JKD Kickboxing Gung Fu

JKD Kickboxing Gung Fu

28 years in business

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Second generation instructor from Sigung Bruce Lee through the Oakland JKD School lineage of Sifu James Yimm Lee now teaching private classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students and practitioners of the martial arts. Classes are tailor made to match your level of fitness, skill, ability, desire and goals. 

The unseen power to all external methods is rooted in T'ai Chi and Chi Gung. I am a practitioner of the Beijing style, the Yang style, Wu style, and am currently studying the Wudang style. My roots are from the Taoist Institute in 1996-1999.

IMPACT one or two day Immediate Self Defense Classes are available for the non-martial artist, novice, young teen, women, too-busy-professional or worker to learn confidence, awareness and the real ability to defend yourself in this short training intensive. You will be a changed person for the good and even better. You may make the practice of martial arts a way of life.

Email or text me direct first with your name, age, gender, physical build and condition, and what is your goal. I will respond within 24-hours. 

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San Diego, CA 92120
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

1. Phone interview 

2. 1-hour preliminary session

3. Training determined, agreed on, and contract term signed

4. Term can be weekend intensive or regular scheduled thirteen (13) 1-hour class module: Boxing & Striking; Immediate Self-Defens

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

46-years of dedicated martial arts training since age 13. Learned by order and continually: boxing, judo, kickboxing, wing chun, t'ai chi, chi gung, arnis, kali, escrima, jiu jitsu, savate, pencil silat, hsing i, Muay Thai, and Systema.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$100 first 1-hour session 

Credited to contract agreed upon at end of session.

Pricing scaled to several factors 

Pricing is not cheap but is fair and reasonable to client

How did you get started teaching?

Organically by request from friends, sparring partners and friends of friends 

What types of students have you worked with?

All kinds

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I-JKD Competition produced by colleague Sifu Paul Swaim Louis

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Know yourself (as much as you can) and what you really want in life.

Interview an instructor to see how their very being and background matches up to you and your goals.

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What us your real level of commitment to learning?

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What experiences or challenges have you faced?