Jeet Kune Do / Kali



Jeet Kune Do is an art & philosophy conceived by the late Bruce Lee. In terms of fighting methods, it aims teach the human body to becomes fluid "like water", and everything in the art follows that principle.

The core of Jeet Kune Do mentality is aimed at "intercepting" the opponent, the action or idea of "striking" the incoming attack itself. It is a set of principles to help the practitioner to make instant judgments and decisions, to improve the self of physical and on a mental level, as well as to make corresponding action responses or counterattacks.

Significant feature of Jeet Kune Do is that it focuses on "practical application in life" and discards the routines and metaphysics of traditional martial arts. Its fighting skills have absorbed and integrated some practical martial arts of the world, with martial arts such as Wing chun, kickboxing, Fencing and jujitsu serving as the technical backbone of Jeet Kune Do.

Since Bruce Lee himself never truly formalized Jeet Kune Do before he died, the Jeet Kune Do taught by later generations may deviate from his original intent. Regardless, all of the Jeet Kune Do schools still independently continue to interpret the mode of self-knowledge in accordance with the basic martial arts philosophy created by Bruce.

Filipino / Indonesian (Kali - Eskrima) Weapons & Empty Hands and Dirty Boxing

The Filipino Martial Arts are weapons based arts. They also have empty hand skills (Panantukan, Pananjakman - Dirty Boxing) such as punching (Boxing/Empty Hand Striking), kicking (Kickboxing), trapping, locking, takedowns and ground fighting (Dumog - Filipino Grappling - similar to Jiu-Jitsu & Wrestling) with and without a weapon.

The Dirty Boxing curriculumn will incorporate hands, feet, knees, elbows, headbutts,etc. with and without gloves. We will use focus pads, Thai pads, Kicking shields, etc. to develop various Panantukan and Panajakman striking methods.

Unlike most martial arts these arts introduce the new students to weapons first before they learn empty hand skills. The feeling here is that if a student can become proficient with a  weapon it will make your empty hands skills that much better as far as timing, speed, coordination, etc.

Most Filipino styles start with teaching the single stick first, then double sticks next, then single dagger (knife), then single stick and dagger. We also teach the long and short staff, the nunchakus, the Karambit, the Sais and various other rigid, flexible and projectile weapons as they apply to combat and self defense within the Filipino / Indonesian Arts structure.

The Indonesain Silat arts such as: Maphilindo, Mande Muda, Bukti Negara, Kuntao, etc. also have weapons and empty hand skills that blend well with the Filipino Arts to create excellent techniques to enable you to successfully defend yourself when confronted with violent situations.

**This training will increase your ability to defend yourself on the street and greatly enhance your Boxing, Kickboxing, Grappling & MMA skills.

There will be training & sparring drills with and without weapons to develop your timing, speed, toughness, etc. This class will be divided into:

1.  Weapons Training:  Weapons vs Weapons  &  Empty Hands vs Weapons  2.  Empty Hands Training: Empty Hands vs Empty Hands using various entries, takedowns & finishing techniques.

**This class offers a ranking and Instructor Certification program in the Jeet Kune Do Combative Fighting Arts Association.