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DeathOnWHeels
6/22/2004 11:34pm,
Hello, i was just wondering if anyone here knows any good studios which teachers JKD.

Im mainly looking in the Toronto, Hamilton area, but any other locations in Canada (Ontario) would be great also.

Besides looking for a JKD school, I'm also interested in hearing from people who have attended any JKD class to please tell of their experiences, Thank you

meowrsx
6/23/2004 12:30am,
Jeet Kune Do can be great if you find a good school. Try and think of whether you would be able to replace the letters JKD with the letters MMA in the schools name. Proper JKD is basically mixed martial arts. If you want to look like bruce lee look for Jun Fan Trapping/Kickboxing/Gung Fu

ChrisJKD
6/24/2004 1:07pm,
My school in newfoundland canada teaches JKD and BJJ. We do kickboxxing/ MT / empty hand arts on monday. wednesday we Bjj , Thursday we do all weapons (usally knife/stick) saturday its BJJ and Sunday its JKD but a mixed class could be anything. We do a fair bit of sparring usally after class when its on JKD days, every BJJ class we have at least 30 mins or Free style mma.

Our JKD sifu got his certification from insoanto academy, and for the 5 classes a week its only 30 bucks a month. PM if you want to know anymore

Ronin
6/24/2004 1:11pm,
I have been looking into this school, but have not had the time to check it out:
www.kombatarts.com

Todd33
2/17/2012 1:30pm,
Out of sheer curiosity, I thought I’d see what google comes up with when I search for “JKD in Ontario”. This thread came up as one of the links, so I thought I’d register and throw some info your way.

Yikes! I now see that this post is from 2004. So I’m justgoing to post some info, and if someone can use it, great, if not, that’s great too.

I am one of three authorized instructors that teaches and trains with a small club called The Hamilton Jeet Kune Do Institute. (hamiltonjkd.net) We have just re-opened classes to the public on Tuesdays at 8:30. We are looking to add a Thursday class when we have more students.

To let you know a little about what and how we train. You would think that it would be silly tos tate that “We train Jeet Kune Do”, but does seem to be necessary these days. For someone that is looking to learn and train JKD only, it is almost impossible to find. There are so many schools that train 10 different arts and also have a JKD class. I wouldn’t want to train with aschool that teaches JKD as an afterthought, or thinks that when you add Art “A” and Art “B” and you come up with Jeet Kune Do. We train EXCLUSIVELY in the art of JeetKune Do, as taught and developed by Bruce Lee.

We are not claiming to be anything other than what we are. We are three guys, who love to train, who want to teach, and learn and develop ourselves. We are NOT out to make a quick buck. The only reason why we charge is to pay the rent for the space that classes are held, and to hold JKD seminars with our instructor Sifu Lamar Davis. Sifu Lamar is certified under 5 originalBruce Lee students and a huge source of knowledge.

Apparently, I can't post links yet, so please correct these addresses below:

For more information you can contact me: todd"at"hamiltonjkd.net
Or Steve Brown: steve"at"hamiltonjkd.net

Hanniballistic
2/17/2012 1:40pm,
So you are OJKD then?

Fine, but passive-aggressive seems to be a hallmark of the way OJKD guys write things. You have your way and good for you, but spare me the "where JKD is an afterthought" or "art A and art B" hyperbole

Todd33
2/17/2012 2:09pm,
Awesome! I reallylike how your reply drips with self-righteousness. (“Spare me” this, and “hyperbole”that. Shakespeare himself would applaud)

I knew writing a message to try and help someone find thetraining that they are looking for would only lead to someone jumping down mythroat for whatever reason. Pretty muchthe reason why I left forums years ago.

If labels (like “OJKD”) help you to THINK that you know whoI am and what I do, then go ahead. My statement about Art A and Art B, or JKDbeing an afterthought at schools was from my experience in my area. It wasn’t from some mantra that I heard andthought it was cool. It also wasn’tblanket statement for all JKD schools or concepts, or whatever other bannerthat they want to operate under. I wasn't even saying that it's wrong to teach multiple arts in one school, but I would say that it has caused a huge confusion about JKD to the general public.

It is Fake
2/17/2012 2:15pm,
Awesome! I reallylike how your reply drips with self-righteousness. (“Spare me” this, and “hyperbole”that. Shakespeare himself would applaud)Says the guy that bumped a MABS thread that is nearly 8 years old. I'm glad I moved it to YMAS this will be entertaining.

Hanniballistic
2/17/2012 2:47pm,
JKD is confusing because it has become mired down by politics and assholes. What was supposed to be a philosophy towards personal enlightenment and development has instead become yet another dogmatic ****-pile with phrases such as


we are "t3h r43l JKD cos Bruc3 L33 did it this way"

I have no beef with anyone following a path that suits them, even if that path differs from mine. But don't act innocent like you were putting an info entry into Yell.com when your post has that same "others do this but WE are REAL HARDCORE JKD RARRR!!" tone about it as the above (fictitious) example I used.

I am not self-righteous at all - I just call a spade a spade, and if you even take a casual glance over what you wrote you should be able to see why I raised an objection.

I teach JKD and it would not look anything like yours - that does not mean you are wrong and I am right, it just means we are going our own way just as Sijo intended.

PizDoff
2/17/2012 3:15pm,
Awesome! I reallylike how your reply drips with self-righteousness. (“Spare me” this, and “hyperbole”that. Shakespeare himself would applaud)

I knew writing a message to try and help someone find thetraining that they are looking for would only lead to someone jumping down mythroat for whatever reason. Pretty muchthe reason why I left forums years ago.

Dude, you just took a shot at another school. Do you really need me to point it out for you?

Posting your school is fine for informational purposes, but you got called out because you took the shot at other schools.


I wouldn’t want to train with aschool that teaches JKD as an afterthought, or thinks that when you add Art “A” and Art “B” and you come up with Jeet Kune Do. We train EXCLUSIVELY in the art of JeetKune Do, as taught and developed by Bruce Lee.

It is Fake
2/17/2012 3:17pm,
I am not self-righteous at all - I just call a spade a spade, and if you even take a

Racist ban plz.

Hanniballistic
2/17/2012 3:33pm,
Dont you start either - I have had -2 hrs sleep after a 12 hr shift last night and have enough sand in my vagina for everyone!!!

JKDragun
2/17/2012 4:05pm,
JKD is confusing because it has become mired down by politics and assholes. What was supposed to be a philosophy towards personal enlightenment and development has instead become yet another dogmatic ****-pile.

I have no beef with anyone following a path that suits them, even if that path differs from mine. But don't act innocent like you were putting an info entry into Yell.com when your post has that same "others do this but WE are REAL HARDCORE JKD RARRR!!" tone about it as the above (fictitious) example I used..

You plainly do have a beef. Your feathers got ruffled so you strutted around like a giant cock (rooster, that is), pecking away at the dog barking near your coop. Todd33's path differs from yours, so when he shared, you jumped on his back, contradicting your own statement of partiality. His post didn't scream "WE are REAL HARDCORE JKD RARRR!!", but due to the fact that he revealed his lineage of JKD training with Sifu Davis and Hardcore JKD you assume it does. His post had a tone of frustration over the many fakes and shams that perpetuate JKD.

His post did the same as yours: continue the political squabbling between OJKD, JKD, and JKDC practitioners. Of this, we are all at fault. Everyone wants to believe their JKD is the correct JKD, and everyone else is training in bunk. Let's remember that it is just a name, and one probably none of use should use. Because let's face it, it is just a name.


I am not self-righteous at all - I just call a spade a spade, and if you even take a casual glance over what you wrote you should be able to see why I raised an objection.

You are being self-righteous. If you took a casual glance at your own comments, you would see it as well. Instead of raising objection, encourage Todd33 to follow his path, even though it differs from yours, and wish him good fortune on his school.


I teach JKD and it would not look anything like yours - that does not mean you are wrong and I am right, it just means we are going our own way just as Sijo intended.

Your JKD shouldn't look anything like his. Unless you were clones. We are all just wanderers, like Caine, seeking the path that suits us best.

Good fortune on your school, Todd33. I hope you get enough students to add a Thursday class. Good fortune on your school as well, Hanniballistic. I hope your students are aware they are training in JKD with a Klingon martial arts base. Mok'bara, indeed! :D

tsaphah
2/17/2012 4:09pm,
Dont you start either - I have had -2 hrs sleep after a 12 hr shift last night and have enough sand in my vagina for everyone!!! Oh you have a vagina? I thought I smelled rotten fish

Hanniballistic
2/17/2012 5:43pm,
That would be your mom....she was probably leaving your laundry outside your door

tsaphah
2/17/2012 6:27pm,
It could be, after all, she did die a few years ago.