Jeet Kune Do Concepts
“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless. Add what is essentially your own.” ~ Bruce Lee
In the 1960/70s the late Bruce Lee, with Dan Inosanto, researched every martial art they could – what emerged was a compelling and completely new system of training. The mixing of the best techniques for striking, trapping and grappling from each art they studied, as well as developing training methods to perfect these, made this new ‘art’ a very dynamic and complete system – renowned for its economy of motion.
However, rather than defining it as a specific ‘style’, Jeet Kune Do (“The Way of the Intercepting Fist”) represents a shift in trying to compartmentalise a martial art to a specific set of technques. JKD is SiJo Lee’s gift to the world – a philosophy or approach to combat and personal development – namely simplicity, directness and freedom (the form of no form). Whilst base techniques can be taught, the sum of its parts will differ from person to person – height, weight, sensitivity, flexibility etc mean that people are drawn to different base ‘skills’ (although only by testing these repeatedly and thoroughly can you truly say something doesn’t ‘work’ – yet someone else could!).
To explore the range of styles, techniques and skills involved in the JKD process, we have developed a 90 minute class, that will cover all 4 of the arts we teach – in one session. Training in this class will help you become a well-rounded martial artist, with great knowledge and flow of all the arts at our school.
What to expect
This is a great all round class, the weaponry section will help improve co-ordination and rhythm, the empty hand section will increase your sensitivity skills, and the pad work section will improve your stamina and fitness.
These classes are available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm. Note that due to the amount of content that is covered in these sessions, they are 30 minutes longer than our usual classes (at no extra cost!).