Jeet Kune Do translated as “The Way of the Intercepting Fist” and also referred to as “Scientific Street Fighting” was developed by the late, great martial artist and film star, Bruce Lee. In Lee’s movies, he displayed his Jeet Kune Do but in a flashy manner. Lee’s original Jeet Kune Do was developed in his Oakland, California branch school with his friend and training partner, the late James Yimm Lee. The original Jeet Kune Do was developed strictly for combat applications void of sport aspects and aesthetics. Lee revolutionized the martial arts at a time when tradition was in vogue. He spoke out against all traditional martial arts and claimed what the majority of martial artists were practicing was not applicable for real street self-defense. Lee taught us to absorb what is useful. The nucleus of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is Wing Chun Kung Fu with influences from western boxing and fencing. The hand techniques are fast, deceptive and powerful. Low level kicking is emphasized to quickly disable the opponent. Evasive footwork and re-directional moves are utilized along with western boxing techniques. Techniques from Ju-Jitsu are incorporated into our modern day system to enhance combat effectiveness from all zones of fighting. Master Tom Bryan concentrates on the original drills, techniques, principals and concepts of the original Jeet Kune Do while adding specific techniques from other martial arts which are effective. The rule is to “simply simplify”. The focus is on knowing what works for you. In combat reality, we use whatever techniques are best for us as individuals. Bruce also focused on physical conditioning, and we emphasize that as well.