Are you looking to learn how to defend yourself, and your family? Jeet Kune Do is one of the most effective martial art systems for self-defense ever made.
How Would You Like To Train In The Original Mixed Martial Art...Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do?
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Here's something you probably don't know about...
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.
Jeet Kune Do is not a style, but rather an aggregate of principles for developing the martial artist's mind and body.
Learning JKD is the perpetual development of speed, timing, footwork, coordination and power regardless of style.
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 Jeet Kune Do, this practice was revolutionary.
This is one of the reasons why Bruce Lee has remained popular to this day.
He was an early pioneer of mixing martial arts together.
Let me be a bit more specific...
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.
These two arts combined would later form the base of JKD.
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.
From these various styles he incorporated and improved upon his own fighting abilities.
Borrowing from multiple styles and approaches may seem like it would lead to a jumbled mess, but in reality he was constantly measuring each technique against the standard of how effective it was in real fighting.
His philosophy was to make sure that he was NOT defining a fixed set of techniques that, in combination, would be Jeet Kune Do.
He 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).
Instead he was trying to free himself from the constraints and limitations that styles lock you into.
What does all this mean to you?
When learning JKD you get a mix of different things that work and you have a lot more 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. 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.
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."
The growth of the individual as a fighter and martial arts practitioner is at the heart of Jeet Kune Do.
The Jeet Kune Do student will not try to imitate Bruce Lee or even attempt to follow in his path. Rather the Jeet Kune Do student strives to find their own path of self discovery and self learning to develop their personal Jeet Kune Do.
The Jeet Kune Do student is free to adopt all or none of Bruce Lee's teachings. If they were to discard all of what Bruce Lee originally taught, they would still be practicing Jeet Kune Do.
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 student 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.
However in order to keep the styles from becoming just a collection of different techniques, the Jeet Kune do practitioner learns concepts rather than a set pattern.
"Some of the concepts you will learn in our JKD class:"
Here's the story:
When I was a teenager, I started training in the martial arts. 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..
I was staying out late without calling. I was basically a juvenile delinquent. I was a parent's worst nightmare.
Astonishing, isn't it?
Suffice to say I owe my parents a BIG apology!
Anyway, I personally wasn't looking for any of the benefits that the martial arts had to offer.
I just thought it was the coolest thing in the world to be able to actually learn this stuff. It wasn't until I started to progress in the martial arts that I became aware of all of the benefits that martial arts classes had to offer.
My name is Kevin Kawada and my wife’s name is Renee Kawada.
The positive impact that martial arts training had on my life was remarkable.
Because of this, we decided to open our own martial arts school in March of 2004, and made a promise to improve the lives of all our students. We want students to get fit and build up their self confidence the life transforming experience that is martial arts.
We have 2 children. Our daughter is 22 years old and is a Black belt. Her name is Kaitlyn Kawada and she trains at the school daily. Our son is just 14 years old and trains in all of the classes as well.
All of our students get very personalized martial arts instruction and one on one attention. The atmosphere at our martial arts school is both fun AND work oriented.
Please come in and see our school in person! We would love to have you as our next student!
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.At our kung fu school we don't teach jeet kune do, because JKD was specific to Bruce Lee. Someone who truly understands Jeet Kune Do knows that Jeet Kune Do is not a style but a way of thinking. Instead we like to say we teach JKD 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. 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: Wear comfortable clothing. Wearing flip-flops or sandals are the easiest. Our students are not allowed to have footwear on when training on our mats. However, when they do step off our mats footwear is required. Also, we recommend you bringing a water bottle.
Question: When are the adult classes?
Answer: Adult classes are 90 minutes. You can checkout our class schedule here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/schedule/
Question: What if I'm too old or not in shape for martial arts training?
Answer: You're never too old to start martial arts. We have people start at 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. We are here to help you in reaching your own personal goals.
Question: Can I enroll in martial arts even if I have no experience and not very athletic?
Answer: Of course! You don't need to have any experience to start. Enrolling in martial arts teaches you not just self defense, but it also teaches you to be coordinated, flexible, agile, and strong. Each time you come to class you will improve and develop these qualities. People who already have these qualities grow them even more.
Question: When can I enroll?
Answer: Our program is on-going and you can start at anytime.
Question: How often should I attend class?
Answer: We do understand that everyone's schedule is different. We offer 4 programs to choose from. You are able to choose attending classes once a week, twice a week, 4 times a week, and unlimited. The choice is up to you.
Question: Do I need my own equipment gear?
Answer: If you are on a trial program, you are able to borrow our equipment. However, when enrolling in our regular program students are required to have their own equipment gears. Equipment are purchased here at our martial arts studio.
Question: Are there any testing fees?
Answer: Yes, testing fees are $55 per student. Testing are held twice a year in April and October. Black belt testing fee is $100.
Question: How much does class cost?
Answer: You can check out the prices for our classes here: https://www.lvshaolin.com/prices/
Question: Will I get hurt training in martial arts?
Answer: Martial arts (like any other sport) has its various risks and dangers. However, we always try to be safe and do what we can to prevent injuries.
"What people are saying about our school"
"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 competitive, atmosphere all of the other students are willing to help me learn and achieve.
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. Instructor Kevin is extremely committed to BOTH the learning and teaching of Jeet Kune Do.
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 martial arts 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 having got a workout. 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."
"My martial arts journey has been an interesting one. Coming from an Aikido background I felt that when I moved back to Las Vegas I needed to train in something that had a greater focus on blocking and striking to add a more rounded style to my martial arts training. When I first moved back from Reno I had a difficult time finding a studio to train in. I researched a great amount of studios only to find that the majority of them were focused on making a profit. From my background with martial arts I was looking for an instructor and a school whose focus is on martial arts. Not only that but an instructor who practiced what he preached. After looking over the website I had many questions and found great interest in the Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy. I sent an email and began my journey. Initially just meeting and talking about the school and your background with Kung Fu I knew I had finally found somewhere to train.
After almost two years, looking back I see so many benefits outside of my initial desire to find a proficient teacher and a sound martial art. I had come to the studio in great physical condition from working out for almost 10 years, after training a few weeks I found another way to workout and train physically that I was missing from my workouts. 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 then I could have without Kung Fu. Instructing has given me a greater ability to explain any situation in an effective and detailed manor. Since I soon will be entering law school, I know this will help and know I will continue my training so as to not loose my edge! Las Vegas Kung Fu Academy has such a great foundation for learning I can find no other place I would choose to study. Not only do we have Fut Gar Kung Fu, but Escrima, Shuai Chiao, and Tai Chi. These additional instructors and systems offer a greater opportunity to develop my skill then I have ever seen in all my travels. 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, I would like to take this time to thank you for the positive changes you and your studio has made to my life over the last six months.."
"Before I joined your studio, I called and spoke to Kevin on the telephone. I was inquiring about the type of training you provided. I was looking for a studio that I could learn the art of kung fu, but needed a place that was patient and encouraging. I wanted an exercise program that engaged my mind and body. I would like to tell you that you have provided this environment and so much more. As a thirty something year old mother of two, wife and full time state employee, I knew that I would not learn things as quickly as a younger person and of course not be in the physical shape I was in my twenties. Your encouragement and patience have made me exceed even my own expectations 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 carry over to every day activities. Every time I receive another stripe or belt it 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 and I can honestly give you a lot of the credit. Thank you again for the great training and I have and would recommend this studio to any women looking for self improvement and physical fitness."