Mick Cutajar - October 2017
What's your current projects?
have completed volume 4 of 5 volumes of my judo counters
and combinations, and feb 2017 saw the publication
of safe and effective methods of tackling, we hope
this will change the way athletes tackle one another
and learn the new methods.
How is your rehab going?
this is a great time, i have never felt better and
what was looking to be life change by way of ending
many of my general life experiences such as walking
riding bikes teaching kids even simple every day shopping
was so hard is now back to normal.
What can you tell us about your recent stem cell operation?
cell well i can say this, do your searching before
you decide to have any knee osteotomy or knee replacement.
mid 2015 i sustained a fall, causing damage to the
r knee meniscus all but sheered away, i was in great
pain not been able to walk for more than 10min before
stopping not able to walk stairs go surfing ride my
bike everything was effected personally and professionally,
its was over, i had spoken to 3 surgeons in Sydney
and Queensland, all of who gave me the home hit,..
total knee replacement, i was gutted so depressed
withdrawn,.. so i started to view the web on science,
Fransisco had been doing stem cell treatment on athletes
and general public for over 35yrs, then i small light
came on,. i have a chance, i had several MRI and Xrays
all showed severe damage and osteoarthritis eating
away my joint. so after visiting a specialist in Brisbane
i decided to visits a regenex at Napean private hospital
for possible stem cell treatment 1 if i qualify 2
what chances do i have. so early 2016 i seen the stem
cell specialist and yes i qualified so know i have
hope. paid the 10k booked in march 16th they drilled
both my hip bones and drew out bone marrow (its on
my you-tube page 15min into the filming) after 48hrs
i had no pain in the back or leg by day 4 i could
walk up and down stairs, by day 12 i was able to cross
my legs and not have any pain. by 17th day april7th
all come to an end when a lady drove through an intersection
side swiping my car smashing my knee causing more
damage.. my partner was braced by me i took the full
impact so she would be ok, that was the end of the
stem cell treatment....... no just kidding NRMA were
forced to pay for the treatment 16month later july28th
2017,.. we have reordered much of the rehab, and i
can say stemcell has changed my life for the better
the rehab has been insane at just how quick i have
recovered on every level well recommended anyone who
seen me over the past 2yrs would tell you im finished
moving like an 70yr old, NOT ANY MORE,.. i will be
What do you consider your highlights of the year so
far, as well as your overall life and career highlights?
highlight of the year well being able to lead a normal
life once again something so simple was taken from
me ,. ive been given another chance...:) overall life
the birth on my beautiful baby in fact i didnt know
who ed sheron was until the birth strangely in the
delivery room they had his songs playing 2 in-particular
photograph and thinking out loud,. both of these were
playing as the head was coming out and holding the
baby and now when ever thinking out loud is playing
the baby will stop crying and listen to the song,...
bubs is almost 1 and still stops to watch the song
on TV... very strange but for filling,..... and career
wise well i have completed my masters in terrorism
and security studies, with this being selected to
present my maters paper at the world security conference
to be held in Dhabi this would have been a big life
change, sadly i was withdrawn 12hrs before due to
leave the country, very sad but it gave me drive to
complete several other qualification within the terrorism
/ security, paper is attached.
What's your motto?
be the best and reach your gold you learn from your
loses and accept defeat as a part of becoming a champion.
Are you open to any more film and TV projects, and
what's been your favorite entertainment industry projects
of course im open to life behind the camera know of
any auditions ??i feel at home playing other people,..
you know when you do a project 6yrs ago and think
r well i did my best,.. well may 2016 i was advised
by (Stan) Karpinski of Stanislaw the Directer of a
feature film doco which i assisted with originally
called 300 Spartans The Real Story. well shoot
me down we won best feature film which im listed in
credits for action choreography. i actually had to
research how battles were fort and weapons were held
and used. most of my club members were part of the
filming as well. another story to add to the CV.
is the link
of the awards
15th 2016 at the London Greek Film Festival the doco
i assisted with all the fight scenes recently won
best feature film category, where Im listed in the
credits for action choreography Brief synopsis in
English: "Thermopylae, Greece
This is the
site of the most famous last stand in history! Go
back 2,500 years to the wars between ancient Greece
(West) and Persia (East). The Greco-Persian Wars 2,500
years ago were a clash between two peoples, two cultures,
two systems of government and two continents. The
first clash between East and West. - Dr. Michael
Scott (Cambridge and Bristol Universities). The first
democracy in the world spawned the Greco-Persian Wars
2,500 years ago that shaped most of the world today,
particularly our politics, but it also gave us some
of the most iconic moments and curious mysteries in
history...a time when history really did become legend.
Leonidas and his 300 Spartans and The Battle of Thermopylae
Why's it important not to get caught up in entertainment
industry and celeb hype?
he well the press can and has made many and killed
off much more, keeping a level head is a special tool
you must have be nice dont take shit to personal.
What opponents, famous or not so well know, would
you like to face?
i have this dream or image of a dream facing off against
Teddy Riner is a French judoka. He has won nine World
Championships gold medals, the first and only judoka
to do so, and two Olympic gold medals. He has also
won five gold medals at the European Championships,
i have even told my coach i have had this image,..
wow wouldn't it something for the 2020 Olympics ill
be well over 45 in Japan in the finals beating him,
i want what he has this is life changing.
Who have been your toughest 3 matches in your career
(either private or broadcast matches).
in 2010 pan pacs it took me 25 yrs to counter him
and beat him and haven't done it again thank god hes
now ole of my coaches ?? you know the other Dave frendon
mma fight night in QLD 1999,. 18 min of pure fighting
blood, hit, kick, knees, locks you name it it was
in it, and changed many mma rules here in australia
Do you have any mentors, and if so, why them?
mr kristof krzysztof frankowski 4 time world master
judo champion IJF 6th Dan and mr john Guljas IBF 5th
Dan. kristof is one special person he has over 50yrs
in judo 35 of them in contest you can not get a better
methods coach he single handed changed my method to
help me win 3rd at the 2014 world masters in Spain
and in the heaviest division, with john he has the
geound game covered and has increased my development
10fold. i hope to continue this once im back in 2018
What students of yours are you most proud of, and
how are their careers going?
in 27yrs i have had many pass through my dojo and
excel and then move on that's what coaching is about
there are some special kids under 10 who have een
with me since they were 5 who recently won medals
at nationals then there are those who have been with
me since they were 5-6 now 20 and excelled in their
own ways. just recently one young lady won the juniors
2 golds then stepped up the next day to win the seniors
aged only 16 beating 34yrs who are double her weight,
now that was exceptional i really hope she stays on
to go the next level.
What would you like to be best remembered for?
hmmm my efforts in helping those who needed that extra
helping hand in personal development and learning
to protect them selves, beat the bullies.. i was bullied
as a kid sadly i still see their faces and know who
they are, its not a nice feeling so im there to help.
i hope my books ive written will continue to be used
all over the world,
What's something about you the general public doesn't
:) my real age,.. i guess im the person they think
i am or have been warned about, that's a biggy.
What do you do in your spare time to relax?
before well,... more judo more events,... write books,..
study,. thats was what helped me relax,...that was
in spare time,..now my baby has this until i die lucky
kid plenty of beach walks games.
CHAPTER: Well-known Wollongong martial artist Mick
Cutajar is ecstatic that a paper he has written on
policing has been published in the Australasian Institute
of Policing journal. Picture: Agron Latifi
Cutajars latest work gets police tick of approval
- 16th July 2017
Cutajar, Judo champion, mixed martial artist, - 29th