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  Craig Radcliffe {Renshi} 

Fifth Degree Black Belt (Kempo/Arnis)
International Licensed Instructor
Martial Arts Association International (Germany - Australia)

Third Degree Black Belt
Judo Karate Masters Kempo Association (Philippines)
Manchurian Comjuka Kempo and Modern Arnis

Senior Instructor
Philippine Australia Arnis Katipunan
International Arnis Federation


 

In 1982 I commenced my study of Martial Arts learning Judo under Darwin instructor Sensei John Bradley in which I trained for approximately a year. Also that year I commenced training under Sensei Robert Fitton in the art of Manchurian Comjuka Kempo and Modern Arnis.

Sensei Robert Fitton studied the Martial Art of Manchurian Comjuka Kempo under the founding Grandmaster Rafael Reston in Angeles City, Philippines. Also while Sensei Robert Fitton was in the Philippines he trained in Modern Arnis under Guro Roland Dantes and Guro Rodel Dagooc. Guro Rodel Dagooc and Guro Roland Dantes are students of the late Modern Arnis  Grandmaster and founder Professor Remy Amador Presas.

In 1983 while also continuing my training at Fittonís Kempo Karate Modern Arnis Centre I also commenced training in Jujitsu under the instruction of Sensei Kim Hanley and continued training with Sensei Hanley for approximately 2 years while still keeping up my training with Sensei Fitton.

In the mid 1980ís Sensei Fitton left the Northern Territory and his Senior Instructor Sensei Terry Dunstan took over as the chief instructor. In 1985 Sensei Dunstan promoted me to first degree black belt in Manchurian Comjuka Kempo and Modern Arnis.

In 1987 I started my own Martial Arts School in Palmerston, Northern Territory of Australia.

In 1990 I moved to South Australia and commenced teaching Manchurian Comjuka Kempo and Modern Arnis in the suburb of Salisbury. While in South Australia my students were encouraged to participate in local Martial Arts tournaments in order to prove their effectiveness in tournament situation. The students had proven themselves as we had won several medals. In 1993 I returned to the Top End of the Northern Territory.

In 1993 I was graded to the rank of Third Degree Black Belt in recognition of my skill in Manchurian Comjuka Kempo and Modern Arnis which was signed by Grandmaster Rafael Reston and Master Instructor Sensei Robert Fitton.

During 1994 I was responsible for organising and promoting training seminars for the Philippine Australia Arnis Katipunan (P.A.A.K.). These seminars were hosted by Arnis Master Instructor Guro Rodel Dagooc and Goju Kai Master Instructor Kancho Tino Ceberano. To promote the seminars there was several articles published in the N.T. News as well as a public Arnis Demonstration at the Palmerston Markets.

After these Seminars I was approached by the organisers of the Night of the Gladiators to put on a demonstration of Arnis as part of the 1994 fight night draw card. I accepted to do so and invited Guro Rodel Dagooc who was home in the Philippines if he would attend and be an active part of the demonstration, in which he accepted and was joined by Senior Instructor to Kancho Tino Ceberano, Sensei Peter Pritchard. After the demonstration Guro Rodel Dagooc presented me with a certificate of Senior Instructor in Modern Arnis recognised by the Philippine Australia Arnis Katipunan and the International Arnis Federation.

In 1998 I had the contract to instruct the Personnel of a local Darwin Security Company defensive tactics and eviction skills.

Up to date I have also participated in Seminars hosted by Grandmaster Cacoy Canete (Doce Pares Eskrima), Guro Dan Inosanto (student of the late Bruce Lee and instructor of Jeet Kune Do and Kali), Kancho Tino Ceberano (Goju Karate) and Guro Rodel Dagooc (Modern Arnis) who was a student of the late Grandmaster Professor Remy Amador Presas.

In 2007 Chief Instructor Craig Radcliffe was approached by Jupiter Entertainment to assist with the production of a new Martial Arts documentary called Human Weapon. Craig Radcliffe is mentioned in the credits with Special Thanks for his assistance with the production of the Martial Arts Documentary, Human Weapon, which covers the Filipino Martial Art of Eskrima.

Human Weapon is produced by

Jupiter Entertainment, Inc

for The History Channel, 2007

In 2011 Sensei Craig Radcliffe and the Radcliffe College of Self Defence become a member of the Martial Arts Association International (established 1964). On the 19 January 2011 Sifu Kevin Walle (Wu Tang Australia) presented Sensei Craig Radcliffe with his membership to the association on behalf of the Australasian Representative Hanshi Anthony Jackson (OAM). The Martial Arts Association International board, based in Germany, also promoted Sensei Craig Radcliffe to 5th Dan (Kempo/Arnis). Martial Arts Association International is a member of the World Organizer of Martial Arts (W.O.M.A.)

 

Robert Fitton {Renshi}

Fittonís Kempo Karate Modern Arnis Centre

Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Chung Do Kwan Taekwondo

Cairns, Queensland, Australia

 6th Dan World Taekwondo Federation of Korea

6th Dan Judo Karate Masters Kempo Association (Philippines)

3rd Dan Lakan Tatlo Modern Arnis Federation of the Philippines

2nd Dan Tang Soo Do (USA Institute of Health)

1st Dan Judo (Kodokan)

Brown Belt Shotokan Karate

 

Sensei Robert Fitton is one of the pioneers of martial arts in the Darwin area of the Northern Territory of Australia. Sensei Fittonís origins in martial arts commenced during his youth were he trained in the arts of Judo, Shotokan Karate and Taekwondo. Most of his early martial arts experience was gained while getting his Teaching Diploma at University.

In the 1970ís Sensei Fitton trained periodically in the Philippines with prominent Arnis masters such as Guro Rodel Dagooc and Guro Roland Dantes who were both students of Modern Arnis Grandmaster Remy Amador Presas. He also spent much time in Angeles City training with Manchurian Comjuka Kempo Grandmaster Rafael Reston.

During the 1980ís Sensei Robert Fittonís teachings of martial arts were oriented toward the teachings of Grandmaster Rafael Restonís Manchurian Comjuka Kempo and Grandmaster Remy Amador Presasís Modern Arnis.

Sensei Robert Fitton also utilizes his teaching ability to teach Accounting and Commerce to High School students. Sensei Fitton with his employment as a teacher has travelled taking his martial arts philosophies around Australia, Papua New Guinea and Thailand.

In recent years Sensei Fitton has concentrated his martial arts teachings to Taekwondo specialising in the Korean style of Chung Do Kwan with students of all ages being successful in many of the tournaments they have participated in.