• Duration: 60 minutes
  • Skill Level: All
  • Calorie Burn: 300-500
  • Open Hand Self-Defense, as well as Weapon Defenses.
  • Boxing, Kickboxing, Drills & Technique Practice.
  • Striking, Grappling, Trapping, & Multiple Assailants.
  • Sparring & Stress Testing for Higher Level Students.
  • Minimal Equipment Required to Begin: Uniform Shirt, MMA Gloves, & a Positive Attitude.

Bruce Lee's Hybrid Art: Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do (JKD for short) is both a hybrid martial art and a martial philosophy created by Bruce Lee that forms the core of our self-defense instruction at the Wik Academy of Martial Arts.

Jeet Kune Do at the Wik Academy of Martial Arts and Self-Defense in Cincinnati

At its foundations JKD emphasizes efficiency and minimalism. Causing the greatest effect with the least energy expended and at the fastest speed possible is the goal of most of the techniques. The name Jeet Kune Do means ‘Way of the Intercepting Fist’ - although Bruce Lee noted it was just a name and that practitioners shouldn’t feel constrained to focusing on interceptions. Lee often referred to Jeet Kune Do as “the art of expressing the human body”.

Our Jeet Kune Do curriculum is designed to cover all aspects of self-defense including striking, grappling, weapons training, trapping, dealing with multiple assailants, and more. To this end we blend in the best aspects from a range of other arts including Wing Chun, Silat, Muay Thai, Kali, Western Boxing, Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiujitsu among others.

Class Format

Each JKD class is structured to allow students to work up a sweat and get a good workout as they learn new techniques and develop their skills. While each class is unique you can generally expect kickboxing, skill drills, technique practice, and weapons training. Our Jeet Kune Do philosophy puts an emphasis on application, so while some solo forms are included most of the training will be done with a partner. Controlled sparring is added in at later levels to allow students to further hone using what they’ve learned against a resisting opponent.

We are officially certified in Sifu Larry Hartsell’s Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association and while the core of our Jeet Kune Do and Jun Fan Gong Fu instruction stems from there our curriculum blends in elements from other systems as well and as a result follows a different rank progression. Students who wish to also attain rank specifically in the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association may speak with an instructor who will help them get started.

Equipment Requirements: Uniform Shirt, MMA Gloves, Rank Belt
Additional Recommended Equipment: Shin Guards, Training Knife, Eskrima Set
Advanced Equipment: Headgear, Mouthguard, Groin Protection

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