About Us

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.”

– Bruce Lee                              

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1997, Bindner Academy is a self-protection and mobility training and coaching community, led by it’s founder Derek Bindner. Serving as the world headquarters for Fusion Jiu-Jitsu, and Fusion Tactical, we are people of value that add value to others. We are your accountability partner.

WHAT WE DO

Everything we do is designed to cultivate human strength, confidence, courage, compassion, and clarity. We inspire, train, lead and equip individuals with life skills for navigating fear, anxiety, conflict, adversity, and physical combat, with intelligence and integrity. We challenge individuals to rise above the status quo and make the rest of their life their masterpiece.

HOW WE DO IT

By using our secret formula, and optimizing our members' training time and energy for maximum results, we deliver a highly structured curriculum with professional instruction.

Learning is possible through private lessons, group classes, presentations, and seminars, both online, and in-person, during the daytime, evenings, and weekends, anywhere around the world.

WHY WE DO IT

The world is busy, chaotic, and unpredictable, and life favours the prepared in mind, body, and spirit. We believe in people, we value people, and we see their human potential. We believe passionately in the power of Fusion Jiu-Jitsu to elevate thinking, transform lives, and ultimately the world.

OUR SUCCESS

Since 1997, our success and significance comes from the power of innovation, inspiration and invitation, word of mouth, and the culture of excellence that we value and up-hold. Our community is our treasure.

OUR PASSION, PURPOSE, and MISSION

To make good individuals, families, and teams safer, fitter, and stronger in mind, body, and spirit for an unbeatable existence.

OUR GOAL

To operate a local, friendly and respectful dojo that teaches traditional values with modern and practical applications through simple, sensible, and strategic movement and self-protection  trainingIn doing so, this will strengthen the minds, bodies, and spirits of the individuals, teams, and families, as well as benefit the local and global communities that we serve.

OUR VISION

A world-wide, quality-driven, integrated self-protection and mobility training program for all ages, featuring Fusion Jiu-Jitsu in the leading role.

OUR STORY

In 1982, Derek Bindner experienced his first Bruce Lee movie, and was instantly hooked. Mesmerized by the power of mobility, and self-mastery displayed by this small man, Derek HAD to have it, and started his martial arts journey of a lifetime with Karate and wrestling. Fast forward to the 1990's and early 2000's, Derek Bindner had many opportunities to navigate human behavior in conflict and chaos. As a bouncer, and an executive close protection professional, Derek witnessed an excess of fear, hatred, insecurity, selfishness, and violence. Through this process, he learned what psychological, verbal, and physical strategies worked (and what didn't work), in potentially violent encounters. This was both very impactful, and different than how he viewed the world, and how he imagined it could be. Being bullied as a young child, he knew what powerlessness felt like before he started martial arts training at the age of 12. Derek envisioned a world of good, strong, and capable people who demonstrated confidence, courage, compassion, love, integrity and clarity in their purpose. Shortly after being employed as a defensive tactics instructor in early 1997, this sparked a revolutionary thought...instead of protecting people, why not teach civilians how to recognize danger, move out of harms way, lead and protect themselves, their families, and their way of life? This led to the birth of Bindner Academy, and the creation of Fusion Jiu-Jitsu, Derek Bindner's life‘s masterpiece, and contribution to the world.

Fusion 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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LET OUR PASSION INSPIRE YOU!