Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do at CMAA!

Bruce Lee’s Kungfu Jeet Kune Do  now taught at CMAA!

CMAA is the host of a very special new Kungfu program!  Learn more about Jeet Kun Do and the instructor, Shifu Steve Juman, here.

What is Jeet Kune Do?

Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is an eclectic and hybrid martial art system and philosophy of life founded by the martial artist Bruce Lee in 1960 with simple and direct, or straightforward, movements and non-classical style. Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movements with maximum effects and extreme speed. The system works by using different “tools” for different situations, where the situations are divided into ranges, including kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling, with techniques to flow smoothly between them. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned. Through his studies Lee came to believe that styles had become too rigid and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day “dry land swimming”. He believed that combat was spontaneous, and that a martial artist cannot predict it, only react to it, and that a good martial artist should “be like water” and move fluidly without hesitation.

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Time: 2-3pm Saturday afternoon.  This is a separate program from CMAA’s Kungfu classes.  Class fees are separate.  However, CMAA students will receive a discount.  For more information, please attend the class, see what it’s all about and get more information straight from the instructor or Shifu Lucas Geller!

About the Instructor:

Steve Juman as a young boy dabbled in Jiu Jitsu Ryu and Tae Kwon Do, his passion and desire for training led him ultimately to the Unlimited Kung Fu Academy under Sifu Pete Miranda of Ft Lauderdale in 1992.

Under Sifu Pete he was exposed to the philosophy and combative training of Jeet Kune Do and Wing Chun.  During his time of training he was heavily influenced by some the systems great leaders of the arts such as Dan Inosanto, Paul Vunak and Francis Fong.  Steve’s training with Sifu Pete ended when he moved to Albany New York.

While attaining a degree in education at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Steve taught martial arts to local police officers, the campus security, and self-defense to college students. Most recently he has worked with an Arizona border patrol officer on close quarter combat.

Steve enjoys teaching and training; he is always finding better ways to help his students effectively express themselves through martial arts.

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5 Responses to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do at CMAA!

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  3. Hannie Santana says:

    What is the cost for non members?

    • lucas says:

      Hi Hannie! We have different rates for all types of memberships including 4 month, 12 month and 1x drop-in options. It depends on which program you are interested in (Kungfu, Tai Chi, JKD or pairing any of them). To get the most accurate tuition rate based on your particular interests please call (518) 755-7512 to discuss which option best suits your interests. Otherwise, feel free to come in observe the class in action and get pricing information at the school!

  4. Mark Rothberg says:

    You’re description alone reminds me of how my former instructor would explain it. I like that. The first Vu seminar I went to only was the art of biting and tearing flesh. How’s that sound for a first jkd seminar? Anyway, I only have a very brief backround in jkd. Just some Hubud drills (arm drags, dumag, limited trapping skills), decent amount of straight blasting with the motor cycle helmut (still remember het rocked anyway), mostly proper way to clinch and drop all the “big tools”….Bunch of Cali patterns and a little bit of sombrata…I enjoyed the trapping routes and cali the most. The catch is I decided to train Bjj only cuz my instructor (Roger Denton of CTMMA) who’s instructor for jkd was Shahram Moosavi (after a guy named Ricky and then Vunak ) …..he’s got a long story. I’m 48 and living in shit town usa, called Rutland VT. Nothing here but, well lets leave it at that. I’ve got 19 yrs of Bjj training and I still study it and teach it once a week, but I really really miss the Phillipino arts. I never got into disarm patterns which I really wanted to learn the most. I took some privates with a guy named (sorry, the name escapes me) many years back, but the basic eye poke to groin kick to clinch after a while became boring because I had done that a lot before and wanted to move ahead. By then Roger was opening and closing academies (including ours together) because of many reasons that aren’t relevant to anything regarding friendship and martial arts. So I’m looking for an academy to continue, not go back, but move forward in my training of the art and it hit me that the title to you’re academy is so similar to CTMMA (CT school of mixed martial arts) which I’ve been with thtese 19 years, but being in VT for 2 yrs has taken me away from those guys and Roger has finally caught a break and is becoming “famous” in the mma coaching arena, only pros, and wellness and Yoga with his girlfriend and business partner in that where they mainly concentrate on strength and conditioning and of course 4 different kinds of yoga….I would like to come once a week because it’s a two trip each way for me and see what “happens” after a few months. It’s a big commitment for me to give up my Saturday to do this, so I’ll be “investing” myself in you for a while. But it’s said that going to great lengths is what it takes if you really “want it”. Please write me back or call me 802-345-2125 to discuss cost and times etc…Thank you

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