Tuesday/Thursdays at 6:10pm and Saturdays at 11:10am
"Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."
― Bruce Lee
― Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee’s “Jun-Fan” Jeet Kune Do “Way of the Intercepting Fist” (JKD) takes the best the martial arts world has to offer in the area of self-defense and personal protection and combines it all into one simple, easy‐to‐learn, highly‐effective system. Every range of self defense is covered ‐ kicking, kneeing, striking, trapping, joint locks, grappling, blunt (stick) and edged (knife) weapons, and much more.
Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid system and a philosophy of life founded by the martial artist Bruce Lee in 1967. It is characterized by direct non classical movements. Due to the way the style works, Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in the economy of motion. Removing excess and only keeping the essential.
The system studies the use of different tools for a multitude of ranges. These ranges are broken down into Kicking, Punching, Trapping, Pummeling, and Grappling. The system focus on developing the ability to transition between these ranges smoothly and powerfully.
Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do does not adhere to fixed patterns. It was named for the concept of interception, or attacking your opponent while he is about to attack. However, Lee himself often said it was just a name. He himself referred to it as “The art of expressing the human body” in his writings and in interviews.
Lee often said that a fight should be fluid and spontaneous. Allowing the body to respond to the situation rather than forcing a technique.