Authentic Jeet Kune Do
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An original student of Bruce Lee, Jerry Poteet certified Andreas (Andy) Simatos in the martial art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD).

Sifu Andy is the only certified 2nd Generation JKD Instructor in the Chicago NW Suburbs.
Our Chinatown-style studio in Algonquin – a fusion of old and new
Our Chinatown-style studio in Algonquin – a fusion of old and new
Si-Gung Jerry Poteet and Sifu Andy Simatos
Si-Gung Jerry Poteet and Sifu Andy Simatos
A generous gift from Linda Lee Cadwell and Shannon Lee
A generous gift from Linda Lee Cadwell and Shannon Lee
Authentic Jeet Kune Do
Authentic Jeet Kune Do
Ki Youth and Family Programs Available
Ki Youth and Family Programs Available
Proud representative of Jerry Poteet’s Jeet Kune Do Association

Welcome to Ki Fitness & Martial Arts Academy

Announcing a new Women’s Energy “Self-Defense” Class starting on February 24th to run on Mon/Wed/Sat.  Participation can start anytime on or after February 24th.  For details, please email info @ kijkd.com, contact us through this site, or call (847) 594-8585.  More details will be posted soon on our blog.

  • Learn offensive and escape techniques that are geared toward women.
  • Learn practical street fighting techniques based in two martial arts created by a woman.
  • Focus on effective offense and escape rather than non-effective “self-defense” techniques.
  • Learn the secrets to “relaxed power” and using your opponents’s strength against them.

“Ki” is the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is inherent in all things. Ki Fitness and Martial Arts Academy is a lifestyle martial arts and fitness studio based on the traditional way of teaching martial arts. Martial arts is not simply about fighting, combat, or sports competition. It is a way of life based on physical and philosophical methods and training. At Ki, we use this approach to provide a unique experience for each student to become self-aware and realize his or her full potential as an individual.

Private lessons and small classes are available. Classes are small to maintain a unique personal experience for each student. With both youth and adult programs available, we offer teachings in Jeet Kune Do, Tai Chi, Qigong, Pilates, Yoga, and “KiFit” Fitness. While all of these can help augment a martial artist’s skills and awareness, the classes for each are offered independently to the public for anyone who wants to attend.

JKD and KiFit classes are taught by Sifu Andy who specializes in authentic Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do (JKD) as it was taught to his Sifu, Jerry Poteet, by Sifu Bruce Lee; “simple, direct, and non-classical”. Sifu Andy is one of a very small elite group of people in the world certified directly by Jerry Poteet to teach second-generation Jeet Kune Do.

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New Women’s Energy “Self-Defense” Class

  Starting the week of August 12, we are offering a new Women’s Energy “Self-Defense” Class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. We will soon update this post with more specifics, including times and costs. Learn offensive and escape techniques that are geared toward women. Learn practical street fighting techniques based in two martial arts created [...]

The Lifestyle of a Martial Artist

Martial arts, specifically JKD, is a lifestyle and can be learned by anyone; no matter the age, gender, body shape/size, skill level, and personal goal. JKD is effective for those without any martial arts background. It is also effective to augment the skills of a trained martial artists of any other art form. It can [...]