Create Self Confidence
We encourage students to believe in their own abilities, reach their limitations and push beyond them. Helping students believe in themselves will ultimately strengthen their resolve to try new things, reach for new heights and not fear the unusual or the uncomfortable. We aim to mold student’s individuality, we do not create clones. For the instructor to witness the growth of the unsure or shy student into those of upstanding confidence and ability is the ultimate gift instructorship provides.
Kenpo is a logical and scientifically based martial art giving sound explanations of the concepts, principals and theories on which our art is built. This in itself helps to create a base line of knowledge which works as a foundation for the creativity of the individual student. They say “knowledge is power”, but knowledge without creativity is stifling. So although we teach a structured syllabus we strongly encourage students to play with this knowledge, experimenting with techniques to find new and unique methods of execution.
Children’s Martial Arts
We set out to encourage children to develop a strong sense of independence and self confidence, to try new things and challenge themselves in new ways. Our children’s syllabus although reduced in quantity does not detract from the core teaching of Kenpo. Our children’s syllabus is designed to allow a seam less transition to the adult syllabus as a child grows with their martial art. We also believe in the instilling of a sense of respect, respect for others, respect for their instructors, respect for their fellow students and most importantly of all respect for themselves.
Practical Martial Arts
Although like most martial arts our roots stretch back to ancient China or Japan, we have not remained in the traditional mindset. This means our fighting system is not only effective, but it is effective for today’s streets. We teach a program of practical martial arts that equates to self protection for our ever changing social challenges, one that is not only adaptable, but also progressive. We make the art we teach fit the student, their needs and abilities and provide effective self protection.
About Combat Fusion
Initially called "Flaming Fist Kenpo", our training group later adopted the name “Combat Fusion” to illustrate the incoporation of Systema and the “fusing” of these two exceptional fighting systems, namely Kenpo Karate and Russian Systema.
Our club's history is rooted in American Kenpo Karate, which can be traced back to the founder of this art Senior Grandmaster Edmund. K. Parker (Ed Parker). Having studied various martial arts, and knowing how powerful and logical Kenpo was, our Senior Professor Andy then came across Systema which he deemed as an equally practical and powerful martial art.
Andy soon realised how Systema could unlock the freedom of Kenpo and make the teachings of Kenpo even more effective. Five years later Andy started using Systema to support Kenpo Karate and Combat Fusion was born.
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