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Fusion Jiu-Jitsu

Warrior in the Garden training for all


Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is an integrated personal protection, mental toughness, and functional fitness training program for all ages. A carefully constructed and well-balanced program designed to optimize workout time and energy for busy individuals. Bindner Academy has simplified, prioritized, and organized this complex body of knowledge into an innovative, concise, safe, and straight-to-the-point program.

Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is a Warrior Art that  bridges the gap between traditional martial arts, combat sports, and self-defense training for a unique and powerful experience, keeping true to the moral, social, and ethical code of the warrior.



Using concepts and principles of leverage and intelligence over brute strength, Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is all about problem solving with viable solutions. Training involves critical thinking, conflict navigation, breathwork, functional and natural movement, meditation and stretching, strategic maneuvering, positioning, escapes, striking, throwing, controls, take-downs, pins, restraints, chokes, joint locks and escorting techniques, from both standing, and on the ground. We practice with single and multiple opponents in all ranges of combat, taking weapons into consideration.


Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is much more than a living art and science. It is an education of moral and physical literacy. A way of being that will foster breakthroughs, empower and enable one to lead an optimal life. To embrace the Fusion lifestyle is to embody a life of self-mastery, discipline, respect, confidence, courage, integrity, honour and clarity. You will not only grow stronger in mind, body and spirit, but you will learn to be adaptable during challenging times.

Fusion is built upon 3 foundational pillars:

1) Self-Protection (Physical and Mental Self-Defense Strategies)

2) Efficient Movement (Functional Fitness & Mobility)

3) Self-Mastery (Leadership & Human Performance)


With no wasted movement, Fusion Jiu-Jitsu employs simple, applied physics, sound body-mechanics and bio-mechanics, proper form, anatomical structure, posture, base, distraction, timing, angles, leverage, interception of force, and the redirection of energy. Through practicing efficient and no non-sense techniques in ALL ranges of combat, Fusion Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes an "early neutralization” of harmful situations, ethically and responsibly. In the regular program, students work in a co-operative environment to learn and drill the techniques in the spirit of harmony for a unique and powerful experience. When the student is ready to test their skills with a resistive opponent, they are invited into the live training "LAB" up-grade program. This is a focused study group, led in a safe and controlled pressure-testing environment.

Fusion hosts a scientifically structured, comprehensive, and separately designed curriculum for kids and adults, taking them from beginner white belt to black belt and beyond. This provides a continuous challenge both physically and mentally throughout one’s journey.


“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast”, for accuracy, precision and retention. We believe in applying minimum effort with maximum efficiency for immediate results, and simplifying training, as to not "overload" the student's working memory.

Training is delivered in a safe, fun, and supportive, family environment, suitable for all ages. Classes are challenging and fun, yet respectful. We value cleanliness and safety, featuring an open, bright space with natural lighting and a matted flooring system. Classes are taught in-doors and out, and students have a choice of wearing an academy uniform (gi), and/or academy athletic gear (t-shirt/rash guard and shorts/gi pants).

Everything is about WHAT we teach (and what we do not teach), WHEN, and HOW we teach it. No matter what, each technique must be useful, up-to-date, simple to apply, effective, efficient, universal, repeatable, relatable, reliable, responsible AND easy to execute under pressure. We are not "technique collectors" and believe that intelligent, refined training will lower the amount of energy the individual expends to accomplish his/her objectives.


We translate Jiu-Jitsu as "Adaptable Technique/Art/Science". In modern times, conflict can take on any shape or form, at any time. Therefore, good people must be aware, adaptable, and prepared. 


FUSION is the act or process of melting together. In our case, Fusion is the integration of the most useful, evaluated experiences and information gained from Derek Bindner's 40 years of martial arts, combat sports training/competing, executive and close protection and doorman employment, mental toughness and leadership coaching, yoga/breathwork training, and operating multiple academies.

Martial arts training is very powerful and life changing when the philosophy and the teacher align with the students’ values, goals, and expectations.



Fusion Jiu-Jitsu...because there are no referees in real life.

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