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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Richard Norton is one of the highest rated Martial Artists in his field. He even holds a unique accolade as one of the most highly regarded Westerners to work on the dynamic films of Hong Kong stars, Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung. Born and raised in Croydon, Australia, the young Richard pursued a passion in Martial Arts that would shape his life and career. He subsequently began working security at clubs before starting a long-spanning career as a bodyguard to some of the best musical artists in the world including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, and Linda Ronstadt.

After becoming good friends with Chuck Norris, Richard appeared in his first acting role in The Octagon in 1980 and would go on to appear in countless Martial Arts and action films throughout Hong Kong, America, and Australia. Through action cinema he even found an outlet for his Martial Arts and equally built a strong reputation delivering innovative and exciting fight scenes working as an action choreographer.

Richard Norton directs the Team Norton Organisation and is a hands-on leader and ensures regular training visits and consistent monitoring of all students within the Team Norton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association.

 Richard loves watching each individual grow in skill level and become the best versions of themselves possible! Richard always enjoys meeting new students and is one of the rare coaches who takes the development of all students personally.

Welcome to the world of Team Norton, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu!

At the Bendigo Mixed Martial Arts Academy, we make sure that you learn BJJ in a safe and fun environment. The skills you will learn in this effective adult martial arts class are:


Ground positions for control

Attacks and counters from the ground

Locks and chokes

Escaping positions and techniques

Combative – self defence

Competition grappling (optional)


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