The original structure of Jeet Kune Do was formed from the core of three arts: modified Wing Chun Gung Fu, Western Boxing, and Western Fencing.

All teaching offered at Ekata Training Center stem from the root philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. In JKD, one “fits in” with the circumstances of a given scenario. Students learn to redirect energy and become comfortable at any range of combat.

Jeet Kune Do’s physical structure is based on the individual’s ability to instantaneously and creatively respond to an external stimulus with simple, bio- mechanically efficient tools.


JKD Street Defense Concepts

Our belt system developed by founder Sifu Ed Monaghan is designed to teach all fighting ranges.

JKD SDC is based on the principles of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do.

It is a progressive blend of Jun Fan Gung Fu, Muay Thai, Boxe Française Savate, Kickboxing, Boxing, Japanese and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Escrima, and Wrestling.


Martial Arts




Boxe Française Savate

Savate is a sophisticated form of fencing with one’s hands and feet. It teaches precision, timing, and balance. In Savate, one practices spinning, flying, and jumping kicks, as well as practical ring sport techniques.

Savate is considered “the ballet of kickboxing,” and emphasizes grace and finesse. Top MMA fighters practice Savate to develop an edge in the world striking.

Muay Thai

A national sport in Thailand, Muay Thai uses fists, feet, knees, and elbows for kickboxing.

Known as one of the most practical striking styles in the world of Muay Thai is unparalleled in its conditioning regimes.

Training in the Muay Thai system builds stamina and power, and teaches no-nonsense self-defense skills.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is considered one of the most formidable martial art styles of the late 20th century.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on evasions, takedowns, and ground fighting.

Developed by the world famous Gracie family, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is nearly unstoppable in one-on-one self-defense scenarios.

Jiu Jitsu does not rely on strength or size but good technique and leverage to nullify an attack.