Our lineage is through Richard Norton to the Machado brothers. Richard Norton is a living legend in the martial arts world, and has been training with the Machado brothers for over 28 years. Some of his qualifications include:
- 9th Dan Zen Do Kai
- 8th Dan Chun Kuk Do
- 5th Dan Goju Ryu Karate
- 5th Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The skills that Professor Norton has learnt over many years are passed down to the students of Bujutsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre.
Our students regularly enjoy the tuition of Professor Mark Christie, who is a first degree black belt, and teaches Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Just like all of the other programs at Bujutsu, our BJJ program provides a safe family friendly environment, we have numerous husband and wife teams training together, and Bujutsu is the only school in the Macarthur Region that has a large representation of ladies in our jiu jitsu program. The make up of our jiu jitsu program is testament to the teaching style and culture developed within the BJJ program by Professor Mark Christie.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts self defence system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo in the early 20th century.
It teaches that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique -most notably by applying joint locks and choke holds to defeat the other person. Sparring (commonly referred to as ‘rolling’) and live drilling play a major role in training.