“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 Jiu-jitsu training and coaching community, led by it’s founder Derek Bindner. We are people of value that add value to others - Your accountability partner.
WHAT WE DO
We add value to the world through self-protection, mobility, and conflict/adversity leadership training and coaching. Everything we do is designed to BUILD human strength, confidence, courage, and clarity in mind, body and spirit. We equip individuals with life skills for navigating conflict, fear, stress, and adversity, while challenging individuals to rise above the status quo and make their life their masterpiece.
WHY WE DO IT
We believe in people, we value people, and we see their human potential. When an individual is confident, humble, prepared, and equipped, they will step into their greatness and achieve great things. We believe passionately in the power of Fusion Jiu-Jitsu to elevate thinking, transform lives, and ultimately the world.
HOW WE DO IT
By leveraging the best practices of ancient warrior wisdom, modern psychology, and functional training techniques, we deliver a highly structured curriculum through professional instruction. Our unique training formula optimizes our members' training time and energy for maximum results.
WHEN WE DO IT
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.
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
Using Jiu-jitsu as a vehicle for personal growth, we inspire empowered perspectives by training good people to be safer, stronger and fitter in mind, body, and spirit.
A world-wide, quality-driven life improvement training program for all ages, featuring Fusion Jiu-Jitsu in the leading role.
In 1982, Derek Bindner experienced his first Bruce Lee movie, and was instantly hooked. Mesmerized by the power, mobility, and self-mastery displayed by this small man, Derek immediately began his martial arts journey of a lifetime. Starting with Karate and wrestling, moving to Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, and kickboxing in the mid/late 80's, and finally moving to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 1994. In the 1990's and early 2000's, Derek Bindner had many opportunities to navigate human behavior in conflict and chaos. As an executive/close protection professional and doorperson, 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 volatile situations. 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 remembered what powerlessness felt like before he started martial arts training, and found his personal power at the age of 12. Derek envisioned a world of good, strong, and capable people and leaders who demonstrated confidence, humility, courage, compassion, respect, 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 others, why not teach them how to 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.
LET OUR PASSION INSPIRE YOU!