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.
For more read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeet_Kune_Do And watch this video:
Details: 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.