top of page



BL_GODimage (1).jpg
Encyclopedia of JKD 1.jpg
Attack_Close Up-7623_edited.png

The Art That Ignited A 'Revolution'

Thirty years before "mixed martial arts" came into existence, a revolutionary martial art training process was innovated by Bruce Lee that advanced the principles of totality in martial art training, realistic and scientific training methods, and complete freedom for the individual practitioner. Lee named the art he created Jeet Kune Do and defined it as "the art of expressing the human body in combative form without limitation or confinement."


What is Jeet Kune Do?


The fact is that today there is no universally accepted definition with regard to what Jeet Kune Do is. Some define it as Bruce Lee's personal martial art expression. Others as a method of martial art research. And some define it as simply a philosophical concept or idea. In my opinion, all of these definitions fall far short. My personal definition of Jeet Kune Do, based upon my more than five decades of deep immersion in it, is:

 "Jeet Kune Do is a non-restrictive, principle-based training process to cultivate one's body as a 'martial instrument' and express oneself with total freedom and the highest degree of efficiency and effectiveness."

I believe that the core or "soul" of JKD is a state of being; a dynamic, fluid, liberated way of thinking as opposed to a static or "fixed" body of martial art knowledge. 

What is Chris Kent Jeet Kune Do?


Chris Kent Jeet Kune DoTM refers to the martial art training process I teach and share. While remaining true to the original spirit and vision with which Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do, CKJKD reflects a process of my own individual development and growth in the art. 

You're not learning a particular martial art style or system, or even an eclectic blend of styles, but rather how to use your body to the maximum through the application of scientific disciplines such as bio-mechanics physiology, physics, etc. Encompassing all elements of unarmed combat training, CKJKD is a dynamic process of complete martial art training designed to develop every facet of an individual's combative arsenal. CKJKD will empower an individual to:

Unlock their full potential

Liberate themselves as a martial artist

Express themselves without restriction or limitation

Perhaps you’re seeking a fuller, deeper, richer understanding of the art and philosophy of JKD. Or maybe you’d like to develop a cohesive, progressive curriculum for your students. Perhaps your goal is to become a better and more effective communicator for your students. If you're interested in --

  • Technical performance 

  • Training methods and protocols 

  • Teaching methodology and curriculum design 


-- my decades of experience and expertise in Jeet Kune Do can help you achieve your goal, and I invite you to contact me.


Jeet Kune Do is experiential, and one of my main objectives is to give people what I refer to as the “JKD Experience.” In my capacity as a professional martial arts consultant I work one-on-one with individuals who are seriously interested in maximizing their skills, attaining the highest level of performance possible, and achieving their full potential as a martial artist.

I develop personal training programs that are custom-designed to fit needs and desires of each individual I work with.

A limited number of personal coaching spaces are available yearly.



Not limiting myself to working only with Jeet Kune Do training facilities (or particular JKD groups), I function as a consultant for professional martial art schools and training facilities, assisting them with regard to various facets of operation, including such things as:

  • Cultivating a true "JKD culture" (historical background, philosophical elements underpinning the art, the JKD "mindset," etc.)

  • Technical performance

  • Training methods and protocols (technical/non-technical)

  • Curriculum development

  • Teaching methodology

When it comes to teaching Jeet Kune Do, for me it’s something special; I'm sharing not only an incredible martial art training process, but also an incredible martial legacy that's been part of my life for five decades. As one of the of the pre-eminent authorities on Jeet Kune Do and its applications I am proud serve as a "global ambassador" for Jeet Kune Do, traveling the world and teaching and sharing my diverse knowledge and expertise through national and international seminars and training workshops. 


IMG_0002 - Copy.jpg
IMG_0003 - Copy.jpg


"If you are looking for a dynamic learning experience, a complete and genuine focus on benefiting the participants, and proven expertise in the art, philosophy, and history of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do then bring Chris Kent to your school. You will not be disappointed!"


Greg Smith

CEO of Compco Industries, Boardman OH


"Quality Not Quantity"

For further information regarding martial art training facilities that are affiliated with Chris Kent Jeet Kune Do and/or instructors that have been certified by Chris Kent, please contact us directly.

"NY Martial Arts Academy owes a lot to Sifu Chris Kent. My father began training with Sifu Chris in 1996 and never looked back. Sifu Chris has so much a knowledge in JKD and martial arts in general. We’re proud to be affiliated with Sifu Chris and his JKD organization. CKJKD is a complete look on Jeet Kune Do which covers all ranges and aspects of combat. Striking grappling and weapons training makes CKJKD the total package. Thank you Sifu for all you’ve taught to everyone at NY Martial Arts Academy. Growing up around you and training with you has brought so much perspective and clarity to my own martial arts training."

Sifu James Orfanos

New York Martial Arts Academy

bottom of page