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Esteem Martial Arts & HAVOC JKD

Esteem Martial Arts & HAVOC JKD are a group dedicated to practicing and refining efficient and practical martial arts for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our focus is on allowing you to reach your OWN potential through honest, realistic training.

We offer classes in Jeet Kune Do, Karate, Catch Wrestling, Ju-Jutsu and Kali as well as seminars and lectures on Self-Protection and related topics. Esteem regularly hosts Masters and Grandmasters from around the world and is THE place to go in Calgary for effective Self-Protection training.

Sensei Sarah-Jade created Esteem to provide accessible training for all without sacrificing quality or standards. She is one of the highest ranked Female JKD instructors in Canada, and is a former international competitor in Karate, having fought and taken championship medals at numerous Provincial, National and World tournaments. She brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to her teaching and is renowned for making new practitioners good and existing practitioners great!

Sifu Jay is the Canadian Director & Law Enforcement Training Officer for the Jeet Kune Do Athletic Association - an organisation dedicated to excellence by providing world class instruction for members and instructors. A strict standard, quality control, and testing procedure has been put in place to ensure the highest quality of instruction, and also to preserve the art forms being taught. HAVOC JKD is Jay's blend, taking his training with his Law Enforcement experience to offer a superior level of training that is "battle tested and battle proven" - his teaching and grasp of the nuances of combat is par excellence

What is HAVOC JKD?

Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do (JKD) after a life of exposure to a plethora different disciplines of martial arts, ranging from western boxing to fencing to Wing Chun to Wrestling and many, many more. Drawing from the useful portions of each art, Lee produced an ever-evolving system that teaches the student to use every aspect of his or her body in a fight. Indeed JKD can be described as "the search for the common thread among arts".

HAVOC JKD is Sifu Jay's reading of JKD that pairs his training with his Law Enforcement experience to offer a superior level of training that is "battle tested and battle proven"

"HAVOC" is an acronym, as well as a paradigm. As an acronym it stands for "Hostile Aggressive Violent Offender Combatives" - which represent the three types of confrontation one may encounter. It also refers to the very nature of combat itself, which is fast, chaotic and very unpredictable.

It is important to realize that most Martial Artists are not always qualified or capable of delivering such specialized training. Most rarely encounter any real world violence and are instead limited to dojo sparring and sport environments. With Jay you get a PROVEN methodology that has been utilized and developed PERSONALLY over 2 decades of Law Enforcement experience in some of the most dangerous confrontations imaginable.

Hopefully, you will never be faced with a situation where your life, or the life of a family member, is in danger. But, bad things happen to good people all the time and in this respect, the skills you will learn are like the spare tire in your car, or the lock on your front door - you may never have a flat tire, or burglar test your door, but if you do you are prepared for the situation.