Combat CFMA Center for Functional Martial Arts
Combat CFMA
Center of Functional Martial Arts
Real Martial Arts For Real Life
Sifu Louis
Sifu Kamille Louis

Generally doing any traditional martial art would be beneficial to youths depending on the art. In our school we emphasize that it is not about fighting it is about self-defense; in addition to various other benefits such as discipline, respect, self-control, improving coordination, balance, speed, strengths, flexibility as well as overall health, wellness, and a positive way of life.

Filipino Kali is universally known as a functional effective fighting art; in fact most branches of military and law enforcement across the US teach some type of Kali as part of their combat training.

Due to the fact that Kali actually works, there is an impression that it is only a type of street MMA training which is untrue! Our Kali is a functional combat art but also a traditional art that teaches ethics, morality, philosophy, and culture.

We provide the kids with effective skills so they don’t have to fight unless it is absolutely necessary! We teach them how to read intent, body language, how to detect the beginning of an attack, estimate and anticipate the possibility of a weapon present or being used, and group mentality vs. individual behavior. In most cases youth would not even have to use their Kali techniques, their increased awareness and strong presence would deter many possible attacks.

With violence more common in today’s society, the ability to defend oneself gives kids and parents more confidence and peace of mind. We simply teach our Kali kids how to deal with real life confrontation and how not to be a target or a victim. In situations where they have to fight, mastering a functional effective art like Kali that has been battle tested and is still being used today by the military and law enforcement gives them the opportunity to successfully protect themselves.

Naturally, these benefits also apply to adults; however developing these attributes early in life contributes to a healthier and more positive adulthood. That's why it's even more important to get youth into a training program now.

Sifu/Guru Kamille Louis

Testimonials

I took Kenpo in high school, but could not continue after going off to college. I had an interest in getting back into some style of martial arts, especially once I started working as a police officer. Unfortunately, life’s demands caused me to put it off for several more years. I finally decided to research different schools, and different styles of martial arts. I wanted to learn a style that was practical and useful in real life and (law enforcement) situations. I looked into several schools in Medina and Summit counties. After finding the Combat CFMA website, meeting with Sifu Louis, and visiting the school, I knew I found what I was looking for. First, the system that Sifu Louis teaches is perfect for all aspects and ranges of combat. I have learned stand up and ground fighting, as well as weapons fighting and defenses, since the first class. The styles and movements are scientific, yet so simplistic and economic. More importantly, they work! I have effectively used techniques and skills at work without having to think about it. Second, Sifu Louis has a heart of gold and truly cares about each person’s ability to protect themselves. He is a huge supporter of the law enforcement community and understands the types of combat situations we face. I’m truly grateful for finding Combat CFMA. My only regret is not finding it sooner.

- Scott
Law Enforcement / Detective

I have been studying under Sifu Louis for over 6 years. I was looking for a fighting style that translates well to a real life combat scenario. Combat CFMA is so much more than I expected. As a student, we are trained in all ranges of combat and prepared for multiple attackers. Sifu’s unique style has taught me striking, trapping, grappling, locking and takedown skills. I am 57 years old so you are not too old to learn! The skills translate well at any age. Sifu is very impressive as an instructor accredited in multiple martial arts, but is also a great person reflected in the spirit in which he teaches. All skills are taught in a safe environment regardless of gender, age or skill set. I am so happy that I gave Combat CFMA a try. I achieved my black belt this year and have made many friends along the way. If you want to learn an art that prepares you for real life, come in for a visit. You will have fun, learn a great skill and develop friendships too.

- Don G.
Mortage & Banking - V.P. of National Operations

When looking for a place to begin training in martial arts, my husband and I looked at several places, and really liked what we saw with the unique style of training at Combat CFMA. I started with my husband in the adult class, and our children started in the youth class. At first, I was intimidated and did not know if this was something I would be able learn. But with the expert help and advice of Sifu Louis, I found myself addicted, and martial arts quickly became a huge part of our lives. I can't say enough good things about Sifu Louis and his combat system. The styles he teaches are practical and realistic for all ranges of fighting, including weapons. The skills I, and my children, have learned have given us greater confidence and improved our self-esteem. His system is very empowering for women and children, and I now trust my abilities to defend myself. Sifu Louis has a great way of making the kids' class fun while also teaching discipline. I like that he always stresses safety while learning so that no one gets hurt while training. If you have the desire to learn, and better yourself mentally and physically, Sifu Louis, and the rest of the Combat CFMA family will provide you with the tools to achieve that.

- Annie R.
Proud Wife and Mother

Since starting Tai Chi with Sifu Louis I’ve noticed my strength, balance and mobility have been improving. I feel re-energized. I walk out of my session feeling refreshed. It’s like I took 30 years off my age! I love this Tai Chi class!

- Jo-Anne
Retired

Sifu Louis and Guro Brenda- we want to thank you for being such excellent teachers. Your love and patience show through in everything you do. We not only consider you teachers but also friends of our family. Meera is loving her class. Just recently she said, "The teachers are so nice. Only 4 more sleeps and then I go to Lil Ninjas!". She is so excited!

- Nancy D.
Proud Grandmother

This is a remarkable martial arts class, one where you can learn some of the best fighting techniques available and excel regardless of your natural coordination levels or prior experience. The Louis Kali Combat System is tailor made to fit the individual’s body mechanics and natural flow of energy. Learning this system has greatly improved my overall confidence as well as being a great way to stay in shape and reduce daily work stress.

- Matt B.
Auditor

Sifu Louis Kali Combat System is the most effective and complete martial art system that I have ever trained in. It is highly practical and deals with the real world. It offers realistic solutions to real life confrontations. The training spans from simple self-defense moves to sophisticated wooden dummy form and techniques. The best thing that I love about the art is that it is very versatile and it covers all ranges of fighting in empty hand as well as weapon, and Sifu maintains a reality-based approach to training and implementation at all times in every class. In my opinion, there is nowhere else you can experience this type of full spectrum of martial arts training.

- Phil L.
Personal Trainer
Previous Full Contact Fighter

Sifu Louis has taught me not only martial arts and Kali Combat, but also what loyalty, respect, and trust really mean. There has only been a very few select people that has had an influence in my life and I am proud to say Sifu Louis is one of them. I cannot express enough how much influence he has had on me and my family. I am both thankful and humbled to call Sifu Louis my teacher and my friend.

- Fred M.
Business Owner
USMC 1989-1993

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