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Head Instructor

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Sifu Diem Nguyen is the founder and head instructor of Integrated Combat Systems of Northwest Arkansas.  Sifu Nguyen is a Fayetteville native and is a University of Arkansas alumni.

 

She has over 30 years of martial arts experience and Sifu still travels the globe to further her martial arts training and education.  In her last 20 years as an instructor, she has created an environment for martial development, tradition, and education. She has had the privilege of teaching hundreds of students – helping them on their path to gaining lifelong knowledge and ability in the martial arts. Her mission is to ensure that the true essence and culture of the martial arts are passed onto future generations.

SIFU NGUYEN'S BACKGROUND

  • 2nd Generation student of the late Bruce Lee

  • Jeet Kune Do Instructor in the Jerry Poteet Jeet Kune Do Association under the legendary Sifu Fran Poteet-Joseph

  • Apprentice Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto in the arts of Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Martial Arts

  • Ranked in Savate (French Kickboxing) under Professor Nicolas Saignac, one of the highest ranking Savate instructors in the United States

  • Level III Instructor in Armas de Mano Eskrima

  • Associate Jeet Kune Do instructor under Sifu Ladell Elliot

  • Black belt in Okinawan Kenpo

  • Black belt in Japanese Jiu-Jitsu

  • Experienced in Pekiti Tirsia Kali, Muay Thai, Cambodian Kickboxing (Pradal Serey), Wing Tsun, Maphalindo/Madjapahit Silat

  • Board Member with NWA Center for Sexual Assault

  • 14 years as a Law Enforcement Officer

  • Firearms & Defensive Tactics Instructor (to officers of her agency)

  • CPR Instructor

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Integrated Combat Systems Instructors

Integrated Combat Systems is proud of our talented and hard-working instructors. Scroll down to view our awesome team!

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KRU (COACH) BRADLEY

  • Apprentice Instructor (Level I) under the World Thai Boxing Association

  • Instructor - Adult & Kid's Muay Thai

  • Assistant JKD Instructor

  • Level II - ICS FMA

  • Ernesto Presas Kombatan

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GURO DAVID

  • ICS Apprentice Instructor - Level II

  • Assistant Instructor - Pekiti Tirsia Kali

  • Assistant FMA Instructor

  • Avid Full-Contact Stick Fighter

  • Loves Cats

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KRU (COACH) BLAKE

     - Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Apprentice Instructor (Level I) in Muay Thai under the World Thai Boxing Association

  • ICS Apprentice FMA & JKD Instructor - Level I

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in Okinawan Kenpo

  • Arkansas All-State Wrestling Champion

  • U.S. Army Veteran

SENIOR STUDENTS AND ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS

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JAKE

  • Assistant Instructor - Wing Chun

  • Instructor - Fencing

  • Instructor - German Longsword

  • Experienced in - British Saber, Japanese Kenjutsu & Iaijitsu

  • Wilderness Search & Rescue Team Member

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