Jun Fan Martial Arts and Jeet Kune Do Concepts in Minneapolis
Bruce Lee and his partner Dan Inosanto electrified the martial arts world in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The art created by these martial arts innovators had many roots and different influences. Comprised of 26 elemental arts, Bruce’s system, the Jun Fan Martial Arts, is known for its economy of motion and integration of arts. The Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan Kickboxing curriculum integrates the close range fighting ability of Wing Chun, the stamina and striking ability from Muay Thai, Boxing and Savate as well as the attributes and tools from close range and ground studies from Silat, Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Catch wrestling and other arts. The art that emerged from their research was a compelling and completely new system of training.
The guiding principle of this revolutionary art art is personal growth and continued research and development. Our classes are a mix of high energy kickboxing drills, intricate trapping, locking and infighting and occasional ground tactics. You’ll get a good workout and experience why this art changed the martial arts world. Bruce’s curriculum (the Jun Fan Martial Arts) and his art & philosophy (Jeet Kune Do) form the guiding principles of the Minnesota Kali Group.
Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto sought to eliminate the strict, stylized training that was common at that time and let each student find his/her own way. Elements that would suit many types of students and allow the practitioner to defend against all types of opponents were included and developed. The use of boxing tools like focus mitts and speed bags, the mixing of trapping and grappling methods as well as taking the best techniques and training methods from each art they studied made this new art a dynamic and complete system.
Jeet Kune Do, Jun Fan Gung Fu and the Trapping range
Close range sensitivity and energy drills from Wing Chun and Jun Fan Gung Fu are a fundamental part of the Jeet Kune Do practitioners skill set. Our classes (Jun Fan/JKD and Phases 1, 2 and 3) set out to expose the student to the training exercises and drills that will enable them to understand an opponent’s energy. Joint manipulations, traps, sweeps,
strikes and an awareness of each range are the elements that favor the trained JKD practitioner. The progression of skills in a safe, fun environment are hallmarks of the MinnesotaKali Group’s Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do program. You will develop skills, fitness and athleticism!
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