Jeet Kune Do
We developed our Jeet Kune Do (JKD) program to create an effective self-defense system based on an ideal blend of martial arts styles and concepts— Kali Weaponry, Silat, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Grappling, and Wing Chun.
By incorporating the essence of each of these core martial arts, an individual is more flexible and able to deal with a wider range of self-defense situations. We have found that studying different arts simultaneously is a great way to develop, as each art seems to help the assimilation of the others.
In time, and after developing competency in each area, students will naturally gravitate towards a specialty that fits their body type, training time, personality, life experience, etc.
Drills and techniques are taught in a fluid, non-restrictive manner, allowing students to enhance their natural attributes and improve their sense of timing, speed, awareness, balance, agility, and confidence. Training in both left- and right-handed techniques helps develop coordination and flexibility needed to adapt more easily to any situation.
By emphasizing the “ranges of combat,” students are taught to flow confidently and with ease from long-distance (kicking range) to middle-distance (hand range) to close-quarter (trapping & grappling range).
Designed for use in “mass attack” situations, as well as single-opponent confrontations, JKD training heightens students’ awareness of their surroundings, teaching them to use their environment as tools of combat. (Everyday objects, such as umbrellas, books, bandannas, etc., can become effective instruments of self-defense in the hands of a properly trained individual.)
JKD affords the practitioner a quick and efficient means by which to effectively pursue the most direct lines and angles of attack. And once an attack has been launched, there are no breaks or interruptions. As one technique nears completion, it starts to blend into the next and so forth—creating one continuous, flowing motion until the conflict is resolved.