Dr. Z's Jeet Kune Do Page



Authentic Jeet Kune Do

“Willing is not enough, one must do. Knowing is not enough, one must apply.”
Sigung Bruce Lee

“Do not ask what JKD can do for you,......
but answer what you can do for JKD.”
Sifu Ted Wong


Born and raised in China, Dr. Z started his martial arts training with his grandfather at the age of 5. As a teenager, he grew up practicing Tai Chi Chuan, Wing Chun, Choy Li Fat, Northern Shaolin & Western Boxing. After coming to America for college in the early 80's, Dr. Z started his JKD training with Sifu Dan Inosanto & Sifu Ted Wong and was a former classmate of the late Brandon Lee. He is knowledgeable in both the Original JKD and the JKD Concepts way of training. (See article #3). He has also fought full contact bouts professionally out of the Jet Center.

After 3 decades of training, Dr. Z continues to share his knowledge in the martial arts and medicine. He has been the personal doctor of Master Eric Lee, Professor Toru Tanaka, Grand Master Sin Kwan Thé, and Grand Master Ed Parker. He has acted & choreographed in a number of Hollywood action/martial arts films and has taught and medically treated numerous Hollywood stars and celebrities.


The art of Jeet Kune Do was founded by Grandmaster Bruce Lee in 1967. Today, the popularity of the art has hardly diminished. In the forty-plus years since, his followers have spread Jeet Kune Do to all corners of the world. However, unlike other martial arts, Jeet Kune Do has no standardized canon, due to its ever-changing and evolving nature. After mastering the basic elements & techniques, further progress depends entirely on one's own course of self-discovery. Thus, advanced training can only be guided, but not taught. Today, the followers of Jeet Kune Do have evolved into two main camps. However, our academy is an independent organization with the goals and objectives outlined below.

Mission Statement

    Our Duties Are:

  • To promote and preserve the original art of Jeet Kune Do as it was practiced by its founder. To continue the quest from where the founder left off, and to progress beyond.

  • To contribute both scholarly and athletically, to increase the pool of knowledge within the Jeet Kune Do circle and the martial arts world.

  • To encourage practitioners to compete in full contact tournaments and MMA with the aim of applying the art and sharing it with other martial artist/competitors.

  • To continue on the cinematic quest of the late Bruce Lee and the late Brandon Lee. (This has been done by other martial artists but unfortunately, not sufficiently by Jeet Kune Do practitioners.)


Dr. Z

    • 28 years experience in Kung Fu
    • Former NCAA Boxing Champion
    • Certified Jeet Kune Do Instructor (since 1990)
    • Founder of Z Kuen Do


    • Authentic JKD Training
    • Martial Arts and Cinematic Choreography
    • Sports Medicine
    • Personalized Instruction

Authentic JKD Training:

    • Full Contact Sparring
    • Trapping and Sensitivity Drills
    • Intercepting Fist/Kick Drills
    • Chinese Philosophy and Medicine
    • Uniform Provided with Membership
    • Instructional Videos available

Jeet Kune Do, "The Way of the Intercepting Fist", is a hybrid martial arts system and life philosophy founded by world-renowned Grand Master Bruce Lee, and offers an unique workout for the mind and body, and is geared towards self defense, or "scientific street fighting". We hold classes on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday evenings in the Sunset district of San Francisco. Jeet Kune Do training emphasizes Taoist and Zen philosophies, intercepting fist techniques, and overall body fitness and conditioning. Classes are taught by certified instructors. Your initial tuition includes a training schedule and a training log to track your progress in class as well as your workouts between sessions. Private instructions that geared towards personalized training, personal growth and movie choreography are also available.

New for 2014:
New group classes (for beginners and intermediate levels) Special offer for new students: 2 weeks of training (6 sessions) for $20.00 in the San Francisco Sunset district area. Curriculum to include: Fighting stances, basic footwork, lead weapons, sticky hands and self defense training.

JKD online Academy from anywhere in the world! Content to include: history, philosophy, methodology and teaching curriculums. With personalized tutoring/training, through the use of instructional mp4 and web cams; leading to certification. (This is for students with minimum of 2 years prior experience ONLY.)

Head Instructor: Sifu Dr. Z
Certified Instructors: Michael Abel, William Chou, Seth Weil
Assistant Instructors: Timothy Dymond.

Contact Us:

For GROUP CLASSES information and rates in the San Francisco Sunset district (there is no group class available in the Los Angeles area), email: jkdinfo@att.net

For JKD Online Academy and personalized private lessons in the San Francisco Bay and the Los Angeles area, email: jkdsifu@att.net (For Online Academy and private lessons request only, group class request emails will not be returned.)

The Jeet Kune Do Creed: "Use no way as way, having no limitation as limitation, train with the strictest discipline, to ascend the peak of ultimate attainment."

Achieve Something Greater,.....Grandmaster Lee Did!


In the early 80's I had the great fortune of studying with two of Sijo Bruce Lee's top students, Sifu Ted Wong and Sifu Dan Inosanto.

There are rumors that I favored one Sifu over the other, this is NOT TRUE! I equally have the utmost respect for both of my esteemed Sifus, but in different ways.

Sifu Inosanto is one of the most knowledgeable masters that I have studied with, and is also a man of humanity and substance. I have grown in many aspects of my life because of his teachings. Even though his direct focus was not on the continuation of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, I have the utmost respect for his steadfast dedication to the promotion of the Filipino arts. At a time when the art was not yet firmly established and whoever championed it had to overcome opposition and disapproval, he successfully became one of the most authoritative figure in the art today. He also taught me what the power of dedication to personal conviction could accomplish. His contributions to the martial arts world are truly to be commended.

Sifu Wong was a man of honor and integrity. He was first and foremost loyal to our Sijo, the late Bruce Lee. He sought to preserve the high standards of JKD by selecting only quality students and not advertising publicly. He wanted the art of JKD, to remain non-commercialized, non-classical and non-"adulterated for the sake of wider distribution". In his final years his wholehearted dedication to the art lead him to be inducted into the Black Belt Hame of Fame. And even though he is no longer with us, his spirit lives on in the hearts of all of his followers. I remember most what he once said to me: "Do not ask what JKD can do for you, but answer what you can do for JKD". I have always kept that phrase alive in my heart and I am truly honored to have been a participant in his journey. Sifu, we love you forever, REST IN PEACE.

Dr. Z