Advancing in Combat Components is straightforward, there is a body of knowledge, you learn it, and then we assess your comprehension and your ability to demonstrate the physical aspects of the teachings. Successful assessments result in a higher level of academic achievement represented in our case with a certificate of achievement. This is exactly what we have come to expect form modern martial arts training.
Self Defense is a pass or fail program. There is one way to fail, and it requires giving up. As a result very few people fail the final exam. And most feel that their lives have been significantly improved for their involvement.
Jeet Kune Do Concepts operates out of concept and philosophy and is only partly achieved in the realm of capacity. It is difficult to discuss exactly what it takes to advance until the student demonstrates an understanding of the concepts and philosophies in their training and interactions in the gym. Gaining rank in this part of the system requires endorsement from your peers and instructors.
To clarify the process, the classes can be broken down into 4 parts.
The 4 corners of JKD Instruction: