ISF Worldwide

ISF Worldwide

ISF WORLDWIDE (ISFW) was founded in 2010 by Hendrik Röber and Glen Doyle, to aid in introducing the global population to the martial art and self defense systems of Rince Bhata Uisce Beatha, Trinity Combat, and Umbrella Defense. Since Glen Doyle got retired from martial arts in 2013 and is not longer teaching Hendrik Roeber alone is responsible for the federation.

With our headquarter in Germany, we are able to fully serve our association s members on all five continents and in more than 16 countries. The association ISFW works within the accordance of the legal provisions of international trademark and patent laws and is officially registered and recognized. The management and administrative responsibilities of ISFW falls within the jurisdiction of its founder Hendrik Röber.

The association currently manages sports schools, clubs, associations, training groups, and individual members worldwide, and also works together with specially selected fighting arts organizations; for example, a close working relationship and cooperation with the National Martial Arts Circuit, one of North America's largest martial arts associations.
Tradition meets modernity
In addition to modern business ideas and innovative concepts in the field of martial arts and self-protection, the proven principles and values of the traditional arts like "Rince an Bhata Uisce Beatha" remain a priority of our association. Although we are developing more universal and flexible services within our group, progress and innovation will never come at the expense of tradition or quality of technique.

With Irish Stick Fighting, Trinity Combat, and Umbrella Defense, we offer three highly effective fighting and self-defense systems and thus cover all areas of the arms struggle and unarmed self-defense. All three systems are based on one and the same principles, concepts and movements - an immense advantage in terms of learning curve!

To our association, a balance between style and technical reliability is just as important today as it was in the time of the big "faction fights" of the 18th & 19th century in Ireland.
The satisfaction of our members is top priority
Our affiliated members, schools, clubs or associations not only benefit from the complex technical and practical knowledge of ISFW Instructors and officials, but also from the extensive range of services for schools / clubs and members. Our association emphasizes the virtues of reliability, openness, helpfulness, fairness and simple trust, and applies these qualities to all members in the association, whether board, officer, instructor or student.

Since its inception, the ISFW membership numbers is growing continually. 
This positive trend shows us that we are on the right track in successfully forming an association that has a fair and impartial leadership core, coupled with a unique friendly almost family like atmosphere.

We wish everyone a pleasant and informative visit on our site, and on behalf of our members, we thank you for the interest you have shown in our organization and hopefully we will get the opportunity to welcome you as the newest member of our extended martial arts family.