John Cartwright Head Coach - Gold Coast Titans
At the completion of the 2007 NRL season, the staff at the Titans completed a season review. The idea being to isolate areas where we needed to improve. One area that became obvious was how our lack of size was contributing to some defensive problems.
As we could not change too much in personnel we decided we had to become smarter with what we had.
Jason was recommended to me by our former football manager, Scott Sattler. After being impressed with Jason in our first meeting I decided to give Jason the job of working on the defensive technique.
The results for me are there in black and white. Last year we averaged 20.3 points against. This year to date we have averaged 18.3 points against. In a competition where we are looking for the tiniest improvement in all areas, this is a massive jump in our performance.
The work Jason has put into the squad has been a major contribution to this improvement.
I can’t speak highly enough of Jason’s work ethic, knowledge and his will to improve our team. Sometimes it can be hard for someone to come into a professional environment and gain respect. I think the main reason Jason is getting great results is the respect he has gained from the playing group from day 1.
I would have no problem in recommending Jason.
Chris McLellan Head Strength and Conditioning Coach GC Titans
Rugby League at the elite level in the National Rugby League is a high intensity, combative sport that is uncompromising in nature and unforgiving for players and teams who are unprepared for the demands of competition.
A key aspect of Rugby League performance is the ability to dominate the ruck and physically compete at the play the ball in defense and attack. Accordingly the role of Jason Roebig from Axis Jiu-Jitsu can not be underestimated when it comes to preparing our players for competition.
Jason is a key member of our coaching staff and is highly respected by the players for his non-compromising approach to incorporating key skill sets found in martial arts to improve their on field performance.
I cannot speak highly enough of the work Jason does with the Titans and I recommend his services to any team seeking the input of highly skilled coach to improve the performance of their players.
Scott Sattler Former Football Manager
When I had to identify a contact coach in my time with the Jetstar Gold Coast Titans we needed to source someone who had a connection with close physical body contact that acclimatises with our specific sport. I had been aware of Jason’s credentials in all areas of self defence for some time now and to realise his interest in becoming involved in the Rugby League arena made perfect sense for me knowing his professionalism and attention to detail.
The feedback from ALL the players was nothing but positive and enthusiastic with the knowledge they were definitely gaining great benefit from Jason’s training methods.
Upon witnessing the initial games for the Titans in the 2008 season, the definite difference in the sides make up compared to the inaugural 2007 season has been the urgency and approach to their contact and efficiency to beat their opposition off the ground in attack and defence. I would have NO qualms at all recommending Jason and his techniques to anyone wanting to improve their approach to contact in any sport.
Mat Rogers Titans NRL PLayer
I've been a professional rugby league/union player for the last 16 years. I've had many different coaches for every facet of the game. None however and I absolutely mean none have had as big an impact as Jason Roebig at the Axis Tackle Clinic. Protecting yourself and dominating position on the ground are two of the most important aspects of the game and the practical way Jason and the Axis team teach this is second to none. I personally believe any person playing a contact sport would benefit enormously from Jason and the Axis Tackle Clinic's expertise.
Luke O Dwyer Titans NRL PLayer
As a professional Rugby League player, tackling is a major part of my sport. With the help of Jason and the Axis Tackle clinic, my defensive technique has improved greatly. Not only did it improve my technique but also helped with my confidence in making my tackles.
Ashley Harrison Titans NRL PLayer
This Program has definitely given me some techniques to call on in the heat of the battle. It has improved my play the ball speed as well as helping me slow the opponent down in certain situations. The knowledge gained since being involved in the program has been invaluable.
Anthony Laffranchi NRL PLayer
As an Australian and NSW Origin representative and a player for the Jet Star Titans. I highly recommend the Axis Tackle Clinic. As a professional rugby league player who strives to be at the top of his game with defense being one of the major components of our sport. Jason Roebig and the Axis Tackle Clinic have helped me out with not only my defense technique but have also given me the confidence in my own ability.
Aaron Cannings NRL PLayer
Since Jason has been introduced to our training, My tackle technique in defence has improved physically and mentally. I now know how to take a ballplayer down with ease. Jason has improved my body position by keeping my head in close in the tackle from impact to when the ballplayer hits the ground to create more time for my team mates to get back on side. This creates quicker line speed upon the next play making it easier to shut it down and limits the opposition from gaining momentum and going forward. Due to Jason's tackle technique, the Jiu-Jitsu side of it has made such a big impact on me that I am now a student of his Axis Jiu-Jitsu Academy here on the Gold Coast. I owe Jason for my recent improvements in defense. Thanks Jase!
Nathan Friend NRL PLayer
Having played for 10 years at the elite level of Rugby League. I have seen the game evolve and become quicker. To combat this and the opposition, the Gold Coast Titans hired the services of Jason Roebig, a jiu-jitsu expert.
His knowledge within the ruck area has provided the Titans with the armour required to win the one on one battles that present themselves.
I highly recommend Jason’s services to any team or individual wanting to improve their performance.