- Position: Vice President
- Facebook: Head trainer at Melbourne Martial Arts
Shihan George Kolovos is one of the industries most influential and leading martial artists; he commenced his martial arts career in the Kyokushin discipline of Karate in the March of 1975.
Classes: Muay Thai, Boxing, BJJ, MMA, Judo, Kettlebell, Strength & Conditioning.Vaults 5,6,9,10 Banana Alley, 367 Flinders St, Melbourne.
However, it was when he ceased focusing on his own personal martial arts career and began focusing on the training of his students that his career in the martial arts industry really began to flourish. Since focussing on training his students, nationally renowned martial arts 'Blitz magazine' has named him Instructor of the Year, and he has taken many of his students to international tournaments in Japan, Thailand, China, Dubai, Iraq and New Zealand.
George Kolovos is an ambassador for the martial arts both in Australia, promoting Brute Force Professional Muay Thai Ring Events, and internationally, raising awareness of Muay Thai in countries such as China. In 2008 he was honorably appointed Secretary of International Affairs by the World Kumite Organisation, one of the largest global karate organisations which invites Kyokushin fighters from around the globe every four years to compete in a worldwide championship.
01He now holds several qualifications in the fitness and martial arts industry, and so is both educated in martial arts practically and academically. His current focus is directed towards expanding our Melbourne Centre to incorporate a team of physical therapists to further aid our students with all of their needs.
02George Kolovos is endeavoring to continually expand and modernise martial arts to raise awareness and reward his students for their effort and dedication.
03Those fortunate enough to train with Shihan will only rave about the excitement associated with training alongside a man who demands hard training and bring out the true Kyokushin spirit in all who step through the doors of the gym.