Why Train With Us?
Instead of three 45 minute classes M-F, we compress our classes to 2-hrs on Sundays to keep expenses low. We pass that savings on to you.
Our classes are held weekly in-person, but also streamed online and recorded. We've also build a 40 hour library of online lessons at your fingertips.
Small Class Sizes
Just like Bruce Lee's original schools, you'll learn in small classes only. JKD is an individualize martial art and is learned best in small groups.
Partner School Classes
We train with everyone! You'll have the chance to learn Boxing, Taekwondo, MMA, Wing Chun, BJJ, & weapons through our local partner schools.
At Chesapeake Jeet Kune Do Academy, you'll learn practical self-defense through a progressive curriculum designed to teach you the basics all the way through the advanced levels. You'll have the opportunity to test what you learn through reality based drills, exercises, and optional sparring. In addition, you'll have the opportunity to learn other arts such as Boxing, Kali, Taekwondo, Wing Chun, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and more through our partner schools.
What makes Chesapeake JKD unique is affordability ($60/month) and our small group approach. All classes are small groups with no more than 10-15 students. That's how JKD was originally taught by Bruce Lee. Each of our classes are uniquely tailored to the students with individual attention. You're not just a number here stuck in the back of a large class trying to figure it out! You'll work directly with the instructor.
In addition to our in-person classes, we also offer a FULL ONLINE PROGRAM complete with the whole curriculum plus hours of lessons to supplement your training and progress faster. This gives you the opportunity to train what you've learned in our Sunday classes throughout the week. All our classes are recorded and accessible for you to review throughout the week.
We teach the original art of Jeet Kune Do as passed down by Bruce Lee to his first and second generation students. JKD is a hybrid system of martial arts that combines boxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu, footwork from fencing, and grappling. You'll learn how to fight in all ranges of combat from stand up striking to grappling and ground-fighting.
Most of all, we're extremely affordable! Because JKD is an individualize martial art, much focus is on the students' training and practicing outside of class. It is not a spoon-fed class. Students are expected to practice, take notes, and train in-between our weekly Sunday classes. Therefore, this allows us to make it extremely affordable at only $60/month.
What To Expect At Your First Class
Classes are held every Sunday from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Please book your free trial class in advance of attending. Once you sign up for your free trial class, you can just come to class on your scheduled date. Please arrive a few minutes early to get checked in and set up.
Once you arrive and get settled in, you'll have to sign the training waiver. We'll give you a brief tour of the school and layout that day's curriculum.
Feel free to bring a water bottle and towel. You can wear normal athletic clothing, a t-shirt and shorts are fine. The are no shoes allowed on the mat, but you can wear clean wrestling, boxing, or mat shoes.
No training equipment is necessary, but if you decide to continue training, we recommend investing in some equipment such as 16 oz boxing gloves or 7 oz padded MMA gloves, a mouth guard, cup (for men), headgear, and shin guards.
Typically, our classes start with a brief warm up (about 8 minutes), then we go into stretching. After stretching, we start with JKD fundamentals and core training. Toward the middle of the class, we move on towards application and finish with some resistant partner drills or reality-based training drills (multiple attackers, weapons, etc.)
There are no high-pressure sales tactics. Our classes are only $60/month, so if you enjoy class and it's a good fit for you, feel free to sign up on our website. Upon sign up, you'll be able to try out and purchase additional classes in the other martial arts offered through our local partners if you like.