Instructor Giorgio Repice

Over the years Giorgio has accredited himself with:
 
Giorgio first trained in Karate under Master McGill at Canterbury Boys High School in 1989. After a couple years, the Karate school relocated and he enjoyed Rugby and Soccer instead. He returned to Martial Arts learning Hapkido with his brother Anthony in 2004 and began teaching as a Martial Arts Instructor under Master Ryoo in 2007 and received his first Black Belt degree in 2008.

Giorgio ran Martial Arts classes at the Marrickville PCYC from 2008. This academy moved to a full time location as Giant Martial Arts, Bexley in 2013. The academy started with 25 members and today has over 350.

His attitude is to "always stay the student and enjoy the journey". His greatest joys are his students success.

It is for this reason he continues to turn up and teach tirelessly despite his full time property career and family commitments.

Academically, Giorgio has acquired an Associate Diploma in Property Investment & Development along with a Diploma in Business Management and Marketing. Starting in the property industry in 2001, he has many years experience as a commercial/residential agent and asset manager and is a director of Noble Management Group which provides commercial and residential building management, cleaning and security services.

In 2012, Instructor Giorgio was honoured to receive the title of Director Representative for Gongkwon Yusul (Modern MMA Combat version of Hapkido) in Australia from the arts Founder, Grandmaster Kang Jun.

He was committed to growing the popular and eclectic art around the country and trained overseas in South Korea and Germany with a team of students.

Giorgio had expanded the art to five states within Australia, hosted Grandmaster Kang on a two week national tour, graded 7 black belt students and held two National Tournaments (2013, 14).

Leading a class of over 120 students - Germany 2014

Recently in February 2020, Giorgio led a team to the BJJ Oceanic Championship where they picked up a silver and two gold medals, Giorgio led the Blue Belt Masters division winning Gold.

In June, 2018 together with his brother he led the team that won first place at the Australian Hapkido Federation National Championshipsheld in Canberra.

In addition to Hapkido, Giorgio's journey continues at age 37 training in the arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing with BJJ World Champion and veteran UFC fighter Anthony Perosh, also training in Kinetic Army Combatives with sergeant Paul Cale, Boxing with coach Addisu Tebebu, Kalis Ilustrisimo with guru Ray Floro and a variety with Master Geordie Lavers-McBain.

Oceanic Championship Gold Medallist - 2020
Always the keen adventure seeker, Giorgio also enjoys snow boarding, break dancing, salsa dancing, scuba diving including diving with great white sharks, skydiving, bungee jumps and has been a professional stunt performer for film and television.

 

To date he has been extremely thankful to have met and trained with great masters and instructors such as:

  • Sergeant Paul Cale 2020 (Army Combatives)
  • Head Coach Kru Charn 2020 (Dragon Muay Thai, Phuket Thailand)
  • UFC Champion Valentina Shevchenko 2020
  • Ken Shamrock 2019 (Pancrase, Pride, UFC and WWE legend)
  • Walter "Hock" Hochheim 2019 (World known Military & Police Veteran Weapon Expert)
  • Master Richard Norton 2019 (Martial Artist & Action Film Star)
  • Boxing coach Addisu Tebebu 2019 (Olympian and Australian Boxing Champion) 
  • MMA Coach Greg Jackson 2018 (Jackson Wink MMA Academy in Albuquerque)
  • Marcus Almeida "Buchecha" 2018 (Multiple World BJJ Champion)
  • Chuck Norris 2018 (Actor and Black Belt in multiple styles)
  • Grandmaster Sung Soo Lee 2018 (Australian Hapkido Federation (AHF)
  • Master Daniel Sullivan 2017 (Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Systems, Savate)
  • Professor Rickson Gracie 2017 (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
  • Coach Raymond Floro 2017 (Kalis Ilustrisimo and Floro Fighting Systems)
  • Professor Carlos Machado 2017 (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
  • Grandmaster Roger Quick 2016 (Japanese Jujitsu)
  • Professor Rigan Machado 2016 (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
  • Coaches Anthony Perosh and Elvis Sinosic of SPMA 2015 (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing and MMA)
  • Professor Royce Gracie 2015 (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
  • Benny "The Jet" Urquidez 2014 (Kickboxing and Karate)
  • Master Jim Sheedy 2014 (Taekwondo)
  • Master Geordie Lavers 2014 (Karate, Taekwondo, MMA, Judo, Muay Thai Kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)
  • Master Jiang 2014 ("Kumooyeh" Art of Sword and Archery)
  • Master Guak 2013 ("Chon Jo" Art of Meditation and Pressure Points)
  • Grandmaster Kang Jun 2009 (Gongkwon Yusul - Modern Combat Hapkido and Yeomtasul - Short Stick Combatives)
  • Grandmaster Yun Sang Kim 2007 (Hapki Yusul)
  • Master Kevin Brown 2007 (AHA)
  • Master Daniel Marie of the Australian Hapkido Association 2007 (AHA)
  • Master Young Kil Kim 2004 (Taekwondo and Hapkido)
  • Master Jaesung Shin 2004 (Hapkido, Judo and Bodybuilding)
  • Grandmaster Young Seol Ryoo 2004 (Hapkido, Danta and Gumdo)
Oceanic Championship Gold Medallist Team
AHF Championships 1st Place
Sergeant Paul Cale
Dragon Muay Thai Head Coach Charn
Ken Shamrock
Walter "Hock" Hochheim
UFC Champion Valentina Shevchenko & sister Muay Thai World Champion Antonina Shevchenko
Hapkido & Taekwondo Grandmaster Sung Soo Lee
Multiple BJJ World Champions - Marcus Almeida "Buchecha" & Leandro Lo
Coach Anthony Perosh
World Class MMA Coach Greg Jackson
BJJ Coach and Eternal MMA Champion Phil Kim
Getting thrown around by Master Richard Norton
Grandmaster Ryoo - A fatherly relationship since 2004
Professor Royce Gracie
Judo with Sensei Steve - 6th Degree Black Belt
Master Jaesung Shin - Hapkido, Taekwondo & Judo. Bodybuilding Title Mr Korea 1994
"Here it comes" from Master Geordie Lavers-McBain
"The Guru" - Ray Floro
Master Daniel Sullivan
Beloved Jan from the Moving Forward Foundation (Committing to help victims of domestic abuse)
Chuck Norris with the family!
Given the scroll as director of Gongkwon Yusul Australia with Founder Grandmaster Kang Jun
At the grave of Hapkido founder Choi, Yong-Sul in Daegu, South Korea
Master Guak & Master Ryoo
Taekwondo Master Jim Sheedy
Grandmaster Kim, Yun-Sang (Hapki Yusul)
Professor Rigan Machado
Professor Carlos Machado
Professor Rickson Gracie
Australian Champ & Olympian Boxer Addisu Tebebu
Benny "The Jet" Urquidez
Favourite Weapon
Somersault Kick
Jumping over 14 people
Split Kick
High Flying
Demo Team Action
Fun at camp
Beautiful Sydney Harbour
With his boys...
Stunt work on the high wire
Astro Boy
Police Officer on "Home & Away"
Tough Mudder
Even Higher Flying
Breaking on stage at "The Metro Theatre"
The "Nike"
with Rocky in Philadelphia
Freedom!
About to drive a Tank!
Yes driving a Tank!
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