Welcome to the website of The Real JKD Association
Frequently asked questions
What is Jeet Kune Do?
At the Real Jeet Kune Do Association we offer lessons and certification in Bruce Lee's street combat method, Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee's fighting method was created to enable the exponent to deal with a situation quickly and efficiently.
What does it entail?
Jeet Kune Do training consists of high intensity training that contains elements of Wing Chun, Western Boxing and Fencing
What's the difference between "Real" and Concepts"
"Real" is the teachings as Bruce Lee taught them. Concepts are the interpretation that some people have to how Bruce Lee would have altered them should he still be alive. Paul Johnson (head of the group) is personally trained by Jerry Poteet and as such follows the original teachings.
What qualifies you to teach it?
Bruce Lee did not certify many people and as such this is always a sticky area. Paul has been certified by one of Bruce Lee's original students. This gives him the right to teach what he has been shown and to certify others to teach it.
How did you get started?
The First Club
The Real Jeet Kune Do club has been in formation since 1999. In that time it has steadily grown and the founding instructor has continued his journey in Jeet Kune Do.Sifu Paul Johnson has had the good fortune to train and be recognised as an instructor under some of Jeet Kune Do's biggest names.
Then the Association
In 2009 after getting tired of the politics of martial arts associations, the Real Jeet Kune Do Association was formed. It is the aim of the association to help those looking to become instructor in Bruce Lee's original teachings have somewhere to go for advice and certification