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Stan’s inspiring motivational talk at Gerringong

“Stan The Man Longinidis “, Australia’s sports hall of fame champion 2013 who is now a sought after influential and motivational speaker around the nation was recently in NSW with the Gerringong upgrade project team. Fulton Hogan is one of the largest companies in Australia that build our roads.

 The global kickboxing legend and CEO of ‘Stan The Man Group’ has an amazing relationship with officials of the project and all 280 roadworkers were surprised with the big man showing up after a well kept secret had been executed at their monthly “toolbox event”.

The powerful speaker and executives from his business ‘STM Group’ were flown to NSW by Fulton Hogan so that he would deliver a motivational talk that left the town talking, ‘literally’.
Stan the man group executives were able to share with black and blue some inside information on the storm that Stan the man created while in Gerringong.

According to insiders from STM Group and Fulton Hogan officials, on the evening of the mans departure, after the talk,  Fulton Hogan senior staff members  received an early hours morning phone call to attend a road hazard just outside Kiama. On arrival, the local police and SES workers were on the scene already dealing with the incident that a freak storm had brought about. Imagine, 2am and with gusts of wind running amok, the entire conversation was  about Stan The Man Longinidis and the impact he left on the community just hours before. 

Stan the man, authentic and passionate speaker in many forums travels Australia as different organisations and businesses seek his wisdom and knowledge on the power of mind set and becoming motivated so that you too can take action in your life and business for a positive turn around.

All of his influential talks are based on the man’s real life experiences. True wisdom can only be developed over time and from one’s own battles and successes. ‘Stan the man group’ the business was founded in the last 2 years to create world champion people no matter what their dreams or desires are. STM talks provide coaching and mentoring in leadership, management, mind-set, motivation and self development.

Sporting clubs, corporate businesses and educational institutions are just a few to mention. ‘Stan the man group’ management would love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to take action.

Gerringong Talk Stan and Andrew Stan and Fullton Hugan Executives Stan and the road workers 2 Stan and the road workers Stan and the toolbox award Stan in action


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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

 Stan ‘The Man’ Immortalised in Sports Hall of Fame

Former undisputed Australian kickboxing heavyweight champion, Stan ‘The Man’ Longinidis, will join the sporting elite when he is inducted into the prestigious Sport Australia Hall of Fame next month.

Longinidis will receive the highest national sporting honour that can be bestowed when he is officially inducted at The Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner, proudly presented by Etihad Airways, on Thursday, 10 October at Crown Melbourne.

The 48-year-old is the first of seven Inductees for 2013.

Better recognised as ‘Stan the Man’, Longinidis had an illustrious career spanning over almost 22 years. He continually posed himself fresh challenges, becoming Australia’s first ever world champ and winning world titles in three styles and three weight divisions.

Longinidis is an unprecedented eight-time world champion, his first title came in 1990 and his last in 1998. He was crowned by the King of Thailand personally when he became the first Westerner to win the world heavyweight muay thai title in 1996 and was also given a lifetime achievement award in France in 2000 for his contribution to the sport of kickboxing.

“For me to win so many different awards and accolades all over the world, to then be acknowledged by The Sport Australia Hall of Fame board for my contribution to kickboxing is very humbling,” Longinidis said of his induction to The Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

“A lot of my memories have been the sacrifices, the perseverance, the patience, pain, the price to achieve your dreams and always preparing yourself for that moment of greatness.”

Longinidis’ career ended with a record of 88 wins, five draws, eight losses, 65 by way of knockout.

Recognising his role in the development of the sport of kickboxing in Australia, Longinidis said he was proud to have paved the way for great future champions.
“I always knew I was going to be the catalyst, I always knew I was going to be a pioneer for other young talented guys to come through. At the end of the day I was aware that I had the mindset that what I was doing was going to be innovative, that I was going to be the first,” Longinidis said.

Robert de Castella MBE, Chairman of The Sport Australia Hall of Fame selection committee said Inductees needed that special something to be recognised as the pinnacle of Australian sporting excellence.

“To be selected into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame it’s not just a matter of being a champion athlete or sportsperson, you actually have to have a little bit of extra intangible quality that really elevates you into that level of greatness which the Hall of Fame acknowledges and represents.”

De Castella recognised Longinidis’ award as “a really interesting one because it’s a sport that is on the periphery and is often overshadowed by something like the Olympic sports of boxing or taekwondo or judo.”
“In some ways Stan was under-recognised here in Australia but was a real pioneer for the sport of muay thai and kickboxing and the sport has now grown into the mixed martial arts area,” de Castella said.

“Kickboxing has now really evolved into the mixed martial arts, the MMA and UFC, which is some of the biggest and most popular sports and has certainly taken away from the heavy weight boxing with major popularity.”

The 29th Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner 
What: Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony
Date: Thursday, 10 October 2013
Time: From 6:00pm
Where:  Palladium at Crown Melbourne
Who: The largest collective gathering of Australian sporting legends and luminaries
  • Seven Inductees into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • Elevation of one Member to become the “35th Legend of Australian Sport”
  • Presentation of “The Don” Award
  • Awarding of five scholarships to future champions, each assigned a Member as their Mentor
  • Awarding the “Spirit of Sport” for an outstanding achievement that has captured the hearts of the nation

Established in 1985, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame aims to preserve and celebrate the history of Australian Sport and excite the next generation of Australians to achieve their potential both in sport and in life.

With a vision and values built around the words of the first Inductee and Legend, Sir Donald Bradman AC, The Sport Australia Hall of Fame is determined to carry to all Australians everywhere the symbol of excellence, as represented by its 518 Members across all sports and genders.

For more information about The Sport Australia Hall of Fame, visit



Stan The Man is being interviewed by the well known Seven Network programme GASOLENE. Hosting the first ever Car Show of its kind at the Melbourne Exhibition Building for 2013, GASOLENE was thrilled at having Stan make a special guest appearance to show his support of the event and to meet and greet fans.

Nez and Michael are the two Senior hosts and directors of the GASOLENE show. Stan The Man is a proud young man in this photo below showing him with his Charger at the age of eighteen.

Fans were excited to see the kickboxing legend and have posters signed and photos taken with The Man himself.

Among the crowd was Joe Caleja, CEO of Apex Steel and Partner of the famous cooking show Master Chef who also had his photo taken with Stan.