Sifu Brian Kennedy
Sifu / Guro / Sensei Brian kennedy started his martial arts training in 2006. He started in the art of Ninjitsu. Being a massive Bruce Lee fan he started looking into JKD/Wing tsun class in Dublin in 2007 and while there was WT schools there were no known JKD schools in the Republic of Ireland.
After some online searches he came across Sifu/Guro Joaquim Almeria who was offering a distance learning program in Bruce Lee’s Art of Jeet Kune Do. He contacted Sifu Almeria and started studying under him after meeting him in his Las Vegas school a few months later. While traveling back and forth to Spain to train with his Sifu, Sifu Brian achieved his Apprentice Instructor ( Black belt ) in Jeet Kune Do in October 2010.
Sifu/Guro Brian’s Instructor certifications to date:
JUN FAN JEET KUNE DO
Senior Associate Instructor ( 3rd Degree) under Sifu Joaquim Almeria
INOSANTO/LACOSTE BLEND KALI
Associate Instructor ( 2nd Degree ) under Guro Joaquim Almeria
VALENCIA LAMECO ESKRIMA KNIFE
Level 1 Instructor (1st Degree ) under Guro Felix Valencia
FRACTAL FIGHTING ARTS
Full Instructor under
Guro Max Greene
SHURIKEN DO NINJUTSU
Instructor (1st Degree) under Sensei David Nalty
Instructor ( 1st Degree ) under Guro Joaquim Almeria
ICQC WEAPONS THREAT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ( founder )
WING TSUN KUNG FU
1st Higher Grade [ Blackbelt ] Instructor under Sifu Michael O’Leary
BLOOD AND BONES TACTICAL
Level 1 Full Instructor, One Blood, Knife And Stick/Baton
Level 2 Full Instructor Stick/Baton under Guro Nate Hill
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue stripe belt under Coach Ken Byrne
Focus Mitts Sport And Street Instructor under Sifu Burton Richardson
Solo Sinawalli Karenza Instructor under Sifu Burton Richardson
Sifu/Guro Brian has also trained in many other arts over the years some of which include , judo, shaolin kung fu, taekwondo, tai chi, Kyushu jitsu, dim mak pressure point fighting,
Si-Hing Jamie Martin
JKD Associate Instructor Level 1
Jamie Martin has been training with Guro Brian Kennedy since 2012. He has also racked up the highest amount of private one on one training with Guro Kennedy.
He is a certified Associate Level 1 Instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu And Jeet Kune Do Concepts. He is also a certified Level 1 Instructor under Sifu Brian’s own system ICQC Weapons Threat Management System for Edged and Impact weapons.
He is the highest ranking member of the school next to Guro Kennedy and as the next in line, takes lead of all classes when the Chief Instructor is not available.
Jamie is also a serving member of the Irish Defence Forces and achieved the rank of purple belt In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under coach John Kelly of Checkmat Dublin and has training in Freestyle Wrestling, Kickboxing, Kenpo, Wing Tsun, Kali, Silat and MMA. He has also competed in kickboxing, freestyle wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu and submission grappling.
Si-Hing Patrick Brien
JKD Apprentice Instructor Level 1
Pat Brien has accumulated a vast knowledge and skill in his 40+ years in Martial Arts. He has trained under Guro Brian Kennedy since 2015 and passed his Apprentice Instructor level 1 in 2020.He is also a certified Level 1 Instructor under Sifu Brian’s own system ICQC Weapons Threat Management System for Edged weapons.
Pat also holds instructor levels in other martial arts which include,
4th Degree Black Belt in kickboxing under the W.K.C.
He also holds a 1st Degree Black Belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do.
He has also trained in other styles of martial arts including Kenpo karate, ITF Tae Kwon Do, Shaolin Kung Fu
Eamonn Kehoe Hanlon
BBT Associate Instructor Level 1
Eamonn has been training at JKD SEA Martial Arts since the mid of 2019. He trains in all our JKD, Fractal, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Blood And Bones classes.
Because of his dedication in training in all our classes he holds multiple ranks in our arts which include, Beginner Level 2 in JKD, Level 1 in Fractal Fighting Arts, Associate Instructor Level 1 in Blood And Bones Tactical Stick/Baton and Tactical Knife.
Eamonn also has previous training in Choy Lay Fut and also currently trains Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Wing Tsun Kung Fu.
BBT Associate Instructor Level 1
Jaro has been training at JKD SEA Martial Arts since the mid of 2019 having no previous training in Martial Arts.
He trains in our JKD, Fractal and Blood And Bones classes.
Because of his dedication ,and the fact he looks at everything logically,he has excelled in his training and he holds multiple ranks in our arts which include,
Beginner Level 3 in JKD,
Level 1 in Fractal Fighting Arts, Associate Instructor Level 1 in Blood And Bones Tactical Stick/Baton and Tactical Knife.