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Fusion Jiu-Jitsu



Fusion Jiu-jitsu is an integrated movement and self-protection training program for all ages. It is designed to elevate human strength, personal safety and mobility for higher quality of life. A well-rounded, versatile practice that teaches individuals strategic and tactical solutions for navigating fear, stress, conflict and adversity.



Using concepts and principles of leverage and intelligence over brute strength, Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is about effective problem solving under pressure. Training involves critical thinking, verbal conflict navigation, breathwork, functional 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 partners/ opponents in all ranges of combat, while taking weapons into consideration.


By leveraging the best practices of ancient warrior wisdom and modern psychology, Fusion Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes an "early neutralization” of harmful situations, ethically and responsibly by employing simple, applied physics, sound body-mechanics and bio-mechanics. This is achieved by practicing proper form and alignment, anatomical structure, posture, base, distraction, timing, angles, leverage, interception of force, and the redirection of energy. In the regular program, students work in a co-operative environment to learn the techniques, drills, and exercises in the spirit of harmony. When the adult student wishes to pressure test their skills on a resistive opponent, they are invited into the FUSION LAB" extension program, led in a safe and controlled training environment.

Founder Derek Bindner is a lifetime martial artist, competitive combat sports athlete, yoga practitioner, and led a 12-year career as an executive/close protection professional and doorperson. He wanted to create an efficient, worth-while, and fun experience that would equip good people with effective leadership tools for navigating conflict and adversity. In 1997, Derek created the model for Fusion Jiu-jitsu to SUPERCHARGE his own training, then began teaching it to his existing students and the general public. A carefully constructed and well-rounded practice that builds everlasting confidence and strength in all it's students. Bindner Academy has simplified, prioritized, and organized this complex body of knowledge into a basic, integrated, concise, safe, and straight-to-the-point program.


Fusion Jiu-Jitsu bridges the training gap between traditional martial arts, combat sports, and reality-based self-defense leadership programs, while keeping true to the moral, social, and ethical code of the Samurai - Bushido.


Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is much more than a living art, sport, 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 unbeatable 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 how to be adaptable during challenging times.

Fusion is built upon 3 foundational pillars:

1) Self-Protection (Mental, Physical, and Verbal Strategies)

2) Leadership (Problem Solving, Decision Making & Self-Control)

3) Movement (Natural and Functional Fitness)


1) Grappling: Ground Fighting, Throwing, and Takedowns

2) Controlling: Escorting, Holds, Takedowns, and Pins

3) Striking: Employing Offensive, Distraction and Softening techniques

4) Movement: Range of Motion, Mobility, Breathwork and Stretching

5) Mindset: Mental Toughness, Critical Thinking, and Sheepdog Psychology

Fusion hosts a 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, and simplifying training, as to not "overload" the student's working memory. W
e are not "technique collectors" and believe that refined, intelligent training will minimize the frequency and severity of possible injuries, and also lower the amount of energy the individual expends to accomplish their objectives.

Training is delivered (both inside and outdoors) in a safe, fun, and supportive, family environment, suitable for all ages. Classes are challenging and fun, yet respectful. We value safety and cleanliness, featuring an open, bright space with natural lighting and a matted flooring system. Students wear appropriate athletic gear for each specific class. This consists of both an academy t-shirt/rash guard with uniform pants, and/or a complete martial arts uniform.

Fusion Jiu-jitsu features a fresh and different approach to integrated training. Besides our self-protection training element, is our functional movement training. To be able to protect ourselves and others, we must be equipped with the skills to move quickly and efficiently for time and distance. We also need to be able to lift and carry load, run, jump and climb. Uncommon training for everlasting results.


FUSION is the act or process of blending together. In our case, Fusion is the inspiration, innovation, and integration of the evaluated experiences and research gained from Derek Bindner's 41+ years of martial arts, combat sports/competing, self-defense, leadership, SEALfit and Unbeatable Mind, Yoga and breathwork training, with 12 years of executive/close protection and doorperson employment.


Jiu-jitsu is a Japanese term, that when translated into English, means, "soft/adaptable art/science/technique".

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

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