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. Over the
years of his continuous training, Sifu Emil has developed the ‘Urban Combat JKD System’; a system that combines JKD with various other styles of martial arts
and close quarter unarmed combat techniques resulting in a street self
defence system that can be used and adapted in real-life 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 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.
Martial Arts Illustrated "Hall of Fame" inductee and MAI magazine's kung fu technical editor.