JDK Breaks Through to New York

Welcome to JDK New York Martial Art Seminars!

Unlock the secrets of traditional martial arts with our upcoming martial art event on January 20-21, 2024 in New York, hosted by JDK affiliate Black Belt Will Just.

Our seminars provide an immersive and transformative experience for martial art enthusiasts of all levels!

What to Expect:

Bassai Dai Unveiled: Gain in-depth insights into the drills, bunkai, and practical applications of Bassai Dai as explored in Master Colin Wee’s award-winning book. Here, fundamental techniques from this traditional training system offer you incredible functional and combative skills.

Japanese and Korean Forms and their Revelations: Explore the applications and drills embedded in what seems to be opposing lineages to improve your coverage and defense against a variety of attacks.

Fundamental Dynamics: Delve into the principles of the JDK Method underpinning bunkai and discover how these principles make sense of traditional training. Gain insight into the relationship between basics and the art of application using modern day analogies and mechanics.

Harmony of Hard and Soft Styles: Explore the dynamic interplay of hard and soft style principles in Jion, Jiin, and Jitte. The fusion of traditional martial arts occured more often than we tend to believe, and there are benefits from breaking through a silo-approach in your training methods.

This seminar is not just another weekly training opportunity; it’s a rare chance to go behind the scenes with an international master-level trainer (more on Colin Wee), gaining insight into the nuanced skills that breathe life into traditional systems. Prepare to challenge your perceptions, and enjoy a progressive insight into traditional martial arts.

Reserve your spot today and embark on a path of self-discovery, skill enhancement, and camaraderie. For more information, contact Will Just email: JDKNY@proton.me or call (518) 657-9585.

About Event Director: Will Just

Will Just has experience in various martial arts and combat sports. He primarily focuses on evolving Taekwondo with the insight gained through the practice and application of Kata.

Will has established a link between kata, physical healing, and spiritual awareness. With this integration we can better evolve our character as well as the Martial art.

Will has integrated his art into the world of off-grid living. Will believes that understanding our intention, assessing the self within the present, and mitigating how we use and identify body language, can help us open our senses to the multidimensional landscape of the world. We can then integrate these skills to other aspects of life. Will uses these skills to bridge his training into natural horsemanship for some of his students.

Will has also utilized the mental visualizations held within the etiquette, and principles of martial arts to work in stressful environments. Will works as a High angle rescue technician, A Wilderness paramedic, wildland firefighter and has been a leader in disaster relief efforts as well as field hospitals. Will has his 5th Dan under Grandmaster Les Zampino and, is a JDK affiliate blackbelt and student of Master Colin Wee.

Of the upcoming seminar in New York, Will says “I’m overcome with excitement to bring Master Colin Wee to the Capital region. His tactical insight, which he gains from the Kata, integrated with his rich life experience creates an atmosphere of a true Master. It is simply extraordinary.”

Host School: Northeast Taekwondo Academy

Northeast Taekwondo Academy is one of the pioneer martial art schools in the Capital District. Owned and operated by Grandmaster Les Zampino, this school was established in 1977. Visit Northeast Taekwondo (which we are using as our seminar venue) in person or online at https://northeasttkd.com/about

Will would like to express his gratitude: “Grandmaster Les Zampino has been so accommodating to us. He has over 50 years of experience in traditional and sport style Taekwondo, and is always willing to support his students inside and outside of the Dojang. ”

Tickets and more info available at https://breakingthroughtkd.eventbrite.com

Out-of-State Guests

For those people coming from out-of-state, please inquire with host for information regarding transportation into Scenectady, accommodation, meals during the seminar, and other events available on the weekend, and the two days after. Head to JDK New York Seminar 2024 FB Event Page if you want to discuss further details there.

For more information see New York Seminar Press Release