Guru Liam started Martial Arts Training at the age of 9 in his local Wado Ryu Karate Club. At the age of 15 in 1985 he opened the first public school of Silat in Ireland in Kilrea under the guidence of Guru Jak Othman (Malaysia). For the next 30 Years
Guru Liam has dedicated himself to the development, promotion and undestanding of the South East Asian Arts.
Instructor of Gayong Harimau and Harimau Berantai (Malay Silat) under Guru Jak Othman. Only Irish Silat Teacher to received and awarded
"The Pendekar" Title in Malay Silat. Only Irish Silat Instructor to received a Guru Besar (Master Degree) in Indonesian Pukulan Cimande Silat. Instructor in Valecia Lameco Eskrima under Guro Felix Valencia. Hall Of Fame Award from Combat Magazine for
Promotion and Development of Silat in Ireland. European Kali Bronze Medalist, N.Ireland Coach '91-'95 and Trainer of 3 European Gold Medalist. Organiser and host of the Sea of Fusion Festival - Ireland largest Gathering of students for Silat and Kali. Organiser
of the European Kali Championships in Ballymena 1995 Feature in Irish Fighter, Combat, MAI, Radio Ulster and UTV.
Guru Liam, over almost 35 years, has been constantly training, developing and bringing over the Worlds Top Teachers. He has brought
to teach at his schools in Dublin and Kilrea.
Doug Marcaida, Jeff Davidson. Johnny Silmon, Jak Othman, Richard De Bordes, Marc Denny, Jason Cruz, Cass Magda, Bob Breen, Pat O'Malley, Krishna Godhania, Felix Valencia, John Harvey, William Sanders, Ismail
Sujadi, Gending Raspuzi, Deden Effendi are some of the teachers that have been hosted by Guru Liam.