Myjkd is built upon the principles of functionality and efficiency with Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do at its core and a myriad of elements from different martial arts in its structure. Their application is supported by the fundamentals of Economies of Motion as observed in our natural biodynamics and the unrestrained flow of the four elements of nature, Water, Fire, Wind and Earth.
As intended by Bruce Lee that each of us find their own way, I have found mine through myjkd. After years of researching and training with some of the world’s most legendary instructors, myjkd has evolved, and still is, to not only emphasize on the physical aspect of martial arts, but the philosophical side as well. All of which play a major role in enriching the Body, Mind, and Spirit.
While the Body goes through a transformational process of deconditioning from socially inherited postures back to its original ways of efficient motion and solid structures, the Mind is intrigued with the incorporation and application of nature’s elements and the concept of Void in our fighting methodology. The philosophical aspect of the myjkd and our conveyed message of acceptance, sharing and love nurtures the Spirit and transcends us into Oneness.
My journey into the world of martial arts began with Jeet Kune Do, an integrative art originally founded by the late Bruce lee. I have been fortunate to train under some of the world’s most renowned Instructors to whom i give credit in shaping and evolving myjkd to what it is today.
Myjkd is highly influenced by Sifu Makoto Kabayama, a warrior pilgrim and a 24th generation Samurai descendant of the Kabayama Bukei. At the Kabayama Bushidokan in Toronto, Canada, he enlightened my path not only towards the physical aspect of martial arts, but also the philosophical facet of self-discovery and ultimately free self-expression. Makoto’s teachings were a transformational experience instilling in me his belief in the modern day warrior of peace, honor and camaraderie.
My journey also took me to Sifu Paul Vunak, the founder of Progressive Fighting Systems in Oceanside, California. Ranked as “one of the deadliest men on the planet” by Blackbelt magazine, Vu’s brutal approach to fighting through his innovative R.A.T and Enigma programs is only surpassed by the utmost act of love in his “Adapt for Life” program which allow people with physical disabilities to defend themselves and those whom they love. Vunak’s vision of a “Quiet Mind, Dangerous Body, Compassionate Soul" still inspires me and will always guide myjkd.
My encounters and trainings with Guru Dan Inosanto at the Inosanto Academy of Martial Arts in Los Angeles, California, can be best described as one of the most humbling experiences being in the presence of a legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee’s protégé, friend and training partner, Guru’s everlasting eagerness to learn and his humbleness in sharing the breadth and depth of his long years of knowledge was a truly profound experience.
At myjkd, we understand that different threats require different responding methodologies. From combat to self-defense, or simply self-discovery out of the conditioning norms that have been passed down to us through generations, we have customized special programs to address those needs.
Intensive Personal Training Program (IPTP)
Full weekend training session that gives the average person and fighters alike “Survival Kit Techniques” against empty hands, sticks and edged weapon’s attacks through different fighting ranges (kicking, boxing, trapping and grappling), be it multiple opponents or One-on-One scenarios.
Rapid Assault Tactics (RAT)
This ground breaking military combat training program was originally designed by Sifu Paul Vunak for Seal Team 6 and adopted by over 13 government and law enforcement agencies across the United States since its inception in the 80's. It employs Asymmetric violence through streamlined techniques required to get in, end the fight, and get out in a surgical and brutal way using empty hands and edged weapons.
Functional Self-Defense for Women
Environmental Awareness and specially designed techniques to overcome weight, physical and strength barriers. This training employs effective techniques to quickly neutralize an offender and leave safely without the dependence on bodily strength.
Location: Dubai, U.A.E