GIANT Martial Arts Instructors

Master Young Seol Ryoo

  • 8th Degree Hapkido Master
  • President of the Martial Arts College International
  • 4th Degree Gumdo (Sword)
  • 4th Degree Taekwondo
  • 2nd Degree Gongkwon Yusul
  • Sports Massage Practitioner
  • 2000 Olympic Games demonstration team
  • Started training in 1975

Master Ryoo originates from South Korea and began training martial arts in the mid 1970's, well over 40 years of studying and teaching various martial arts, predominantly here to read more...

Coach Anthony Perosh

  • 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Black Prajied in Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Black Belt in Kempo Karate
  • UFC Light Heavyweight Veteran
  • BJJ World Champion
  • Started training in 1994

Anthony Perosh is a pioneer of Mixed Martial Arts in Australia, a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) Light Heavyweight veteran, Muay Thai Kickboxing coach and 4th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Black here to read more...

Coach Ray Floro

  • Creator of Floro Fighting Edged Weapon Systems
  • Most senior ranked Kalis Ilustrisimo representative in Australia today
  • 3rd Degree Black Belt in Lameco Eskrima
  • Black Belt in Sagasa (Filipino Kickboxing)
  • NSW State Fencing Champion
  • Started training in 1972
Raymond Floro has instructed the US Special Forces, Korean Special Forces, various SWAT teams, New Zealand Police, and does formal presentations for various Tactical Response Groups and Victorian Police. He specialises in Filipino Boxing, Impact, Flexible and Edged Weapons, Control & Restraint and Survival here to read more...

Master Geordie Lavers-McBain

  • ABK Muay Thai Kickboxing Ajarn
  • Freestyle Taekwondo Master Instructor (6th Degree)
  • Zen Do Kai Karate Shihan (5th Degree)
  • Black Belt Sport Mixed Martial Arts (5th Degree)
  • Black Belt - Shoot Wrestling (3rd Degree)
  • Arnis/Eskrama/Kali (2nd Degree)
  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (2nd Degree)
  • Black Belt - Gongkwon Yusul (1st Degree)
  • Black Belt in Judo
  • Competed in Karate, BJJ, Judo and Open Styles
  • Started training in 1985

Geordie is a 6th Degree Master in Taekwondo aswell as achieving a BJJ Black Belt, Muay Thai Ajarn, Black Belt Judo Coach, General Director for Wrestling Australia, MMA coach to multiple world champions and combat contractor to the Australian Army just to name a few on a long list of achievements.

Master Geordie Lavers-McBain is a full-time martial arts instructor and founder of Black Dragon Kai Combat Systems with clubs located across Queensland and NSW click here to read more.

Instructor Giorgio Repice

  • Black Belt in Hapkido (4th Degree)
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo  (2nd Degree)
  • Black Belt in Gongkwon Yusul (2nd Degree)
  • Black Belt in Gumdo (Sword)
  • Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing - Black Armband
  • Level 9 Black Chevron Coach in Weapon Systems
  • Level 5 Echo in Kinetic Army Combatives (KEF-IC)
  • Master Security License holder
  • Certificate IV in Personal Training
  • Competed in various BJJ, Weapon, Gongkwon, Demo local, state and national level tournaments
  • Started training in 1989

Giorgio first trained in Karate under Master McGill at Canterbury Boys High School in 1989. After a couple.... click here to read more.

Instructor Anthony Repice

  • Black Belt in Hapkido (5th Degree)
  • Black Belt in Gongkwon Yusul (2nd Degree)
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Black Belt in Gumdo (Sword)
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing - Black Armband
  • Level 9 Black Chevron Coach in Weapon Systems
  • Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Level 4 Delta in Kinetic Army Combatives (KEF-IC)
  • Certificate III Gym Fitness Trainer
  • Experience in Krav Maga
  • Competed in various ISKA, Demo and matt sports tournaments
  • Started training in 2004

Anthony is a full time instructor at GIANT Martial Arts. He began his  training with brother Giorgio in August 2004, joining.... click here to read more.


Assistant Instructors

Bill Wannous

Bill began studying Hapkido at GIANT in 2016, he took to the learning environment quite quickly and progressed to a student leader in late 2017. As a university student with a flexible schedule he began part time employment with GIANT and has since gained experience coaching kids, teens and adults in both Hapkido & Kickboxing. He has also helped corner Kickboxing competitors.

You will find coach Bill training at Bexley and also busy running the GIANT Belmore location. He has high Martial Art career goals and is an asset to the students at GIANT.

He has achieved:

  • Hapkido 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Kickboxing Brown Armband
  • BJJ White Belt 3rd Degree
  • Weapons Level 6 (Purple Chevron)
  • Demo Team Green Armband
  • Nationally accredited Level 2 coach with the Australian Jujitsu Federation (AJF)
  • First Aid Qualified

Antonia Gregoriou

Antonia was driven by her brother's motivation for martial arts (specifically karate at the time) and was influenced to continue her journey learning martial arts at GIANT in 2016. As siblings they forged a strong bond and friendship through their mutual love for the arts.

Antonia keeps busy at GIANT running the kids classes as well as being the lead female coach to the women's only program!

She has accomplished:

  • Hapkido 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Women's Only Black Sleeve Rank
  • Kickboxing Yellow Armband
  • Weapons Level 3 (Yellow Chevron)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White Belt 1st Stripe
  • Nationally accredited Level 2 coach with the Australian Jujitsu Federation and Australian Sports Commission
  • Competed in various ISKA tournaments which developed a love for sparring
  • First Aid Qualified

Christopher Gregoriou

Coach Chris has trained and competed in Martial Arts since age 8 and joined GIANT in 2016. He is driven and keen to continue teaching and learning all styles and programs that GIANT has to offer.

Chris currently runs the kids and teens classes at GIANT Bexley. He has also had success competing in both Kickboxing ands Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, winning countless medals at local and state level competitions. Lately he is also focussing on captaining the GIANT Demo team to further success.

He has accomplished:

  • Hapkido 2nd Degree Black Belt
  • Kickboxing Brown Armband
  • Demo Team Red Armband
  • Weapons Level 5 (Blue Chevron)
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu White Belt 2nd Stripe
  • Nationally accredited Level 2 coach with the Australian Jujitsu Federation and Australian Sports Commission
  • Competed in various BJJ, ISKA, WAKO and Kickboxing tournaments achieving countless medals.
  • First Aid Qualified

Student Leadership Team

*Note: Student Leaders are not Instructors, they are students who have demonstrated good values and qualities to be invited to the Student Leader Program (internship) to become future instructors.

This program is broken up into three levels known as the:

SWAT (Special Winning Attitude Team)

STORM (Special Team of Role Models)

and the MENTOR level.

Each level is broken up into stages that the student must complete to enhance their leadership skills that will one day make them a great instructor and community leader.

Whilst on the internship they assist the classes under the guidance of the Instructors.

Mentor Level Leaders

Jasmine Vasilevski

Rosemary Goncalves

S.T.O.R.M Level Leaders

Christopher Attieh

Anthony Baladi

S.W.A.T Level Leaders

Zoe De Sousa

Johnny Hoang

Nikolas Howley

Mohammed Kahloul

Anja Nedelkovska

Kathy Pham

Byron Ryder

Marco Savignano

Nadia Savignano

Jonah Seif

Justin Stojanovski

Isabel Venturino

Alexandra Charalambous

Grace Floro

Madison Der Matossian

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