Who's teaching you?
The Instructors at the Jeet Kune Do Institute have over 100 years of combined martial arts experience. They all continue to expand their martial arts knowledge and understanding. However, one does not live by the sword alone, they have 6 college degrees between them and a rare collection of diverse skills: race car driving, computer programming, graphic design, film making, traditional art, music and much more.
"Finding A Martial Arts Instructor" from Fightingarts.com
"How To Choose The Right Martial Arts School" from USAdojo.com
Tim Motter Head Instructor
Sifu/Guro Tim Motter is a Master Instructor under Sifu/Guro Richard Bustillo. He has over 36 years of experience in martial arts and is the highest-ranking Jeet Kune Do Instructor in Central Florida.
Sifu Tim has trained extensively in Jeet Kune Do, Submission Grappling, Catch wrestling, Todo Extreme Ju-Jitsu, Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Doce Pares Escrima, and Wing Chun. One of his greatest strengths is being able to help students and competitors reach their potential in a very abbreviated timeline.
He won the Florida WEKAF light heavyweight stick fighting championship of 1994 and was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame, the World Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame. He has been actively teaching since 1994.
Tim has undergone chemotherapy twice, including a bone marrow transplant to treat Hodgkin's lymphoma. He never stopped fighting has been cancer-free for over 27 years.
He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and has worked for over 20 years in the advertising industry as a graphic designer and creative director. Outside of martial arts, he teaches graphic design and drawing at the Los Angeles Film School, does freelance graphic design, traditional art, screenwriting, and independent filmmaking.
Ronny Vega Senior Instructor
Ronny is a Senior Full Instructor under Sifu Motter and Sifu Bustillo. He has over 20 years of experience in Jeet Kune Do. Ronny has also trained in various martial arts systems since the early age of 5, including western boxing under his father who was an Army boxing coach.
He has competed and won numerous fighting tournaments and is a fierce competitor. He's also an independent filmmaker, writer, director, actor, and fight choreographer. He's the owner of the JKD Academy and the independent film company Envizion films.
He holds an Associates's degree in Private Investigation and holds a C license in the state of Florida for Private Investigations and Personal Protection.
He's always pushing to improve, learn, and grow, but more importantly, helping his students do the same. He teaches privately through his school the Orlando JKD Alliance.
David Branch JKD MMA Full Coach
David is a Full Coach under Sifu Motter specializing in Jeet Kune Do for MMA. boxing, and Muay Thai competition. He has over 12 years of experience and has trained fighters for both amateur and professional fights.
Joshua and Chris are both apprentice instructors under Sifu Tim Motter and Sigung Richard Bustillo. We are excited to add these two great guys to our instructor pool. Check out the Orlando Lords of Light which is their LED saber combat group.