New York Martial Arts Academy, located in Little Neck, New York, offers instruction in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, Women’s Kickboxing, Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As a martial art, Jeet Kune Do is without a doubt one of the most efficient, street-effective methods of fighting ever developed. Indeed, if you want the most viable method of self- defense to the threats you may encounter in today’s streets, then this is the martial art for you. You’ll be pleased to know that some of the world’s greatest fighters and martial artists were students of Bruce Lee’s Art.
Jeet Kune Do encompasses much more than mere combative or technical fighting skill. It is a reality-based program of self- development, offering you, the individual, a prescription for personal growth, not only as a martial artist, but also as a human being. Rather than seeking to fit you into a “cookie-cutter” mold, Jeet Kune Do simply shares with you the “signposts ” to total self-development that were put forth by Bruce Lee, allowing you to tap into the vast potential (in all areas of human development) that you already possess. JKD provides a superior method of total fitness, self-defense and peace of mind.
Head Instructor Dino Orfanos has been training, teaching, and involved in the martial arts since 1973. He started his JKD training in 1987, becoming a full instructor in Jeet Kune Do under Chris Kent and a certified instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do under Ted Wong (Bruce Lee’s private student). He is also a certified instructor in Wing Chun (Bruce Lee’s original martial art), a full instructor in Filipino Martial Arts and Silat. In 1996, he was certified to teach R. Gracie Jiujitsu under Grand Master Reylson Gracie. He has also trained 15 years in traditional martial arts. In 2000 he was recognized as an instructor in JKD by the Bruce Lee Educational Foundation.