Mastering the Art of Jeet Kune Do

This weekend at Zen Combat Academy was extremely special.

World-class Martial Artist Sifu Fran Poteet-Joseph, President of Jerry Poteet Jeet Kune Association (JPJKD) visited Zen Combat Academy, to share her knowledge and demonstrate her incredible skills of Bruce Lee’s very own Jeet Kune Do (JKD).

Jerry Poteet Jeet Kune Do Association

An association of Sifu Jerry Poteet’s students, certified instructors, and martial artists with a passion for Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.


Sifu Jerry Poteet

Many years ago, Jerry Poteet joined Ed Parker and a few other students to meet a young Martial Artist from Seattle, Bruce Lee.

This day was the beginning of Jerry’s future which positively changed his life in every way imaginable. This incredible impact of young Bruce Lee and his student, Jerry Poteet lives on to this day.

The legacy is being preserved and continues to be taught around the world, by Sifu Fran Poteet-Joseph.


Sifu Fran Poteet-Joseph

As a world-class Martial Artist, a master teacher and a friend, Sifu Fran has over 20 years of experience teaching Martial Arts to group classes, private individuals, international seminars, and military personnel…just to name a few!

Sifu Fran is the highest-ranked student of famed Bruce Lee student, Jerry Poteet. As for the JPJKD Association, her mission is to provide a warm, safe and empowering training atmosphere for everyone.

Photo featuring Sifu Jerry Poteet and Sifu Fran Poteet-Joseph.

We are extremely proud and grateful to be part of JPJKD Association and to have experienced firsthand Sifu Frans JKD teachings. Throughout the 4-day weekend Sifu Fran demonstrated her passion, power, skills and knowledge for Jeet Kune Do.

Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee, Founder of Jeet Kune Do is a style of no style, it’s a concept and philosophy.

”Jeet Kune Do” translating to ”The Way of the Intercepting Fist” is the art of intercepting a punch, with a punch. Most Martial Arts would teach to block, parry or move first, then hit. However, this method did not appeal to Bruce Lee as it took too long, so he founded his own method of ”intercepting”.

Bruce trained several Martial Arts but believed that the styles had become too rigid and not realistic and that martial arts should evolve, and real fighting is unpredictable and spontaneous. So he took what he thought was useful and applied it to his very own Jeet Kune Do.

The weekend

4 days of intensive Jeet Kune Do training, our students were fortunate to experience learning from the best, and they sure grasped at this opportunity with both hands.

Students practised various JKD Applications, learning about catching beats of time, developing the three speeds of JKD and using the secret power principle.

Click here for our next blog, detailing student’s experiences and thoughts of the weekend…

Important Information


Sunday Martial Arts Class


Sunday's Martial Arts Class Session (10:00 - 12:00) is taken a temporary detour from Sunday 3rd March 2024 until further notice.

This is due to the gym being used for filming / completing the Instructor's Hatton Boxing Course, as part of developing the instructor's skills further.

Other class sessions during the week (incl. Saturday) remain as normal. Please see class time table below.

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