I am very much looking forward to teaching and sharing with people at this event in March. Hope to see many of you there!
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To All Individuals Wishing to Visit the Kent Institute --
The safety of my students is paramount to me. I am not requring people to be vaccinated in order to train at the school as I feel that would be over-stepping bondaries at this time. Also, mask wearing is also optional at present.
In the interest of my student's health and welfare I am now requiring all people wishing to visit the school as potential students (as well as guests of students) fill out and submit the Pre-Visit Form that is on my website . They will need to fill the form out within 24 hours of their visit. I feel this will be a strong step in preventing anything being brought in by individuals from the outside.
NEW JKD/KALI FUNDAMENTALS CLASSES:
This is a class for beginners which covers the foundations of training in Jeet Kune Do and Kali/Escrima.
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 am
STUDENT REVIEWS --
Read what students have to say about training at the Kent Institute:
"World-class instruction, fantastic training partners and a welcoming learning environment. Chris Kent's Jeet Kune Do is an investment in one's self. The best investment I'ver ever made."
“The way you can explain a concept 4+different ways so everyone can understand it, then challenge us physically and mentally with our safety being paramount, you set the bar high, I never did find another class as I moved throughout the west that was even close to the quality of instruction I received from you. This was truly a highlight of my life.”
Member of the first CKJKD class in Boise
"CKJKD is a great place to train. Family environment and non-pretentious. World-class instruction and continual learning; no matter how long you have trained."
“There are many places to train martial arts out there, but if you’re looking to training in an environment that's authentic and genuine, then look no further than Chris Kent JKD. Sifu Chris will bring out the best in your abilities, whether you are a novice practitioner or an experienced martial artist. All curriculum is clear, specific, focused, direct and to the point. Sifu Chris’s depth of knowledge and understanding is clear from the moment you step foot in the studio. His patience and willingness to teach are unparalleled in my opinion.
“My wife, Gena, and I moved to Boise in 2018. I had searched for a Shotokan Karate dojo where I could continue training. There were none available so I expanded my search for other arts. That’s when I discovered Chris Kent’s Jeet Kune Do, and our lives literally changed. Always a big fan of Bruce Lee, I learned that JKD is much more than just another martial art style. In fact, it’s not a style at all, but the philosophy and science of expressing oneself in combative form. Gena joined with me and it has been the best experience of our lives. Sifu Chris is not simply an instructor. He is a coach and a mentor. His ability to read his students and then teach each one of them according to how they best learn is like having a private lesson each time we go to class. Over the last three years we have been learning under Sifu Chris we have discovered the potential we have as individuals, and have witnessed the leaps and strides we have made in our personal growth. Jeet Kune Do is not simply a martial art, but a lifestyle. It transcends into every area of life. Sifu Chris has been studying and teaching JKD for almost fifty years, and Genas and I feel so blessed to be his students.”
“I have been training with Sifu Chris Kent for over 21 years and have become part of his instructor staff. I say that because not only have I learned so much from him as a martial artist, but I have also learned so much about how to teach martial arts! Sifu Kent is known in the martial arts, specifically the JKD? Kali community both nationally and internationally as one of the top guys, leaders and instructors in the world! He has become, as his teacher/mentor Sifu Dan Inosanto is, a “master teacher” himself!”
“My husband and I have been training with Sifu Chris Kent for a couple of years now. Sifu Chris is patient, warm and non-intimidating, with a backgraound that is second to none. He treats all of his students like family. In each class, he creates an open environment with instruction that is safe, clear, down-to-earth and practical. He is a gem in the gem state.
Christelle and Jim Lyman
“I started my path in Jeet Kune Do and Kali in 2001. Sifu Kent taught and guided me to discover my potential as a person through Jeet Kune Do. Twenty years later I’m still Blasting and Learning JKD!”
“Sifu Chris Kent is without doubt one of the best instructors that have ever had the privilege to train under. His expertise in JKD/Kali is second to none. The Chris Kent Institute is a fun, energetic, and very welcoming place to train.”
“Chris Kent JKD is an experience. Here you have the opportunity to not only be a part of Bruce Lee’s legacy, but to be a part of something dynamic and bigger than yourself. Classes are relatively small and feel more like family gatherings. I encourage anyone with a love of martial arts to come visit regardless of martial art knowledge or fitness level.”
Since 1999, the Kent Institute of Martial Art has been offering professional instruction in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali/Escrima.
Bruce Lee's wife, Linda, joins Boise's first JKD class to show her support for the school just after it opened.
Sitting with my good friend, Linda Lee Cadwell in her backyard during an interview I conducted on behalf of a European magazine a few yeas ago.
With my good friend, Linda Lee Cadwell in her backyard, during an interview I conducted with her for a European magazine
I remember, many years ago at Master Richard Bustillo's IMB Academy, I was with my cousin Guru Lindsay Largusa who was giving a seminar on Largusa-Villabrille Kali. I enjoyed meeting you.
OH my GOD !!! It's best Lee or Tyson !!! 😱😱😱