Instructors by Rank
Individuals who have been personally trained and certified by the Chinatown JKD Association in the art of Jeet Kune Do.
|Senior Full||Dennis Blue||Rancho Cucamonga, CA|
|Senior Full||Jeremy Lynch||Yucaipa, CA|
|Full||Mike Blesch||Redlands, CA|
|Full||Steven Resell||Yorba Linda, CA|
|Full||Mick Thornton||Philadelphia, PA|
|Full||Jim McCann||Lawrenceville, NJ|
|Associate||Scott Pratt||North Wales, UK|
|Associate||Kai Li||Oahu, HI|
|Associate||Kiplan Dooley||Sherman Oaks, CA|
|Assistant||Christian Kluge||Rothenburg, Germany|
|Apprentice||Caleb Terray||Woodland Hills, CA|
|Apprentice||Gilbert Vega||Long Beach, CA|
Student Trainers & Ranked Members
While not instructors, these members hold either Student Trainer status or a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd rank in the Chinatown JKD curriculum.
Members that have achieved student trainer status in levels 1 or 2. These individuals can perform all of the material within their level with at least 80% proficiency as well as being able to teach it. They are not official instructors.
Members that are officially recognized as being capable of performing the material within their level with at least 80% proficiency. They are not authorized to teach unless they hold a "Senior" or "Instructor" Rank.
If you have no prior experience in Jeet Kune Do you must study and complete Level 1 to 3 of the Chinatown JKD curriculum and pass the associated ranking tests. Once you have achieved 3rd rank, you mayapply for apprentice instructorship. If you are currently an instructor of at least apprentice level (or equivalent) in Jeet Kune Do you may be eligable to apply for our instructors course without first completing Levels 1 to 3. Contact us for more information.
Our prices are reasonable. For example, the full Level 1 curriculum can be purchased for $99. The testing fee for the 1st Rank exam is $125. Visit JKDLessons.com for pricing options for each level.
That depends on three key factors:
- Your attributes like speed, balance, coordination, etc.
- Your character and temperament
- Your previous experience
Rank testing is optional.
There are 9 ranks in total; Three 'Student' ranks, 2 'Student Trainer' ranks, and four Instructor ranks. See the ranking page for details.