Jeet Kune Do

What is Jeet Kune Do?

Literally translated as "The Way of the Intercepting Fist".  Bruce Lee named his art Jeet Kune Do, specifically choosing the word “intercepting” as the art’s defining attribute.  What distinguishes JKD from every other combative art, is that its emphasis is placed squarely on attack; intercepting your opponent's attack with an attack of your own.


I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves".



Jerry Poteet (pictured far left) was one of an exclusive group of five individuals hand selected and privately trained by Bruce Lee (middle).

Jerry was known by many as "the conscience of Jeet Kune Do."  Until his death, Jerry taught Jeet Kune Do to the next generation of students and instructors, who will keep the flame alive.

His proudest achievement was that he was chosen as the person best able to train the actor who would portray his teacher, Bruce Lee, in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

The last years of Sifu Poteet's life was dedicated to preserving and refining the precious legacy he received from his Instructor, Bruce Lee.

Dimitri Therios was one of seven individuals certified as a Full Instructor under Jerry Poteet in Jeet Kune Do.


Jerry's teachings and legacy continues through our own personal evolution and process in the martial arts as well as life itself.