About the Instructor
Sifu Emil Martirossian
Sifu Emil Martirossian is a talented Martial Artist, Instructor, Actor and Fight Choreographer. He specialises in street self defence training, Jeet Kune Do, unarmed combat and close quarter techniques. "Urban Combat JKD and Urban Combat Street Survival" has been developed over the years of his continuous training; the system combines Jeet Kune Do with various other styles of martial arts (Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, 5 Animal Style, Choy Li Fut, Jiu-Jitsu, Western boxing, Thai-boxing, Filipino knife-defence, Krav Maga, Street fighting and Chinese Kick boxing) plus close quarter unarmed combat techniques resulting in a self defence system that can be used and adapted in real-life street situations.
It all began at the age of 5 after watching a Bruce Lee-movie, from then on he knew he wanted to become a martial artist. Emil was lucky enough to meet Bruce’s brother, Robert Lee and his sister Phoebe Lee and eventually Emil started taking lessons in Jeet Kune Do. Emil has now met and trained with the likes of Guru Dan Inosanto, Sebak Taky Kimura and Sifu Andy Kimura.
Jeet Kune Do was not the start of martial arts for Emil though; since the age of 3, he had already been training in Tae Kwon Do (the WTF system). He started under his uncle Armen Martirossian who is a 7th degree black belt. Emil (CRB checked) is now a 5th degree black belt and also trains in the ITF system (in which he has a 1st degree black belt). Emil has trained in many martial arts styles: Kung Fu, 5 Animal Style, Choy Li Fut, Jiu-Jitsu, Western boxing, Thai-boxing, Filipino knife-defence, Krav Maga, Street fighting and Chinese Kick boxing. Emil is also highly skilled in various weapons such as the Nunchaku and Double sticks as well as Unarmed Combat and Close quarter techniques.
Urban Combat Street Survival
Nowadays, the streets aren’t safe; and more often than not, it is not enough to know just a few moves. You need a reality based fighting system that is highly usable and adaptable in a real-life street confrontation. Learn how to gain real fighting confidence and to feel in control on the streets, through mastering the Urban Combat JKD techniques as well as studying the spiritual aspects of this martial art. Thus, enabling yourself to achieve a true balance both physically and mentally by training your mind as well as your body.