The Way Of The Intercepting Fist

California Jeet Kune Do and Oakland JKD Martial Arts


In the early 1960's Felix Macias Sr. began his rigorous martial arts and self defense training under the great Kung Fu Sifu, James Yimm Lee in Hayward, California. Mr. Macias, Sr. continued to train and study June Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do with James Lee and Bruce Lee in their famous JKD "Oakland School" until James Lee's death in 1973.

The martial arts and self defense knowledge Felix Macias received from Bruce Lee and James Lee was "The Way Of The Intercepting Fist" (Jeet Kune Do, JKD).

After James Lee's death, Mr. Macias continued to study, progress, and evolve the self defense and martial arts knowledge he received from James Lee and Bruce Lee. Operating in an underground fashion, he taught this original and powerful martial art to a small group of friends, students, and eventually his sons.

The eldest son of the Macias family, Felix Macias Jr., took great interest in what he was learning from his father and trained diligently to sharpen his self defense skills and martial knowledge. He has been committed to The
Way Of The Intercepting Fist
ever since.

Using the knowledge he received from James Lee and his father as blueprints, Mr. Macias Jr. has continued to work underground in the ongoing process of analysis and advancement of this powerful martial art.

We invite you to join us and learn JKD and to benefit from the discoveries made in this evolutionary process.


James Yimm Lee and Al Novak's martial arts and self defense school in Haywardself defense school in the East Bay

This is an original business card from James Lee's martial arts and self defense school in Hayward, California. The Macias family still lives and teaches JKD in Hayward. existed.

The Macias family continues to practice, teach and further develop this original self defense art in Hayward California, only a few miles from James and Bruce Lee's original Oakland school.

A interesting published interview with the Macias family regarding the history of their powerful Oakland lineage martial art is reprinted below.

Oakland JKD June Fan Jeet Kune Do interview of Felix Macias regarding Bruce Lee and James Lee and the history of Oakland Kung Fu


Oakland Jeet Kune Do (JKD) martial arts interview of Felix Macias


Macias interview regarding June fan Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee, James Y Lee, Kung fu and the Way of the Intercepting Fist

JKD martial arts are intended for efficient self defense. Jeet Kune Do is not a sport.

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