JKD (Jeet Kune Do) is the system that the late, great Bruce Lee founded back in July 1967.
Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid system consisting of straight forward movements, techniques and drills.
The system works on the use of different ‘tools’ for different situations. These situations are broken down into ranges (Kicking, Punching, Trapping and Grabbing), with techniques flowing smoothly between each of them.
It is referred to as a “style without style”. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts and reactions. It was named for the concept of interception, or attacking your opponent while he is about to attack.
However, the name Jeet Kune Do was often said by Bruce Lee to be just a name. He himself often referred to it as “The art of expressing the human body” in his writings and in interviews. Through his studies Bruce came to believe that styles had become too rigid, and unrealistic. He believed that combat was spontaneous, and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should “Be like water” and move fluidly without hesitation.
JKD Concepts lessons consist of a mixture of Kickboxing, Boxing, Trapping, Knife Defences, Knife Combat (Taken from the world renowned Alicaway Knife Combat System) , with influences of Kali from the Philippines.
The classes provide an exciting and structured opportunity to learn aspects of many martial arts under the highly accomplished tuition Master Sifu Lee Kent.
Sifu Lee has been working hard developing and training in both the JKD and Alicaway CKS for a long time now to earn his accreditations to allow him to teach and introduce these great systems and he is now really excited to start passing this information onto everyone.
The lessons will be once a week and to begin with there will not be gradings or assessments in them as Sifu Lee would like to keep the lessons as informal and relaxed as possible.
During lessons students will learn a varied array of different skills and techniques, from focus mitt work to grabbing, escaping, defending and attacking. Learning to move fluidly and evade all manner of attacks.