Are You Curious About Our Jeet Kune Do Curriculum?

While this page isolates our Jeet Kune Do curriculum for you, it's important that you understand that this curriculum is not stand-alone.

It is part of the patented Phase Curriculum that we have access to as a Magda Institute affiliate.

The Phase Curriculum is comprised of 10 levels.

What's presented here is spread across these levels.

Please note that you may or may not receive training in all areas listed, as this depends upon your length of study and your ability to demonstrate sufficient proficiency to progress to the next level.

For instance, if you only train for six months and never progress from Beginning Phase 1 to Phase 1 you will certainly not receive training in counter-attack as you will not have sufficiently developed the various attack skills that come first.


HIMA's Jeet Kune Do Curriculum

  • Stance
  • Footwork
  • Hand Tools
  • Kicking Tools
  • Additional Striking Tools
  • Trapping
  • Grappling
  • Concepts & Theories
  • Defensive Skills
  • Counter-attack Skills
  • Feints & False Attacks
  • Timing
  • Distance
  • Rhythm
  • Cadence
  • Tempo
  • Philosophical Tenets

While all areas of study are important, I want to highlight two areas here - Concepts & Theories and Philosophical Tenets.

This curriculum is designed to promote totality in combat and to inspire a discerning eye or mind.


Concepts & Theories

As a HIMA student, you may learn about the five ways of attack:

  • SDA
  • ABC
  • PIA
  • HIA
  • ABD

Regardless of an adversary's background or your training, there are basically only five ways to attack.


Philosophical Tenets

The individual tenets are not important at this point, but their overall importance is.

The tenets provide a philosophical foundation that ties everything together.

The tenets are what differentiates Jeet Kune Do from "eclectic" martial arts systems that seem to have become the norm in the martial arts world today.


Totality in Combat

Totality in combat goes beyond merely having some proficiency in various aspects and ranges of combat.

It is about common threads that all martial arts share.

It is about reducing and streamlining to maximize directness and effectiveness.

Elements of totality include balance, economy of motion, non-telegraphic initiation, power, speed, and timing.


Discerning Eye or Mind

A discerning eye allows you to see things through a specific filter.

This filter improves your judgement and understanding of what you're viewing.

A discerning mind allows you to think through things in a specific manner.

This manner makes you an active participant in the problem-solving process, which facilitates a deeper understanding of the subject matter.


Return to Home Page

Return to Jeet Kune Do