Sifu Russell Fuson
Sifu Russell Fuson was born in South Bend, Indiana and has been actively involved in the martial arts since 1976. Sifu Fuson is a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame who actively teaches seminars and clinics on a routine basis.
Sifu Fuson has studied dozens of Martial Arts Systems from around the world and was the first person in Michiana to open a legitimate school teaching Jeet Kune Do, Kalsadapo -Filipino Martial Arts and other rare martial arts. Today we combine the knowledge of these arts into a course on Integrated Martial Arts.
Now you can learn the exact same unique combative arts that he has taught to military personal, federal agents , law enforcement officers and even Hollywood actors! Sifu Fuson has also worked directly with Hollywood actors as their stunt and weapons coordinator.
Sifu Russell Fuson is a second generation student of the late Bruce Lee and originally became a certified Jeet Kune Do Instructor under Jeet Kune Do legend Guro/Sifu Larry Hartsell in 2003, and holds instructor rank in JKD under other instructors as well.
Sifu Fuson went on to form the Fuson Jeet Kune Do Academy in 2007, where he is the chief instructor. And is an Instructor with the JKD FMA Integrated Fighting Systems.
Sifu Fuson has also had the privilege to have trained under the guidance of Senior Grand Master Ed Parker ( Founder of American Kenpo) and is ranked by his instructors.
Sifu Fuson continues to cross train and is a certified instructor in many styles under numerous instructors and prefers to teach a non classical progressive blend of martial arts over traditional styles.
Having been trained in both classical and non-classical methods of Karate & Kung Fu prior to entering the military, his time in the service had shown him certain weaknesses in his past training. At this period Sifu Fuson learned the importance of finding something functional and effective for his real world application. It was during the early to mid 1980's as an instructor in both Kenpo Karate and Kempo Jiu-Jitsu ,while he was overseas still learning and teaching foreign and US soldiers ,that Sifu began to look into as many arts as he could, while continuing to cross train with other soldiers and instructors in numerous arts whenever possible.
After leaving the military, still prior to the UFC and the current popularity of the mixed martial arts, his studies on cross training continued. At this time he had already moved into the unique breed of Jeet Kune Do students and had become a known and respected as a second generation student of both Ed Parker and Bruce Lee. Having already had this unique influence, Sifu Fuson had managed to study a number of other martial arts before going on to become an instructor in even more rare arts including Kalsadapo, Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, Jeet Kune Do Concepts ,Integrated Martial Arts, and JKD-FMA Integrated Fighting Systems.
Sifu now currently teaches a blend of Eclectic Martial Arts in the Michiana area, for those interested in non traditional arts.
As you can see, with his wealth of experience, we can all gain a stronger insight to add to the effectiveness of our art, as well as to our own personal growth.
Mr. Christian Brown
Chris is no stranger to the martial arts culture.
He comes to us from North Carolina where he studied Karate.
A dedicated and hard working member of our academy, Chris has been with us for a number of years, and received his Black Belt in Kalsadapo Kenpo from our academy in 2014. He is also one of my Jeet Kune Do students.
Chris is a certified instructor in the A.D.A.P.T. Self -Defense Program and a member in good standing with both the Eclectic Martial Arts Club & The Kalsadapo Martial Arts Alliance, and the JKD-FMA Integrated Fighting Systems.
Chris frequently teaches the adult Kalsadapo- Kenpo class at our academy and is my assistant instructor.