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Shihan Hugh Doherty commenced Ju Jitsu in 1978 with the founding presidents of AJJA, Wayne and Dale Brabham. After 30 years upon examination, 6th Dan Goshin Jutsu was presented to Hugh Doherty the highest grade achievable in the Yawara System. He was also presented Menkyo Kaiden and he is the only holder of this achievement.

He holds the title of Renshi - Godan 5th Degree Myoshin Ryu Aiki-Jutsu, Menkyo Chudan.

He was inducted in the Australasian Martial Arts Hall of Fame as the Budoka of the Year, Ju Jitsu and Kobudo. He was also inducted in to the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, following IPEAC Hall of Fame in 2005.

Hugh was the Chief Instructor for Kombatan FMA in 1999 -2005 after years of Modern Arnis, Doce pares training.He has trained in Pekiti Tirsia directly under Leo Gaje earning the Qualification in Military Tri V formula Instructor and "Pit Bull Charter". He has trained in Dekiti Tirsia Serrada with both Tortals, further training in Tapado and Arnis de Cuerdas.Upon Resignation of IPMAF Hugh joined as a director of IPEAC. His rank in Kombatan ~ Arnis de Mano in 9th Degree and Punong Pasantis 9th Degree in Birada system. His own stye "Combat Kali & Dumog" is a production of FMA experience. Hugh has competed with success Nationally and Internationally and his students have become World Champions in competitions.

Hugh has trained several times in Thailand with Nongkee Gym with Pramote Hoimook. In Burma with Winzinoo and acted as mediator for Japan versues Burma in 2004 in Rangoon.

Hugh acts as a consultant for both Victorian and West Australian Goverments in MMA rules, judging and officiating matches.


 

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