Richard Norton

Richard Norton

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Specialization/s: Martial arts coach,


Richard Norton is a 10th Dan Black belt in Zendokai Karate and 5th degree Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Richard began his martial arts journey at the age of 11 when he commenced training in Goju Karate and has been exploring a wide variety of martial arts ever since. Over 28 years training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has defined Richard Norton as one of the great all-rounders in martial arts. Now considered to be one of Australia's most successful Martial Artists, Richard has gained a reputation of being an expert coach and caring individual who understands the formula for bringing out the best in his students.

Over 55 years training in the Martial Arts and a movie industr career spanning some 40 years, Richard Norton has trained in a broad cross section of martial arts making him one of the most proficient all-rounders in the world.
Most recently Richard received a 5th Degree Master ranking in Chun Kuk Do, personally awarded and presented to him by the legendary Chuck Norris. Norton's movie career started in 1979 as the head enforcer 'Kyo', in Chuck Norris,' The Octagon'. He went on to work with Jackie Chan in Hong Kong in the early 80's in a movie called 'Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Stars. He later co starred in City Hunter and had a co lead in Chan's, 'Mr. Nice Guy'. In fact Norton is the only western Martial Artist ever to be invited back to work on more than one project with Jackie in one of his Hong Kong movies, which in itself is a remarkable testimonial of the respect Mr. Chan has for Richard's acting and action abilities. Norton now has over 60 movie roles to his credit. Aside from acting, Richard is also highly sought after as a 2nd Unit Director and Stunt/ Fight Coordinator. Norton also toured for over 25 years as a personal Body Guard and trainer for such leading Rock Musicians as The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Joe Cocker and ABBA.

Richard Norton is currently expanding his martial arts affiliations and student database and may be contacted through the coachcheck message system or via visiting his website

Awards & Certifications

Police Certificate | 2019-11-20

Work Experience

Zendokai Karate organisation | Hanshi

Security | Bodyguard

Jean Maques Machado | Professor

Richson Gracie BJJ | Professor

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  • Richard Norton is one of the industries most well know figures. Not only does his work in the film industry and his expertise in a variety of martial arts precedes him, to me he is also an inspiration and teacher who is always there to provide great leadership. If you seek a coach to guide you through the best that martial arts has to offer then Richard Norton is your man!

    Barry Johnston on Feb:2021
  • I have the privilege of knowing Richard Norton from the very beginning of his martial arts journey in the 70’s. Through his enthusiasm, passion for Karate and prowess as a martial artist i could see his future was written. . Richard has gone on to gain success in all many aspects of his martial arts career, but to me it’s his talent as a knowledgeable coach and exemplary human being that I most know and respect him for! I highly recommend Richard Norton as a coach and respect him as an individual!

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Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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