Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do – JKD
“Way of the Intercepting Fist”
JKD classes are for ages 18+. No prior experience is required. Be part of the Legend right here in Winnipeg!
Evolution Martial Arts offers Jeet Kune Do classes 3 days a week! The small class sizes allow you more hands on training with one of the best JKD teachers in the world. This training works to improve the individual through exploration and discovery, making it a great learning environment for the beginner with no experience, the student with some prior martial arts experience, and the advanced practitioner.
Sifu (teacher) Joel Ledlow is a Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do, the martial art created and often showcased by the iconic Bruce Lee. Joel learned Jeet Kune Do (JKD) from his teacher Sifu Jerry Poteet who learned directly from Bruce Lee, making Joel a 2nd generation instructor. While Bruce Lee was the one to forge the art of Jeet Kune Do, it was his student Jerry Poteet who lived the “Way of the Intercepting Fist”, refining JKD over the nearly 40 years between Bruce’s untimely death in July of 1973 and Jerry’s own passing in January of 2012.
Jeet Kune Do works to access an individual’s full potential physically, mentally and spiritually. While JKD practitioners learn to shape their own energy into powerful strikes, they also learn how to manipulate their opponent’s energy and use it against them. Greater awareness gained through energy drills, sometimes called sensitivity drills, increases efficiency and allows JKD practitioners to defeat opponents that are bigger, stronger and faster. The “open end” of energy training allows the JKD practitioner to continue to grow beyond the physical prowess of striking alone.
Joel once asked his teacher how he could continue to grow. Jerry replied that Joel should teach each of his students to their fullest potential. In this way, both teacher and student would continue to become better as martial artists and as people. This is Winnipeg martial arts at its best!
Jeet Kune Do “Way of the Intercepting Fist”, the martial art that Bruce Lee created and often highlighted in his motion pictures, is an dynamic and explosive martial art that flows through all ranges. It develops the body, mind and spirit by fusing physical movements with philosophy, as Bruce Lee intended and designed.“When you fight, fight not only with the body, and not only with your mind, but with your entire spirit.” Bruce Lee