Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do (way of the intercepting fist) is a philosophical body that finds its nucleus in martial arts. Created by reputable martial artist Bruce Lee, this philosophy stresses learning, personal growth and finding which focuses on martial arts works best for the individual and their body. Jeet Kune Do to Grow is a program for all ages and functionalities.
Instructor Avery Chaplan-Hoang will introduce students to the techniques and optimal ranges of several different martial arts, as well as their respective histories and philosophies. Individuals with learning disabilities, visual impairments, or a passion for martial arts are encouraged to join.
Students will begin by learning about the different ranges of combat. Each class will be dedicated to a different range beginning with striking, then trapping (parrying) and eventually moving into grappling (wrestling).
Following the first three introductory classes, the curriculum will be based on the individual or group's interests and ability. Class structure will adapt to meet the needs and goals of the individual or group. No equipment needed! Wear comfortable clothes. Boost confidence and increase self-awareness in mind and body!
ABOUT THE COACH
Avery Viet Chaplan-Hoang began his journey in martial arts at the age of 7. He studied Jiu-Jitsu for ten years, earning his Nidan (2nd degree black belt) in 2012. Avery is affiliated with Hearst Academy of Martial Arts, and has been training with them since 2010. Head of Hearst Academy, Bill Hearst, can be credited with expanding Avery’s horizons as a martial artist and introducing him to Chinese, Filipino and Thai martial arts as well as the teachings of Bruce Lee and his followers. Avery recently earned is Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in Theatre from the University of Ottawa. Over the summer, he ran the martial arts program at Camp Kirk, an overnight camp for children and teens with learning disabilities.