The Academy of Jeet Kune Do Sciences
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This an eclectic art and is not static. Think MMA for practical street self defense. It is impossible to fully list the arts and concepts we expose ourselves to, at least for better understanding of what is out there.

For example, at the Academy of Jeet Kune Do Sciences, members are exposed to Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Savate, Filipino Kali (stick/knife fighting), Wing Chun, Western Fencing, Western Boxing, Silat, Pananjakman, and Panantukan, among other styles. Some of these fighting styles are weapons-based, which means at times we train with sticks, knives, machetes, etc.

A central quality of Jeet Kune Do is combat realism. JKD values techniques based on their effectiveness in the real world. Opponents spar going all out, as if they were in a real battle.

The MMA Phases of Combat come directly from JKD: kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling. Fighters train in all four combat ranges equally.



 
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
— Bruce Lee
 

Jeet Kune Do

Using no way as way” and “Having no limitation as limitation

Ok, before you ask: yes, we can teach you the one-inch punch. That move is included in our twenty-year membership package. No guarantees outside the twenty-year package.

Jeet Kune Do is a philosophy of life founded by martial artist Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee’s Chinese given name was Jun Fan. His connections to Hollywood made him a controversial figure, but he is largely recognized to be one of the greatest martial artists of all time. Jeet Kune Do broke down barriers between fighting styles, developing the first approach to martial arts that incorporated many different styles. This made Jeet Kune Do the original “Mixed martial Art.”

Rather than following one particular style or Grand Master, the Jeet Kune Do philosophy approaches martial arts differently. Here, each fighter is encouraged to “absorb what is useful, discards what is useless, and add what is uniquely your own,” meaning that the elements of each style that flow most naturally to the individual is kept, while that which does not flow naturally is discarded. Each individual is then able to express themselves in the unique way that puts the arts in martial arts.

Personalized Classes:

Women's Self Defense:

Being a woman can be tough. Having an imbalance in physical power can leave women vulnerable to dangerous – or even deadly – situations. It is also all too common for women to have our ability to act as confident equals in our daily relationships undermined by this sense of physical inequality. AJKDS’s Self Defense and Anti-Rape course teaches women the skills needed to be more than a match for any attacker, and these skills go beyond basic safety to empower our students to take on the world with confidence.

As with all AJKDS classes, our Women’s Self Defense course is about learning martial arts that have maximum effectiveness in the real world, and that goes beyond the motions to build the strength at the core of each fighter. This is a serious defense class, with the strong and efficient street fighting moves needed to take out any threat. That being said, our low student to teacher ratio allows us to work with a wide range of ability and experience levels.

Private Lessons:

Our head instructor, Damon Evans, is a fathe with over 20 years of experience in the arts of fighting for both the street and the ring. He has trained with martial arts masters of various styles across the world and exchanged both friendship and knowledge with countless military, police and high risk situation personnel.  He has also had fighters go on to win belts in both MMA and Muay Thai.

Martial Arts Proficiency includes:  Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Wing Chun, Muy Thai / Muy Chia, Western Boxing, Filipino Kali, Silat, R.A.T. System, Savate, Street Applicable Ground Fighting

Notable Fight Lineages:

  • Certified by Paul Vunak (Of PFS and Dan Insanto)

  • Upcoming Certification by Taky Kimura (#1 Student of Bruce Lee).

  • Learned from Ip Ching's head student Albert Chan (of Ip Man).

  • Learned/exchanged at Muy Sangha in Thailand. Southern Thia Style.

  • Student of rare family style of Tibetan Kung Fu (Kherliang Kung Fu)


Youth Classes

Two Week Introductory Special Only $35

  • Praying Mantises:   8-11 Years Old

  • Black Dragons:        12-15 Years Old

Having your child participate in the martial arts can be one of the best decisions in their development. Martial arts have tremendous potential to improve the mental and physical health of children as they grow. Once you decide you’d like to place your child in a martial arts class, there are a lot of options out there. It is very important to choose carefully, so that the child’s experience is a positive one.

Many schools employ a system based on motivating students to conquer and control through aggressive actions. Unfortunately, this approach substitutes competitive aggression for the intended goal of true martial arts: to obtain peace with ourselves and others.

At The Academy of Jeet Kune Do Sciences, we preach that violence is the absolute last resort for any situation. The life skills our spirited instructors teach will improve not only their quality of life, but also give them a sense of internal peace and strong self confidence. Your child will learn to diffuse a situation using their words first, not their fists.  Above all we value self discipline, self confidence, respect, individuality and creative freedom. These values are at the heart of Jeet Kune Do.

Our classes are much more than just a set of drills. We get to know each child and love watching them develop into strong and respectful young men and women. Children at AJKDS become friends with their classmates, and our instructors know the students by name. While there’s no obligation to do so, it’s not unusual to  chat before or after class with an instructor to talk about your child’s progress, and to get to know the parents of the other kids in your child’s class. Our gym is set up with a viewing area for parents who choose to stay and watch their child.

 

Thai and Filipino Arts

Kali/Escrima:

Arnis, also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport and martial art of the Philippines. The three are roughly interchangeable umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines ("Filipino Martial Arts", or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons as well as "open hand" or techniques without weapons. We have seimars and classes that utilize methods suh as those taught by Master Virgil Cavada, as well as the Dog Brothers.

Muay Chaiya:

Muay Chaiya is a style of traditional Thai boxing, it is the battlefield cousin of the sport of Muay Thai. It is a practical, effective and well tried art.

Krabi-Krabong:

The art of Thai weapons. We currently teach the Thai spear and double swords,as well as the staff. This is incredibly rare in the United States.

 
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