Jeet Kune Do is a Way of Life.
Bruce Lee’s Martial Art, Jeet Kune Do is training and discipline towards the ultimate reality in combat.
What Is Jeet Kune Do?
Welcome to Sean Lim Jeet Kune Do.
Jeet Kune Do was Bruce Lee’s personal process in the martial arts.
It was his unique way of expressing himself to the fullest, through combative, athletic and purposeful movement.
Later on, it also became the name he used to describe his approach to Total Combat, his Personal Philosophy as well as his Way of Life.
As a fighting method, Jeet Kune Do is designed for self-defense on the streets, where there are no rules.
Simple, direct and non-classical, Jeet Kune Do represents the Universal Way of Human Combat.
What Is The JKD Lifestyle?
For myself and my students, Jeet Kune Do training serves as the anchor and impetus for us to live a lifestyle of discipline, personal mastery and breakthrough.
My mission is neither to “sell lessons” nor to teach mere physical techniques.
It is to uphold and perpetuate the values and integrity of the Art.
If your goal is to integrate the practice of martial arts with your lifestyle and make your training a Way of Life, drop us a message today.
Who Is Jeet Kune Do For?
- The aspiring martial artist that takes to science and philosophy to expressing himself fully, as opposed to styles/systems.
- He who understands the Totality of combat.
- He who is not content with the mere practice of physical techniques.
- He who aspires to live a lifestyle of discipline and self-mastery.
- He who seeks to be liberated from the Classical Mess.
- He who trains to ultimately achieve Personal Liberation.
What Can I Expect?
- A progressive, structured and practical approach to understanding Jeet Kune Do.
- A martial arts training philosophy that centers upon Clarity, Discipline, Longevity and Unification.
- A health-first fitness approach to physical conditioning — “recovery is king”.
- No prior experience is required; everyone starts as a beginner.
- You may opt for Personal Mentorship, Focus Group Training, or both.
Jeet Kune Do is a Lifestyle.
Hello, I’m Sean Lim.
I am a 3rd Generation Jeet Kune Do Instructor, based in Singapore.
I help dedicated followers of Jeet Kune Do and Bruce Lee advance through the art with clarity, train with focus and live a lifestyle of discipline and self-mastery.
I’ve been practicing martial arts for 10 years now, and I specialize exclusively in Jeet Kune Do.
I practice and teach the Art full-time.
If your goal is to integrate the practice of martial arts with your lifestyle and make your training a Way of Life, I can help.
From there, I started my journey with the introduction session with Academy of JKD, after which I signed up for classes with Sean. I find Sean to be a highly skillful, knowledgeable, passionate and patient instructor. His has this special ability to isolate the different aspects of the art into bite size information, and teaches them in a clear and concise manner. Even as a female and a beginner, I find myself able to catch up with the other male students in class. In addition to that, the knowledge that he teaches in class is not something that you can learn from YouTube. I find that it is more beneficial if you have a real life qualified instructor, who can evaluate and correct your postures, which would speed up your learning of the art.
It has been several months now where I journal my learning after each class. I find that, from the bite size information that I cumulatively learned weekly, Sean has actually designed the curriculum in a way that I will be able to eventually relate and combine them into a bigger picture.
JKD is a lifelong learning. It is not fixed but instead, it is a continuous process of discovery that teaches you to be flexible and adaptable and I’m excited to continue this journey of discovery. I would highly recommend Academy of JKD to anyone who is interested in this art.
Indiana University (Bloomington)
Jeet Kune Do training under your direction has been especially meaningful for me.
When I decided to start training, I largely wanted to learn a form of “martial art”, as a means of effective self-defence. At the time, I viewed this purely in the physical realm; learning to punch, kick and execute movements in accordance with an established regime.
Under your training, I very shortly realised, that physical execution was really the expression and culmination of much more on a higher plane. As I progressed, I have learnt from you that focus, emotional stability, perception, physical awareness and indeed one’s own character, must come together in a rhythm that is in connectedness with one’s target, in order for the right action to flow.
I might add, that the same applies to life. And hence the special meaning to me.
I particularly appreciate your insistence that I must come to an understanding for myself, creating and expressing in my mind what the concepts mean in my own personal terms. In this process, they become part of me at once, and beyond the martial art aspect, I invariably gain deeper insights about myself. Your lessons are physically intense and intellectually stimulating, and the opportunity for self-enquiry and reflection upon the knowledge being imparted leaves a powerful impression each time.
Thank you Sean for making my Jeet Kune Do training an enlightening journey and an ongoing process of continuing growth under your guidance.
Your humble student
Lifelong JKD Practitioner
However, 4 years into practice it has greatly influenced me as a way of life more than just a martial art. The learning during training has influenced how I live and work and what is taught is constantly evolving and changing, true to the principle of the intercepting fist.
Sean not only simplifies the concepts, he also translates these into relevant exercises and constantly adjusts them by injecting knowledge gained from his various experiences. What I have gotten in return since starting my journey is definitely way more valuable than what has initially been expected and I continue to grow as both martial artist and as a person thanks to Sifu Sean’s guidance.
Subscriptions Associate, APAC @ Spotify
Today, my journey in JKD allows me to say, it is neither in the gaining nor in the losing.
Such has JKD impacted me and such is the calibre of Sean Lim to convey such relatable life philosophies through an art of self-defence that is scientific by approach yet not exhaustive by science alone; rather the mind (individual).
Sean Lim, my teacher and friend is not only an originator of his expression of martial arts, but on several occasions proven to be able to translate lessons learnt from JKD to challenges I faced in my personal life and the corporate environment I work in.
Through a sound JKD curriculum base, Sean continues to extract, research, refine and redefine movements from other sources and martial arts including western boxing and fencing.
This in itself was congruent to everything I looked for in a teacher; relentless improvement. Testament to this is his numerous fencing awards and medals.
I was a Tae Kwon Do black belt prior to my journey with Sean Lim in JKD and I can truly say that this is different, this is more!
True gems live amongst us and sometimes in the most unexpected places and circumstances. I consider Sean Lim to be such a person; always inspiring his students to be the best they can be while leading by example that even at our best there is always that little bit more to improve.
Sales & Marketing Manager (Asia) @ Westland Milk Products
He encourages his students to take notes and take charge of their own learning so that the journey expands beyond the dojo and into one’s daily routine. He constructs various mental concepts that coincide with the physical aspect of JKD which to me, makes learning this form of martial art more holistic and unique. This has helped me in my personal development as being mentally challenged leads me to think better and make better decisions. This is very important to me as I think that whatever the mind believes, the body will follow and achieve.
Sean also teaches real-world applications that would help an individual to be able to fight, not just physical movements for no rhyme or reason. It’s a privilege and honour to be one of Sean’s students―my inner strength as well as confidence have led to a personal breakthrough. No more limits ― let’s get to work.
Senior Designer @ Landor
Chief Instructor @ Bahad Zubu Kali Singapore
Head Coach @ Fencing Masters Singapore
Jeet Kune Do is a Way of Life.
At the core of my passion is a simple, but powerful question:
How can the practice of Jeet Kune Do empower one’s way of life?
The first way I try to answer that question is to take the complex in combat and make it simple to understand. What are the fundamental forces that shape one’s success in the martial arts? What are the misconceptions that people have about the way fighting works? What are the organizing principles that determine one’s progress in training?
The second way I try to answer that question is to apply these insights to everyday life. How can we most effectively harness what we have learnt in the martial arts into tangible results? How can we pinpoint the hidden roadblocks in our lives and overcome our mental barriers? How can we become the architect of our habits rather than the victim of them?
My ultimate goal is to answer a question that lies at the core of what it means to be a martial artist: is it possible to master ourselves by reinventing and disciplining ourselves through the martial arts? If so, how do we do it? My hope is—even if I can only answer this question in a modest way—that my work will inspire you, help you, and empower your martial arts journey.