Aikido Takedown



Become a stronger, more confident and capable you!

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Since 1997, our mission at Bindner Academy has been to inspire empowered perspectives through martial arts training for vibrant healthy living. For over 23 years, we have helped individuals of all ages experience everlasting confidence, courage and clarity in their lives. Our Integrated approach teaches individuals how to transform into the best version of themselves mentally and physically. Learn how to be fully engaged in the moments that matter, for real results in everyday life.

-Derek Bindner, 6th Dan
Owner and Head Instructor

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online classes available now!

Little Samurai, Kids & YOUTH

Equip your child with everlasting confidence, focus and discipline

 without the competition. Help them navigate life with a positive attitude and mindset.


Take care of your physical and mental health in a non-competitive and supportive environment, while learning how to protect yourself, your family, and your way of life.


Get in to the best physical shape of your life while learning the mental strategies of this combat sport, known as the art of human chess.


Expedite your personal journey

with private lessons


Plan a seminar for your organization or

Become a Fusion Jiu-Jitsu

affiliate school


Let Our Passion Inspire You!

What people are saying

Our corporate Clients Include

Derek Bindner visited my class to speak about the relationship between mind and body. My students had been reading about aikido and doing basic exercises as part of the course requirements, but Derek’s seminar really brought ideas about harmony, centre, and peak performance to life. Students were unanimous in their praise for the effectiveness and inventiveness of the seminar. Some students even said that Derek’s seminar should be required for all university students to help them rise above stress to find success!

-Dr. John Corr,

Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of English, Film Studies & Contemporary Studies

"The Fusion Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle program run by Derek at Bindner Academy is a challenging and enjoyable workout. The self-protection section Derek teaches as part of the program is practical and he gives detailed instruction on how and when to implement each technique. As usual, Derek always keeps the mood of the sessions light and fun but works his students hard at the same time. Highly recommended and I will be returning again when I can fit it into my schedule.

-John Hauffe,MA


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