What is Jeet Kune Do?
Jeet Kune Do (The Way of The Intercepting Fist) was developed by Bruce Lee. Its principles and techniques form a comprehensive fighting system compatible within each persons strengths and limitations. Lee built his style from the best of wing chun, boxing, fencing, muay thai, submission wrestling, and escrima, making JKD the original mixed martial art. Lee believed that no martial arts style is more important than the individual and students must be allowed to create their own “style” within the JKD system that best fits their mental and physical attributes. However, simple, direct and efficient techniques should be the fundamental criterion for all students to follow. The Jeet Kune Do Institute's curriculm is not a collection of individual styles that are merged together, but a synthesis of overlapping principles and techniques from different arts that complement each other rather than contradict.