Chief Instructor Terence Cheah is a World Muaythai Council (WMC) and International Federation Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) certified coach and referee. With 14 years of coaching experience, he was also the Head Judge for Contender Asia. As one of the only three Master Instructors in Singapore,

Terence is the affiliated Head Coach for Hilltop Muaythai which he recognizes as his roots. Terence is also the MMA (Strike and Throw) instructor as he has a strong Sanda/Sanshou background.

Terence is extremely passionate about martial arts in all forms and this is translated in his energy and exuberance in his classes. He is a strong advocate of always learning, attaining his brown belt in Shinkyokushin Karate since Transcendence started and is now trying his hand at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a white belt.

Disciplines: MuayThai, Boxing, SanShou/Sanda



Although he has a shy demeanor, Adnan’s love for teaching and learning in evident in his classes. He is a Certified Instructor by International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).

Disciplines: MuayThai, Boxing



Farhan is bubbly and full of energy. His classes are always playful and light hearted. He is however very serious about coaching and strives for his students to get the best instruction and a great workout.

He is a Certified Instructor and Muaythai Judge by International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA).

Disciplines: MuayThai



Being in the Boxing and MuayThai community for over 20 years, Kadir is a master motivator of his students. His classes always bursting with energy, Kadir is able to motivate and inspire students even on their worst days. With his vast competitive and coaching experience, Kadir delivers nothing but the best in every class and brings out the fighting spirit in each of his students

Disciplines: MuayThai, Boxing



Danial Abdul Jalil also known as Tyson has been boxing since he was 17 years old. He took up boxing for the physical challenges but became a dedicated boxer under the guidance of Head Coach Kadir in Kadir’s Boxing School(KBS).

He fights under the flyweight category and has since competed in more than 20 fights both nationally and internationally. His experience and passion to share his knowledge with others is evident in the classes he conduct.

Discipline: Boxing



Sensei Francis is the Dojo Chief for Transcendence Dojo and currently holds a 1st degree black belt. What originally started as a sport for fitness purpose has developed into a passion and way of life. Sensei Francis’ decade long martial arts training has seen him experiencing kick boxing, Muay Thai and Karate, including competing in local and overseas tournaments. Such varied experience has convinced him that the techniques and training of Karate are practical and useful in self defence. Sensei Francis looks forward to imparting these benefits to his members, in addition to developing mental alertness, a sense of tranquility, and the confidence to face the adversities in everyday life.

Disciplines: Karate – Shinkyokushin


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Coach Gabriel holds a Bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science and has also completed an overseas Olympic Scholarship in coaching Wrestling. Besides his academic accolades, Gabriel is also a 6xNational wrestling champion and has represented Singapore internationally across 3 continents. He draws his inspiration, knowledge and flair for coaching from his first wrestling coach, Sergei Beloglazov a former 2x Olympic Champion who has taught him to be a strong advocate of imparting correct skills while keeping things fun and challenging. Besides wrestling, Gabriel has also trained and competed in many other combative sports.

Disciplines: Wrestling



Kian Min is an all rounded martial artist, having trained in many disciplines of martial arts over his 28 years of training. His specialist areas are in sanshou and wrestling. Having represented both disciplines at local, regional and international levels as a Singapore National Team member. He is particularly passionate about growing wrestling in Singapore, it being a new sport which was only recently introduced into Singapore.

Disciplines: Wrestling, SanShou/Sanda



Syed has over 20 years of experience in Aikido. His gentle demeanor is the greatest testament to his chosen art. Syed’s quiet intelligence and warm disposition gives his students confidence in their learning. Syed is also the Founder of Impact Aikido, which emphasizes practical efficiency and robust techniques in both hand to hand and weapons training.

Disciplines: Aikido



Disciplines: Judo



Disciplines: Judo


Esther is a Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instructor, specializing in Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. Her approach to classes are focused yet lighthearted; dedicated to balance her students with variety of movements and postures with emphasis on the mind, breath and body.  She is constantly inspired by others and hope to inspire in her own way through her classes.

Disciplines: Yoga



Shinya Kakita started training Jiujitsu/MMA under Niko Han in 2008.
Now representing Synergy BJJ MMA Academy affiliation in Singapore, he has been training in Karate, Boxing, Judo and Wrestling.
Shinya received his all his promotions by Niko Han

  • Blue belt 30th June 2009
  • Purple belt 25th October 2012
  • Brown belt 16th March 2016

An always smiling guy, he brings joy and promotes perseverance through structured learning sessions. We are confident that his addition to the family will bring our students to the next level.

Disciplines: Jiu-Jitsu/MMA