Jeet Kune Do - Kali/Escrima

Los Angeles, California

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Guiding Principles





The height of cultivation runs to simplicity. Halfway cultivation runs to ornimentation.

- Bruce Lee

- Training in JKD -

Students will learn to be proficient in the various ranges (Long, Medium & Close) of fighting. Students will learn to be effective and efficient in employing the many tools at their disposal. They will also develop the ability to adjust their strategies and adapt to the changing dynamics of the fight. Realistic training methods are employed to help develop attributes such as footwork, speed, power, mobility, coordination and sensitivity.

All training is done in a progressive manner according to the student's own pace, with the goal of becoming well rounded and able to handle an array of situations.

After learning the fundamentals you will have a strong foundation from which to pursue your own expression. Through self -discovery, the understanding of your strengths, weaknesses, personality traits and how you will react under various situations and conditions, you have a base for your own improvisation and personal modifications.

It's the harmony of an individual's experience's, personality traits, physical characteristics and attributes that make up a persons self- expression.

The truth in combat is different for each individual. As long as you maintain an open mind and are not bound by any system, style or method, you will be able to adapt to the dynamics of a changing situation. By using what is simple, functional and economical, you will have the greatest chance to be successful against your opponent. These lessons can be applied beyond self- defense and into everyday life.

Training for Women

In addition to the health and fitness benefits of training in Jeet Kune Do, the art offers an excellent framework for women's self defense. A woman's goal is to not get into a street fight, but rather have the tools to quickly deal with the situation and safely get away.

Training in Kali/Escrima

Kali/Escrima is a weapons based art originating in the Philipines. It shares many of the same principles of Jeet Kune Do and training in Kali/Escrima will compliment your empty hand Jeet Kune Do training.

  • Single Stick
  • Double Stick
  • Stick and Dagger
  • Double Dagger

Private Instruction

My teaching focus is one on one instruction. The sessions are tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of each student.

  • More personal attention
  • Progress is accelerated
  • Can cover more material
  • A better personal relationship develops than in a large group class.
For more information contact Jeff Scharlin
Certified Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali-Escrima
(Mobile) 310-699-2912 or

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