- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts Instructor
John Will began his martial arts training in 1972.
With a basic grounding in amateur wrestling, Goju Kai Karate and Taekwondo, he first left Australian shores in 1975 to study the indigenous martial arts systems of South East Asia; with many of those years spent in Indonesia learning Pentjak Silat.
The next twenty five years have seen him take more than 30 overseas training trips; including stints in Thailand, Hong Kon, Japa, India, the U.S.A. and Brazil. In '82, he entered and won gold in the first World Silat Championships held in Jakarta, the first and at that time, the only-non-Indonesian to accomplish that. His friendship with long-term training partner Richard Norton opened many doors to him in the United States that perhaps would have been closed to most people. So in the late 80's he began training with such notables as Benny Urquidez, Gene LeBell, Shuki Ron, Pete Cunningham, Rorion and Rickson Gracie and the Machado brothes.