Stan The Man Longinidis
Stan The Man Longinidis is an Aussie Sporting Hero and National Icon. Stan is a Motivational Speaker and CEO of The Stan the Man Group. He speaks to audiences in sales, marketing, sports groups and conducts private mentor-ship sessions.
He speaks from the heart with enthusiasm and passion.
2015 - NEW Stan The Man Fitness Academy, located in Blackburn Victoria. With the launch of this state-of-art Fitness Academy Stan The Man Group now presents 3 Major services:
1. The Corporate Challenge
The 3.5 hour Challenge includes:
1 x 90 minute physical challenge at the academy
1 x 2 hour mentoring Mindset session
2. Executive Mindset Mentoring
3. Motivational Keynote Speaker: Developing Your Dream Seed
1 x 60 mins bespoke speaking presentations targeted for impact, inspiration and application.
Then, we can arrange:
Plus an exclusive 15 mins - locker room - behind closed doors motivational sessionConference Gift bags: a range of selected merchandise is available for purchase for inclusion into delegate's gift bags.
Topics include, but are not limited to: The Principles of responsibility and delegation - The Power of Thought, it all starts with a single thought...
Stan has truly earned his celebrity status in the international sporting arena and is now recognized as a leading professional motivational keynote speaker throughout Australia.
2015 Mentor: Australian Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
2013 Stan became the first Kickboxing World Champion to be inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame. Eight (8) times World Heavyweight Champion. Since retiring from the ring, Stan "The Man" Longinidis is acknowledged as a professional and exciting motivational speaker.
"Developing Your Dream Seed"
What others say...
Keynote Motivational Speaking
Aussie Icon...Gladiator, Champion, Warrior!
Falling down is how we grow. Staying down is how we die.
Being psychologically fit is your biggest weapon: It is a process. Think positive, act and apply positivity and you attract and receive positive energy. Regardless of the circumstances, you will realise that your reaction to the circumstance itself will ultimately alter the outcome. Thus creating the world you desire.
Ground breaking international stats, Stan has walked THE walk!
Stan "The Man" Longinidis is the 8 times Kickboxing World Heavyweight Champion with a record of 88 wins, 5 draws and 65 knockouts only 8 losses.
Only a few have won world titles in three (3) different styles:1. International Rules Kickboxing
Stan, now referred to Australia's living legend was the first big name contracted to the famous Japanese K-1.
International Media Release: Making headlines around the world: Six Seconds...job done!
The fight will go down in history as one of the most anticipated and one of the shortest in kickboxing history. It took only six seconds and one well-placed leg kick to make Stan the champion of the world.
Sports Hall of Fame Australia Stan Longinidis - Kick Boxing
Kickboxing at that time had a relatively low profile in Australia and it was not until he challenged for the World Light Heavyweight title in 1987 that he began to attract attention. That fight ended in a draw but led to an invitation to move to the USA where he scored 18 successive victories on the way to taking the North American and USA heavyweight titles in 1989.
In 1990 he became the first Australian to win a world kickboxing title when he took out the KICK Full Contact Super Heavyweight title. He became WWKA Word Junior Heavyweight champion the following year and in 1992 WKA Super Heavyweight Champion. He continued to win more titles and in 1996 he united two global strands of kickboxing by becoming the first Westerner to win the WMC World Heavyweight Muay Thai title. The fight took place before 80,000 fans in Bangkok and the title was personally bestowed on Longinidis by the King of Thailand.
Longinidis was given a lifetime achievement award in France in 2000 for his contribution to the sport. He retired in 2003 with a record of 83 wins, eight losses and four draws from his 95 fights.
Soccer, Juventus - the beginning of the journeyStan grew up with athletics, distinguishing himself playing soccer as a young man. I played for a team called Juventus, and I was pretty good.
My introduction to Budo Kai Karate:
My first official fight was in a nightclub in Melbourne. After the fight, there I was sitting up balconies holding my gold trophy, sharing that great win with my closest friends. In 1987, during the week of the America's Cup yacht race, Bob Jones and Ron Stroud organized a kickboxing event. It was a big show, boasting three world title fights. For one of those, they wanted an Aussie to fight an American.
That's when my career took off. I fought a man named Santiago Gaza. We fought twelve rounds; it was the first time I had fought with leg kicks. I knocked him down a couple of times, but it came out a draw. I was happy; in Australia at that time, we were all amateurs. I would have felt a bit strange winning my first pro fight and being crowned the heavyweight champion of the world!
Adam 'Smiley' Urquidez attended that fight. Smiley was the brother of Benny the Jet, who famously owned The Jet Centre. He publicly announced that he had seen real talent, offering me a contract to go to The Jet Centre in Los Angeles to train.