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The Art & Philosophy of Jeet Kune Do

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."

- Bruce Lee

With Wing Chun at the core of his system, Bruce Lee incorporated a modification of various techniques from Northern Praying Mantis, Southern Praying Mantis, Choy Li Fut, Eagle Claw, Western Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and some of the more refined kicks of the Northern & Southern Chinese styles. Innovative and radically ahead of his time in his training and teaching methodology, Bruce Lee developed a martial system and fighting strategy that has lost none of its effectiveness over time.

Emphasizing the "ranges of combat," students are taught to confidently and easily "flow" from long distance (kicking range) to middle distance (hand range) to close quarter (trapping and grappling range).

The movements are crisp and efficient, utilizing the most direct lines and angles. JKD affords the practitioner a means by which to effectively pursue the most direct line of attack. Once an attack has been launched, there are no breaks or interruptions. As one technique nears completion, it blends into the next and so forth - one continuous flowing motion until the conflict is resolved.

The Jun Fan Gung Fu classes at DHMA are devoted entirely to teaching and preserving the arts and philosophies of the late Bruce Lee. Students are able to enhance their natural attributes, such as coordination, timing, speed, endurance, strength, and agility, using the innovative teaching and training methods developed by Bruce Lee, and preserved and taught to today by his protégé, student, and training partner, Dan Inosanto.