Philosophy

If Jeet Kune Do is merely your hobby, pastime or casual interest, I am not your guy.

If you tend to get involved with petty squabbles, arguments about lineages or bickering about techniques, I am not your guy either.

I have a reputation for being one of the most focused, disciplined and specialized JKD practitioners there is, and I expect the same level of practicality and dedication from those I work with.

With JKD, there are no quick fixes, no shortcuts and no overnight miracles.

It is all pure hard work, along with effective mentorship.

99.99% of people are unwilling and unable to prevail when it comes to sustained dedicated practice.

I know who I am, and I am looking only for that 0.01%.

If that’s not who you are, don’t waste my time.

Mission

At the core of my work is a simple, but powerful question:

How can the practice of Jeet Kune Do empower our lifestyles?

The first way I try to answer that question is to take the complex in combat and make it simple to understand. What are the fundamental forces that shape our success in the martial arts? What common misconceptions do we have about the way fighting works? What are the organizing principles that determine our progress in training?

The second way I try to answer that question is to apply these insights to everyday life. How can we most effectively harness what we have learnt in the martial arts into tangible results? How can we pinpoint the hidden roadblocks in our lives and overcome our mental barriers? How can we become the architect of our habits rather than the victim of them?

My ultimate goal is to answer a question that lies at the core of what it means to be a martial artist: is it possible to master ourselves by reinventing and disciplining ourselves through the martial arts? If so, how do we do it? My hope is—even if I can only answer this question in a modest way—that my work will inspire you, help you, and empower your martial arts journey.

Career

  • 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
  • Ten years of dedicated expertise in Ip Man Wing Chun

Mentors

Without them, there’d be no me.

Jeet Kune Do
Mark Stewart

Wing Chun
Ken Lau

Muay Thai
Terence Cheah

FMA
Steven Sim

Épée
Jeffery Lopez

Achievements

  • Official Branch Instructor, Singapore – International Jeet Kune Do
  • Certified Level 3 Instructor of International Jeet Kune Do
  • 2017/18 Singapore National Fencing Training Squad — Men’s Épée (Senior)
  • 2016/17 Singapore National Fencing Training Squad — Men’s Épée (Senior)
  • 2014 Top 8 Singapore National Ranking for Épée Fencing (Senior)
  • National Coaching Accreditation Programme Theory Level One
  • Standard First Aid
  • Gold Medalist, 2014 Singapore Novices Fencing Championships — Men’s Épée Individual
  • Gold Medalist, 2014 Asian Varsity Fencing Championships — Men’s Épée Team
  • Gold Medalist, 2013 Simmons Fencing Masters Classic Championships — Men’s Épée Team
  • Gold Medalist, 2013 Asian Varsity Fencing Championships — Men’s Épée Team
  • Gold Medalist, 2013 Singapore Novices Fencing Championship — Men’s Épée Team
  • 2014 第十八屆 中華民國 輔大盃 全國大專院校 擊劍邀請賽 — 男子銳劍團體 亞軍
  • Silver Medalist, 2014 Malaysia MMU Fencing Championships — Men’s Épée Individual
  • Silver Medalist, 2012 CJ Invitationals — Men’s Épée Individual
  • Silver Medalist, 2014 Singapore Novices Fencing Championship — Men’s Épée Team
  • Silver Medalist, 2012 Malaysia Swashbucklers Fencing Championships — Men’s Épée Team
  • 2012 台中擊劍錦標賽 銳劍團體賽 — 第二名
  • 2012 台中擊劍錦標賽 男子銳劍個人 — 第六名
  • Bronze Medalist, 2012 NUS Fencing Challenge — Men’s Épée team
  • Bronze Medalist, 2015 Y-Sparks International Fencing Cup — Men’s Épée Individual