hugh dohertyInducted into the A.M.A.H.O.F.(Inc) for 2008
Budoka of the Year – Jujutsu & Kobudo

Inducted into the W.K.U.H.O.F. for 2008
Budoka of the Year – Jujutsu & Kobudo

Hugh Francis Doherty was born on 30th November, 1961, and currently resides in Brighton, Victoria.


1978 – Ju jitsu – Wayne & Dale Brabham – Founding presidents of Australian Ju Jitsu Association. Although Wayne is disabled presently with Parkinson’s disease, I remain under his guidance. Graded Godan in 2004 and certified by Dai Nippon Butokukai. Yondan in Aiki ju jutsu in Myo Shin Ryu. Wayne termed his style “Goshin Jutsu” and later “Yawara” to distinguish the style from similar practitioners. The base of Yawara is Shorinji Kan developed by Riukiu Myura with further Karate by Tino Ceberano and Kodokan Judo.

1992 – Both brothers retiring from office continued training with uke Hugh Doherty and opened the ” Self Defence Academy of Australasia”. The name changed to “Academy of International Martial Arts & Health” after studies in massage and traditional treatments.


1999 – 1st Kombatan training camp in negros. Graded 1st degree. Modern Arnis. Office bearer – Secretary for International Philippine Martial Arts Federation.

2003 – graded 6th degree Kombatan, Chief instructor for Australia.

2002 – Pekiti Tirsia – military module instructor.

2005 – Dekiti Tirsia Serrada – Ist World Invitational championships 2005 – Political situation in IPMAF deteriorated.

5th Degree in Birada, 7th degree in Combat Kali.

2007 – hosted 1st IPEAC camp & Tournament in Australia

7th degree in Kombatan – Arnis de mano, 6th degree in Birada.

AWARDS: IPEAC – Hall of Fame

Secretary General of Australasia Director of Combat Sports.

Thai / Burmese.

1993- present. Student of Bando – Kevin Junior. Teaching license of Muay Thai – Nongkee Thailand.

Teaching Licence from Win Zin Director of Lethway. Burma.

Karate do

1995 – Nidan

1999 – Sandan – Seibukaikan Budo.


Shodan – Toyama Ryu June 2007.

Shodan – Eishin Ryu December 2007.