Kon Pappy has had an illustrious career with State, National and World Titles in Freestyle Wrestling, Greco Roman Wresting, Sambo, Sumo, No GI Grappling, Sports Jiu-Jitsu and Karate. Kon has also World Championship Titles for Veterans in Sports Jiu-Jitsu, No GI Grappling and Pankration.
1981 won the State School Boy Champion Wrestling
1981 placed 3rd in NSW Title School Boy Championships Wrestling
Won Junior, Senior and Veteran Championships in Wrestling
Has won 18 Australian Championships in Freestyle, Greco Roman, Wrestling, Sambo, Sumo, Karate and Pankration
Four times world champion in Sports Jiu Jitsu and Pankration
Represented Australia in 11 countries around the world
Career Highlights and Achievements
Kon started training in 1979 at the Newtown PCYC
His inspiration to protect himself was born from being bullied as a thin kid
Kon began with Judo and then Olympic Wrestling
Refereed and judged the UFC for from 2010 to 2018
Kon has trained athletes that have won state and Australian titles in MMA, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Sambo
National Coach for Pankration from 2006 to 2018
World coach for Pankration for five years
Has trained six world champions -Pankration
Has trained over 20 Australian Champions from 1994 till today in Wrestling, Pankration and MMA
Kon has judged at 20 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines and in 2015 was inducted to the Fighting Hall of Fame for four decades of representation.
Kon’s expertise as an authority in wrestling has been sort by National Rugby League (NRL) Clubs Manly and St George as a tackling coach.
Training footballers to tackle opponents with different physiques and strengths is a powerful testament to wrestling.