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Happy Birthday to Professor Jigoro Kano

Happy Birthday to Jigoro Kano who was born on December 10th, 1860. We all have Professor Jigoro Kano to thank primarily for the ranking and belt system amongst many other contributions to martial arts. In his prime he was good friends with Sokaku Takeda (the teacher of Hapkido founder Choi Yong Sul) and they met each other often in To...

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Happy Birthday to Royce Gracie

Happy Birthday to Professor Royce Gracie born December 12, 1966. Royce is a retired professional mixed martial artist who competed in Bellator, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner. A member of the famed Gracie family, alongside brother Rickson he is considered to be one of the most influen...

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8 Ways Martial Arts Can End Bullying

Before you read the article on how Martial Arts can end bullying, see what one of our parents had to say about how the techniques her child learnt @ GIANT really did work against a bully: From: Danielle Aktypis
Sent: Sunday, 23 September 2018 2:02 PM
To: train@giantma.com.au
Subject: Chris

Hi Anthony & Giorgio,

Just th...

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Recent Colour Belt Grading Test Results

About 170 GIANT students have recently graded which completes Term 3 of 2018. Congratulations to all who passed. Special mention to Jesse Kircher who received his Provisional Black Belt after 9 years of training. He started in June 2009 and never gave up! His next challenge will be the 1st Degree Black Belt test with Master Ryoo next ...

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The GIANT Splits Club - Benefits of Stretching

Welcome Natalie Vasilevski and Tijana Smith to the GIANT Splits Club! Flexibility is fundamental to any martial artist independent of their skill level. Keeping a good degree of flexibility in the whole body is important. As a martial artist, we concentrate mainly on lower back and leg flexibility, especially the hip joint. But we sho...

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