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About Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do (Chinese: 截拳道 Cantonese: Jitkyùndou lit. "Way of the Intercepting Fist," also "Jeet Kun Do","JKD," or "Jeet Kune Do") is a hybrid fighting system and life philosophy founded by Bruce Lee in 1967 with direct, non classical, and straight forward movements. Jeet Kune Do is primarily an open hand system. The system works on the use of different 'tools' for different situations. These situations are broken down into ranges (Kicking, Punching, Trapping, & Grappling), with techniques flowing smoothly between them. Also, it is referred to as a "style without style". Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts.

In 2004, the Bruce Lee Foundation decided to use the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (振藩截拳道) to refer to the martial arts system that Lee founded. "Jun Fan" was Lee's Chinese given name, so the literal translation is "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist."

Master Instructor Vincent Raimondi

Senior Master Raimondi began the study of Tae Kwon Do in South America in 1973. He was a professional soccer player, active in judo and other martial arts before coming to the USA in 1977.

Not long after arriving in Amercia, Senior Master Raimondi continued his martial arts training under the guidance of Grand Master H.U. Lee and in 1985 became certified as an instructor by the ATA. The year 1985 continued to be an exciting year as he opened his first ATA martial arts school in Roselle Park, NJ. Through 1985 - 1987 Senior Master Raimondi participated in many tournaments and consistently finished in the top ten of competitions.

His interest in learning other martial arts led him to study Jeet Kune Do and train under Ted Wong, a student of Bruce Lee, in 1990. In 2005 Senior Master Raimondi received his certification as an instructor of JKD. In 2000, under the tutelage of Korean Master Jeong Ho Kim, Senior Master Raimondi studied the art of the Korean Samurai called Haidong Gumdo and received his certificate in 2002.

By the time 2001 came along Park Karate had experienced tremendous growth and success. The school received the Ambassador Award as one of the top academies in the country (Park Karate was ranked fifth) and Senior Master Raimondi was cited for his distinguished accomplishments and leadership skills. In 2003 the ATA conferred upon Senior Master Raimondi his title as a 6th Degree Black Belt Master and, in 2008, achieved the status as a 7th Degree Senior Master.

But Senior Master Raimondi is not all about martial arts. He is also a respected citizen of Roselle Park, actively involved in many of the township's activities with the goals of creating a better and cleaner community. His contributions to numerous fundraising campaigns are likewise inspiring, generously giving to the H.U. Lee Fund for college scholarships and also in the hopes of someday finding a cure for breast cancer. He is a devoted husband and father and sees his family as his greatest accomplishment of all.

 

Vincent Raimondi
School Owner
Master Head Instructor
7th Degree Black Belt

Practicioner of
Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
under Tim Tackett

 

 

Jeet Kune Do Roselle Park
110 Chestnut Street, Roselle Park, NJ 07204
908-241-5444