Instructor Cross Certification Program
The Jeet Kune Do Association is now offering a certification / recognition program for existing JKD instructors through the newly developed open division, JEET KUNE DO COMBATIVES. We welcome all JKD instructors with legitimate lineage.
The Jeet Kune Do Association is the oldest and most established JKD organization in the world and was founded 25 years ago by Professor Gary Dill, who is one of the few original JKD students still alive. Dill personally trained at James Lee's Oakland, California JKD garage kwoon, with Bruce Lee being the Head Instructor in charge of all JKD training. Prof. Dill has been actively involved in JKD for the past 45 years and is known worldwide for preserving the authentic JKD techniques and drills, as they were actually developed and taught in 1971-72. Dill has written numerous articles about JKD, and has been featured in articles published by Black Belt and Inside Kung Fu magazines. Black Belt magazine described Dill as, “the most prominent JKD student of James Lee's.” Even though Dill was taught by James Lee, he has been defined by many as a “first generation student” since the entire time that he trained at the Oakland JKD school, Bruce was still alive and very much in charge of all three of his schools (Oakland, Seattle, and LA Chinatown.) He was recently inducted into two world renowned martial arts Halls of Fame, one as a, “Jeet Kune Do Pioneer” and the other as, “Jeet Kune Do Living Legend.”
We try not to get involved in the JKD politics, for I believe that we are all brothers and sisters in Jeet Kune Do, regardless of our background (concepts or original). Remember we all derive our JKD training from the same person, Bruce Lee. Since Bruce died, different interpretations have surfaced with various emphases on JKD. We respect all of these as long as they are derived from a legitimate lineage. In the past the JKD Association has focused only on the original JKD, but by incorporating our new division, JKD Combatives, the JKDA is now open for all variations and aspects of JKD that are currently in existence. We want to unify all factions of Jeet Kune Do.
In order to qualify for this program, you must already be a certified JKD instructor (original or concepts). Your JKD lineage must be linked to one of the authentic, well known JKD instructors. International JKD instructors are also welcomed. We are not a diploma mill, we offer legitimate, recognized instructor status to those who are already JKD instructors. This is also your opportunity to learn the authentic JKD (wing chun gung fu, boxing, and fencing) just as it was taught to Sifu Gary Dill, who was one of the last people to be taught the latest JKD techniques developed by Bruce Lee. Many JKD instructors have asked to affiliate with us, so since we opened up the JKD Combatives Open Division. Here are several reasons why a JKD instructor would want to affiliate with us.
with experienced, professional leadership and administration.
Cost for JKD Combatives cross-certification is $595, payable by money order or by paypal.
If you have any other questions concerning the JKD Combatives, please contact Professor Dill for more information. We welcome your inquiries and appreciate your interest in JKD Combatives. Thank you for your dedication to Jeet Kune Do, and..................Keep training.
Chief Sifu Gary Dill
Master Sifu Jill Hernandez
918 327-6895 or 918 766-1958
PO Box 3396 Bartlesville, OK 74006
Chief Sifu Gary Dill, Founder and Advisor, JKDA
Master Sifu Jill Hernandez, Executive Director & President, JKDA
Call Us: 918-766-1958
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