Listed here are the Instructors in The Real JKD Association, Each one has been evaluated and tested personally by The Real JKD Association founder Paul Johnson. Some of these instructors also have a background in other arts and different lineages of Jeet Kune Do as well.
Head of the Association
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Below you will find some information about our Instructors
Kurtis Joseph began his martial arts journey at the age of 8 years old within one of Jeff Smith's Tae Kwon Do schools while also working within the praxis of Japanese Jujitsu and Jujitsu Tae. Feeling bound by what Bruce Lee called "classical mess" he began boxing under Former Cruiser weight champ Randy Stevens and training at the Warren Boxing association under PC Torez. He began his training within JKD Concepts and Filipino martial arts under Dave Durch through which he was certified a Phase One instructor. He is currently certified as an instructor under Professor Shaan Davis in Original JKD and Shaan Davis Combative Science and holds a third degree black belt under Mike Ruisi's school of Aiki-jujutsu. Kurtis has been teaching for 20 years to serve his community. He served as an instructor to Trumbull Academy which was a last chance school for troubled teens, and also hosted seminars for the American Cancer Society.
Daniel Rivera is a Certified Instructor in Jeet Kune Do under GM Leo T. Fong an original student, friend and training partner of Sijo Bruce Lee. Daniel also holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in GM Fong’s art of Wei Kuen Do, The Way of the Integrated Fist. In addition to being a Certified Instructor under the Real JKD Association, he’s also certified under Larry Hartsell’s Jun Fan JKD Grappling Association and Paul Vunak’s Progressive Fighting Systems/Contemporary JKD. He’s also a practitioner of Wing Chun Kung Fu, the Filipino Martial Arts and Indonesian Silat. Daniel teaches in the Westchester and Putnam Counties of New York
Michael "Grey Wolf" Robinson started the Martial arts as it felt like a natural path for him since a very young child. Growing up highly influenced by cinema and books yet equally amazed at the effectiveness in conflict as well as the deep historical roots. Over 30 years on the path now and what still drives his practice is self-exploration. The "art" of expressing oneself through the Martial Sciences. He has studied a number of disciplines over the years namely: Tang Soo Do, Kenpo, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Kali and Ninjutsu. He is active with various organizations yet have closed his commercial locations down to teach the arts and skill sets privately and thoroughly through his fellowship. "The Brotherhood of Triadic Arts."
Jason Malik is a Certified Instructor of both JKD (Real Jeet Kune Do Assoc.) and Wing Tsun (Wing Tsun & BJJ Academy), and is the Chief Instructor of Texas Wing Tsun. He is a former boxer and wrestler, and currently a practitioner of Escrima. Aside from teaching, Jason is the National Director of the Wing Chun Trinity Intl. organization, and a member of Yip Man's Ving Tsun Athletic Association, as well as the Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Federation. To compliment his martial arts, Jason is also a bladesmith and independant security consultant