Fusion Martial Arts Canberra
Physical Fitness, Self-Confidence, Camaraderie, Empowerment and Self-Defense strategies for adults and kids.
Four convenient locations around Canberra in Holder, Macquarie, Belconnen and Barton.
When you have passion for what you do, success tends to come along for the ride. At Fusion Martial Arts we have a passion not only for martial arts but also for nurturing a family-friendly environment our students and instructors can use to achieve their goals.
Whether your goal is to have confidence in protecting yourself and your loved ones, getting in a good workout with practical applications or to simply enjoy spending time with other active individuals, the instructors at Fusion Martial Arts are here to inspire you to work hard and to help you achieve your goals.
Fusion Martial Arts enables our students to practice self-discipline, mental flexibility and to develop a strong sense of justice, fortitude, compassion, humility and resolve. This is what separates the true student from one who has mastered only the physical aspects of the art. Our students, who come from all walks of life, work together, enjoy their training, encourage their fellow students and practice humility. We actively encourage siblings and even families to train together.
Taekwon-do And What We Fuse Into It
Taekwon-do is a martial art that was designed and tested in some of the harshest conditions the 20th century could produce. First taught to the Korean Army, it was forged in battle where the cost of a getting it right was a matter of life and death. Originally drawing influence from karate as well as from Korea's traditional martial arts, Taekwon-do has evolved into a modern martial art that includes dynamic self-defensive techniques, punches, kicks, blocks, dodges and interceptions.
Fusion Martial Arts relays on the Chang Hon Pattern System for the basis of our training, gradings and syllabus. Developed by the legendary General Choi Hong Hi (the father and founder of Taekwon-do) the Chang Hon pattern system is taught by ITF Taekwon-do and many other Taekwon-do schools around the World.
Fusion Martial Arts brings together ideas and information from other sources including modern sports science, Bujinkan Budō Taijutsu (associated with Ninjitzu), Wing-Chun (Kung-Fu), and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). This is to enhance our Taekwon-do skills and ensures we have self-defense techniques for all students, no matter what abilities or physical limitations they might have.
Thanks to Redditor /u/doboksquawk‘s keen eye we have more information on U-Nam’s movement #23. On page 115 (page 67 in Master Vitale’s PDF) there are the following photos describing the Side Snap Kick: This seems to be somewhat inline with what Shotokan karate refers to as a Side Snap Kick. The execution presented in the […] Continue Reading »
Great video on how to develop awareness during sparring. The only thing I’d add is to “gaze” towards your opponent’s stomach area so that your peripheral vision can work optimally. Continue Reading »
If you watch skilled practitioners of any form of fighting in a sparring or self defense situation, you are likely to find that their core skill-set lies in the understanding and maintenance of distance, angles and timing. Angles open targets on your opponent, distance dictates the available techniques and timing plays the dual role of […] Continue Reading »