Teaching Consultant/Training Advisor Program
" I consider myself an evangelist for the art and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. I believe that it occupies a very special place in the martial art world. I also believe that we cannot expect JKD to be innovative and cutting-edge if those who are teaching it are themselves not creative and innovative. It’s not just about WHAT you present as a teacher, but HOW you present it. This is why several years ago I shifted the direction of my energies into serving as a "teaching consultant" and "teacher of teachers" to help foster and promote positive growth in the JKD world. It's not about teaching an art -- it’s about becoming a great teacher."
- Chris Kent
The objective of the CKJKD Teaching Consultant/Training Advisor Program is to help individuals develop into teachers who are passionate about the art and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do and who possess the ability to convey their knowledge to the highest degree through both movement and language.
The CKJKD Teaching Consultant/Training Advisor Program is not an instructor certification course or program. I'm not interested in just rubber-stamping my name on things. I want to work with people who share the same vision I have regarding Jeet Kune Do. This program is built upon what I feel a person should know and understand in order to teach JKD the way I believe the art should be perpetuated.
As part of the CKJKD Teaching Consultant/Training Advisor Program I work with schools and instructors in a consultant capacity, advising and assisting them with regard to such things as training protocols, teaching methodology, and training curriculum design. After working with them for a period of time (which is completely related to the individual/school and the work they put in), I will give them my personal recognition and endorsement as a teacher and/or facility that I believe offers people the highest quality JKD training available.
An integral part of this program is what the individual or school brings to it themselves. It’s not simply about me giving them everything and telling them what to teach or how to teach, but rather, it’s a dynamic working relationship.
If you're interested in learning more about the program please feel free to contact me via email.
“As a representative for CKJKD in Northeast Ohio, It is always an honor and privilege when we are able to bring Sifu Chris Kent to Ohio. My students always admire the one-on-one approach to his teaching; asking questions, and having the personalized experience. It is a great honor for me to be under Chris Kent’s guidance. If there is a question I don’t understand, or some “FUD” (Fear/Uncertainty/Doubt) that is being spread by keyboard warriors, it is very easy for me to make contact with Sifu Chris and have great conversations on the path and trajectory of JKD. During the lockdown in 2020, many of us had to be very creative in the ways we continue to train, and educate ourselves and our students in the martial arts. Sifu Chris, like he always does, barreled through the challenge and created over 200 short videos for his students, and allowed his representatives from around the globe to have access to these at no expense. This shows his compassion and enthusiasm for the martial arts, and to encourage his students to continue to train, while at the same time being a beacon of hope during times of despair. My students and I look forward to training with Sifu Chris Kent again in the near future.”
Keller Academy of Martial Arts
“Sifu Chris Kent is one of the best -prepared instructors of JKD all around the world. He has more than 45 years of experience and wrote several books about Bruce Lee's martial art. I learne a lot from him, first from his books and DVDs, then from his lessons and seminars in person. I am honored to be his representative here in Italy, and to get always appreciated from him about my work and efforts to spread JKD throughout my country. I'm also honored that he wrote the introduction to my second book about JKD, where he also appears in some photographs. Sifu Kent is an actual encyclopedia of Bruce Lee's JKD.
CKJKD Represtntative Italia