Chief Instructor - Roland Fitzpatrick started in 1992 in Parramatta Police Boys where discipline, strength, and conditioning were the lessons. After two years of training he became a confident and efficient fighter. Roland saw the back of many opponents as they left the ring. From street hoodlums to martial arts instructors, all came to challenge their club. Most who came, ended up as students, and a few became instructors.
Over the years, Roland saw the style change, many angry fighters humbled, and students who grew not only in age but in confidence, discipline, self esteem, and life skills. He poured blood, sweat, and tears in training to become the martial artist that he is today.
Roland began in Kickboxing, and from there moved on to Tae Kwan Do and Tai Chi. While Kickboxing, he learned Kung Fu and also Chinese Boxing.
Tae Kwan Do gave him confidence and strength as a fighter and instructor and it helped him find his weakness and how to make it stronger. He trained in Tai Chi not only because it was relaxing yet challenging to learn, but also because of an appreciation for the speed and impact of the style.
Roland Fitzpatrick joined with Eye of the Eagle because their style is unique and he appreciates that it embraces all martial arts and encourages its students to be artists.