Tommy Carruthers International Martial Arts Organisation

At Tommy Carruthers International Martial Arts Organisation, we believe in keeping things simple, direct and realistic.

Our goal is to teach the martial art the way it was intended to be taught- for self defence. We are only interested in practical self defence techniques that work in real life situations. We know that Bruce Lee's martial art should have no shape or form. But we also believe that students need a starting point and we see no better starting point than using techniques from Bruce Lee's modified Wing Chun, boxing and fencing.

Later on, our students are encouraged to strip away the unessentials and really train the essentials, without any telegraphic motions. We actively avoid using complex techniques that can hinder or slow you down. We see no point in using two moves when you can use just one.

We are convinced that the mechanical principles of Bruce Lee's fighting method are as valid today as they were when Bruce was alive. For example, the shortest distance between two points is STILL a straight line!

Here at Tommy, we are committed to daily decrease.

"Walk on" -Bruce Lee

Certificate of Accomplishment

Earlier this year we added the last lessons of the Second Series to the Online JKD Club. Including the First Series, that's a total of 300 lessons and so Tommy will be awarding a Certificate of Accomplishment to anyone who has reached the end of the Second Series!

If you have completed all the lessons, contact us and Tommy will send you a certificate. Make sure to give us your name, postal address and your forum username.

New in the webshop - Shin Guards

Protect your shins during training with these shin guards

28th - 29th November 2015 - Jeet Kune Do Seminar, Beijing, China

Host: Neil Shi,
Location: Beijing.
Date: 28th-29th November 2015, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 13:00-17:30
Private lessons will be available during the seminar. If you want to join this private lesson and accept Tommy's personal guidance, please e-mail me, I will arrange the time.

Non Classical Gung Fu Series - Update

This is just to announce that the Non Classical Gung Fu Series is being rounded off at 77 lessons. Tommy has demonstrated all the techniques he wanted to cover at the moment and so we will not be adding any further lessons to this series.



Contact him for price, from beginners to advanced levels,
- improve punching & kicking speed, power and attacking and all defensive work
- improve awareness and reaction time

Suitable for martial arts of any dicipline.

New JKD Drills Series


We are happy to announce the launch of a new series of JKD 'Drills'. These drills are taught exclusively by Tommy to his basement and seminar students. These drills teach seeing, feeling and the ability to adapt to whatever comes through the holes as you attack, these drills teach how to plug the hole.

For more information see the Drills page

New video series - Non Classical Gung Fu

Jesse GloverToday we are launching a new video series! Non Classical Gung Fu

First Time Ever Online Lessons of Jesse Glover's Non Classical Gung Fu, presented by Thomas Carruthers Student and Friend of Jesse Glover.

"Non Classical Gung Fu is modified from Jun Fan Gung Fu, taught to Jess Glover from Bruce Lee. It is a simpler and easier way for the normal person on the street to have a workable method of protection. It has a few techniques and is purely based on a strong offence with forward pressure. These lessons are a tribute to my best friend and teacher Mr Jesse R. Glover"

 - Tommy Carruthers

If you are familiar with our Online JKD Club, this series works exactly the same way. As a member of the NCGF club you get access to a new lesson every 3.5 days.

Join Today!

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Online Video Club News

GREAT NEWS! We have moved the original FIRST SERIES of the Online JKD Club to our video hosting platform, which means that it is now available for most mobile devices!

If you are currently on the First Series you will now find the videos in the new format, and you can check back to anywhere in the series up until your current video number.

If you are on the Second Series, you can now check back anywhere in the First Series, from the same video page.

We hope you really enjoy seeing the original series now in this form. We would ask however that you use the bandwidth responsibly :-)

We would also like to announce that we are going to be rounding off the current Second Series at lesson 192, bringing the total number of lessons in both series to 300!

Also, we are closing down the CRASH SYSTEM SERIES. Members currently on this series can still finish the series but we won't be taking any new subscriptions. We are however planning to replace this series with a new video series in the near future - WATCH THIS SPACE!

New feature on this website - Ask Tommy a Question

New on this website, if you have a question you want to ask Tommy about JKD training or seminars, then you can ask him directly via our webform.


This is one of my own inventions, this will protect you, when training the fingerjab, simple to attach to the headgear......

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