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Mondays & Wednesdays 19:30 - 21:30 Portland Atrium
What is Jeet Kune Do?
Taught by representatives from the Real Jeet Kune Do Association, we offer lessons and certification in Bruce Lee's street combat method: Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee's fighting method was created to enable the user to deal with a situation quickly and efficiently.
JKD is a simple, flexible form of self-defence that is useful in all situations. Focus is kept on the fundamentals of fighting and simple techniques, rather than extravagant point-scoring moves seen in other martial arts.
What qualifies you to teach it?
Bruce Lee did not certify many people and as such, this is always a sticky area. Our instructor, Paul Johnson, has been certified by one of Bruce Lee's original students: Jerry Poteet. This gives him a strong lineage to teach what he has been shown and to certify others to teach it.
Who can do Jeet Kune Do?
Anyone! Male, female, young or old, short or tall. The style of JKD and, most importantly, our highly qualified instructor Paul Johnson, understand that we are all different and so different techniques are optimal for different people.
When do we train?
We train twice a week, Mondays and Thursdays 19:30-21:30 in the Portland Atrium and Studio, respectively. Join the Facebook group to be kept up to date on any changes.
There's no obligation to come to every session or even stay for the full time - as we hold no competitions the training is purely for your own benefit.
Since we only use the Portland building, no gym membership is needed (how's that for £189 saved!).
How much does it cost?
£3.50 for members
£4.50 for non- members
Membership for the year is £5.00
10-session training cards available for members at £30 each.
What do I have to wear?
Any comfortable clothes. While we offer t-shirts these are completely optional and we have no uniforms/gi/belts etc.
Do we compete?
No, JKD is purely for self-defence scenarios. We do train with some light sparring and live "energy drills" to gain confidence with the techniques.
Best way to get in touch is the Facebook group, but feel free to drop into a session if you have questions/want to see what it's all about.