In 2014, Paul S. Lewis hosted the inaugural International Jeet Kune Do Comparison (IJKDC) at the 50th Anniversary Long Beach International Karate Championships (LBIKC), which helped celebrate the ground-breaking martial arts contributions as set forth by the legendary Bruce Lee & Ed Parker Sr., started in the mid 1960’s.
This highly-specialized portion of the overall grand event provided a unique showcase for Jeet Kune Do practitioners from all over the world to gather and compare their skill levels on a public platform. Registered entries from around the globe were welcomed and the first ever IJKDC met with great success. We now welcome Martial Artists from all disciplines and styles including: MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Wing Chun, Boxing and Muay Thai.
In addition to the IJKDC itself, outstanding Jeet Kune Do seminar workshops were conducted by select instructors, and a festive interactive dinner and discussion with our esteemed special guests, staff members and participants occurred in the evenings.
Thanks to its continual evolution and the ever-growing acceptance by martial arts enthusiasts worldwide, IJKDC events are now being successfully held on a yearly basis.
Paul S. Lewis and the entire IJKDC staff welcome all martial artists to join us at our next event by registering online at www.ijkdc.com, and together we’ll make JKD great again!