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    TJ Kennedy Hybrid Fighting

    This guy actually teaches at Xtreme Couture in Toronto, I dont think they did any background check on him before they hired him

    Apparently he invented his system from his extensive knowledge of Krav Maga and Thai Boxing and being a Bouncer. Funny thing he doesn't mentioned where he learned his Krav or his Muay thai..

    I also heard that he recently invited Luke Holloway to perform a seminar.... That tells a lot about his character lol.
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    Posted On:
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    TJ Kennedy Hybrid Fighting

    Aww man looks like it got taken down. Guess the opinions of the clueless matter too much?
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    Still works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazzzuka View Post
    This guy actually teaches at Xtreme Couture in Toronto, I dont think they did any background check on him before they hired him

    Apparently he invented his system from his extensive knowledge of Krav Maga and Thai Boxing and being a Bouncer. Funny thing he doesn't mentioned where he learned his Krav or his Muay thai..

    I also heard that he recently invited Luke Holloway to perform a seminar.... That tells a lot about his character lol.
    Here is the link to him bigging up Luke holloway.

    http://combativecorner.wordpress.com...about-youtube/

    In the field of combatives and self-defense, there are no absolutes (which, paradoxically, is itself an absolute). Most people I know that I would consider actual experts in the field are the most open-minded individuals you could hope to find. They understand that although everything may work, given certain variables; nothing works every time (because the variables always change).

    Three people that I have talked with that are open like this are: Luke Holloway (Raw Combat International), Tim Larkin (Target Focus Training), and John Whitman (Krav Maga Alliance). There are many more, but that’s the short list.
    He deserves scrutiny just for that.
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    Posted On:
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    He ended up replying to the thread where I originally saw the video. Hhre's what he had to say

    Hey Guys,

    Quite a bit of controversy. I just caught this on my Google Reader feed. Didn't realize such conversation was happening.

    In the spirit of total honesty and transparency, I offer the following about my claims.

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    "Ensure" has more to do with mindset as far as I'm concerned. Put any man in front of me, and I will destroy him. That has to be your self-protection mindset...or why bother training in the first place? It doesn't matter who is threatening your personal safety - you are going to win, and that's it.
    Delusional? Perhaps. But it is positive self-talk like that that strengthens your resolve.
    On my site (http://hybridfightingmethod.com), I describe the system as such:

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    Inside every person lies a beast waiting to be awakened. Men and women alike, capable of protecting themselves and others with unparalleled ferocity. This awakening is what the Hybrid Fighting Method™ is all about.

    The Hybrid Fighting Method™ (HFM™) evolved from a series of combat methodologies to become an extremely efficient, no-nonsense, and easily performed combative system!

    Not only does HFM™ extract and modify techniques and principles from a variety of effective combative systems, but it is also forged from years of street fight experience - giving it modern urban combat authenticity.
    Innovations regarding new and existing techniques are examined - and if found congruent with the philosophy of HFM™ - are integrated into the system. This makes HFM™ an open and evolving system that has its finger on the pulse of modern day violent attacks.

    The whole purpose and/or intent of the Hybrid Fighting Method™ is to help someone weather the storm of physical violence to the point where they can escape. This often means affecting an injury on the attacker.
    With your training in the Hybrid Fighting Method™:

    • You will learn how to cause an injury. Where to hit, how to hit, and when to hit.

    • You will be able incapacitate your opponent - irrespective of their size, strength, or martial arts experience.

    • You will be able to execute essential and straightforward moves that will save your life.

    In HFM™ it is maintained that each human being is a “survival machine”. As such, the HFM™ practitioner combines dedicated practice while developing a warrior mindset. This mind-body connection is crucial to HFM’s™ effectiveness – for survival of an attack does not lie in the accumulation of techniques alone, but in the forging of the entire being into a human weapon.

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    That is what it is all about.

    As for my experience being too vague.....here goes:

    KRAV MAGA – I started this in August of 2003 at “Wood’s Martial Arts” in Dundas and Ancaster, Ontario. My instructors were Gordon Wood, Edward Wood, Steve McCulloch, and James Schneider. I went to Philadelphia in April of 2005 to take my first Krav Maga instructor’s course under the tutelage of Michael Margolin, A.J. Draven, and Ernie Kirk. Assisting in this course were Greta Hotmer and Stephen Plyler. This was under Krav Maga World Wide, headed up by Darren Levine. Sometime in 2007, I moved to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and taught Krav Maga at the Krav Maga Training Center in Waterloo. Here I worked closely with Aubrey Brawley.
    I also trained at seminars during these years with instructors Sam Sade and Kelly Campbell of Krav Maga World Wide.

    Even though Commando Krav Maga is not really Krav Maga, I am including it under this section for simplicity’s sake. I started my own business (Intrepid Self-Defense & Fitness) in May of 2008 and went to the CKM Level 1 and 2 instructor’s course at the beginning of June. It was not until summer of 2009 that I conceptualized the Hybrid Fighting Method – but more on that later.

    MUAY THAI – In April of 2007 I enrolled at “Phady’s Muay Thai” in Cambridge, Ontario. I was taught by Ajarn Khan Phady. Side note – Ajarn Khan is a tremendous human being. I love the man deeply. Back on track – On June 30th, 2007 I had my 1st amateur fight against Brett Biedermann. I got knocked out cold in the first round after about a minute and a half. Good fight Brett! I received a 90-day medical suspension due to my sustained concussion. On October 14th of 2007 I had my 2nd amateur fight against Louis Martel. We fought a hard fight and I took a 3rd round split decision. That guy hits hard! At this gym I was honoured to train alongside guys like Drago Sindjic, Rory Kennedy, David Ribeiro, Jordan Perez, and Justin Page. Some young up and comers were Yasin Phady and Cole Spitzig. I trained for about 1.5 years here.

    I eventually moved back to Hamilton and switched gyms, starting to train at “Iron Tiger Muay Thai” in Stoney Creek at that time. My coach was Kru Alin Halmagean. I had the pleasure of training with champions like Shane Campbell, Dave Hale, Markhaile Wedderburn, Adrian Wooley, Andrew McInnes, Joey Ayotte, and a whole host of other superb people. I only trained here probably for collectively 6 months, with a few months of non-attendance in the middle. I was busy with running my own business and trying to get that off the ground.

    BOXING – I trained boxing in Dundas with David Finch, and in Kitchener-Waterloo with Syd “The Jewel” Vanderpool. If you stack all my boxing together, I trained for about a year. This was over the course of 2006-2008. During this time one of my training partner's was Sanshou champion Zack George. I have also worked alongside Sanshou phenom Sabir Bagautdinov.

    BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU – I have trained on and off with BJJ since 2003. I wasn’t too interested in learning fancy submissions or competing (and I’m still not). I just wanted to have a working knowledge of it to apply towards street defense. I started learning with (then BJJ blue belt) Gord Wood and Steve McCulloch. Gord has since aligned himself with Dan Moroney of Bravado Jiu-Jitsu, and as such with Renzo Gracie. I also sparred professional MMA fighter Rory McDonnell. I only mention that because the first time we sparred he put on an Americana too hard and tore my rotator cuff. I walked around with that injury for 3.5 years, and then in 2007 got it fixed with two 20-minute sessions of ART (Active Release Technique) with Dr. Satdip Binning at Champion Chiropractic in Cambridge, Ontario. Anyway, when I moved to the Krav Maga Training Center in Waterloo, I started training with Alliance BJJ black belt (under Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti) Dragan Konjevic and then purple belt Eric Yu. I stopped my BJJ training when I opened my business and focused solely on street self-defense.

    BUJINKAN NINJUTSU – I trained with 4th degree black belt Jamie Daiken and then 1st degree black belt Nikolaj Jacobsen in Stoney Creek, Ontario. They are fantastic! I have also trained often (and continue to train) with Brian Opdenkelder, head of the Canadian faction of the Hoshinkan Jutaijutsu system (a modern take on Bujinkan Ninjutsu). I started this training in 2010. Brian is an ERT member in the Correctional Service of Canada, and has been instrumental in helping me integrate effective use-of-force into the Hybrid Fighting Method, incarnated as the ICE program (Interception Control, Escort). Brian is also the Ontario affiliate for Richard Dimitri's Senshido.

    SHORIN-RYU KARATE – I was taught the Shorin-Ryu style with Gord Wood from 2005-2007, and then again in 2010.

    RINCE AN BHATA UISCE BEATHA (IRISH STICK FIGHTING) – I have trained since 2010 in this brutal stick fighting system passed down to me by Sifu Glen Doyle. I am at the time of this writing a Level 1 Instructor directly under Sifu Glen. I also fought in the first-ever sport version of this system for the Canadian national championship. You can see the fight on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/qQedovDCDWA

    I am the one in the blue chest protector.

    JEET KUNE DO – I trained at the “Fighting Arts Collective” in Toronto, Ontario with Shawn Zirger who is a Senior Instructor in Paul Vunak’s Progressive Fighting Systems. I did not train for a large amount of time with Shawn.

    Several other seminars I have taken: Rory Miller (Ambushes and Thugs), CDT (Compliance & Escorts with James Fries), Trinity Combat Concepts (with Hendrik Rober).

    I am also closely linked with Luke Holloway of Raw Combat International, and have trained with him considerably.

    I have also cross-trained with a plethora of martial artists from varied backgrounds.

    In addition to training, I have worked extensively for years within nightclub security as a bouncer. This has brought with it the hands-on experience of becoming directly involved in or the breaking up of hundreds of street and bar fights. This “real life” training ground has led to a focus on realism in my training. Anything that works is used, and anything that doesn’t work is discarded.

    I started in January, 2004 at Billy Bob’s Island Oasis in Hamilton, Ontario. I then went to the following bars as a bouncer up until the present time (respectively):

    Philthy McNasty’s (Burlington and Oakville locations) > Lush Nightclub (Hamilton) > Revolution Nightclub (Waterloo) > The Flying Dog (Waterloo) > Remedy Nightclub (Hamilton) > Solid Gold Inn (Burlington) > Century Room (Toronto) > Zanzibar Tavern (Toronto) > Rehab Nightclub (Oakville) > Viva Nightclub (Hamilton) > Brunswick House (Toronto)

    I have also worked several random events and functions throughout those years. I can't even begin to delineate the stuff I dealt with during these years.

    If after reading this you still think I am a fraud or a novice instructor….well, I can’t say much more to change your mind. And that’s okay. Not everyone is going to like me or what I have to offer.

    Just know that I have dedicated my life – in as an efficient way as possible – to bringing you a user-friendly self-defense and fighting system that is free of bull**** and politics.

    I just want you to be safer. That is my legacy.

    Feel free to check for reference any of my HFM Instructors you can find on my website. They all have their own storied backgrounds, and they all stake their faith in HFM.

    I hope you guys will come train at one of these Ireland events, and judge me after you have met me and trained with me. No hard feelings :-)

    T.J.
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    TJ Kennedy Hybrid Fighting

    Looked like most of the KM that I've seen. Typical RBSD stuff.
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    In the write up above, the first date he lists is in 2003. Does that mean this guy came up with his own system after training for only 8 years?

    In my opinion, that's barely enough time to progress beyond an intermediate skill level in one MA for most people.
    Shut the hell up and train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    In the write up above, the first date he lists is in 2003. Does that mean this guy came up with his own system after training for only 8 years?

    In my opinion, that's barely enough time to progress beyond an intermediate skill level in one MA for most people.
    This. ^^

    Also.

    You will be able incapacitate your opponent - irrespective of their size, strength, or martial arts experience.
    I stopped my BJJ training when I opened my business and focused solely on street self-defense.
    Feel free to check for reference any of my HFM Instructors you can find on my website. They all have their own storied backgrounds, and they all stake their faith in HFM.
    my bullshido sense is tingling.
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    Props to Mr. Kennedy for being open and non-defensive.

    KRAV MAGA – I started this in August of 2003 at “Wood’s Martial Arts” in Dundas and Ancaster, Ontario.
    Small world - my girlfriend is from Dundas. Small town (as is Ancaster), not exactly a martial arts mecca.

    Even though Commando Krav Maga is not really Krav Maga, I am including it under this section for simplicity’s sake. I started my own business (Intrepid Self-Defense & Fitness) in May of 2008 and went to the CKM Level 1 and 2 instructor’s course at the beginning of June. It was not until summer of 2009 that I conceptualized the Hybrid Fighting Method – but more on that later.
    Commando Krav Maga, and Moni Aizik, has been mentioned multiple times on Bullshido.

    JEET KUNE DO – I trained at the “Fighting Arts Collective” in Toronto, Ontario with Shawn Zirger who is a Senior Instructor in Paul Vunak’s Progressive Fighting Systems. I did not train for a large amount of time with Shawn.
    A pity that he wasn't able to train with Zirger for long - he's very skilled, and (if I recall correctly) a candidate Dog Brother.

    He's the one at the 1:37 mark, wielding a very sharp sword with one hand, and talking on his cell phone with the other.



    RINCE AN BHATA UISCE BEATHA (IRISH STICK FIGHTING) – I have trained since 2010 in this brutal stick fighting system passed down to me by Sifu Glen Doyle.
    Doyle is good, and some people I know and trust train with him as well.

    It's interesting - he's hopped all over the place since he started training in 2003, trained with some good people, and some ass-hats (Moni Aizik, Luke Holloway). He's obviously athletic and enthusiastic, but work or life seems to move him all over the map.

    As has been mentioned, his stuff looks like typical RBSD. I'd like to see what one of his students is capable of, to get a picture of how well his system (and instruction) works.
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    my next door neighbour's cousin. Weird; she just showed me a web blurb about him recently....
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