About Bruce Lee and Jeet Kune Do

For Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do was more than a way of fighting, but a process of self-discovery and growth. JKD was founded on training principles and techniques from Wing Chun, Boxing, Kickboxing, and Fencing. It was named for the concept of interception, or attacking your opponent while he is about to attack.

Through his studies Lee came to believe that most martial arts styles had become too rigid and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day “Dry land swimming”. He believed that combat was spontaneous, and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should “Be like water” and move fluidly without hesitation.

Southeast Jeet Kune Do is the only authentic Jeet Kune Do organization in the CSRA. No other instructor or school in the entire area is authorized by us or any other higher organization to teach, instruct, or pass on Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu, or JKD Concepts. Period.

Classes and Programs

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Southeast Jeet Kune Do Athletic Club offers expert instruction, flexible training programs, and a friendly atmosphere to help you reach your training goals. Through our classes, students develop the ability to focus the mind, develop the body, and live with confidence, clarity and awareness. We have trained kids, teens, adults, senior citizens, women’s groups, elite Special Operations units and even Law Enforcement organizations.

You and your family will learn much more than physical skills. We empower our students with the mental and emotional tools necessary to succeed with life’s challenges, giving YOU the ability to perform better in your personal and professional life. We also offer an excellent youth program that helps kids and teens increase their focus, confidence, and academic success!

Simply put, our goal is to help our members develop a strong character, a healthy body, and a peaceful mind.

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Women’s Self Defense & Empowerment Courses

For our women’s self defense courses, you will learn the fastest methods to defend yourself in any scenario. It is is designed to meet the self-protection needs of women, teenagers, and girls. We provide you with the necessary tools to make quick intelligent decisions, and learn how to disengage from…

Firearm Fundamentals & Defense Tactics Workshop

DON’T BE A VICTIM! We are holding our first Firearm Fundamentals & Defense Tactics Workshop this month! It will be an all day event, from 10am – 6pm. Students will receive a certificate of completion for their participation. We will cover the fundamentals of gun safety, plus LEO and non-lethal…

Why MMA is Not Effective for Self Defense & LEO Training

Many fans of MMA, boxing and the UFC have said (or probably have heard another fan saying) that “traditional martial arts don’t work in the ring, so they are ineffective in a real fight.” And of course, the rebuttal goes something like “well (insert name of traditional martial art here) has…

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