Specialization(s): Body Building, Functional Fitness
Grand Master (GM) Ridvan is a 9th Degree Black belt in Hapkido. GM Ridvan was recently inducted into the World Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Throughout his tenure at his own Martial Arts School, the Australian Martial Arts Academy, GM Ridvan has seen multiple state, national and international champions develop and succeed in both martial arts and life. GM Ridvan has expanded his business to be one of Australia most successful martial arts schools and is not only well known in martial arts circles but is endeared and loved by his many thousands of students both past and present. In the 1980’s GM Ridvan won Numerous state, National and International competitions receiving a gold medal at the World Martial Arts Games. Although that initial drive has taken GM Ridvan to the farthest limits of combative excellence, his mastery extends beyond fighting and into the realm of life. The Australian Martial Arts & Fitness Academy is home to the X-Treme Team established by GM Ridvan. The X-Treme Team have a long History originating from the foundation of the Australian Martial Arts Academy in 1982. Since then the team has evolved and performed in thousands of locations both in Australia and Around the world. They are an X-Treme Martial Arts Performance Team combining elements from all styles of Traditional Martial Arts with Exciting Choreography, Acrobatics and Weapons. Their credentials include reaching the finals of “ Australias Got Talent” (Channel 7), Performed on shows such as the “Morning show with Kerri-Anne” (Channel 9), “Saturday Disney” (Channel 7), “Sunrise” (Channel 7) Shopping Centres, Festivals all around Australia. Master GM Ridvan was selected to coach the Australian National Team at the World Taekwondo Championships and has been a VIP Guest at every Olympic Games since Sydney 2000. His commitment to making martial arts accessible and fun for everyone has led to over 150 classes being taught at his schools every week, and the Australian Martial Arts Academy being recognised as the number 1 school (EFC) in the world for educational excellence and teaching.