Welcome to Fusion Freestyle MMA located in Pike Creek Delaware,
If you're a parent looking to build bully-proof confidence in your child so they learn how to stand up for themselves or if you're a teen or adult looking to get fit while learning to develop a respectable Black Belt skill set then MMA classes are right for you.
To develop Black Belt strategies MMA Self Defense classes combine Combat Sport, Physical Fitness, Military Combatives and Streetwise Survival from a hybrid combination of Karate, Jiujitsu, Kenpo, Judo, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing and Kudo.
By cross-training in only what is proven to work, MMA offers a superior Black Belt style that seeks to eliminate all ineffective watered-down traditions, rituals, flashiness, forms and weapons offered in commercialized schools that give a false sense in abilities.
We are the ONLY academy in providing a full MMA self-defense education that builds real-world Black Belt skills in all ranges of hand-to-hand combat by learning striking, clinch, takedowns and grappling in one completely well-rounded program.
LEARN MMA SELF-DEFENSE
WHO WE TEACH
Parents we are focused on giving your kids the gift of martial arts classes that are fun, safe, and packed with exciting drills that will keep your kids motivated to become bully-proof! We focus on giving your children the gift of early development to build confidence and discipline for life by starting their Black Belt journey at a young age. Kids classes begin to form the building blocks of bully-proof martial arts at an age-appropriate pace with plenty of repetition and lots of fun to develop well-rounded skills that will serve them for years to come as they grow to teens.
Adolescence can be a challenge for parents. We offer discipline teens need to be successful. Teens work towards Black Belt by proactively developing protective and problem-solving behaviors to prevent, avoid, and prepare to act against violent encounters with effective skills that work. Teen classes build strength, confidence, and awareness that bully-proofs them by providing the empowerment of when to walk away or how to fight back as a necessary last resort. Our instruction teaches the skills and strategies to help teens stay safe in any situation that they find themselves in.
Have you always wanted to learn martial arts skills plus the benefits of getting in great shape! We have adults 18 to 60 that take our classes and it's never too late to get your Black Belt. This class is for every adult from all walks of life that want to get in the best shape of their life while also learning martial arts skills. Our adult Martial Arts classes combine the best aspects of fitness and life-saving self-defense skills. Our classes help adults of all ages stay active and maintain motivation with physical activity to help improve their mental health and mood and strengthen their bodies.
Bring our instructors to your school, your university, your troop, or your community organization. Your organization can offer an exciting program with our partnership that provide an onsite profound understanding of martial arts. Students learn new skills to disarm, de-escalate and be proactive in the face of potentially harmful social & physical interactions through simple and effective communication, awareness, and personal safety tactics. The partnership teaches students to go on the offense using verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
WHAT WE TEACH
Whether we are practicing kickboxing, boxing, karate or taekwondo with a heavy focus on striking, it is important not to just go through the motions but also to focus on improving our skills for real-world application. Striking range utilizes stances, footwork, feints, angles, set ups, deception, southpaw and jumping
to land blows via all 8 limbs of the body. Not only will you learn the offensive attacks of the striking arts, but you’ll also be able to defend yourself from someone trying to attack you with blocking techniques. Understanding strikes in the context of both offense and defense is fundamental to cross-training in striking.
Learn the power of clinch fighting, specifically the grips, holds and strikes. Clinch fighting (or dirty boxing, as it is sometimes called) is one of the fundamental skills of MMA, Muay Thai, and other combat sports. Standing grappling range is otherwise known as the clinch range which is designed to put an opponent into holds. This gives the student more control of their opponent's movements. Once in the clinch, they might want to land strikes. Alternatively, being in a clinch position will enable the student to throw their opponent to the mat much easier. The most important element, though, is to remain in control of their movements. Defense of the clinch is also an essential technique which is part of cross-training.
Learn how to effectively takedown anyone from the
throwing techniques that Law Enforcement and Security Personnel use. Learn all fundamental moves and techniques to help you start and improve your takedowns. The ability to take your opponent down is essential. Takedowns are throws and sweep techniques involve off-balancing an opponent and bringing them to the ground. Students learn to apply, defend and also the safety of these techniques throughout our cross-training. Takedowns can significantly increase your chances of protecting yourself or at least leaving your opponent in a vulnerable position to apply the next technique.
Ground work or ground fighting is grappling and striking which takes place while the combatants are on the ground. Having a strong ground game is integral to learn and has many benefits. Groundwork includes a variety of techniques, such as submission holds and ground and pound striking, designed to control and damage the opponent. Having a strong ground game would contribute to your overall skills. Proper cross-training in groundwork is essential. Mounted attacks are also important to learn to defend against because they are used both by people with ground combat training and by the unskilled. People intuitively recognize the positional advantage of being on top of a person.
WHAT YOU ACCOMPLISH
WHITE - YELLOW - ORANGE BELT
At this level focus will be on extreme physical and mental conditioning which includes strength, flexibility, coordination, power, agility, balance and endurance to withstand the rigors to move up the ranks. Each training phase will force you to discover your limits and push past them. It's a crucial you must endure in order to prepare for the next levels and try to not give up on your goals.
GREEN - BLUE - PURPLE BELT
At this level focus is on applied technique and combat skills which requires the student to be dedicated to attending classes regularly, taking each instruction serious and working hard to learn the applications through endless hours of practice. Students have built up enough strength, agility and fitness to apply hand to hand combat skills. Their skills are now starting to reflect the ability of understanding what the student is doing and can be used in controlled sparring and self defense.
RED - BROWN BELT
At this advanced level students push themselves harder in every drill determined to master not only technique but fitness goals. These students want to come to class on a regular schedule and have overcome the strenuous regime where giving up is not an option. Students are gaining the ability to react to defending themselves naturally as well as helping lower level belts in the understanding of techniques.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th BLACK BELT
Expert levels have learned strategies through blood, sweat and tears experience to dominate in all ranges. Students have an extremely comprehensive understanding of mastered techniques, from fundamental to execution. Their sparring and self-defense is an unstoppable flowing arsenal, mixed with a consistent training schedule, the ability to teach our techniques and understand that going to class is a way of life.
WHO WE ARE
Master Harman has 4 decades of battle tested cross-training winning in both combat sport and streetwise survival. Sensei began his training in American Karate in the 80’s and 90's. In the 2000's he began incorporating MMA techniques from multiple styles such as Goju, Kenpo, Judo, Taekwondo and Jiujitsu. Sensei rounded out his training under Professional Kickboxing pioneer Sensei Joe Lewis who was trained by the Famous Bruce Lee founder of Jeet Kune Do, Professional Featherweight Champion Boxer Calvin Grove and Olympic Champion Judo Sensei Thomas Little. Today, Sensei practices Strength Conditioning, 52 Blocks and Catch Wrestling to add to his ever growing arsenal of MMA techniques.
Sensei Banano 3rd Degree FFMMA Black Belt with experience in Kung-fu, Judo and Self-defense focuses on excelling at becoming efficient at hand-to-hand combat. His training is taught very simple, direct, and straightforward with nothing artificial about it. There is no mystery about his teachings, there is no puzzle or magic to unlock from patterns. Instead, he teaches every single effective technique MMA has to offer from White to Black Belt. Whether it's standing on the feet, in the clinch, being taken down or on the ground, our team covers only practical and effective training methods in all ranges.
Black Belt in training and Boxer, Assistant Brown trains hard and helps with MMA training to evolve and not limited like classical styles that are lost in mythologies and folklore. Brown purely focuses functional applications through innovative training and replacing impractical elements indigenous to eastern formatted styles, where as society changes, they do not evolve. By absorbing what is useful, rejecting what is useless, he offer each student a clear understanding of what they are learning. The idea of constantly researching and refining our training methods is key to producing students with abilities to defend themselves.
Tara 1st Degree Black Belt will question is Karate better than Kung fu? Is Kenpo better than Jui Jitsu? Is Wrestling better than Boxing? Is it Taekwondo or Tangsoodo? Wasting to much time learning just one art will leave you limited without a defense for every possible situation. MMA was conceived to be dynamic, to enable its practitioners to adapt to the constant changes and fluctuations of live combat. This makes it more versatile than other martial arts. In many self-defense scenarios, MMA will help you much more than instruction in other martial arts.
THE MASTERS JOURNEY
Master Harman in 93 belt testing breaking boards for his next degree! Around this same time Sensei began to change how he viewed martial arts training by seeing The Ultimate Fighting Championship which was the first mixed martial arts event by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, held at the McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, United States, on November 12, 1993. The event was broadcast live on pay-per-view. Sensei was 18 years of age when he rented this event with his friends and decided he must learn everything he could to begin mixed martial arts training.
Throughout the 80's and 90's Master Harman battle tested his skills in combat sports. Before teaching as the head of FFMMA he did two things to assure his students had a respectable leader. First he enrolled in combat sports throughout Baltimore, Philadelphia and Delaware to fight as an opportunity to see how his skills stacked up against those of surrounding martial artists from some of the toughest schools you can find. Second he signed up and paid to learn from some of the toughest martial arts instructors around for at least 1 year per school not focused on rank.
Today there are Internet Trolls, Cyber-bully's and Keyboard Gangster's. These cowards post negative reviews with made up false facts, and hide behind a fake user name? Well, in the 80's and 90's bullying meant you had to fight bigger, stronger and tougher bullies that would attempt to attack you. Master Harman grew up being a victim of bullying where his martial arts skills helped him avoid and address dangerous hand-to-hand combat situations. Sensei has never started a bullying situation but he has ended plenty of them.
Present day as a role model Master Harman leads by example by training alongside with his students each and every class. He is a person who inspires and encourages to helps our kids, men, and women of all ages to strive for fitness goals. To be a good Sensei is to have knowledge and passion to instill leadership qualities to his students to enjoy a healthy life style. Students learn through Sensei, through his commitment to excellence and through his ability to make students realize their own personal fitness growth as part of the journey in martial arts.
WHERE WE TRAIN
Parent Viewing Area
Table Style Seating
Locker-Rooms / Showers
Family Dressing Room
Shakes, Snacks, Beverages
Large Parking Lot
AED Machine & First Aid Kit
Added GYM Membership Available
Added Pool Membership Available