Jeet Kune Do: is the core of our martial arts philosophy that we teach in our school and it is the scientific art of street fighting developed by Bruce Lee. Lee developed a way of self defense to end a fight that was simple, direct,and economical.
Our goal in JKD is to help the average person develop skills to: •Win and survive a real, no-rules street fight•Prepare for virtually any and every type of violent situation•Overcome a much bigger, stronger and more dangerous opponent.
REALITY BASED SELF DEFENSE PHOENIX JEET KUNE DO offers higher level education in personal defense and street survival.Located in Tempe AZ, we provide a safe comfortable and friendly environment to learn self defense. We teach reality, not theory
Inthepast,manyhavetriedtodefineJKDintermsofa distinctstyle:BruceLee'skung-fu;BruceLee'skarate; BruceLee'skickboxing;BruceLee'ssystemofstreet fighting.TolabelJKD"BruceLee'smartialart"isto completelymistakeBruceLee's-andJKD's-meaning.JKD's conceptssimplycannotbeconfinedwithinasinglesystem. To understandthis,amartialartistmusttranscendtheduality of"for"and"against,"reachingforthatpointofunity whichisbeyondmeredistinction.TheunderstandingofJKD isthedirectintuitionofthispointofunity.Accordingto BruceLee,knowledgeinthemartialartsultimatelymeans self-knowledge.ItmustbeemphasizedthatJeetKuneDoismerelyaname,a mirrorreflectingourselves.Thereisasortofprogressive approachtoJKDtraining,butasLeeobserved:"Tocreatea methodoffightingislikeputtingapoundofwaterinto wrappingpaperandshapingit."Structurally,manypeople mistakeJKDasacompositestyleofmartialartbecauseofits efficiency. AtanygiventimeJeetKuneDocanresemble Thai boxingorwingChunorwrestlingorkarate.Itsweaponry resemblesFilipinoEscrimaandkali;inlong-range applicationitcanresembleNorthernChinesekung-fuor Savate.AccordingtoLee,theefficiencyofanystyledependsupon circumstancesandthefightingrangeofdistance:thesoldier employsahandgrenadeat50yards,buthechoosesadagger forclose-quarterscombat. Astaff,totakeanotherexample,is thewrongweapontotaketoafightinatelephonebooth;a knife would again be the most appropriate weapon.JeetKuneDoisneitheropposedorunopposedtotheconcept ofstyle.Wecansaythatitisoutsideaswellasinsideofall particularstructures.BecauseJKDmakesnoclaimto existingasastyle,someindividualsconcludethatitisneutral orindifferenttothequestion.Again,thisisnotthecase,for JKD is at once "this" and "not this."byDanInosanto(theonlypersonevercertifiedbyBruceLee to teach)
WeteachauthenticJKDandincorporate original lesson plans written by Bruce Lee.
“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” - Bruce Lee