Specialization/s: Martial arts coach,
This coach chooses NOT to work with children.
Sam Greco is a 4th Dan Black Belt in Karate and world class MMA fighter and now coach.
Greco is internationally famous as one of the key fighters in the illustrious K1 martial arts tournaments held around the globe and culminating in the Grand Prix final in Japan. Greco recently retired from tournament fighting but is still revered in Japan by fight fans and recognized throughout the martial arts community around the world. Sam is a dedicated coach to a hand full of privileged fighters, dedicating his services to quality training with the view of gaining titles for fighters on the world stage. Sam Greco is also in demand as a professional speaker, motivating all groups from business groups to youth and sports people. Sam is a fine example of what hard work and dedication to a cause can bring.
Sam had keen interest in sports from a young age, especially soccer which was the football game of choice amongst the European community in Australia. Sam trained in Kyokushin karate (renowned for its tough training regime and full contact sparring routines) and soon amassed numerous title wins and became a very popular competitor in Australia, along with fellow Melbourne based heavyweight fighter Stan Longinidis culminating with the two of them meeting in "The Crowning" at Crown Casino in Melbourne. "Slam 'Em" Sam competed in the K-1 competition for over a decade with a reputation as a fiercely competitive fighter with Sam notching up numerous wins over many international opponents.
“In our industry,” Sam says, “Fighters are a dime a dozen, but world champions are the true elite. It’s every fighter’s dream to fight for a world title; it gives you the ultimate recognition and exposure.”
Sam understands through experience that the preparation for a professional world championship level fight is extreme, the coach needs to recruit numerous trainers, sports psychologists, nutritionists, you name it. It’s the professional level fighting that is different to the conventional competition or tournament and if anyone is qualified to deliver such a level of training it has to be Sam.
Sam has used his success in kickboxing to form the platform for a successful life after sport; he has worked as an actor in both film and television, experienced success in running restaurants, works as a personal trainer and does public speaking engagements for corporate groups. During his public speaking, he uses his career to illustrate the principles of success. Finally, he reduces the spectrum of principles to one thing, the one idea that throws a light on all the others.
K1 Kickboxing, Full Contact Karate & MMA | 2007-06-20
3 x WAKO world kickboxing champion | 1999-03-02
World full contact Karate champion (Seidokaikan) | 1997-03-02
South Pacific kickboxing champion | 1998-03-02
6 x National Champion (Kyokushinkai) | 1996-03-02
6 x state full contact champion (Kyokushinkai) | 2001-06-05
Certificate IV in Fitness | 2012-03-02
Diploma Sports Development | 2008-08-09
I am a fighter (Public Speaking) | CEO
Don Camilla Resturant | Director