Bruce started judo at age 10 in Scotland under Sensei William Berry, 7th dan. Over the years, Bruce has practised a variety of martial arts including karate, muay thai and aikido. Bruce spent 25 years in Japan where he studied aikido under the tutelage of Shisemi Fujimoto Sensei, 7th dan, Hideo Oshiro Sensei, 7th dan and he completed his exams under Doshu Kissamaru Ueshiba and Matsuda Seijuro Sensei, 8th dan. Bruce holds a ranking of 6th dan aikikai and sits on the Japanese Aikido Examination Board in Funabashi, Japan. Bruce teaches aikido throughout S. E. Asia as well as in Japan and Australia. Bruce is an ex-police officer, who teaches both traditional and modern aikido forms.