The International Combat Systema Association


Director Danford Kern is a 20-year U.S. Army verteran with a background in both conventional and special operations forces. Dan is a lifelong martial artist with a broad background in both traditional martial arts and modern military combatives systems. Dan sees martial arts as not only a method of protection but also as a never ending journey of self discovery and personal improvement. He currently trains at "The Academy of Martial Studies" just outside Fort Bragg, NC, where he serves as an Army officer. He is excited to assist and facilitate others in the Combat Systema training and to continue to grow the Combat Systema community. 

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