Jeet Kune Do Blog

Insights from Sifu Joel Ledlow

Just a "Rule Book"?

Mental Fortitude

Bruce Lee had a great quote that I've loved for a long time. "When you fight,

Injuries in Training

You don’t want injuries. They aren't fun, they aren't cool, and they aren't needed.

Self Defense

First things first: Don't get fooled by some gimmick!!

I have 64 plants.

It's true. I have 64 plants. Inside my house.

I hate running!

It’s true, I hate running, but I love being outside, and I care about my health and fitness.

Online Martial Arts Classes

We offer online classes for students living outside of Winnipeg or who have busy schedules and need to train at home or on the go.

Breakfast Routine and Martial Skill

Martial skill is much like your breakfast routine. 

Play, Move, Fight

I want to discuss three attitudes for martial arts practitioners. These are martial artists who have skill and are looking to challenge their skill, understanding, and/or ability to apply. If you’ve just started training, read anyway!!

Crawl, walk, run, sprint

I want to use an analogy (big surprise there!) to explore some of the reasoning why Bruce Lee began using the name of Jeet Kune Do for his martial arts, why It’s not Wing Chun, and why people have a hard time seeing the difference.

Close Fast & Finish It


I have several students who often ask me questions about philosophy or my outlook in regards to martial arts.


Why did you move to Winnipeg?


I get this from a lot of people. They learn a bit about my journey and then will ask me, “So, why did you move to Winnipeg?” It’s actually a great question.

A Day in the Life of Sifu


Many people are surprised to find that being a martial arts instructor is my full time occupation.