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Burton Richardson

Founder of Jeet Kune Do Unlimited

Burton Richardson has studied extensively with many of the finest instructors in the world. Years of intense training has led to full instructor’s credentials in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Jun Fan Gung Fu, and Filipino Kali under Guro Dan Inosanto (Protégé of Bruce Lee). He is also a Full Instructor under Sifu Larry Hartsell. Burton’s Thai Boxing instructorship was awarded by Master Chai Sirisute, while the title of “Guru” was achieved in Indonesian Pentjak Silat under the guidance of Pendekar Paul de Thouars. Burton Richardson earned his instructorship in Kali Ilustrisimo after rigorous training in Manila under Grandmaster Antonio Ilustrisimo, Master Tony Diego, and Master Christopher Ricketts. Burton Richardson was awarded his Black Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by World Champion Egan Inoue. Burton has trained extensively with many other top BJJ exponents, including the Machado Brothers, Carlson Gracie, Baret Yoshida, Charuto Verissimo, and Marcelo Garcia. Burton Richardson has even journeyed to South Africa several times to train with Zulu warriors in their method of stick fighting. It’s a long road, but one certainly worth the traveling. This broad spectrum of experience gives Burton a unique perspective on the arts.
Burton Richardson wrote for Inside Kung Fu magazine for eleven years, and now writes  for Budo Magazine, an international publication translated into French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Croatian as well as other national publications such as Ultimate MMA.
His second book was also published by Budo Magazine, while his third and latest book (Choke Em Out) by Paladin Press was released in July 2007. Another book is currently in the works.
Burton Richardson enjoys sharing his good fortune through seminars worldwide. He is known for teaching a dynamic seminar in a relaxed atmosphere, with ample time taken to highlight the fine points of the arts. If you have not had a chance to train with him, you can get a preview of his teachings through the many instructional videos he has made.
Burton Richardson’s wish is to be able to share as much as possible so that martial artists all over the world can improve themselves and then share their knowledge with others.
Burton Richardson’s certification pograms are all available via distance learning. No matter where you live, you can now benefit from Burton’s cutting edge instruction.

Burton Richardson’s credentials:

Full Instructor in Jun Fan JKD under Tuhon Dan Inosanto

Full Instructor in Filipino Martial Arts under Tuhon Dan Inosanto

Full Instructor in the JKD Grappling Association under Sifu Larry Hartsell

Instructor in Thai Boxing under Master Chai Sirisute

Guro in Penjak Silat under Pendekar Paul De Thouars

Instructor in Kali Ilustrisimo under GrandMaster Ilustrisimo

Black Belt in BJJ (brazilian Jiu Jitsu) under Egan Inoue