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The Bay Area Martial Arts Podcast

Oct 2, 2018

In this week’s episode, Wade was up in Petaluma, California, with his guest, Damon Evans of Jeet Kune Do Sciences. Damon is a martial artist with a capital M, focusing on the applicability of self-defense vs. any sport.


Jeet Kune Do, the martial art Damon practices and teaches, is a very unique martial art. It was created by Bruce Lee and has now grown into several different aspects (which Damon further explains this episode!) When Damon was growing up, his dad was a master in boxing but wanted a different path for his son, so he put him into Taekwondo. After that — and a very interesting story from his high school years that got him more interested in self-defense — he began practicing Judo. And even sooner after that, he was introduced to Jeet Kune Do — queue his hilarious story that you’ll want to tune in to hear!


Also in this episode, Damon talks about Jeet Kune Do’s history, his thoughts behind why it is not as popular as many of the other mainstream martial arts today, and how he went about starting his own school — The Academy of Jeet Kune Do Sciences.


Key Takeaways:

[:42] About Wade’s guest today — Damon Evans.

[1:32] Wade welcomes Damon to the podcast.

[1:40] Damon explains what Jeet Kune Do is and a bit of the history behind it.

[4:25] Why does Damon believe that Jeet Kune Do is not as popular as many of the mainstream martial arts today?

[9:33] Damon’s start in the martial arts.

[15:20] The hilarious story of how Damon got introduced to Jeet Kune Do.

[21:34] The start of Damon’s school: The Academy of Jeet Kune Do Sciences.

[23:59] About Damon obtaining his own studio space in 2010.

[25:32] Damon’s life outside of the school: how JKD has affected his personal life.

[30:57] Damon’s opinions on the future of martial arts, and how he has seen it develop over time.

[36:45] Quick-fire question: What’s fistic law?

[37:37] Where to learn more about Damon’s school.


Mentioned in this Episode:

The Academy of Jeet Kune Do Sciences

JKD Contact Info: #707-762-0111 and

JKD’s Facebook page

Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee

Jocko Podcast

Ralph Gracie