Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do is the name for the martial concepts and philosophy developed by the late Bruce Lee and friend/protégé sifu Dan Inosanto.
Jeet Kune Do
A highly effective way of developing physical and mental attributes needed for street/reality based fighting and self-defense.
Jeet Kune Do (J.K.D) is the name for the fighting concepts and philosophy developed by the late Bruce Lee and friend/protégé Sifu Dan Inosanto. It is scientific, practical, simple and direct in approach towards combat. J.K.D. training focuses on developing the physical and mental attributes needed for street/reality based fighting. Attributes are what make technical knowledge work for fighting and techniques must be translatable towards actual combat. There are over 30 trainable attributes needed for reality based combat. Some examples are speed, power, timing, endurance, spatial relationship, sensitivity, killer instinct, body mechanics, technical knowledge, balance, flexibility, composure, conditioning, discipline and proper mental attitude.
J.K.D. practitioners learn to be proficient in every range of combat and be able to flow from one range to another. The nature of the flow is dictated by the circumstance or environment of the conflict. These ranges are:
LONG RANGE – (Also known as Kicking Range)
MID RANGE – (Also known as Punching Range)
CLOSE-QUARTER – (Also known as Trapping Range)
GROUND FIGHTING. (Also known as Grappling Range)
J.K.D. also requires understanding all aspects of WEAPONS TRAINING and defense. Facing weapons is definitely a huge probability on the street and training in all ranges of combat with and without weapons is also part of our J.K.D. A confrontation can happen anywhere at any time; a crowded bar, an open parking lot, seated in a car, on icy ground in winter or perhaps inside an elevator. What if there are multiple attackers? What would you do when faced with a weapon like a knife, bottle, machete or a gun? When you realistically look at street level combat, you come to a self-realization of what’s integral to your survival of any possible scenario and how to train yourself and your body to successfully deal with them… What’s integral is proper education and an ability to adapt to all potential scenarios that you may encounter.
Bruce Lee researched 27 different martial arts during his lifetime to determine his “TRUTH TO THE ULTIMATE REALITY OF COMBAT”. Wing Chun being the nucleus, he did not discriminate against other styles of fighting or cultural origins, but rather realized everything had something to offer whether it was training methods or techniques, concepts or philosophies. Such arts include Boxing, Savate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Fencing, Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Greco/ Freestyle and Catch Wrestling, Sambo, Tai-Chi, Praying Mantis, and more. Dan Inosanto’s addition over the years was the Filipino arts in Kali, Indonesian Silat, a deeper understanding into Muay-Thai and grappling arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Shooto. It was more important to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each and to borrow from the different styles anything that relates to the realities of combat with intercepting and simplicity becoming the ultimate goal. Sifu Bruce Lee would say:
“ABSORB WHATS USEFULL, REJECT WHAT’S USELESS, AND ADD SPECIFICALLY WHAT IS YOUR OWN”.
”JKD is like an iceberg. The tip is technique, while lurking below the surface is the great mass of the berg, which represents attributes. Any experienced seaman well knows, it’s the hidden mass of an iceberg that constitutes the greatest danger!“
-Paul Vunak’s Jeet Kune Do
- Learn the fighting concepts and philosophies of the late Bruce Lee.
- Direct training with certified head instructor Steve Ferreira who brings over 22 years of JKD experience and lifetime of martial arts knowledge.
- Smaller group classes for maximal interaction.
- The best training for self-defense and reality based combat available today!
- Exposure to the best training methods and techniques from over 25 different martial arts all in one class!
- Training tailor made to individual members where freedom of expression is promoted.
- Fighting skills developed in all ranges of combat, with and without weapons.
- A holistic approach to martial arts with development of exceptional physical and mental attributes. A great stress reliever and confidence builder!
- Potential opportunities of becoming a certified instructor!
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