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Fusion Jiu-Jitsu

MUTUAL BENEFIT AND RESPECT FOR ALL

INNOVATION AND INTEGRATION AT IT'S FINEST

Fusion Jiu-Jitsu is a modern, solutions-based, self-protection and movement lifestyle training program for all ages. A carefully constructed, and well-balanced training program that builds everlasting confidence, courage, and strength in the mind, body, and spirit. Bindner Academy has simplified, prioritized, and organized this complex body of knowledge into an innovative, basic, concise, safe, and straight-to-the-point program.

Fusion Jiu-Jitsu bridges the training gap between traditional martial arts, combat sports, and self-defense programs. It combines both ancient wisdom and modern techniques for a SIMPLE, SENSIBLE, and STRATEGIC practice, while keeping true to the moral, social, and ethical code of the samurai - Bushido.

 

SAFER, SMARTER, FITTER, STRONGER.

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, verbal conflict navigation, breathwork, physical 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.

A LIFESTYLE

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 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.

THE 3 PILLARS
Fusion is built upon 3 foundational pillars:

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

2) Functional Movement (Range of Motion & Tactical Mobility)

3) Self-Mastery (Mindset, Leadership, and Human Performance)

THE 5 ELEMENTS

1) Grappling: Brazilian/Goshin Jiu-Jitsu (Throwing, Takedowns, and Submissions)

2) Controlling: Aikido Yoshinkan (Escorting, Takedowns, Movement, and Pins)

3) Movement: Practical Range of Motion, Tactical Mobility, and Stretching

4) Mindset: Mental Toughness, Breathwork, and Sheepdog Psychology

5) Striking: Upper, Lower, and Whole Body

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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 to navigate aggression and violence. Through practicing efficient 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 the exercises, and drill the movement and techniques in the spirit of harmony. When the adult student is ready for a deeper understanding, and take their skills to the next level, they are invited into the "FUSION LAB" up-grade program. This is a focused study group, led in a safe and controlled movement and grappling environment.

PROGRESSION
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.

 

METHODOLOGY
“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.

ENVIRONMENT
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 held both in-doors and outside, and students wear athletic gear that consists of an academy t-shirt/rash guard and uniform pants. Complete martial arts uniforms are worn periodically in the LAB program, and at formal occasions.

OUR SECRET WEAPON
Everything is about WHAT we teach (and what we do not teach), WHEN, and HOW we teach it. No matter what, each movement and technique is useful, simple to apply, effective, efficient, universal, repeatable, relatable, reliable 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.

WHY THE WORD FUSION?

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 40+ years of martial arts, combat sports/competing, self-defense, SEALfit and Unbeatable Mind training, executive and close protection and doorperson employment, and mental toughness coaching, yoga/breathwork training, and operating multiple affiliations around the world.

WHY THE WORD JIU-JITSU?

JIU-JITSU is the Japanese term that translates to "Gentle/Adaptable Technique" and is both an art and a science. In modern times, adversity and conflict can take on any shape or form, at any time. Therefore, good people must be aware, adaptable, and prepared. We call it a lifestyle.

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

Let Our Passion Inspire You!

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