Instructors

: Official Instructors of Chinatown JKD

   

Instructors by Rank

Individuals who have been personally trained and certified by the Chinatown JKD Association in the art of Jeet Kune Do.

RANK NAME LOCATION
Senior Full Dennis Blue Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Senior Full Jeremy Lynch Yucaipa, CA
Full Brent Lance Murphy, NC
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 Alex Hughes San Jose, CA
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.

Student Trainers

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.

Ranked Members

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.

FAQ

How do I get certified?

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.

How much does it cost?

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.

How long does it take?

That depends on three key factors:

- Your attributes like speed, balance, coordination, etc.
- Your character and temperament
- Your previous experience

Am I required to test for ranking?

Rank testing is optional.

How many ranks and levels are there?

There are 9 ranks in total; Three 'Student' ranks, 2 'Student Trainer' ranks, and four Instructor ranks. See the ranking page for details.

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