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Jeet Kune Do
Here's something you probably don't know about...
Before, in the late 1960's Bruce Lee developed his personal way of fighting which he labeled as Jeet Kune Do or the way of intercepting fist.
Did you know, Jeet Kune Do is not a style, but rather an aggregate of principles for developing the martial artist's mind and body?
Also, Learning JKD is the perpetual development of speed, timing, footwork, coordination and power regardless of style.
Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do
Here's the story:
It may seem quite normal today for people to combine different styles together (MMA).
However, at the time when Bruce Lee was developing JKD, this practice was revolutionary.
This is one of the reasons why Bruce Lee has remained popular to this day.
Bruce Lee was an early pioneer of mixing martial arts together.
Let me be a bit more specific...
Before, as a young man growing up in Hong Kong, Bruce Lee started learning Wing Chun Gung Fu, (A close range fighting system), and Western Fencing.
Ultimately, these two arts form the base of JKD.
Multiple Styles Within Jeet Kune Do
Over time he was exposed to many different styles or forms of martial arts.
Some of the arts he drew from are: Wing Chun, European Fencing, Western Boxing, Savate, Tai Chi and Jujitsu.
Borrowing from multiple styles and could lead to a jumbled mess. In reality, he was constantly measuring each technique against the standard of how effective it was in real fighting.
In addition, Bruce Lee wanted make sure that he was NOT defining a fixed set of techniques that, in combination, would be Jeet Kune Do.
Jeet Kune Do Has No Limitations
Howver, Bruce Lee also believed that if you used a particular style of martial arts, you would be limiting what you could do in the fight. (think of a wrestler who does not know how to punch).
He did not want to be confined by style.
Instead, he was trying to free himself from the constraints and limitations that styles lock you into.
What does all this mean to you?
Generally speaking, when learning Jeet Kune Do you get a mix of different things that work and you have a lot more options.
Multiple Styles = Multiple Options
After all, what training in the martial arts really does for you, is it gives you options.
Options of techniques, option of ranges, options of what weapons to use. Given that, the more techniques you know, the better you can respond since you know what to do in every situation.
In fact, the very definition of JKD use only what works, and discarding what doesn't. Obviously, Jeet Kune Do was created with self-defense as the primary goal.
Bruce Lee Believed That Every Individual Must Develop Their Own Unique Style Of Fighting Based On What Works For Them.
Central to the heart of JKD is the growth of the individual as a fighter.
The Jeet Kune Do student will not try to imitate Bruce Lee or even attempt to follow in his path. Rather, you strive to find yourr own path of self discovery and self learning to develop their personal Jeet Kune Do.
Simultaneously, you are free to adopt all or none of Bruce Lee's teachings. Truly, If they were to discard all of what Bruce Lee originally taught, they would still be practicing Jeet Kune Do.
Jeet Kune Do Is No Way As the Way
Furthermore, Jeet Kune Do seeks to free the student of restriction or "ways". One of the main tenets of Bruce Lee's art is "To have no way as way". this was one of Bruce Lee's most famous quotes.
In fact, students of Jeet Kune do are EXPECTED to modify and change the techniques they learn and experiment with what works for them.
Actual training in the art of Jeet Kune Do, includes the learning of many different styles.
Ultimately,, Jeet Kune Do is a set of concepts rather than a set pattern.
Are you interested in our JKD classes? Give us a call at 702-336-1095!
Some of the concepts you will learn in our JKD classes:
Here's the story:
I started training in martial arts as a teenager. At that time in my life, I was getting into a LOT of trouble. I was hanging out with the wrong crowd.
But wait, it didn't stop there...
Unfortunately, I was staying out late without calling. Basically, I was a juvenile delinquent. In truth, I was my parent's worst nightmare come true.
Astonishing, isn't it?
Suffice to say I owe my parents a BIG apology!
Anyway, at this time, I wasn't actively looking for the benefits that the martial arts had to offer.
Honestly, I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be able to actually learn this stuff. However, it was only after a few months of training that I became aware of all of the benefits that training in martial arts had to offer.
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada. Martial arts training had a remarkable positive impact on my life.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004. At that time we made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. Truly, we want you to experience the life-transforming experience that is martial arts.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
JKD Classes F.A.Q.
Question: What is Jeet Kune Do?
Answer: The art of Jeet Kune Do is not a style of martial arts but rather a system of attributes and training methods developed by Bruce Lee. Jeet Kune Do is not a style but a way of thinking or a set of concepts.
Question: Can I come in and either observe or try a class?
Answer: Yes, of course. You are welcome to observe or try a class. However, please contact us to schedule an appointment to come in. The trial class is free.
Question: What do I wear for my trial lesson?
Answer: Adult classes are 90 minutes. Also, you can check out our class schedule here:
Question: When are the JKD classes?
Answer: Adult classes are 90 minutes. Also, you can check out our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Question: What if I'm not in shape for the JKD class?
Answer: You're never too old to start martial arts. indeed, we have students of all ages and at different fitness levels. Don't worry about not being in shape. Enrolling in martial arts will help you get in shape. Here at our school, you work at your own pace and set your own goals. in short, we are here to help you in reaching your own personal goals.
Question: Can I enroll in the JKD class even if I have no experience and not very athletic?
Answer: Of course! You don't need to have any experience to start. Eventually, you will improve and soon you will feel very comfortable in class.
Question: When can I enroll?
Answer: Our program is on-going. in addition, you can start at any time.
Question: How often should I attend the JKD class?
Answer: Everyone's schedule is different. Most people come twice a week. However, some students love our classes so much, they come every day.
Question: Do I need my own equipment?
Answer: Usually, If you are on a trial program, you can borrow our equipment. However, if you enroll in the ongoing program, you should have your own equipment. Good news! Everything you need can be purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Question: Are there any testing fees?
Answer: Yes, testing fees are $55 per student. Usually, belt tests are held twice a year in April and October.
Question: How much does the Jeet Kune Do class cost?
Answer: Presently, you can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: Will I get hurt training in the Jeet Kune Do class?
Answer: Martial arts (like any other sport) has its various risks and dangers. However, we always try our best to prevent injuries. In addition, we always promote a culture of safety at our school. This helps keep students from getting injured.
What People Are Saying About Our Jeet Kune Do Classes
"The Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy is a great place to train. "
The Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy is a great place to train. Classes have a cooperative, rather than the competitive, atmosphere.
All of the other students are willing to help me learn and achieve.
I highly recommend coming here. It was one of the best decisions I have made.
Jeet Kune Do Student
"Instructor Kevin has a quality of humbleness and modesty, he is patient and encouraging."
I have trained in many different fighting systems over the years, but instructor Kevin is the top instructor I have worked with. Instructor Kevin has a quality of humbleness and modesty, he is patient and encouraging.
He not only teaches the actual techniques, but also the reasons why it is done the way it is. Overall, Instructor Kevin is extremely committed to BOTH the learning and teaching of JKD.
Jeet Kune Do Student
"I I strongly recommend training with Instructor Kevin."
At a time and age where martial arts has become a common commodity, it is extremely rare to find someone who has dedicated his life into pursuing martial arts the way Instructor Kevin has.
I had the privilege of learning JKD from Instructor Kevin for over a year now and have always been amazed by the amount of passion and commitment he has devoted to his craft
Given Instructor Kevin's willingness to share his knowledge to those who are eager to learn, I I strongly recommend training with Instructor Kevin,
Jeet Kune Do Student
"The Kung Fu Academy has a great new studio and awesome instructors."
The Kung Fu Academy has a great new studio and awesome instructors. I love the variety of styles that they teach and their friendliness and care of the students. It's like a family.
I always walk away feeling better about what I learned and have got a workout. in fact, my son comes too and also loves it.
So happy to have found somewhere as welcoming and challenging as The Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy!
Jeet Kune Do Student
"Kung Fu has helped in so many ways of my life."
"When I first moved back from Reno I had a difficult time finding a studio to train in. I researched a great number of studios only to find that the majority of them were focused on making a profit.
In addition, It is something I now incorporate to all my workouts, on the rare few days I'm not training at the studio! With the opportunity to assist in instruction, and the help of your leadership class on Saturdays, I have found yet another level of training for not only the body but the mind. Kung Fu has helped in so many ways of my life. Besides coordination and physical conditioning I now have a greater focus in all the areas of my life from work to school.
The attention to detail in my Kung Fu training transfers over to my job and school causes me to excel further than I could have without Kung Fu. Instructing has given me a greater ability to explain any situation in an effective and detailed manner.
I am continually honored to be able to train in your school and ever grateful for the opportunity. I tell everyone I talk to about my training and how great the school is!
Thank you again"
"I wanted an exercise program that engaged my mind and body. "
"Dear Kevin and Renee, thank you for the positive changes you and your studio have made to my life over the last six months.."
As a thirty-something-year-old mother of two, wife and full-time state employee, I knew that learning things wouldn't come as quickly as a younger person. However, your encouragement and patience have made me exceed even my own expectations.
In addition, I am currently in the best shape of my life. But, even more, important I am gaining confidence in myself that I never thought possible. It has affected the way I approach every aspect of my life. It has truly taught me self discipline, which carries over to everyday activities. Gaining my next stripe or belt is an affirmation that a person can accomplish almost anything by persistence and sheer determination.
Your studio is a very warm and friendly place that I actually can't wait to attend twice a week. Several people have approached me in the last couple of months about how healthy and young I look. I can honestly give you a lot of credit. Thank you again for the great training. I have and would recommend this studio to any women looking for self-improvement and physical fitness."