Jeet Kune Do Classes | Kombat Arts Mississauga
Kombat Arts has been sharing its version of Jeet Kune Do with Mississauga, for over 20 years.
Jun Fan is the name given to the fighting methods and techniques adopted, adapted and developed by the late Bruce Lee. Through his personal experience, Bruce Lee found that many martial arts and styles had impressive techniques to offer but no one art was able to cover all areas of defense.
This non-traditional, philosophical approach to combat is known as Jeet Kune Do (JKD).
Over the years our particular style of JKD has evolved to encompass components from MMA, Kali (the Filipino martial arts), Muay Thai, Savate, Boxing Krav Maga and Jun Fan Gung Fu.
Jeet Kune Do has a lot of technical skills to cover.
It does have striking, and grappling; both which as discussed beforehand can burn a lot of calories.
However, some of the other technical aspects like hand trapping and weapons do not burn as much calories.
How do these skills contribute to your overall fitness? They really increase your eye-hand coordination, dexterity and challenge your brain to look at problems differently.
Even though not every Jeet Kune Do class will be a fast paced workout, there are still other aspects of fitness that JKD can help you with.
Jeet Kune Do strives to cover all areas of combat: kicking, boxing, clinching, with or without weapons, against one or many attackers.
Jeet Kune Do is mainly a concept; an approach to combat. One idea in JKD is to deeply study a martial art, see what works for you, keep those skills and discard the rest.
It is very similar to MMA, in that all ranges are covered, and there is also training of foul techniques (like attacks to the eyes or the groin), weapons and strategies for multiple attackers.
The one issue is that because there is so much to cover, it is hard to develop a solid base in one particular range (kicking, boxing, clinch, or grappling)
This is a popular class with students because:
- It is the martial art of Bruce Lee, one of the early pioneers in Mixed Martial Arts.
- It introduces the student to many different forms of martial arts.
- JKD is a very effective form of self defense.
- It has a very unique philosophical approach to combat: study various martial arts, see what works for you…discard what does not. This is the path to individualism in the martial arts.
- We have a special place for JKD here at our academy, because in the early years of Kombat's history, we only offered 3 martial arts programs, and JKD was one of them.