Profile of Guro Craig Radcliffe

Discussion in 'Meet & Greet' started by kempoarnis, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. kempoarnis

    kempoarnis New Member

    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 Fitton’s 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 1980’s 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 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.

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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2007
  2. arnisador

    arnisador Active Member

    Wow, what a great deal of experience you've had! I hope you'll tell us more about Manchurian Comjuka Kempo--I don't know of it.
     

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