Sometimes it's not about the journey or the destination...

But the people you meet along the way.

Our journey to this point has been a long one. We have been practicing and teaching martial arts in Australia for over 80 years. And before that our Teacher's Teachers were spreading martial arts throughout Europe and Asia. 

This page tries to capture some of the key people within our Federation and that we've met along that path who have helped, taught, influenced, guided, and led us. 


Many of these past masters are no longer with us. It is important to remember them and their contribution, without which we would not be here today with a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips

We owe them a debt of gratitude for their time and dedication to mastering and passing on the martial arts to us. We stand on the shoulders of giants.

The Australian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo & Chinese Boxing
Federation of Instructors

Principal Instructor
and Head of the Federation

Please click on the profiles below to learn more...

Portrait of Kyoshi Chris Bailey
Head of the Federation
2018-to Date

Kyoshi Chris Bailey

Kyoshi Chris was honoured with the leadership of the Federation in 2018 and has been been leading us since.

Our Lineage

Previous Heads of the Federation

Please click on the profiles below to learn more...

Portrait of Kancho Bradshaw
Founder of the Federation

Kancho Barry Bradshaw

Kancho founded the Federation in 1981 and was our head until his passing in 2010.

Portrait of Kaicho Adam Bradshaw
Dai Soke of the Federation

Kaichho Adam Bradshaw

Kaicho Adam inherited the Federation from Kancho 2010 and led us until his retirement in 2018.

Federation Lineage

Our Teachers' Teachers

Portrait of Shihan Mikonosuke Kawaishi
European Martial
Arts Pioneer

Shihan Mikonosuke Kawaishi

Portrait of Professor Wally Strauss
Kancho Bradshaw's

Wally Strauss

Friends of the Federation

Portrait of Hanshi Peter Morton

Hanshi Peter Morton

Founder of Peter Morton Academy of Judo Jujitsu Karate and dear friend of Kancho

Portrait of Hanshi Peter Chek

Hanshi Peter Chek

First generation student of Kawaishi who won the 1947 Champion de Paris tournament and Kawaishi Medal

Portrait of Grand Master Harold Long

Grand Master Harold Long

Grand Master Long presented Kancho with his 10th Degree at the Hall of Fame ceremony in 1998

Find a Martial Arts school near you...


Class held
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm JiuJitsu & Judo

8:45 pm – 9:45 pm JiuJitsu & Judo 6th Kyu +

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Box Hill South

Classes held
Monday: 7:30 pm – 9 pm JiuJitsu & Judo

Wednesday: 6 pm – 7 pm Junior JiuJitsu & Judo
Wednesday: 7 pm – 8 pm Kung Fu
Wednesday: 8 pm – 9:30 pm JiuJitsu & Judo

Saturday: 11 am – 12:30 pm Junior JiuJitsu & Judo
Saturday: 2 pm– 3:30 pm JiuJitsu & Judo

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Monash University (Caulfield)

Class held
Wednesday: 7:30 – 9:15 pm
Monash Sport Caulfield -
Group Fitness Studio
JiuJitsu & Judo


Monash University (Clayton)

Classes held
Monday: 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Monash Sport Clayton -
Multi-Purpose Room
JiuJitsu & Judo


Class held
Sunday: 2 pm – 4 pm
JiuJitsu & Judo 13y/old to Adult

Sunday: 4 pm – 5 pm
Junior JiuJitsu & Judo
8-12 year old

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Viewbank Primary

Class held
Friday: 1 pm – 1:50 pm JiuJitsu & Judo
for Viewbank Primary Students Only

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