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

Are you an optimist or a pessimist?

An optimistic person is always looking for the best in any situation and expecting good things to happen. Optimism is the tendency to believe, expect or hope that things will turn out well even when bad things happen.

A pessimist thinks the opposite way, always seeing the worst in any situation. Pessimists see positive events as something outside their control that probably won’t happen again.

 

Because of their thought processes, optimists have much brighter futures. A bad circumstance or event is taken in stride, viewed as a temporary setback not a permanent way of life. Even if something bad happens today, a positive thinker learns from the experience and believes that good things will come in the future. No wonder research has shown that optimists are sick less and live longer than pessimists. Apparently, a positive outlook on life strengthens the immune system and the general body defenses against illness, improves the cardiovascular system (optimists have fewer heart attacks), and it helps the body's ability to handle and manage stress.

That means if you change your thinking you can change your life. I am not saying you should be an optimist without logic, however I am urging you to start thinking positively and transmit positive energy into your daily life and interactions. All of us affect and are affected by the people we meet in one way or another. Look at it this way, negativity is a habit similar to smoking, you know it is bad for you! You have to believe that negativity is bad for you it in order to make a change, so first step is to persuade yourself. In order to successfully change the external, you must first change the internal. If you just work on changing external conditions the results will be temporary at best, if you work on changing the internal the results will be long lasting; happiness, health, and success will be within your grasp.

If you are an observer of human behavior you would surely notice that people in general like to be around positive happy people and are more willing to provide them with cooperation and help, while at the same time avoiding the ones broadcasting negativity. What you give is what you receive; if you give positive you will receive positive and you will help creating more positive energy, if you give negative you will receive negative and you will cause the creation of more negative.

Work on developing a positive attitude and optimistic outlook on life, you will be amazed at the results. Awaken yourself to this truth; the way to a better more successful and healthier life is clearer than most people think. Weed out the negativity such as fear and worry and train your conscious mind to think thoughts of health, success, prosperity, and happiness. Visualize what you really want to happen and expect things will turn out to the better; when it happens do not be afraid, seize the moment and act.

Are you still not sure how it works?

Let me leave you with this thought: a cup of tea is not a cup of tea unless you put tea in it. If you fill it with negative it will become a cup of negative! If you fill it with positive it will become a cup of positive!

Become a cup of positive and your wishes will come true! I truly believe that’s how it works. Try it!

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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