Jeet Kune Do - Blog
Sifu Joel Ledlow 2nd Generation JKD Instructor
All things Jeet Kune Do

Is Jeet Kune Do just a philosophy? Is a sport (football, basketball, soccer, hockey) just a rule book?

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

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

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

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

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

We offer online classes for students living outside of Winnipeg, with health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, or who have busy schedules and need to train at home or on the go.

Martial skill is much like your breakfast routine. 

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!!

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.


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



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.


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