PROFESSOR GEORGE ADAMS
Professor George Adams is the Chief Instructor of Budoshinkai Karate Australia which has been operating since 1990 and has been practicing martial arts for over 45 years. He holds senior rankings in Karate, Phillipino Martial Arts, Japanese Jiu Jitsu and certifications in Muay Thai. He has literally trained thousands of students and produced over 50 black belts. He is currently a Black Belt 2nd Degree in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Norton who has been his coach and inspiration over the years. He currently operates and run a full time centre in Roselands and another school at West Pennant Hills; both locations offer Team Norton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu which George encourages many of his Karate and Muay Thai students to take up as well to add to their arsenal.
PROFESSOR EVAN BZADOUGH
Professor Evan Bzadough has been training martial arts for over 30 years starting at the age of 14 and holds a Black Belt in both Hapkido and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is fully dedicated to his full time martial arts centre in Preston (NSW). His teaching approach is based on a simplified street based system in Hapkido and Jiu Jitsu where his experience comes from being employed by a government law enforcement body. Evan’s system is to make it work for even the untrained person and be confident in a short space of time. The focus at Absolute Fighting Arts is not on competition although they do have students who often compete. Under the guidance of Professor Norton Evan really focuses on a very welcoming and safe training environment for the new and long term student.
COACH ROLAND WINTER
Inducted in the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame and World Union Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2015. Roland spent 26 years in the NSW Police Force. As a Detective Sergeant he spent most of his years investigating fraud and cybercrime and now is in the private industry continuing the same line of work.
Coach Roland Winter commenced training in Tae Kwon Do in 1983 and later took up Zen Do Kai Freestyle where he holds Black Belt 5th Degree. He also has been training in Japanese Swordsmanship since 2010 which he still trains in both arts. He commenced training in Jiu Jitsu in 2011, under Professor George Adams, and won his first Gold Medal in the Australasian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Melbourne.
Roland teaches and is extremely passionate in both Jiu Jitsu and Karate and teaches to his students on the northern beaches of Sydney.
COACH STEWART MCKIE
Coach Stewart McKie is the owner of SKM Martial Arts in Hornsby, NSW where he teaches Muay Thai and Team Norton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has also trained significantly in Taekwondo (Black Belt 2nd Degree), Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu (Silver Sash) JKD Concepts and Boxing. Stewart served as a NSW Police Officer for ten years and worked as a Weapons & Defensive Tactics Instructor in addition to many other operational policing roles. Stewart continues to train martial arts at a high level to achieve his personal goals and provide his students with the most authentic, practical and current techniques available.
PROFESSOR ROD EADIE
Professor Coach Rod Eadie is the head instructor for Eadie Academy BJJ & MMA and currently holds a Black Belt 1st Degree in Jiu Jitsu and also holds black belts in Zen Do Kai and Shaolin Kenpo. He began his martial arts journey in 1984 as a means of self-defence, which then blossomed into a positive lifestyle dedicated to competition and the development of artistic expression. Rod’s style of instruction reflects an attitude that is battle tested on the streets through a career in law enforcement as well as being forged through competition, attaining numerous titles in MMA & BJJ. He believes Jiu Jitsu is one of a few remaining martial arts that carries a true warrior code and one which expunges fakery. “I am given wholly to the propagation of truth and moral development of martial arts and its practitioners, which is why I have also dedicated myself to an academic career researching philosophy in the arts”.
PROFESSOR CLINT HARRIS
Professor Coach Clint Harris started his martial arts journey at a very young age with Taekwondo instructed by his father and uncle in their local club in Maryborough VIC. Always looking to further his skills as a martial artist he studied whatever he could get his hands on in the local area. He then took up Freestyle Karate which introduced him to Muay Thai, Kali and Grappling. It wasn’t until he moved to Melbourne that he got to further his journey. It wasn’t until he met his coach and friend Professor Jeremy Ta’kody that he was introduced to MMA, Wrestling and BJJ. From this friendship he was introduced to Professor Norton and has been affiliated with Team Norton ever since. Currently coaching from Bendigo MMA based at Fit Republic Clint teaches BJJ, MMA and Kickboxing.
Professor Clint also runs full time numerous classes in BJJ and MMA at Saxon Sports in Melbourne which is one of the biggest and most equipped gym in Melbourne.
COACH TRENT MADSEN
Coach Trent Madsen is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is the Chief Instructor at Kinetic Martial Arts and the Head Instructor at the Cronulla and Heathcote Dojangs. He also holds a 5th Dan in Hapkido and 2nd Dan in Taekwondo and also has a great passion for Jiu Jitsu and personally teaches these classes. Overall, he has been training for over 25 years and has devoted his life to the martial arts and assisting others be the very best they can be, both on and off the mats.
PROFESSOR IVAN WALTON
Professor Ivan Walton is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt which he received from Professor Richard Sargeant in September 2017 @ Gracie Humata Penrith. Ivan is now head BJJ coach of Grapple Ape Submissions @ ZOOFITNESS PENRITH. Ivan has over 15 year experience in BJJ and has been involved in martial art from a young age having trained in in karate, wrestling and boxing.
COACH MARK SZALAJKO
Coach Mark Szalajko has been training and teaching Brazilian Jiu-jitsu since 2011 at his centre, Bujutsu Martial Arts based at Smeaton Grange which is the largest martial arts gym in size and membership in the Southern Hemisphere. Retired as Detective Superintendent, in the NSW Police Force, to pursue his life long passion in the martial arts, Coach Mark has several Black Belts including Japanese and Okinawan Karate, Okinawan weaponry, Arnis and certification in Muay Thai and he regularly trains and travels to Okinawa, Japan, Thailand and other countries.
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MASTER (HAPKIDO) STEVEN TRAN
Master Steven Tran is an 8th Dan Black Belt in WKA Kickboxing, an 8th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo and a 7th Dan Black Belt in Hapkido. He is also an expert instructor in Krav Maga. Master Steven has trained numerous military forces overseas; he is a specialist in executive protection, both armed and unarmed, and is a former bodyguard to the Filipino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. He has won numerous Australian titles in Taekwondo and Karate and has also won world titles in Kickboxing and WKA (full contact ring karate). He now operates from his full time martial arts centre in Cremorne teaching various systems.
Master Steven is now introducing Richard Norton Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at his centre with Professors John and Timothy Ellis under the guidance of Professor George Adams.
COACH KEEGAN THOMSON
Coach Keegan took up Jiu Jitsu when he first got into the martial arts but also trained in Muay Thai attaining a Black Belt 2nd Degree. He is also a qualified boxing trainer under Boxing Australia and teaches Muay Thai at the Fight Rite Martial Arts gym in Blacktown under Master Instructor in BJMA, Rhett Junker. He is most passionate about his Jiu Jitsu and teaches Jiu Jitsu at the centre.