Entries by Stephanie Chan

AK at Super Grappler 2017

Akademi Kristus (AK) recently took part in a major grappling tournament in Surabaya. AK founder and director Geoff Collins describes the experience. AK recently sent competitors to the annual Super Grappler tournament in Surabaya. The opportunity not only motivated competitors and AK students Theja and Kadek to train harder, but has spurred everyone at AK on […]

Launching Hope

After just over a year working on the ground in Bali, Akademi Kristus (AK) has officially launched its presence in Australia! On 15 October, almost 100 guests attended Launching Hope, the official corporate launch of AK. The event was a resounding success and, thanks to the generosity of our guests, $8,645 was raised for AK […]

Visitor report: Luke Beston

My name is Luke Beston.  I am a black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Royce Gracie. My wife, Angela Gracie, is the granddaughter of Carlos Gracie who, along with his brother Helio, were the creators of the martial art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Angela and I recently travelled to Bali for a holiday, and to visit […]

Visitor report: Trudi Kirchhofer

In May 2016, I went to Bali for what was my fifth trip and I can honestly say it is the one that has had the biggest impact on me in so many ways. This is due to meeting Geoff and Erma Collins, their beautiful daughters and the rest of the Akademi Kristus (AK) family. […]

Visitor report: Matt Williams

I had visited Akademi Kristus (AK) on my previous holiday to Bali, so my expectations of my return were informed by my prior experiences. Sitting in the airport lounge the day after my second visit, I considered how my buddy Peter Sheather might have been feeling about our maiden scooter ride through a foreign metropolis […]

Visitor report: Fabian Hamm

My name is Fabian, I am 20 years old and come from Germany. I finished high school two years ago and after a time of social and missionary work in Europe and Africa, God led me to do a Discipleship Training School (DTS) course at the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) DTS in Bali. Of […]

Visitor report: Bethany Ross

The streets are no place for a 14-year-old, as Australian man Geoff Collins experienced firsthand. “My father committed suicide. There was nothing for me there,” he says. After deciding to visit his older brother in Indonesia, Geoff never went back. A couple of years later, he instead found himself falling in love with a young […]