Winnipeg Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Lessons

For Ages 16+

Creating Successful Students

We do this at Evolution Martial Arts by guiding students  properly through levels of training. 

The beginner adult class follows the belt system of our Duo Ji Kung Fu to ensure that students gain the proper level of knowledge about combative movements. These levels include footwork, breakfalls, tumbling, grappling, throwing, timing, and proper distancing with punching and kicking. The progressive building of base level skills will ensure a deeper understanding of Jeet Kune Do, but it will also ensure greater safety in training. Awareness of self in relation to others when moving is of prime importance in the training of any martial art. The enlightenment gained from the Jeet Kune Do training comes more easily and more fully to those who better know themselves. The belt system is a series of levels designed to guide students on a journey of self discovery. This leads to a greater awareness of themselves; physically, mentally, and spiritually. 

The advanced class will be used to elevate a student's ability to apply themselves combatively. To do this, students will include more of the Jeet Kune Do training. This training will refine personal skill in manipulating kinetic energy through the energy drills, unlock a more profound understanding in the realm of combat through the trapping drills, challenge their timing and distancing with a broader range of sparring drills, and integrate the "always think hit" mindset by exploring a variety of combative scenarios.

Core Principles


Working on being balanced and strong in your stance.


Being able to move fluidly through space.


Creating dynamic hits with speed & power.


Learning to use the feet in a combative manner.


Learning to redirect kinetic energy from an outside force.

Program Features

Designed around people with busy lives.

Multiple Days

Classes are held on multiple days. Choose which days work best for you.

Missed Classes

When a student misses a class, they are able to join one of the online classes as a make up class.

Monthly Contracts

No long term contracts allows you to easily modify your tuition plan.

Head Instructor Sifu Joel Ledlow

Owner/Head Instructor Joel Ledlow has over 35 years of experience in movement. He is a 5th-degree Duo Ji Kung Fu black belt under Ed Monaghan. He is also a full instructor in Jeet Kune Do under Jerry Poteet, who trained with Bruce Lee in Los Angeles. These ranks award him the title of “Sifu,” meaning teacher.

Read Sifu Joel's extensive background here.


NEW! Advanced Level JKD Class Coming Soon!

 Stay tuned for more information!

Classroom Experience (Winnipeg)

Level 1 Class

Monday & Wednesday  6:30-7:30PM

As you step into Evolution Martial Arts, you'll be greeted by a welcoming community of students in an atmosphere dedicated to positive learning. Everyone is there to learn, get in a good workout, and have a great time. 

Class begins with a collective salutation, setting the tone for focused learning. Throughout the class, you'll receive instruction through series of drills designed to create a framework that allows for discovery and growth. Whether the training is individual or with a partner, those frameworks maintain a level of safety for everyone but with the adaptability to adjust to any skill level. Guidance is given throughout the class on three levels; as a whole, to partners working together, and to individuals. 

From philosophy and engaging demonstrations to interactive drills and partner practice, our small class sizes ensure personalized attention and meaningful one-on-one interactions with the instructor. At the end of class, students line up for an opportunity to share comments or ask questions to the instructor. Then another collective salutation ends the class, and the instructor personally thanks each student. 

Your safety is paramount! All movements and drills are easily adjusted so that each student can work at their own pace and ability.

All training equipment is provided for the class, except mouthguards. Students are welcome to bring their own instructor-approved equipment.

Live Online Experience (Worldwide)

We will have a time scheduled soon!

Embark on a transformative journey by joining our complimentary Jeet Kune Do Trial Class. Connect with Sifu Joel Ledlow and fellow participants through engaging video sessions, accessible from any corner of the globe. Our online program is designed to grant you the opportunity to master Jeet Kune Do no matter where you are. Benefit from live instructor feedback via video conference technology and explore a wealth of resources in our student portal, including private videos and additional content. Experience a dynamic and encouraging learning atmosphere that nurtures growth at every skill level.


On-Demand Online Experience (Worldwide)

Our comprehensive Jeet Kune Do course is accessible to individuals worldwide, catering to those who may not reside in Winnipeg, Canada, or are constrained by time zones that don't align with our live classes. For those in these circumstances, we're excited to introduce an alternative online option that empowers you to delve into Jeet Kune Do at your own pace, ensuring a flexible and independent learning experience.

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