Fusion Kenpo was founded as a system in 2003 by Professor Harry Baker and is based on over 50 years of study with legendary teachers, such as but not limited to Grand Professor Edmund Parker, Grandmaster Kalaii K. Griffin, and Grand Professor Ibrahim Sharif. Professor Baker’s Martial Arts family tree is rooted in a strong foundation with traceable linage in the Marital Arts going back through, Daruma, Chitose Tsuyoshi James Mitose, Professor William Chow, Professor Ronald Duncan, Professor Vee, Professor James Cheatham, Dr. Moses Powell, Grand Professor William Chow, Dr. Daniel Pai, Dr. Robert Trias, Great Grandmaster Emperado, and Woody Chan.
The aforementioned linage combined with additional study of the Fibrous Root System in Medicine, Nutrition, Philosophy, Archery, and K-9 training (Shutzhund, KNVP, IPO, Military, Police, Security) is the foundation of Fusion Kenpo and its real life applications as a science based, full combat and complete self-defense martial arts system.
Taking the best from each teacher and martial arts system, with a hyper focus on the elements of science, nutrition, philosophy, spirituality, archery, k-9 training, key elements were fused into a new paradigm of Science-Based Martial Arts (Martial Science) training and called Fusion Kenpo. This form of training gives the Karate-ka a deeper understanding of how to deploy strikes when they mature as students while simultaneously building the confidence, fitness, and discipline necessary to help our children be successful in school and life.
This is the only known school in the United States with this type of comprehensive training which presents as unique Paradigm of Martial Arts of Training for those that are up for the challenge.
Baker took an atoms weight of knowledge from each teacher to form the Fusion Kenpo System as follows:
Darama or Dharma
Supreme Grand Master Githinfunakoshi
Great Grandmaster Kalaii K. Griffin
Grand Professor Ibrahim Sharif
Grandmaster Eric Lee
Grandmaster Bernard Trusdale
With a focus on impacting youth in our communities Baker's Red Iron Dragon has grown beyond the 4 walls of the traditional dojo and has taught Fusion Kenpo, inclusive of Junior Olympic Archery & American Style Nunchaku to public schools through out the New Jersey & Connecticut area. During the COIVD-19 shutdown limited online training is also available. Contact us now and start the process of enrolling your school district today.
Harry Baker "evidently impressed Colin Powell with [his] discipline...[Baker] represents the quintessential high-level black-belt in martial arts..."
Sensei Joe Rothengast
"As the Mayor of Orange it was a priority to bring quality programming to the school district to empower our youth. As a childhood student of Professor Baker myself, I had every confidence he could deliver and I can say whole hardheartedly he exceeded my expectations. The Iron Dragon Fusion Kenpo Academy was a great community partner for our city."
Mayor Emeritus Eldridge Hawkins, Jr., City of Orange Township
Harry Baker "demonstrates the hope, inspiration, and concern for humanity that we all strive to posses."
Art Rodriguez, Regional Sales Director, Pharmacia & Upjohn
How much does training cost? - Prices may vary but grant opportunities do exist for certain programming.
Is training still available during the COVID-19 shut down, what training is available online? Mixed training opportunities exist via live video instruction and the American Style Nunchaku system is available for students to proceed through prerecorded material at their own pace.
How do I get more information? - Call (973) 420-6194