Welcome to Ottawa Jeet Kune Do

Since 2005, Ottawa Jeet Kune Do has been empowering children and adults with the knowledge and skills necessary to survive street confrontations. Our teachings are rooted in a reality-based approach to self-defense.

In our Adult and Kids Jeet Kune Do or Commando Krav Maga, students learn how to avoid all types of violent and dangerous situations, as well as the appropriate and most-effective techniques to deal with aggressive attackers. 

Sifu Darryl D’Amico has over 26 years of martial arts training in Modern Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, and Commando Krav Maga.


OttawaJKD Reopening Announcement

OttawaJKD will open Tuesday, August 4.

Prior to reopening, OttawaJKD will set up a time period to register at the school. All students must make an appointment to register for classes by emailing Sifu Darryl at

When registering, please wear a face mask and come prepared to pay your fees.

All students must register in advance for classes with OttawaJKD regardless of circumstance. We will not allow walk-in registrations. Again, you must make an appointment in advance.

When you register, you will be able to choose a time slot for training according to the new schedule, on a first-come, first-serve basis. A maximum of 9 students will be allowed in any one class.

Participants who register for our fitness classes will be able to pay their fees through our Shopify account.

Once registered you will be given an OttawaJKD protocol procedure handout for classes.

Students who have paid in full for their 6 month membership will be credited with the appropriate amount of time left on their membership as of March 17, 2020.

Please note that all classes have been reduced to 45 minutes to accommodate sanitization and physical distancing protocols.

The wearing of face masks is mandatory. All students are required to have their mask on prior to entering our facilities. If you do not wear a mask, you will not be allowed to train at OttawaJKD for the time being for the health and safety of our students and instructors.

OttawaJKD will do its utmost to protect its staff and students and we ask that you do your part to honour our necessary protocols.

Our Classes

Adult Jeet Kune Do

We’re dedicated to the perpetuation and preservation of the art and philosophy of original Jeet Kune Do as it was taught by it’s founder, Bruce Lee to original student Sifu Jerry Poteet.

Learn More
Kids Jeet Kune Do

Our Kids JKD program is geared towards providing a fun martial arts curriculum while instilling positive, life-changing benefits of the kung fu traditions.

Learn More
Commando Krav Maga

Commando Krav Maga (CKM) is the ultimate reality-based system engineered for the most brutal and vicious street confrontations.

Learn More
CKM Super Kid (Special Seminars Only)

CKM Super Kid is the first system to give children the means to protect themselves against bullies with techniques that are school-friendly.

Learn More


“My growth as both a martial artist and as a person is a testament to Sifu Darryl D’Amico’s teachings. I am honoured to be his student”.

Adam, JKD Student

“The techniques learned are helping develop my boys motor skills both physically and mentally. Sifu Darryl is exceptionally patient with my boys and they can be a handful. Great place, highly recommend!”

Mohamad, parent

“OttawaJKD is a center of excellence for training in Jeet Kune Do”

Sifu Jerry Poteet (original Bruce Lee student)

“I’m really enjoying my training at OttawaJKD. Sifu Darryl is a very knowledgeable and is a great teacher. I would recommend OttawaJKD to anyone looking for a great martial arts training program.”

Dylan, JKD student

“Instruction – Darryl’s extensive and diverse knowledge and skill. Endless patience and always constructive feedback. Great eye for technical detail.

Alternate instructors – access to extensive expertise with over 100 years of martial arts experience at a small club is great. Positive and open environment, a fun place to train!”

Rennie, CKM student

“Both our daughters, 7 and 5, started training within the last year and really enjoy classes. Our 7-year-old has gained confidence and experiences less bullying at school.

The kids are taught the importance of working hard both at the dojo and at school, we appreciate that Sifu Darryl reviews report cards to reinforce that message. All the instructors are kind and great with the kids, they always encourage the kids to do and be their best. The instructor in-training are great role models for the kids.”

Vinnie & Sean, parents