Kancho Bradshaw receives his 10th Dan from Grand Masters Harold Long and Gary Alexander

Our Founder
Kancho Barry Bradshaw,
10th Dan

Our organisation was founded by Grandmaster Kancho B.W.Bradshaw, a martial arts pioneer in Australia who was one of the first All-Australian Internationally recognised 10th Dan Black Belt Masters in this country (10th Dan is the highest Master level awarded). Kancho Bradshaw was also awarded a special Legend award by the Australian Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Kancho held Master black belt ranking in several martial arts, as well as the honorific of Grandmaster in Kung Fu. He began his martial arts training in 1946 and, over his long martial arts career, he travelled the world teaching his form of Judo, Jiu-Jitsu and Kung Fu in countries such as New Zealand, America, China, and Taiwan, as well as all around Australia, running seminars, courses, lectures, and classes. Not only did he spread his teachings around the world, but he also brought several Masters to Australia, becoming friends with the likes of Grandmasters Wally Jay, Steve Heremaia, Gary Alexander,  Andersen Lin, Relson Gracie, Bernie Weiss, Harold Long, Ron Forrester, Rick Clark, and Robert Gemmell; as well as Australian Grandmasters such as Peter Morton, Jan deJong, Peter Chek, Bob Todd, Bob Jones, Peter deBeen, John Bear, and Ian Pollet to name a few.

The Australian JiuJitsu, Judo & Chinese Boxing Federation of Instructors continues Kancho's legacy of teaching JiuJitsu, Judo and Kung Fu in the tradition established by our founder.

Read more about the night Kancho Bradshaw became a 10th Dan Grandmaster, with this article from the archives - 1997 Academy News

Read more about Shihan Peter Morton's promotion to 10th Dan Grandmaster, with this article from the archives - 1998 Academy News