“Per se balen.” Strength in oneself
Mario’s inspiration for martial arts began at an early age being captivated by Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris and so many more. Having family members actively training in different fighting arts encouraged him to learn martial arts. Now Mario has more than 26 years experience in various styles of martial arts Karate, Kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Kung Fu.
Mario’s martial arts background encompasses training in Tang So Do basics, beginner/ intermediate level Jow Gar Kung fu, Roots BJJ (purple belt), Stinger Muay Thai (kru), Ryu Bujitsu kai Karate Jitsu (4th Dan) coupled with 22 years of coaching experience and a certificate III in Sports Training. Mario believes martial arts has been about learning the art of self defense, discipline, respect, humility, strength of body, mind and spirit in a fun friendly environment. Over many years of training and teaching Mario has gained experience in competition as a competitor and coach.
“You’re only as good as the last person taught”
As a martial arts teacher and lifetime student of martial arts, his focus is to always provide a disciplined environment for kids and adults to excel and have fun learning the art of self-defense with confidence and humility. Mario regularly participates in seminars and workshops with Australian and international instructors to stay up to date with techniques, coaching principles and ideas.