What is "Chris Kent Jeet Kune Do"?

Jeet Kune Do is now perceived as a brand of martial arts, and in some cases even a ‘style.’  Over the years “Jeet Kune Do” has become a generic term that is now broad and very non-specific. Today the name implies different things to different people.

Chris Kent Jeet Kune Do (not "Chris Kent's Jeet Kune Do") refers to the martial art training process I teach, and is based upon my understanding of what I believe JKD truly is; an art, a science, and a philosophy. The name reflects a process of my own individual development and growth in JKD over 47 years. As I wrote in my blog, 'A Matter of Interpretation' – “When it comes to teaching Jeet Kune Do, individual interpretation is all that any JKD instructor can really offer. Their personal interpretation of the art will be based upon such things as their learning, their research, their understanding, their own inclinations, their prejudices, and perhaps even their likes and dislikes as well.”

The training process I teach is my own, not anyone else's, and  is built upon what I believe a student needs to know and understand regarding  the physical and philosophical components of Jeet Kune Do, and what an instructor needs to know in order to teach JKD the way I feel the art should be perpetuated.  I refuse to allow myself to be pigeon-holed into any of the various JKD "camps"  or "factions" (such as "Original JKD" and "JKD Concepts") that exist in the JKD world today.

(For more detailed information concerning what JKD is visit the "Jeet Kune Do" page in this section)

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