Jeet Kune Do Introductory Seminar: The Void
This coming April 14 (Saturday), join us for a Introductory Seminar on Bruce Lee’s Martial Philosophy.
This seminar focuses exclusively on a concept that I term as The Void.
This event is pre-registration only.
We will cater only to a maximum of 6 participants.
We will not be accepting any more applicants once the event is full.
Late, walk-in or incomplete registrations will not be entertained.
Complete beginners welcome; no prior martial arts experience required.
What Is The Void?
Originally, this concept had no name.
This is because it wasn’t even a concept for me in the beginning.
Instead, it was a struggle.
In my process of trying to learn the Art of Jeet Kune Do, I could not understand the idea of “Interception”.
I noticed that everybody would explain “Interception” as “hit the opponent as he tries to attack you”.
Well, easy to say — who doesn’t want to do that?
I went straight to the Source.
In my heart, I was certain about one thing.
I didn’t have the answer.
I knew that “Interception” wasn’t to purely attack; it wasn’t to purely defend.
I knew that “Interception” wasn’t about speed; it wasn’t about power.
It sure as hell wasn’t about techniques.
And so I studied traditional Wing Chun.
I studied Western Boxing.
I studied Western Fencing.
I studied Filipino Kali.
It was a long, painful and tedious process.
But year after year, my clarity grew.
I began to see the Parallels.
In my immersion, I gradually forgot about my struggle.
I found myself observing the Parallels between all these various “systems”.
I started to ask myself questions, and I shared my process and progress with my students weekly.
In doing so, I gained even more clarity.
It turns out that there is a pre-requisite to achieving Interception.
The long story short, is that there must be a Void.
What is Jeet Kune Do?
Jeet Kune Do was Bruce Lee’s personal process in the martial arts.
It was his way of expressing himself to the fullest; it was also 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 Combat!
What is The Void?
To put it simply, every technique has a weakness; every attack has an opening.
If you want to learn the Art of Jeet Kune Do, your training cannot be merely about practicing techniques.
You must cultivate your mind to subconsciously perceive said openings.
You must develop your body to instinctively seize said openings.
You must strengthen your emotions to conquer said weaknesses.
It is not a simple of matter of “hit faster” or “hit harder”; Jeet Kune Do is not required for that.
What Will I Learn?
Over the course of 3 hours, I will personally take you through the fundamentals of Jeet Kune Do.
You will learn what it means to develop and own the:
✅ JKD Mindset
✅ JKD Skillset
✅ JKD Vehicle
Why is this Important?
As you might already know, Jeet Kune Do is a science, not a “style” or “system”.
This science follows precise methods and is centered upon universal principals.
Once you immerse yourself into Jeet Kune Do, it no longer becomes a “hobby”, it becomes a Way of Life.
We Will Cover
✅ The Void
✅ The Centerline
✅ Economy of Motion
✅ Mass-accelerated Movement
✅ Space/time Mastery
✅ The Kinetic Chain
✅ Rapid Delivery & Recovery
✅ Cycles of Readiness
✅ The Strategic Advantage
✅ Mobility for the Martial Artist
✅ Impulse & Intention
✅ The Initiative
✅ Fluidity & Stillness “in Movement”
✅ The Engagement Continuum
✅ Chi Sao “without touch” (otherwise known as Disengaged Trapping)
✅ What the Wooden Dummy means to the JKD Man
✅ The Power of Progressive Sparring
✅ Everything Must Be Tested Under Pressure
✅ Self Understanding, Unification and Breakthrough
Each of these concepts alone could take you years just to move up and down the learning curve.
If you are not careful, you could easily end up practicing only physical techniques without ever experiencing a single breakthrough.
In this 3-hour Seminar, I will introduce them all to you.
You will not be able to master any of them right away (it takes years of sacrifice), but you will surely open your eyes to what Jeet Kune Do is.
Regardless of your background, experience or skill level, I guarantee that these three hours will surely be well worth your time and investment.
Who Is This For?
This session is perfect for you if you:
- Are based in Singapore.
- Are willing and able to train on a regular and consistent basis.
- You know my content well and are keen to work with me going forward.
- Have a burning desire to learn and practice Jeet Kune Do seriously, for the long term.
- Have no prior martial arts experience.
- Have no existing physical or medical conditions.
- Are able to “empty your cup” and come with a “learner’s mentality“.
- Are at least 21 years of age.
- Are truly keen on learning, coachable and a team player.
Who Should NOT Apply
If you are one of the following, do NOT apply:
- You have not read through my blog, or at least this page properly.
- You have already attended an Introduction Session previously — give others a chance!
- You are below 21 years of age.
- You are casually interested only shopping based on “price”, “location” and “convenience”.
- You are only looking for something fun and exotic to do over the weekend.
- You are unable to actually train on a weekly basis.
- You do not intend to practice martial arts seriously and consistently.
I only want to work with participants who are serious about learning, so let’s not waste each other’s time. Thank you.
The SLJKD Methodology
My approach to training in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do consists of four pillars:
At any point in time, you will always have clarity, direction and purpose that empowers every step of your training. You will be trained to be independent and self-sufficient as a martial artist.
I will constantly and progressively push you to arrive at your maximum potential — physically, mentally and “emotionally”. You will experience significant breakthroughs through your training.
I always take the recovery-first approach; I place a huge emphasis on mobility, compensation and recovery to ensure that we can push ourselves to the fullest without ever jeopardizing our health and well-being.
Personal Mastery is the goal; the practice of martial arts is merely the vessel to develop our consciousness in other to “get there”. Eventually, we must unify our expression and master ourselves.
About Sean Lim
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.
Since 2011, I have been providing top-notch, professional and full-time instruction in JKD to people from all walks of life.
- Third-generation Bruce Lee student
- The world’s only Jeet Kune Do practitioner with competitive international fencing experience
- Singapore’s only professional & full-time Jeet Kune Do specialist
- Fully-certified Jeet Kune Do Instructor (Ted Wong Lineage)
- National Fencing Athlete (’14, ’16, ’17, ’18)
- Registered Épée Coach
- Nine years of dedicated expertise in Ip Man Wing Chun
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
Date: 14 April 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 4:30PM to 7:30PM
Venue: yo:HA @ Jurong, #02-04, 200 Jurong East Ave 1, Singapore 609789
Instructor: Sifu Sean Lim (Ted Wong Lineage)
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- No prior experience required.
- All equipment will be provided.
- Just come in your regular gym/exercise attire.
- Wear shoes!
- Showering facilities: available.
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You will not become Bruce Lee in three hours.
Don’t expect to immediately become proficient in everything within one session.
You can treat this session as an overview of my work, a catalog of what you can expect from training with me as well as an opportunity to determine if you are an ideal fit.
Jeet Kune Do is not an easy path to walk.
If you do not see yourself practicing seriously and training consistently, do not apply.
I may not accept you as a student.
If you are not serious about the art, unable/unwilling to focus on training or are “uncoachable”, please do NOT apply.
This event is pre-registration only. Walk-in or late registrations will not be accepted.