move forward stronger and helped him complete his cert 3 & 4 in Massage therapy and hypnosis. This has become his main focus for the future and with every aspect covered on how to train the mind, body and spirit he is the complete package for elite athletes, fitness enthusiasts and the general public, when they need real results that last.
A truly passionate martial arts professional, he has never stopped pushing forward with evolving his knowledge and his information delivery skills. Johny is always looking for the very best ways to maximise results in the most efficient and healthy ways possible. He also specialises in TABATA and FIGHT GONE BAD training methods that his athletes and clients have used regularly to get extraordinary results.
To book in a session with Johny Wheadon or you would like to know more information about his inspiring life story or want to purchase any of his specifically designed programs to start your new journey contact him on here or directly on 0433497406.