Grand Master Sifu Richard Hudson

Grand Master (GM) Sifu Richard Hudson’s list of credentials is nothing if not exhaustive. As well as having trained exclusively with Grand Masters in the Philippines, GM Sifu Hudson has also trained with the original students of the great Bruce Lee, both in the UK and USA.

Below is a list of Grand Master Sifu Hudson’s extensive qualifications to teach a wide variety of styles, and as well as those achievements, Grand Master Richard has gone on to found several of his own styles of fighting.

He is the founder of the Philindomay-Silat system, and has also founded the Estilo Libre Eskrima Kali Arnis System, which is recognised and endorsed by Philippine Grand Masters. Then there’s his Progressive Combat System, endorsed by Grand Master Richard Bustillo, who was an original student of Bruce Lee.

In 2002 GM Sifu Hudson was awarded the title of Punong Guro (Master) By Grand Master Daniel ‘Danny’ Guba – 9th Dan in the Doce Pares Eskrima System.

In 2020 GM Sifu Hudson was awarded the title of Grand Master. for his significant contributions to the art of Eskrima, Kali, Arnis.

Grand Master Sifu Hudson receiving a Hall of Fame Award from BIll "Sueperfoot" Wallace

Grand Master Sifu Hudson’s Resume

– “Just the Facts”

  • 3 time Super Heavyweight World Champion in Eskrima – Full Contact Stick Fighting
  • 8 Times Eskrima Kali Arnis British Champion (plus numerous other medals)
  • British Kickboxing Champion
  • Kru (Black Belt equivalent) in Muay Thai Boxing
  • Sifu (Black Belt equivalent) in Hsui Lung Tao Gung Fu
  • Black Belt in Progressive Kickboxing (Muay Thai/Boxe Francise)
  • Sifu (Black Belt) in Jeet Kune Do
  • Datu (Black Belt equivalent) in Penjak Silat
  • Instructor Level in the Dragon Society Pressure Point Fighting
  • 9th Dan Black Belt Title in Doce Pares Eskrima System
  • Expert in the use, history, instruction and application of over 30 defence weapons
  • Expert in Self Defence – combining awareness, conditioning, fitness,  NLP and Body Language, and Body Mechanics
  • Personal Instructor to numerous British, European and World Champions
  • Personal Instructor to Military Personnel
  • Bodyguard to Popstars and TV Personalities
  • Appearances on TV, Film and Radio

But of course Sifu Hudson isn’t simply a fighting machine, he also is a happy family man, and collecting historical swords and other antiquities in his few spare hours

World Champion Eskrima

The family man

Teaching on the British council of Kali Eskrima Arnis Instructors - Filipino Martial arts Festival
Teaching the Young Warriors Class
GM Sifu Hudson winning two Super Heavyweight World Championships in one go in Eskrima 2008
GM Sifu Hudson winning the Super Heavyweight World Championship in Eskrima 2001
GM Sifu Hudson bodyguarding Lesley Garrett
GM Sifu Hudson winning the Super Heavyweight World Championship in Eskrima 2008
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GM Sifu Hudson with Now Surpreme Grandmaster Daniel 'Danny ' Guba Doce Pares Eskrima Kali Arnis. 1997
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GM Sifu Hudson with Now Surpreme Grandmaster Daniel 'Danny ' Guba Doce Pares Eskrima Kali Arnis. 1999
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Grand Master Federico "Franco" Mendoza jr.
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GM Sifu Hudson being taught by the legendary Supreme Grand Master Felimon 'Momoy' Canete of San Miguel Doce Pares Eskrima Kali Arnis in Cebu Philippines 1991
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GM Sifu Hudson and Grand Master Federico Mendoza jr. in Cebu Philippines 1991
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GM Sifu Hudson and Grand Master Federico Mendoza jr. in Cebu Philippines 1991
GM Sifu Hudson training with Supreme Grand Master Vincente "Inting" Carin in Cebu Philippines 1991
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GM Sifu Hudson training with Supreme Grand Master Vincente "Inting" Carin in Cebu Philippines 1991
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GM Sifu Hudson and the remaining KickFit students that managed to complete one of KickFit's Charity non-stop 24 hours Martial Arts Marathons over the years for Children Cancer Charity's DEC, Philippines Typoon, DEC Nepal Earthquake, Queens Medical Centre E38 - Children of very serious Illnesses. QMC Childrens Oncology
Supreme Grand Master Vincente "Inting" Carin