Course Description

Old School Chinatown Jeet Kune Do requires you to master specific skill sets and the Level 1 curriculum will give you all of the tools required to give you the proper foundation of Bruce Lee's Chinatown JKD.

Learn all of the Level 1 requirements required in Chinatown JKD (with this knowledge you will be ready to test for your 1st Rank certificate). There are 25 individual lessons with each lesson containing multiple video modules totaling over 15 hours of video in Level 1 alone!

In these lessons you will learn proper structure and techniques, but more importantly the foundation to properly intercept an attack, strike harder and faster than you ever imagined!

The Level 1 phase of Chinatown JKD relates to the first of Bruce Lee’s three stages in the cultivation of Jeet Kune Do, “sticking to the nucleus”. As we begin to introduce the foundation of the Jeet Kune Do structure, or as Sijo Lee put it, the “nucleus”, it is crucial to stick to this structure. 

You'll learn:

  • All The Foundational Techniques - Learn all of the foundational techniques required for Level 1 ranking in Chinatown JKD, including: footwork, striking, kicking, interception, trapping and more!
  • How To Strike Hard & Fast - Learn to harness your natural abilities to strike with maximum impact.
  • How To Get Functional! Access dozens of exercises and drills to develop your JKD stand-up game instantly
  • How To Control Distance! - Learn simple and efficient maneuvers you can use to always maintain your range and keep weapons "on target".
  • How To Intercept - This is the CORE of Chinatown JKD. Learn how to intercept EVERY TIME your opponent moves. You'll also learn one of our "bread and butter" techniques for intercepting as taught to us by Sifu Bob Bremer (this is a "lost" technique that is rarely, if ever, taught by other JKD groups)
  • Unique Drills & Techniques - Learn the drills and techniques taught by Sijo Bruce and refined over the last 40 years by Sifu Bremer, Tacket and Sewell.
  • How to Properly Bridge the Gap - While JKD is an intercepting art, you don't always want to wait for the fight to come to you! Learn to take the initiative and attack first by “taking care of” the various lines of attack.
  • Unique Drills & Techniques - Learn the drills and techniques taught by Sijo Bruce and refined over the last 40 years by Sifu Bremer, Tacket and Sewell.
  • Trapping... The Chinatown JKD Way - We do not do "trapping for trapping's sake". Learn how you can start using your trapping in a functional environment. Learn to trap and throw; trap & takedown; trap and trip and how to trap & choke and more!
  • Grappling Counters & Drills - Learn simple yet effective counters for the most common grappling engagements. Footwork counters, level changes, clinch work and more!
  • the Chinatown JKD ABC & Trapping series - As part of the requirements for rank in Chinatown JKD, you are required to perform the ABC (Attack by Combination) and Trapping series. You will learn each of our series (over multiple modules) to get you ready for advancement.
  • Boxing Drills and Defensive Maneuvers - Learn the required boxing drills and techniques taught by Sijo Bruce. You will also learn basic boxing defensive strategies, glove / chain drills.
  • Isolation Sparring - great drills for anyone who's new to the JKD and contact sparring game. Learn simple drills and "games" to prepare you for sparring in Level 2.
  • And A Lot More! - There's just too many things to list...


This Is The Next Best Thing To Being There “Live” And In-Person!

 

Here's what to do next...

Just click the "Add to Cart" icon below to get your Level 1 membership access. It will only take a few seconds. When you are done, (this is important), you will need to check your email because there is a second part to this... your unique username and password to access the content in the exclusive members area.

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This is what you get as a member:

  • Authentic Chinatown JKD Curriculum! - This is the first online video training course on Chinatown JKD - the curriculum and techniques taught by Bob Bremer, Tim Tackett and Jim Sewell. If you have ever wanted to learn authentic old-school Chinatown JKD, this is for you.
  • Progressive Lessons! We use a step-by-step developmental process with a logical linkage between lessons that will take you from a rank beginner to a functional fighter.
  • Hours of Content - The Level 1 video curriculum has over 15 hours video alone! Each lesson include multiple videos (generally 2 - 4 videos per lesson)
  • Opportunity for Rank Advancement! - For the first time ever, learn all the techniques and nuances required for rank advancement in Chinatown JKD! (Sign up and get an inside look at the technical foundation expected at each level)


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How Do I Sign Up As A Member?

A: You can get access to our Premium Members area by choosing one of the membership levels here. Once you've have placed your order, you will get immediate access to all of the Chinatown JKD Level 1 curriculum.

Q: Do I have to sign a contract to become a Premium Member?

A: No, there are no contracts. Each member level is a one-time payment.

Q: I only see Level 1 curriculum. How do I access the Level 2 and Level 3 material? 

A: The level 2 and 3 material are available by clicking here.

Q: How much do the lessons cost?

A: Please check each of the Lesson pages for the latest pricing.

Q: Once I become a member of JKD lessons, how long will it be in my library for?

A: Once you've become a premium member, the lessons (for the level you purchased) will be available in the member's area for unlimited viewing... forever.

Q: What’s the difference between the JKDLessons.com and other online courses?

A: The lessons are structured to be a progressive curriculum and designed to accelerate the learning process of Chinatown JKD.

Q: What are the necessary system requirements to view the lessons?

A: It is designed to run on PC, Mac and other multi-media platforms with a broadband connection.

Q: Is there a limit to how often I can view each lesson?

A: No. You have unlimited viewing capability.

Chinatown JKD Instructor Team

Sifu Tim Tackett, Sifu Dennis Blue and Sifu Jeremy Lynch round out the Instructor Team for our Jeet Kune Do Lessons. Our vision is to share and preserve these techniques while providing Jeet Kune Do practitioners from all over the world access to the most complete Chinatown Jeet Kune Do video tutorials and training program available anywhere.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Read This First!

  • 2

    Core Module

    • About the Core Modules

    • Core Module Part 1

    • Core Module Part 2

  • 3

    Introduction to Chinatown JKD

    • About this lesson

    • Module 1 - Watch this first!

    • Module 2 - Natural Stances

    • Module 3 - JKD On-Guard Stance

    • Module 4 - The Salute

  • 4

    Lesson 1

    • Lesson 1

    • Module 1A - Lead & Rear Step

    • Module 1B - Straight Lead & Finger Jab

    • Module 1C - 3 Ways of Stepping with the Straight Lead

    • Module 1D - Lesson 1 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 1

    • Lesson 1 Worksheet

  • 5

    Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2

    • Module 2A - Basic Footwork

    • Module 2B - Details of the Straight Lead Punch

    • Module 2C - Controlling Distance

    • Module 2D - Lesson 2 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 2

    • Lesson 2 Worksheet

  • 6

    Lesson 3

    • Lesson 3

    • Module 3A - The Lead Hook

    • Module 3B - The Scoop Kick

    • Module 3C - Lesson 3 Combinations

    • Q & A - Lesson 3

    • Lesson 3 Worksheet

  • 7

    Lesson 4

    • Lesson 4

    • Module 4A - The Pivot

    • Module 4B - Backfist, Hammerfist & the Finger Fan

    • Lesson 4C - Straight Rear Punch

    • Lesson 4D - Intro to Isolation Sparring

    • Q & A - Lesson 4

    • Lesson 4 Worksheet

  • 8

    Lesson 5

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 5A - Wing Chun Blast

    • Lesson 5B - JKD Straight Blast

    • Lesson 5C - More Straight Blasts

    • Lesson 5D - Lesson 5 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 5

    • Lesson 5 Worksheet

  • 9

    Lesson 6

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 6A - Pak Sao

    • Lesson 6B - Lop Sao

    • Lesson 6C - The Hook Kick

    • Lesson 6D - Lesson 6 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 6

    • Lesson 6 Worksheet

  • 10

    Lesson 7

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 7A - The 3 Ranges

    • Lesson 7B - The Leg Obstruction

    • Lesson 7C - The Snap Elbow

    • Lesson 7D - Lesson 7 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 7

    • Module 7 Worksheet

  • 11

    Lesson 8

    • Lesson 8

    • Lesson 8A - The 3 Jabs

    • Lesson 8B - Long Range Side Kick

    • Lesson 8C - Pendulum Side Kick

    • Q & A - Lesson 8

    • Lesson 8 Worksheet

  • 12

    Lesson 9

    • Lesson 9

    • Lesson 9A - Jao Sao & Jut Sao

    • Lesson 9B - Inverted Hook Kick

    • Lesson 9C - Intro to the 4 Corners

    • Q & A - Lesson 9

    • Lesson 9 Worksheet

  • 13

    Lesson 10

    • Lesson 10

    • Lesson 10A - Breakfalling

    • Lesson 10B - The Running Hand

    • Lesson 10C - Wing Chun Deflections

    • Lesson 10D - Lesson 10 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 10

    • Lesson 10 Worksheet

  • 14

    Lesson 11

    • Lesson 11

    • Lesson 11A - The Small Disengagement

    • Lesson 11B - Curving Steps

    • Lesson 11C - The Shoulder Roll

    • Lesson 11D - Kick Defense

    • Q & A - Lesson 11

    • Lesson 11 Worksheet

  • 15

    Lesson 12

    • Lesson 12

    • Lesson 12A - The "Steal a Step"

    • Lesson 12B - The "Burst"

    • Lesson 12C - Level Changing

    • Lesson 12D - Lesson 12 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 12

    • Lesson 12 Worksheet

  • 16

    Lesson 13

    • Lesson 13

    • Lesson 13A - Dan Chi Sao

    • Lesson 13B - 2-Count Combinations

    • Lesson 13C - Heavy Palm Strikes

    • Q & A - Lesson 13

    • Lesson 13 Worksheet

  • 17

    Lesson 14

    • Lesson 14

    • Lesson 14A - Getting off the Line

    • Lesson 14B - Glove Drills

    • Lesson 14C - Rolling Drill

    • Q & A - Lesson 14

    • Lesson 14 Worksheet

  • 18

    Lesson 15

    • Lesson 15

    • Lesson 15A - JKD Groin Kicks

    • Lesson 15B - JKD Thrust Kick

    • Lesson 15C - Lesson 15 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 15

    • Lesson 15 Worksheet

  • 19

    Lesson 16

    • Lesson 16

    • Lesson 16A - The Snap Back

    • Lesson 16B - Bob & Weave

    • Lesson 16C - The Lower Gates

    • Lesson 16D - The Straight Knee

    • Q & A - Lesson 16

    • Lesson 16 Worksheet

  • 20

    Lesson 17

    • Lesson 17

    • Lesson 17A - Inside Sliding Leverage

    • Lesson 17B - The "Cuff"

    • Lesson 17C - The "Leg Lift"

    • Lesson 17D - Lesson 17 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 17

    • Lesson 17 Worksheet

  • 21

    Lesson 18

    • Lesson 18

    • Lesson 18A - Hook Kick Variations

    • Lesson 18B - Combinations using Forward Energy

    • Lesson 18C - Sparring Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 18

    • Lesson 18 Worksheet

  • 22

    Lesson 19

    • Lesson 19

    • Lesson 19A - Power in the Straight Lead

    • Lesson 19B - Power Structure

    • Lesson 19C - The "Shoot Kick" & the Round Kick

    • Q & A - Lesson 19

    • Lesson 19 Worksheet

  • 23

    Lesson 20

    • Lesson 20

    • Lesson 20A - Straight Lead Series

    • Lesson 20B - Broken Rhythm

    • Lesson 20C - Lesson 20 Drills

    • Q & A - Lesson 20

    • Lesson 20 Worksheet

  • 24

    Lesson 21

    • Lesson 21

    • Lesson 21A - Backfist Series: Part 1

    • Lesson 21B - Backfist Series: Part 2

    • Lesson 21C - Backfist Series: Part 3

    • Q & A - Lesson 21

    • Lesson 21 Worksheet

  • 25

    Lesson 22

    • Lesson 22

    • Lesson 22A - "The Jam"

    • Lesson 22B - Kicking Series: Part 1

    • Lesson 22C - Kicking Series: Part 2

    • Q & A - Lesson 22

    • Lesson 22 Worksheet

  • 26

    Lesson 23

    • Lesson 23

    • Lesson 23A - The Trapping Series

    • Lesson 23B - Elbows & Knees

    • Lesson 23C - Grappling Counters

    • Q & A - Lesson 23

    • Lesson 23 Worksheet

  • 27

    Lesson 24

    • Lesson 24

    • Lesson 24A - The Plum

    • Lesson 24B - The Over-Under

    • Lesson 24C - Takedowns

    • Q & A - Lesson 24

    • Lesson 24 Worksheet

  • 28

    Lesson 25

    • Lesson 25

    • Lesson 25A - The Hammer Principle

    • Lesson 25B - The 1 inch Punch

    • Lesson 25C - Wrap Up

    • Q & A - Lesson 25

    • Lesson 25 Worksheet

  • 29

    Testing

    • About the Level 1 Curriculum

    • Testing Guidelines

    • Testing Requirements

    • Ranking Structure of Chinatown JKD

    • Create a Study Group

Reviews

5 star rating

Video 1

Joseph Scott

Great information. Even though I am familiar with the JKD basics, this video taught me new methods of defense in a tight situation.

Great information. Even though I am familiar with the JKD basics, this video taught me new methods of defense in a tight situation.

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Benifits of JKD Lesson Training

Karl-Erik Andreasson

This course is presented with both structural elements, flow, awesome demonstrations down slowly, great content, and provides a platform for future devel...

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This course is presented with both structural elements, flow, awesome demonstrations down slowly, great content, and provides a platform for future development in the art of JKD. I would highly recommend this course to anyone seeking the true structural foundations of the original Chinatown JKD. I am a 75 year-old part-time certified Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor and psychology prof full time. I am enjoying the format of the course and look forward, as time permits, to progressing through the various levels. Karl-Erik Andreasson, Ph.D

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5 star rating

Extraordinary!

Fernando Antunes

I feel like Bruce Lee everytime i watch Jeremy Lynch, Steve Resell and Dennis Blue. Very thorough instructions. It is really an inside on Bruce Lee's tho...

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I feel like Bruce Lee everytime i watch Jeremy Lynch, Steve Resell and Dennis Blue. Very thorough instructions. It is really an inside on Bruce Lee's thoughts. Nice music, quality video. Thanks guys! Glad to have joined you! Highly recommended! Fernando Antunes

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5 star rating

Review of Level 1

Jason Brunes

It was extremely informative, easy to follow and I would recommend this to anybody that wants to learn JKD. I am grateful for being introduced to the JKD fam...

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It was extremely informative, easy to follow and I would recommend this to anybody that wants to learn JKD. I am grateful for being introduced to the JKD family and learning as much as I can. There is a no BS attitude and approach, which I enjoy.

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JKD Lessons - Level 1

Victor Gunter

It is good to review the basics. The instructions to me are very comprehensible. I can execute the moves because the explanation is clear and concise.

It is good to review the basics. The instructions to me are very comprehensible. I can execute the moves because the explanation is clear and concise.

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5 star rating

Useful for any jkd enthusiast

Marc Lussier

Put together by members of well known Jeet Kune Do Wednesday night group. The level 1 focus is for you to learn Jeet Kune Do techniques and tactics in a s...

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Put together by members of well known Jeet Kune Do Wednesday night group. The level 1 focus is for you to learn Jeet Kune Do techniques and tactics in a step by step format of the time period where Bruce Lee was offering classes in L.A Chinatown. They put a lot of attention to the basics for you to learn them in details and then build up from that.

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JKD Lessons Level 1

Danny Joines

I have found the Level 1 modules to be very detailed in presentation and each successive module builds upon the last with a solid progression. I would recomm...

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I have found the Level 1 modules to be very detailed in presentation and each successive module builds upon the last with a solid progression. I would recommend this series to everyone with a desire to understand JKD.

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