What is Kid's Jeet Kune Do?

Bruce Lee was a legend. During his lifetime, he starred in many movies, but perhaps more influential was how he changed the martial arts world by creating the art of Jeet Kune Do. It's a self-defense art based on the Chinese art of Wing Chun, mixed with western boxing, French Savate, Fencing, and judo. 

Here at Metrolina Martial Arts, we take our approach to kid's seriously by taking our adult curriculum and tailoring it specifically to kids to help build disciplinerespectintegrityand physicality. 


Basic Jeet Kune Do

The first thing students will learn is the basics of Jeet Kune Do.



Kids learn how to safely strike, either punching and kicking mitts or the heavy bag.



Kids learn a variety of exercises to build their fitness level and build life-long habits.


Basic Grappling

Kids will learn how to subdue a bully safely and without injury through basic positions.



Martial Arts help build community and friendships while everyone grows together.

What to expect on the First Day


Many children (and some teens too!) may feel very reserved, nervous, and shy on their first day, as is the case with many new activities. There will be many new movements and positions that are completely foreign to them. It is completely natural to feel timid, but after a few minutes of instruction, participants are encouraged by the supportive environment and tend to relax. Our goal at the beginning of class is to make the warm-ups fast-paced and fun. We encourage every child join in, with or without the uniform, to get a feel for the class. Some children prefer to watch at first, which they are welcome to do. We do not require sparring or competition in the class, but most kids look forward to trying their new techniques. We end each class with fun, cooperative games, which are always a hit with the kids.

Meet Tim and Michael, Metrolina Martial Arts Kids' Coaches


Tim Haun
Adult's Head BJJ Coach and Muay Thai Kru

Tim has been training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for nearly half his life -- 15 years. Having received his Brown Belt from Professor Carlos Machado in Ocotober, 2017, after having competed in MMA, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, and several BJJ Tournaments. He has been teaching nearly his entire BJJ journey and has developed an excellent approach to teaching both and adults and especially children. His philosophy with the martial arts is he wants to to be accessible to all -- regardless of sex, race, gender, and physical fitness level.

Michael Gainey
Kid's Head BJJ and JKD Coach

Michael has been training on and off since he was a kid and joined Metrolina Martial Arts in 2015 while still attending school. He trains in all of the arts and can't get enough of it. In August 2017, he started teaching the Kid's Program in Kickboxing. He competes regularly in local BJJ tournaments. 


Benefits of our Kids Program

  • Fitness
  • Self-Defense
  • Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Focus/Attentiveness
  • Self-esteem
  • Coordination
  • Friendships
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Community
  • Accomplishments

Start for Free.

Get started with kids Jeet Kune Do classes at Metrolina Martial Arts!


Free Trial
Concord/Charlotte Locals Only

$ 0
  • Start with an orientation class to understand the ins-and-outs of our dojo!
  • First night of Kids Jeet Kune Do classes are free with no commitment