"Simplicity and functionality through the liberation beyond limitation". - Sifu Gavin Edis
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Fun Classes!

This introductory class is dedicated to all like-minded individuals, who are interested in pursuing a course in martial theory, self defense, and functional fitness. We teach Jeet Kune Do (JKD) which includes Boxing and weapons in a very relaxed and safe manner. We don’t follow any strange rituals and we teach the classes in a non-formal style. Our main goal is to make it fun.
  • Amazing Team
    Super positive and helpfull training partners and instructors. We help each other be the best we can be! Our training environment is awesome and our members feel valued and respected.
  • Club Affiliation
    Our club is attached to an entire lineage of instructors that goes back to Bruce Lee. Sifu Gavin even had the honor to do a training weekend with one of Bruce Lees original students.
  • Video Library
    Learn from hands on quality insruction and practice in class as well as having acsess to our online video library with concise training modules to refer to.
  • Online Textbook
    The video library resource is our online textbook tha can be acsessed anywhere with your computer, tablet or phone to help you!
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What We Are All About

"Simplicity and functionality through the liberation beyond limitation". - Sifu Gavin Edis

  • CLASSES

    Try to get out to 1 to 2 classes a week.

  • VIDEO LIBRARY

    Watch the training videos anywhere with your Computer, Tablet or Smart Phone.

  • JOURNEY

    Begin the exciting Martial Arts Journey.

  • GOALS

    Set Goals. Make a commitment to yourself and your training.

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Our Program

This self defense program is an exciting, explosive, and energizing mix of martial arts and fitness training. Whether your goal is to lose body fat, gain flexibility, tone your muscles, or just learn self defense, This class is the answer! Our training incorporates kicks, punches, elbows and knees as well as extensive physical conditioning to build endurance, strength, and speed making it an incredible energizing work-out. Easy to learn and fun, this dynamic group class for adults is growing in popularity.

Light Warm Up

Our classes start with a light mobility warm-up to increase circulation, warm up the muscles for activity and work our range of motion. (aprox time: 5 min.)

Interval Stations

After the warm-up we do a some interval stations with equipment such as heavy bag, speed bag, wooden dummy, Agility Ladder, and weight training exersices! (aprox time: 12 min.)

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Training

After the interval stations we do the main section of the class which is instruction and practice. We do various drills for skills. Some techniques you will learn fairly quickly for self-preservation and others will take longer for self-perfection.

Stretching

After our istruction and practice portion of the class we finish off with stretching for improving our Flexibility. specific stretches are used to assist with our martial arts training, correct posture, and be more resilient to injures. People often comment on how great they feel after a class! (aprox time: 5 min.)

Price

Our adult classes 100% FREE! That's right, people can apply for membership at our small private club and get unlimited martial arts and fitness class's in our amazing gym for FREE! All you pay for is supplies which are a yearly membership at the “Jamen Zacharias - Jeet Kune Do - Online Education Centre” which is our video “textbook” for much of what we do here. Other than that you just supply your own training gear that you bring to class in your gym bag. Also, another thing.. no huge commitment right away. You can try it out and to see how much you enjoy it first!

TRIAL

Intro

FREE

1 Month

  • No Commitment Trial
  • Check out our Gym and Classes
  • Meet the Instructor
  • Meet the Team

SPECIAL

Member

*FREE

Year

  • * Must Purchase Class Supplies:
  • Online J.Z. Video Library Membership $199 per Year
  • Training Gear as needed

SPECIAL

Advanced

$

Inquire

  • Seminars
  • Training Camps
  • Semi Private Training with Jamen Zacharias
  • Certification Programs with Jamen Zacharias

Team Members

Meet the Instructors

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Sifu Gavin Edis

Assistant Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Weapons

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Sifu Jamen Zacharias

Senior Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Weapons

Link to Bio

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Gavin's Biography


As a teenager, I briefly trained in Tae Kwon Do, Kempo Karate, Aikido, and Arnis before discovering Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Bruce Lees’ Jeet Kune Do (JKD). Sifu Trevor Clarkson, at Creative Fighters Guild, was my first JKD instructor. We trained in a variety of martial arts such as JKD, BJJ and FMA.

During my time training with Trevor, I was promoted to advanced classes. When the time came for my instructor to move away, I began teaching JKD, BJJ and FMA and operated clubs in the South Okanagan including the Okanagan Martial Arts Academy.



Up until this time, Martial Arts was just a passion. That all changed when I was in head on collision with a drunk driver. That is when Martial Arts became a tool for rehabilitation. I had several injuries from the accident and was unable to train for some time. Pain in my back, knees, neck and head lead me to study the mechanics of the body in depth. After taking several fitness courses, including weight training, I was certified as a Personal Trainer. I began training in JKD again, this time with Sifu Jamen Zacharias.



All my training and experiences have led me to develop the "Jeet Kune Do Boot Camp". It is a quality self-defense Martial Arts training program with functional fitness and flexibility training. Not only does the training teach scientific street fighting, but it uses cardio interval stations, corrective exercises, and stretches that are useful with weight loss, and injury recovery & prevention.



I am constantly continuing my training, and working towards various certifications in Martial Arts. In Jeet Kune Do we are always a student and learning never ends.

Martial Arts – Self Defense:
Jeet Kune Do - Certified Assistant Instructor - under Jamen Zacharias Senior Full Instructor in JKD and Weapons. 
Synergy Stick Fencing / Weapons Training - Basic Certification - under Jamen Zacharias Senior Full Instructor in JKD and Weapons.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt - awarded by BJJ Black Belt, Tim Sheers.
Various Seminars including:
Thomas Cruise - Progressive Fighting Systems - 2 day JKD Training Seminar.
Larry Hartsell (Bruce Lee Original Student) - 2 Day Training Seminar.
BJJ seminars such as, Royce Gracie, Mega-Ton Dias, Carlson Gracie Jr. etc...
Functional Fitness:
Fitness Knowledge Coarse - Dec. 16, 2014 - Canadian Fitness Education Services.
Foam Roller / Trigger Point Therapy / Myofascial Release - Seminar - 2015 Penticton.
TRX - Basic to Advanced Course - Feb 22, 2015 (Project Body Smart).
Weight Training Instructor Certification - April 1, 2015 (CFES) (Okanagan College - Kelowna).
Personal Trainer Certification – May 9, 2016 (International Sports Science Association).
Other:
Home Support Resident Care Aide Certification - Okanagan University Collage.
Class 4 Drivers License- required certification for Police, Ambulance, or Bus up to 24 passengers.
Emergency First Aid - Community Care (St. Johns Ambulance).
Food Safe Course.
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certification – Restraining individuals with least amount of injury to them and others.
Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE) - outdoor recreation, wildlife and firearms safety.
Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) - non-restricted firearms such as rifles and shotguns.
Canadian Restricted Firearms Safety Course (CRFSC) - focuses on restricted firearms and handguns.

Testimonial

Check out what people are saying about Sifu Gavin Edis and the "Jeet Kune Do Boot Camp" class!

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Sifu Jamen Zacharias

Certified Senior Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Weapons

Lytton, British Columbia

Link to Bio

"Gavin Edis has studied martial arts and Jeet Kune Do for decades. I must play catch up to properly recognize his hard work, suffering and sacrifice over many years. He speaks not of his accomplishments and is indeed long suffering. He is someone I whole heartedly endorse as person, a friend and professional instructor". - Jamen Zacharias

"I love working with Gavin Edis at the Jeet Kune Do Boot Camp studio in Penticton BC. Gavin has worked hard to design an incredibly professional, functional studio for any practitioner to go about the life journey of training. Gavin is tireless in his efforts to make everyone welcome and comfortable. Humility, kindness, and genuine sincerity comes to mind when thinking of Gavin's studio. I try to come to Penticton to train with Gavin once every month. Gavin is working alongside of me to perfect the Martial skills we strive to pass along to others. In 2017 and beyond, the culture of training will progress and expand, making it possible to consider even more ambitious training events in the future. Thanks for your work Gavin. See you again soon". - Jamen Zacharias

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Shahram Moosavi

Certified Senior Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do
Phoenix JKD Institute
Arizona USA

Link to Bio

"I consider Gavin Edis a member of my extended family who has spent years of training in JKD and Kali. He is absolutely dedicated and committed to the growth of the arts, and most importantly to the expansion of his students’ broad knowledge of a solid and constructive martial arts. Despite various obstacles in life he has proven himself to be able to overcome whatever life has thrown at him and is setting an example in perseverance and hard work on the grounds of technical, philosophical and hand to hand combat. I am proud of his skills and dedication to the service of all people around him. I recommend people to see him for a continuous regular training."

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Obi Oniah

Executive Director for Penticton Access Society

Degree in Social Work

"I have been working out in the gym for over 20 years and currently studying to be a PT. I work out in the gym every day which is where I met Gavin Edis who introduced me to the "Jeet Kune Do Boot Camp" at "Pure Balance Fitness". Gavin uses a revolutionary approach to combine martial arts (Jeet Kune Do) and physical exercise. It is very fun and I would certainly recommend this to anyone who wants to get fit and learn about self-defense. It's fun & for everybody at all levels."

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Dan Butler

Heavy Equipment Operator

"The training has been great! It's been really helpful in preparing me for my trek on the west coast trail. I like the weight training and martial arts drills. The weight training has helped me to get stronger while the martial arts has helped me to get more agile and flexible. It makes the workouts very exciting and fun!"

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Jenn Wilson

Spa Owner / Esthetician

"Gavin is super knowledgable and motivational. His enthusiasm for wellness is contagious. He never makes you feel uncomfortable...even when you are just learning!"

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Shawn Brown

Self Employed

"I had the pleasure of attending a Jeet Kune Do class that was hosted by Gavin Edis. Gavin has created a very comfortable/safe training environment and he is very passionate about what he does. He is a very knowledgeable and capable instructor, so if you're looking for a martial arts class that focuses on self defense then I would definitely recommend getting in touch with Gavin! "

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Darcy Sangster

Clinical Counselor in Psychology PhD Program. CEO of a Private & NGO Corporation.

"As an academic & professional I was immediately drawn to the intellectual & philosophical aspect of simplicity that Bruce Lee implemented into the martial art of JKD. Previously trained in Tae Kwon Do, JKD opened up a whole new reality to the completeness and definition of using the mind, body & soul to train.
JKD is as much a martial art as it is lifestyle engaging. I recommend Gavin as an instructor to anyone who is thinking about training with a sincere person in an authentic environment of seriousness mixed with fun.
As a result, I like Gavin & JKD so much I am now entering the apprenticeship training program to become an instructor an Sifu myself and open my own training facility."

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Sifu Carl Durrant

Jeet Kune Do Instructor
Newcastle, UK

"I have trained in Jeet Kune Do for 19 years. I think Gavin Edis has a good understanding of formless combat and has an open state of mind. I have taught him a few things which he has picked up very well. It is a pleasure to know Gavin. All his students should be thankful of the opportunity they have to train with him."

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Len Fahey

Security Guard

"I have known Gavin for nearly a decade from long back when he taught classes at Okanagan Martial Arts Academy. It is great he has worked so hard to bring Jeet Kune Do back to the Okanagan. Gavin's dedication to getting his personal trainer certification has helped him become an even greater teacher and his biggest gift to JKD is ingenuity. He is providing the Okanagan people with serious life skills as well as great skills in self defense. I highly recommend that anyone who is interested in martial arts and fitness seek out Gavin."

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Jon "Bone Crusher" Felker

Personal Fitness Trainer

Link to Bio

"I have known Gavin for many years. I started my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey with his teaching. I really liked the attention to detail and his patience with me as I struggled learning something new. Having Gavin as my own student in my Fitness classes I see how serious he is about his own health as well as others. Knowing Gavin's back ground in Martial Arts and Fitness I would not hesitate recommending or referring people to him."

Contact Us

Contact me for more information or to get started in this exciting and fun class!

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