Sam Greco

Sam Greco

Coaching Category: Fitness

Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness


Sam Greco is a martial arts legend with a 4th Dan Black Belt in Karate, an illustrious career as a world-class MMA fighter, and a distinguished coaching role in his later years. Internationally renowned, Sam Greco made his mark as a key contender in the prestigious K1 martial arts tournaments held across the globe, culminating in the Grand Prix final in Japan. Although he has retired from tournament fighting, his legacy lives on, with a fan following that continues to revere him in Japan and recognition that extends throughout the global martial arts community.

As a dedicated coach, Sam Greco now shares his wealth of knowledge and experience with a select group of privileged fighters. He channels his expertise towards providing top-notch training with the ultimate goal of securing titles for his fighters on the world stage. Beyond the gym, Sam Greco is a sought-after professional speaker, motivating a wide range of audiences, from business groups to youth and sports enthusiasts. He stands as a shining example of what unwavering commitment and hard work can achieve.

Sam's journey in sports began at a young age, particularly with soccer, a popular choice among the European community in Australia. However, it was in Kyokushin karate, known for its rigorous training regimen and full-contact sparring, that he truly excelled. Sam's prowess led to numerous title wins and established him as a popular competitor in Australia, notably alongside fellow Melbourne-based heavyweight fighter Stan Longinidis, culminating in their epic showdown, "The Crowning," at Crown Casino in Melbourne.

Sam Greco's enduring legacy was forged in the K-1 competition, where he competed for over a decade. He earned a reputation as a fiercely competitive fighter, securing numerous victories over international opponents. For Sam, reaching the pinnacle of the sport meant fighting for world titles, the ultimate recognition and exposure. He understands the extreme preparation required for professional world championship-level fights, involving a team of trainers, sports psychologists, nutritionists, and more. Sam's vast experience uniquely qualifies him to provide such high-level training.

Beyond his fighting career, Sam Greco has leveraged his success in kickboxing to forge a fulfilling life after sports. He has dabbled in acting, with roles in both film and television, found success in the restaurant industry, works as a personal trainer, and engages in public speaking engagements for corporate groups. Through his public speaking, he uses his remarkable career to illustrate the principles of success, distilling them down to a singular idea that shines a light on all others. Sam Greco is not just a martial arts icon but a multifaceted individual whose life journey continues to inspire and motivate others to achieve greatness.

Awards & Certifications

4th Dan Black Belt in Karate | 2011-08-19

Work Experience

MMA | Fighter

MMA | Coach

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Melbourne, VIC, AU

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