International Budo Federation
Shihan Terry Riches began his martial arts journey in judo1968 at the Highbury Judo Club, under Sensei John Ward and trained in most arts avaliable.
In the years later he was part of the London Judo squad (1975-77) under Shihan Alan Fromm and Shihan Keith Remfrey
As a British Army PTI in unarmed combat he was part of the British Army Judo team and the Combined Services Judo team (1981-84 training with QMSI Terry Dolan)
He has competed in Judo, Jujutsu, BJJ, Wrestling, Pro Boxing, Shooto and Vale Tudo events and is now part of the MMA coaching team.
In 2004 as part of the Australian team for the AKJA he won the Bronze medal in Osaka in the veterans section.
So over his 40 year plus martial arts career, primarily in Judo and Jujutsu, but also encompassing many other systems including Kempo, he has also been a regular writer for Fight Times Magazine on Judo articles and now holds the positions as
·President International Budo Federation Australia
·President Australian Judo Union
.Vice President Sambo Organization
·Dean of Kawaishi Ju Jitsu Australia
·President Australian Pangration Athlima Federation
·Co founder Australian MMA Association
·Co founder Oz Warriors MMA
·Official for F.I.L.A
He currently holds the grades of
·6th Dan Judo
·5th Dan Pangration
·7th Dan Jujutsu ( graded October 2012)
·2nd Dan Kempo
·1st Dan Sambo
Quote from Chris Gillies, editor of SA Martial arts E-Newsletter
“Thanks must go to the tireless efforts of Kym Reid & Terry Riches of the IBF. They work very hard to bring martial artists together in an ego-free environment to share their skills without want of profit. $100 would be good value to train for four hours under expert instruction, however the IBF only asked for $10 to cover hall hire, plus pizza and drinks were provided at the end. The IBF’s noble efforts have allowed many martial artists to expand their horizons and to forge new friendships.”
Shihan Terry Riches