Student Trainers

: Student Trainers in Chinatown JKD


Trainers by Rank

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.

3rd Rank (Senior) Paul Kim Redlands, CA
Senior 2nd Bryan Stoops Chino Hills, CA
Senior 2nd Robert Doggett Okinawa, Japan
Senior 2nd Jeramiah Giehl San Diego, CA
Senior 2nd Phillip Palmejar San Diego, CA
Senior 2nd Raffi Gabriel Los Angeles, CA
Senior 2nd Dan Knight Amarillo, TX
Senior 2nd Paul Monje Rowland Heights, CA
Senior 2nd Marc Maston Las Vegas, NV
Senior 2nd Chris Diaz Las Vegas, NV
Senior 1st Marco Hildebrandt Luneburg, Germany
Senior 1st Thomas Hertlein Rothenburg, Germany
Senior 1st Dave Bomer Los Angeles, CA
Senior 1st Mike Um Loma Linda, CA
Senior 1st Elias Bosch Highland, CA
Senior 1st William Lui Pasadena, CA
Senior 1st Tina Richard Kansas City, MO
Senior 1st Tony Caro Philadelphia, PA

Official Instructors & Ranked Members

Find Official Instructors or members that hold rank in Chinatown JKD.

Official Instructors

Members that teach that entire Chinatown JKD curriculum. The four instructor levels represent (for the most part) experience and hours taught. All official instructors are capable of passing on the art of Jeet Kune Do.

Ranked Members

Members that hold official ranking in Chinatown JKD. This listing covers practitioner levels 1 through 3. These individuals have shown the ability to perform all material from their respective level with at least 80% proficiency.


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 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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