Jeet Kune Do is an art and training philosophy developed by Bruce Lee. It is not a style. It is essentially MMA for self-defence with its philosophy of – ‘Absorb what is useful’, ‘Reject what is useless’ and ‘Add what is specifically your own’.
With MMA being well promoted and commonly now known, it is easy to assume that all mixed martial arts are the same. However, CDS offers something different in MMA training with JKD Concepts being self-defence focused rather than sports based.
Although there are common methods of training and familiar techniques shared, much of our content is self dance based and outside of a set of rules. Directness and simplicity is emphasised while using whatever technique is required within any given range. These ranges include punching range, kicking range, trapping range and grappling range, all identified so as to understand and apply the appropriate technique applicable. The aim is to be able to flow seamlessly between multiple arts given the range we find ourselves in. Joint locking, breaking, trapping, grappling and weapons are also inclusive to provide a holistic approach to self-defence.
As JKD is all inclusive and includes all ranges of Combat, there are many arts that are drawn from. While it is obvious that it is very difficult to master multiple arts in their entirety, it is the essence or effectiveness of a particular art that is drawn on.
JKD draws on some of the following arts but is not limited to; Wing Chun, Southern and Northern styles of Gung-Fu, Mauy Thai, Boxing, Kickboxing, Filipino Martial Arts such as Kali (Also known as Escrima and Arnis), Silat, French Kickboxing (Savate), BJJ, Shooto and Wrestling.
Our Academy is proud to have the only Certified Instructors in Perth W.A. under Guro Dan Inosanto, renowned martial artist and world JKD and Kali authority. So, you can be assured that you are getting the very best in JKD Concepts training in Perth.
We would recommend that the relevant research be done before training under anyone that claims to teach JKD in Perth but is not certified to do so. For a list of certified instructors in Australia see here