Fuson's Eclectic Martial Arts & Jeet Kune Do Academy
Home of the Rarest Combative Martial Arts in Michiana
South Bend / Granger Indiana's Leading Academy for Progressive Martial Arts Training
Fuson's Eclectic Martial Arts & Jeet Kune Do Academy can offer the training and first hand experience you cant get anywhere else, we specialize in real world self defense and not tournament or sport fighting.
Our Head instructor, Sifu Russell Fuson is a military veteran who has used life and death techniques in the real world and knows what does and does not work. He is a second generation student of Bruce Lee ( founder of Jeet Kune Do ) and has worked with Senior Grand Master Ed Parker( founder of American Kenpo)and has had the privilege to work with many Masters & Grandmasters of several styles and systems of the martial arts.
Sifu Fuson began his martial arts training in 1976 and holds a number of Black Belts and Instructor credentials in several systems and still continues to cross train in numerous arts.
Sifu Fuson works with Law Enforcement Personal and is an active trainer of both Military and Law Enforcement.
he has taught Local and State Police Defensive Tactics Officers, Federal Air Marshall's, Gaming Police, as well as other Local, State, and Federal Officers his methods of defense to enhance their skills, and even has trained Hollywood Actors and worked as their Stunt & Weapons Supervisor for movies.
Fuson's Eclectic Martial Arts & Jeet Kune Do Academy offers not just the experience and training from one of the best instructors in their field, but the first hand experience of someone who knows what will and will not work in many hostile situations.
Having been involved with some of the top martial artists in the World, and working in hot spots around the world, has given Sifu Fuson the unique understanding of effective methods of defense not seen or experienced first hand by many other instructors
Sifu Fuson not only trained, military, federal, state, & local law enforcement, in defensive tactics, & survival skills, but has personally employed these tactics in the field under hostile combative conditions , not just in training.
Whether you are a civilian looking for good functional self-defense, to improve your training, a member of the law enforcement community and are seeking to increase your defensive tactics, a solider to enhance your empty hand, knife, stick or sword survival skills, a bodyguard, bouncer, security officer or just a fan of the martial arts looking to find a practical self defense method, we can help you.
Most importantly, we are members of only honest martial arts associations and offer our students the ability to become members affiliated with us to train without the corruption and deceit, sometimes found in other large well known organizations.
Beware of those corrupt associations, I have been a member of some that have had Senior Full Instructors engage in illegal acts such as Fiduciary Interference, Intimidation, Deceit and even Theft of association fees from its member to get them kicked out and take their students.
Then had the widows of the founder of the association be informed of these actions( thus making her guilty of collusion and culpability) create lies and to further hide corrupt actions of their senior members.
Our Association is run by Non corrupt Martial Artists with your interest in mind, we do not engage in deception and corruption.
What is the martial arts ?
Martial arts are a mystery to many people and I personally enjoy a good mystery. Let me briefly explain the martial arts in general so you may have a better idea of the differences. There are numerous systems and styles, different origins based on which country an art came from or were influenced by. Some are traditional some are non traditional. Recently you have heard the terms "reality based" or "mixed martial arts". Reality being for the street and Mixed for the ring & sport.
We use the term "Integrated Martial Arts", in which you learn street effective arts that can be adapted for pure street use( our preferred method of teaching) or modified for sport.
To find what fits best for your own desire, you need to ask yourself if you are looking for something that is just for sport, tournaments ,meditative, only exercise, or a realistic approach to our modern streets. Perhaps you prefer a traditional unchanged art with old ways of thinking that may not sit well in a more aggressive world but will satisfy your needs or curiosity along that path. Form training is big in the traditional and sport world, Cardio kickboxing is a good cardio workout but I wouldn't use it for self defense. All are fine and all have their own train of thought and purpose.
As a martial artist who has studied all of these, Sifu Fuson personally prefers a more modern approach. After all, in todays society isn't it wise to stay in shape studying something that will also help you defend yourself should you find yourself in harms way....of course it is.
The arts we teach are all progressive methods. We continue to instill the values of the martial arts all while teaching one to reach their goals and maintain a fitness level at their own pace, while increasing your comfort zone and building your confidence.
We do not believe in just teaching a class with a strict set of standards where you either keep up or drop out. By the same token, we do not "sell" black belts. All students participate and grow in their skills and are awarded for their progression with rank earned not rank handed out for showing up or paying a fee.
Our instructor has a rich and proud Martial Arts background and has also seen and been exposed to many instructors and associations. We keep everybody affiliated with our association happy with as little politics as possible. Unlike some associations out there that insist you pay them yearly for the rest of your life or they take your rank away,( beware of those) We are honest and fair, (providing you do not break laws and obey the bylaws), we award your rank for life. Students from all styles and systems, and those with no experience are welcome if they are honest and have a desire to learn and respect those from other arts.
Our purpose is to help you achieve your goals. We are not out to have a million students or the largest school in the state.
At Fuson's Eclectic Martial Arts, we take a different approach then most schools and instructors, and we look at all of our students and help them climb the path to improve themselves both mentally and physically during their road to martial arts mastery.
If this is the path you wish to take, then you have found the right place to start.
Jun Fan Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do (JKD) training & instructor's certification.
Get certified in Jun Fun Gung Fu & Jeet Kune Do by a legitimate second generation student of the founder of Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee.
Sifu Russell Fuson has received instruction from 3 of Bruce Lee's students and received beginner to through instructor ranks from one of Bruce Lee's top grapplers, Sifu Larry Hartsell.
He is also an instructor under other well known JKD instructors and is an active instructor and representative for World renown Guro/Sifu Mark Stewart and The Boxer Rebellion International Martial Arts.
Sifu Fuson formed his own JKD & Martial Arts Association in 2007 free of corruption and politics and is here to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with you.
If you wish to help carry on this legacy, Enroll now in our Jeet Kune Do Training & Certification Program & become a legitimate 3rd generation student in the family tree.
We are also available for privates, groups and seminars.
We do enroll schools as our affiliates who wish to teach our systems and work directly with Sifu as a representative in your community.
We look forward to helping you along your journey, no matter how much or little previous training you have.