This coach is approved to work with Children and Vulnerable people.
Mario San Giorgio is a 5th Dan Black belt in Karate and a Brown Belt in BJJ
Mario San Giorgio has been teaching in and around the Sydney area for over 20 years. As a senior coach at the Integrated Martial Arts Academy in Peakhurst and Canterbury in Sydney Mario brings a wealth of knowledge and not just from the Karate discipline. As a supporter of lifelong learning and continuous improvement, Mario also trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in which he holds a purple belt, and is a Certified Kru (instructor) in Muay Thai.
The early days for Mario included training in Tang Soo Do, and Jow Gar kung Fu, but these days focusses his teaching skills on the physical and mental benefits of Karate Kickboxing and BJJ. Mario believes martial arts is about learning effective self-defence, embracing self-discipline, demonstrating respect and humility. Strength of the body comes only from hard work, resilient mind and spirit comes from your desire to succeed, and when it can be done in a safe and friendly environment the task is made a little more achievable. Mario understands that inspiration and motivation should come from his training, and on the competition mats he wants his students to love their art and use each experience in competition or training as a steppingstone to positive improvement and personal success.
“Per se balen” Strength in oneself – is a motto that Mario stands by! Its reasonable to say that anyone who has experienced profound life changes through martial arts is usually the best person to pass on that knowledge to others because no delivered course can give you the necessary knowledge required to connect with students. Mario San Giorgio has that experience necessary to impart the necessary formula that that enriches the lives of the students at the “Integrated Martial Arts Academy!”
As a martial arts practitioner and coach, Mario is focussed on always providing a professional training environment for kids and adults. Students need motivation and inspiration to learn, by mixing fun, variety, and strong leadership he is able to help students to set and realise goals more easily.
5th Dan Black Belt - Karate Jitsu | 2019-08-09
Muay Thai - Kru (Stinger Muay Thai) | 2013-08-09
Certificate III in Sport Coaching (Martial Arts) | 2007-05-04
Senior First Aid | 2021-09-09
Brown Belt Brazilian Jiu jitsu - Roots BJJ | 2019-08-09
Integrated Martial Arts Academy | Chief Instructor