Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the frequently asked questions I get asked about our classes.
Hopefully they will give you some quick answers you have questions to right now.
However, for a better explanation, please call me directly so I can give you detailed solutions to your individual needs. -Sifu Matt Numrich, M.A., Chief Instructor of Elite Defense Systems (you can reach him at (623) 300-6114 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
How does Jeet Kune Do differ from other arts such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jiu Jitsu, or even Mix Martial Arts?
Great question! In a nutshell, there are three types of schools you’ll run into: Traditional, Sport, and more “Real Life” focused. Traditional arts tend to focus on lineage, culture, and complex moves. Therefore, if this is your interest, call us so we can refer you to one of the top traditional schools in the area. Sports centered arts are for strict competition, focused on “winning well” not necessarily “living well”, and tend to be too intense for most people (plus likelihood of injury is a lot higher). However, if you are interested in this area, please call us, so we can give you the number of the best sports schools in the area.
Lastly you have our school. We are only 1 of 12 certified Jeet Kune Do schools in the Midwest, and our focus on real life self-defense, coupled with individual personal growth. This seems to be what most people are looking for. In short, you have to see it to believe it. Our classes are not run like a military camp, nor do they have that “ground and pound” feel some schools have. JKD is a mixture of over two dozen arts, where we take the best from each, and discard limitations (i.e. uncomfortable or unnatural stances, tournament rules attackers don’t care about, etc.). Jeet Kune Do offers the best techniques from the best arts, plain and simple!