The Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Academy operates as a private club. We reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone. Membership in the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Academy is very exclusive, and you must be invited by Sifu Davis or recommended by someone who is already a member in order to apply for membership. If you wish to become a member, you must be wiling to apply for membership and go through the interview process. Interviews are offsite, and you make an appointment to meet with Sifu Davis. In order to make your appointment and apply for membership, you may contact Sifu Davis by calling (205) 467-9039 or by emailing Sifu@HardcoreJKD.com. Please keep in mind that we are looking for those with a serious desire to learn, so SERIOUS APPLICANTS ONLY PLEASE!
There are certain things that you need to be aware of once you become a member of the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Academy. You will always refer to Sifu Davis as “Sifu” or “Sifu Davis”. You will learn the official salute used to open and close classes. If you arrive late for training and class is in session, you will wait in the archway for Sifu Davis to acknowledge you presence, at which time you will salute. There is a lot of Chinese terminology used in training. You will be expected to eventually learn all of the Chinese terms. This is something that comes with time, and you do not have to learn all terms right away! When Sifu Davis is speaking during class, his voice should be the only sound heard! You are allowed to talk to your training partner during class, but please keep it down and be sure you are talking about what you are doing and not something else! When your mind drifts in class and you lose focus of what you are doing, this is usually when someone gets hurt! ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION!!!
There is a specific set of rules and regulations that must be followed by all members of the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Academy. These rules and regulations are in effect for the safety of all members, as well as the Instructors. All members are expected to be aware of these rules and to follow the rules at all times. Breaking of the rules can result in your expulsion, after which you will NOT be allowed to come back to training! Only Sifu Davis can actually expel a student from membership on the spot, but an Assistant Instructor or Senior level student can recommend expulsion if they feel a situation warrants it!
There is such a thing as proper training attire for class attendance. All students are expected to wear long pants and official class shirt when you come for training. Black Gung Fu pants are the preferred pants, and should be worn with a class shirt or other appropriate t-shirt, sweatshirt or hoody. Clothing promoting other martial arts is not allowed … PERIOD! Quality athletic shoes with non-marking soles are to be worn at all times during training. Barefoot training is impractical and not allowed.
All students are required to purchase specific personal training equipment. You will keep this equipment in a bag and bring it with you to every training session. The required equipment is headgear with face cage, 16oz. boxing gloves, trapping gloves and hard style shin guards. Everything is usually in stock and available for purchase at a discounted rate from Sifu Davis. Please keep in mind that this is very specific equipment, and substitutions are not an option! This equipment is quality protection and is necessary for participation in certain drills, and it must be acquired if you expect to participate in all class activities. The average cost of everything listed is $125.00.