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Both men and women are invited to train with us. This class requires stamina and reasonable physical fitness. You should be prepared to push yourself past your limits in every class. Bruce Lee was a big proponent of physical fitness and we try to instill this into every student. We also offer a kids class, starting at the age of 6.
We train for real fighting situations. Jeet Kune Do is not sport-fighting. Expect to be trading punches and kicks with another person in every class. We generally begin with focus pad drills and/or footwork drills. You will learn specific techniques including fast-moving footwork and evasion. Since JKD is based on the principle of interception, prepare to have feet and fists moving at you while you learn. As rough as this sounds, rarely do injuries occur. You will learn how to control your attacks for the sake of drills and avoid injury to yourself and others. There are opportunities for sparring after any class. Attendance and participation is optional.
Registering for Classes
Class enrollment and monthly payment for JKD Colorado classes are managed by a different website.
To register for classes, you will first need to create an account. Once you have created your account, simply click on the desired classes to enroll. You will have the option to auto-pay monthly via credit card. Before signing up, please read the policies page.
Your First Class
1. Dress Code
You should bring comfortable clothing designed for lots of movement and sweating. Adults are not required to wear a uniform but a loose-fitting t-shirt and shorts or sweat pants is appropriate. Please maintain appropriate hygeine. You will be sweating and breathing heavily in close proximity to others. Foul odors may be appropriate for taking down an opponent, but are not appreciated in the class setting.
Suggested items to bring:
Dedicated athletic shoes (read Shoe Policy)
2. Shoe Policy
We practice on hard floors, and a dedicated pair of athletic shoes is required. Shoes may be any color but NOT ALL-BLACK SOLES (due to marking up the floor). Classes will teach a lot of agility drills and shoes with good support are a must. You must have a DEDICATED PAIR OF SHOES for class. You do not have to go buy new shoes on your first day, but you may not wear the same shoes in class that you wear outside. Check the soles of your shoes and dig out any gravel or other debris stuck inside the treads on the bottom. We share these floors with dancers and need to keep them in excellent condition.
3. Notify the Instructor
Occasionally, we must cancel a class. We don't want you to waste your time and show up at an empty place, so please E-MAIL US (firstname.lastname@example.org)to tell us which class you will attend.
4. Get Directions
Our studio is a little hard to find the first time. Our primary location is at 7000 E 47th Avenue Dr, Suite 600A Denver, CO 80216 (Map). We are in the southwest corner of that building.
5. Arrive Early
You will need to fill out a small bit of paperwork on your first visit before you can participate. Please show up 15 minutes early to make sure you can complete this paperwork and receive a short introduction from the instructor before class starts.