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Tuesday, January 30, 2024
ITC 2024 Headliner #1 - Richard Norton
Get ready to elevate your martial arts journey!
We are incredibly excited to announce the esteemed Richard Norton is confirmed as one of the headline instructors at the UFAF International Training Conference (ITC) 2024! Bringing with him decades of unparalleled experience in martial arts, stunts, and the world of film, your participation in ITC 2024 sets you on course to learn, evolve, and immerse yourself in an invigorating symphony of martial arts mastery, led by none other than Richard himself.
Richard Norton is a legendary figure in the world of martial arts, known for his exceptional skill and contributions to various martial arts disciplines. With over six decades of dedicated training and numerous accolades, Norton's martial arts journey is nothing short of extraordinary.
Norton's martial arts odyssey began at a young age when he started training in Judo at the tender age of 11. This early exposure laid the foundation for what would become a lifelong passion and commitment to martial arts excellence.
In 1970, Norton played a pivotal role in the creation of Zen Do Kai, a martial arts style that garnered global attention. His 10th Degree Black Belt in Zen Do Kai signifies not only his mastery of the style but also his instrumental role in its development in his home country, Australia.
A true highlight in Norton's martial arts career was being personally presented with an 8th Degree master’s Black Belt in the Chuck Norris Martial Arts system by none other than Master Chuck Norris himself. This recognition by a martial arts icon speaks volumes about Norton's expertise and character.
Norton's martial arts journey didn't stop there. He holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in Goju-Kai Karate under the tutelage of his first Karate Sensei, Hanshi Tino Ceberano, a 6th Black Stripe in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the legendary Machado Bros and a Level 6 ranking in Uquidokan Kick-Boxing, a discipline founded by the legendary Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez.
This demonstrates Norton’s adaptability and willingness to embrace diverse martial arts disciplines and stay up to date with today’s Mixed Martial Arts Combat environment.
With a vast knowledge of reality-based self-defence tactics and his own highly popular Black Belt Complexes, which focus on developing explosive speed, power and continuity of movement, Norton is in constant demand for seminars in Australia and internationally and is highly regarded as one of the world’s most dynamic martial artists and seminar presenters.
Norton also spent over 25 years working as a Personal Bodyguard in the 1970s and 1980s, providing protection to some of the most iconic figures in the music industry, including the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, and the Swedish pop group ABBA.
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Watch for ITC registration to open on February 1st!
We have one more Headline Instructor for you. Wh0 will it be? You'll just have to wait and see! Who will instructor #7 be? Stay tuned!