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Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
Translated as "The way of the intercepting fist" - Jeet Kune Do is a hybrid martial arts system founded by Bruce Lee. JKD incorporates minimal movement with
maximum effect and extreme speed. The practical nature of JKD allows practitioners to employ different tools for different situations and include kicking,
punching, trapping and grappling. Training in JKD allows expression as an individual, maximizing ones natural attributes while developing new ones.
Originally termed Jun Fan Gung Fu (after Sifu Bruce's birth name – Lee Jun Fan) it was not meant to be a style as Sifu Bruce stated in his own words:
"I have not invented a 'new style', composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the
contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see
"ourselves" ... Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that."
Originally, the concepts included Western boxing, Wing Chun and Fencing but quickly evolved as Sifu Bruce was a renowned researcher and never set limits on
Sifu Bruce Lee authorized 3 individuals to teach his system - Sifu Dan Inosanto, Sifu James Lee, and Sifu Taky Kimura.
Sifu Dan Inosanto, the leading authority on JFJKD strongly believes that in order to find your own Jeet Kune Do, one needs to understand and learn the original Jun
Fan principles that were taught to him by Sifu Bruce. These core principles and techniques are carried on and maintained by WCMAA.
WCMAA proudly carries the lineage of Sifu Dan Inosanto.
Filipino Martial Arts: Kali - Escrima - Silat
Filipino Martial Arts refer to both ancient and modern fighting methods developed in the Philippines. The arts are known by several names including Kali,
Escrima, Silat or Arnis. FMA is considered one of the most comprehensive martial arts, and even though it is known for its various weapons, it also has highly
effective empty hand and grappling techniques. FMA provides the tools necessary for effective self defence and diffusion of confrontational situations as used in
several law enforcement agencies. Students also develop increased hand eye coordination and reflexes.
The highly sophisticated and comprehensive martial art from the Philippines is weapon based, but ultimately an empty hand system.
Our FMA classes encompass the teaching methodologies of Guro Dan Inosanto who is considered the world's leading authority on the Filipino Martial Arts.
With training and knowledge from 26 primary sources, Guro Inosanto's system includes 12 areas that cover all aspects of hand to hand combat and weaponry
including, but not limited to single stick, double stick, stick & dagger, double dagger, panatukan (Filipino boxing), Sikaran (Filipino kicking methods), Kuntao & Silat.
Because of its variety, the Inosanto FMA system is considered the most complete martial art in many circles and is highly effective for practical self defence.
Guro Inosanto's system is on full display in many Hollywood movies, most notably the Bourne Trilogy. The fight scenes were coordinated and choreographed by Guro Jeff Imada of the Inosanto Academy.
Wing Chun is an explosive Chinese system of kung fu that is based on sensitivity for use in practical self-defense. It was one of the original martial arts included in
Sifu Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do system/concept.
Wing Chun was developed by a woman and relies on leverage and sensitivity rather than muscular strength to overcome an opponent. Training develops
speed, reflexes, and power to apply in many forms of combat. Training in Wing Chun will develop coordination, body awareness, and sensitivity.
The instructors WCMAA are affiliates in Wing Chun under Sifu Francis Fong.
Sifu Fong is one of the top Wing Chun instructors in the world. He studied in Hong Kong under Si-gung Jiu Wan.
Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) is the national sport of Thailand. It is not just a ring sport but also very beneficial for self-defense, personal growth and it's intense
workouts ensure that your physical goals will be met.
WCMAA strongly believes that cross training is mandatory for any successful martial artist and Muay Thai provides that ideal mix of coordination, power,
agility and fitness for even recreational Martial Artists. Muay Thai is an integral part of our curriculum.
Muay Thai was brought to the US by Ajarn Surachai Sirisute in the 1960's. Ajarn Chai founded what is the oldest and largest Muay Thai Organization in the USA in
1968 - The Thai Boxing Association of the U.S.A.
The instructors at WCMAA teach Muay Thai under the guidance and teachings of Guro Dan Inosanto and Guro Daniel Lonero who are both certified instructors under Ajarn Chai.
Discipline, respect, motivation and self-confidence are keys in achieving success in any undertaking. Martial Arts are no exception and WCMAA strongly believes
and enforces these attributes in our kids program.
A solid foundation is mandatory for achieving great heights. The Little Dragons program at WCMAA includes core training from Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do,
Guro Dan Inosanto's Filipino Martial Arts, Sifu Francis Fong's Wing Chun and Ajarn Chai's Thai Boxing.
Considered a "great program with a lot of discipline" by both Guro Inosanto and Sifu Fong, our Little Dragons program ensures that students receive a high level of
training with support from our senior adult students. A well-defined curriculum provides a solid foundation for graduation to the adult class.
Students from 4 years old are accepted.