About TorontoJKD – Jeet Kune
Do Fighting Arts
Welcome to Jeet Kune Do Fighting Arts –
Street fighting and Combative MMA training.
We offer a variety of Self-defense and Mixed
Martial Arts classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students and
provide personalized, professional instruction, in a relaxed and friendly
atmosphere. Even though MMA is constantly gaining popularity, JKD continues to
be the frontline of cutting edge training methods and techniques that have been
around way longer than any UFC or MMA Event. JEET KUNE DO is Dirty MMA Fighting
at its best!
The club is located in central Scarborough,
near the intersection of McCowan Rd. and Ellesmere Rd.
Jeet Kune Do Fighting Arts is a proud member
of the Canadian Jeet Kune Do Family - a group of Canadian Jeet Kune Do Concepts
Instructors who were students and are now alumni of the Kabayama Bushidokan and
Progressive Fighting Systems.
On this site, you can learn more about Jeet
Kune Do and the some of the specialized programs we offer. You can also check
out some video techniques and pictures of our classes – even follow them on
If you'd like to know more about us, feel
free to give us a call or an e-mail to arrange an appointment.
Peter Chassikos, Head Instructor
What is Jeet Kune Do?
Jeet Kune Do literally translated is
‘The Way of the Intercepting Fist.” It is an art of self-expression. There are
over 26 arts that were research by Bruce Lee in the development of JKD. He
wanted to create an art that was limitless, functional and combative for the
street. In doing so, he wanted to make sure his ‘style’ was complete in all
ranges of combat from kicking through to grappling range. Some of the arts he
researched in his Jun Fan system were Wing Chun, Muay Thai, Boxe-Française
Savate, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Chin Na, Jiu-Jitsu, and Western
Boxing. This was his JKD. Later added were arts such as the Filipino Martial
Arts (Kali, Arnis, Eskrima, and Dumog), as well as Shoot Wrestling and Brazilian
What Bruce Lee gave us with his
research is an art that teaches you the ability to flow seamlessly from one
range of combat to the next. The key in JKD training is to develop your own
personal style through the base art of Jun Fan using Jeet Kune Do concepts.
These training methods and techniques are in a league of their own. The primary
focus in JKD is to develop your attributes or natural abilities in order to be
proficient with your technique. Learning to become faster, react quicker,
stronger and become more agile, as well as learning fighting strategies that
will keep you one step ahead of your opponent – this is what JKD is all about.
How is JKD different than MMA? JKD is
combative mixed martial arts for the street. It’s self-preservation as opposed
to self-perfection. JKD is bound by no rules and therefore is limitless. Many
of the MMA techniques used today were part of martial arts and were practiced by
JKD long before any UFC or mixed martial art event. It’s a reality check.
Training for the street is different than training for the ring. MMA has a
great deal to offer, but is limited as a sport.
Bruce Lee’s original teachings,
training and fighting methods are a part of JKD concepts. However, we do not
limit ourselves to these for our own personal growth and expression. JKD was
continuing to grow during Bruce’s life, and, after his untimely death, it
continued to grow through his instructors. This is what Bruce Lee propagated
through his teachings: Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless, and add
specifically what is your own. Walk on my friends…
JKD is taught to the elite U.S. Navy
SEALS, special Marines units and law enforcement organizations worldwide.It is
slowly becoming popular across Canada. There are currently only a handful of
sanctioned JKD schools across Canada.