Conquer Thyself.

Hello, I’m Sean Lim.

I’m a fully certified and full-time Jeet Kune Do Instructor based in Singapore.

JKD was the martial art, personal process and lifework of the late Bruce Lee.

He managed to teach the “final stage” of that process to his protege, Ted Wong who in turn taught my mentor, Mark Stewart.

To me, JKD is not just a scientific fighting method. It is a mindset, a personal philosophy and a way of life.

It is a deep and transformative process that is ideal only for those who are willing to immerse themselves in the Art.

JKD is not a mainstream martial art that can neither be propagated commercially, nor be practiced “part-time”.

It takes individualized mentorship, focused attention and a lifetime of dedication.

This is a tedious path that isn’t for everybody.

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the Art, and if you think that JKD could be an ideal fit for you, we can schedule a time to train.

Walk on!

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Sanddy Lim

I have been training Jeet Kune Do (JKD) with Sifu Sean for almost 6 months now. The reason I choose JKD was because I wanted to learn a practical skillset that would also develop my mind and body along the way. I remember the first time when I was exposed to JKD in university, its philosophy- “Be Flexible like Water” resonates with what I believe in.

From there, I started my journey with the introduction session with Academy of JKD, after which I signed up for classes with Sean. I find Sean to be a highly skillful, knowledgeable, passionate and patient instructor. His has this special ability to isolate the different aspects of the art into bite size information, and teaches them in a clear and concise manner. Even as a female and a beginner, I find myself able to catch up with the other male students in class. In addition to that, the knowledge that he teaches in class is not something that you can learn from YouTube. I find that it is more beneficial if you have a real life qualified instructor, who can evaluate and correct your postures, which would speed up your learning of the art.

It has been several months now where I journal my learning after each class. I find that, from the bite size information that I cumulatively learned weekly, Sean has actually designed the curriculum in a way that I will be able to eventually relate and combine them into a bigger picture.

JKD is a lifelong learning. It is not fixed but instead, it is a continuous process of discovery that teaches you to be flexible and adaptable and I’m excited to continue this journey of discovery. I would highly recommend Academy of JKD to anyone who is interested in this art.

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Indiana University (Bloomington)

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Indiana University (Bloomington)

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I have been training Jeet Kune Do (JKD) with Sifu Sean for almost 6 months now. The reason I choose JKD was because I wanted to learn a practical skillset that would also develop my mind and body along the way. I remember the first time when I was exposed to JKD in university, its philosophy- “Be Flexible like Water” resonates with what I believe in. From there, I started my journey with the introduction session with Academy of JKD, after which I signed up for classes with Sean. I find Sean to be a highly skillful, knowledgeable, passionate and patient instructor. His has this special ability to isolate the different aspects of the art into bite size information, and teaches them in a clear and concise manner. Even as a female and a beginner, I find myself able to catch up with the other male students in class. In addition to that, the knowledge that he teaches in class is not something that you can learn from YouTube. I find that it is more beneficial if you have a real life qualified instructor, who can evaluate and correct your postures, which would speed up your learning of the art. It has been several months now where I journal my learning after each class. I find that, from the bite size information that I cumulatively learned weekly, Sean has actually designed the curriculum in a way that I will be able to eventually relate and combine them into a bigger picture. JKD is a lifelong learning. It is not fixed but instead, it is a continuous process of discovery that teaches you to be flexible and adaptable and I’m excited to continue this journey of discovery. I would highly recommend Academy of JKD to anyone who is interested in this...

Eddie Lim

First of all, I would like to thank you for having me as a private student. I consider it a privilege to be training under your direct instruction and guidance.

Jeet Kune Do training under your direction has been especially meaningful for me.

When I decided to start training, I largely wanted to learn a form of “martial art”, as a means of effective self-defence. At the time, I viewed this purely in the physical realm; learning to punch, kick and execute movements in accordance with an established regime.

Under your training, I very shortly realised, that physical execution was really the expression and culmination of much more on a higher plane. As I progressed, I have learnt from you that focus, emotional stability, perception, physical awareness and indeed one’s own character, must come together in a rhythm that is in connectedness with one’s target, in order for the right action to flow.

I might add, that the same applies to life. And hence the special meaning to me.

I particularly appreciate your insistence that I must come to an understanding for myself, creating and expressing in my mind what the concepts mean in my own personal terms. In this process, they become part of me at once, and beyond the martial art aspect, I invariably gain deeper insights about myself. Your lessons are physically intense and intellectually stimulating, and the opportunity for self-enquiry and reflection upon the knowledge being imparted leaves a powerful impression each time.

Thank you Sean for making my Jeet Kune Do training an enlightening journey and an ongoing process of continuing growth under your guidance.

Your humble student
Eddie

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Lifelong JKD Practitioner

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Lifelong JKD Practitioner

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun
First of all, I would like to thank you for having me as a private student. I consider it a privilege to be training under your direct instruction and guidance. Jeet Kune Do training under your direction has been especially meaningful for me. When I decided to start training, I largely wanted to learn a form of “martial art”, as a means of effective self-defence. At the time, I viewed this purely in the physical realm; learning to punch, kick and execute movements in accordance with an established regime. Under your training, I very shortly realised, that physical execution was really the expression and culmination of much more on a higher plane. As I progressed, I have learnt from you that focus, emotional stability, perception, physical awareness and indeed one’s own character, must come together in a rhythm that is in connectedness with one’s target, in order for the right action to flow. I might add, that the same applies to life. And hence the special meaning to me. I particularly appreciate your insistence that I must come to an understanding for myself, creating and expressing in my mind what the concepts mean in my own personal terms. In this process, they become part of me at once, and beyond the martial art aspect, I invariably gain deeper insights about myself. Your lessons are physically intense and intellectually stimulating, and the opportunity for self-enquiry and reflection upon the knowledge being imparted leaves a powerful impression each time. Thank you Sean for making my Jeet Kune Do training an enlightening journey and an ongoing process of continuing growth under your guidance. Your humble student Eddie

Mike Huang

Before I had started training with Sifu Sean, I had only intended to learn self defence, believing that JKD would best help me in a realistic situation.

However, 4 years into practice it has greatly influenced me as a way of life more than just a martial art. The learning during training has influenced how I live and work and what is taught is constantly evolving and changing, true to the principle of the intercepting fist.

Sean not only simplifies the concepts, he also translates these into relevant exercises and constantly adjusts them by injecting knowledge gained from his various experiences. What I have gotten in return since starting my journey is definitely way more valuable than what has initially been expected and I continue to grow as both martial artist and as a person thanks to Sifu Sean’s guidance.

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First Responder

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First Responder

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun
Before I had started training with Sifu Sean, I had only intended to learn self defence, believing that JKD would best help me in a realistic situation. However, 4 years into practice it has greatly influenced me as a way of life more than just a martial art. The learning during training has influenced how I live and work and what is taught is constantly evolving and changing, true to the principle of the intercepting fist. Sean not only simplifies the concepts, he also translates these into relevant exercises and constantly adjusts them by injecting knowledge gained from his various experiences. What I have gotten in return since starting my journey is definitely way more valuable than what has initially been expected and I continue to grow as both martial artist and as a person thanks to Sifu Sean’s guidance.

Michelle Darmawan

Sean is one of the most dedicated, collected and motivated individual I know. Even in his early fencing days he knew how to shut out distractions and stay focused on his goals. He takes every failure with a serious yet positive disposition and not surprisingly he grew to be one of the best fencers in a short time. Sean is not only talented in many forms of martial arts, but also has an incredible perspective in life and is a great mentor in every aspect.

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Subscriptions Associate, APAC @ Spotify

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Subscriptions Associate, APAC @ Spotify

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun
Sean is one of the most dedicated, collected and motivated individual I know. Even in his early fencing days he knew how to shut out distractions and stay focused on his goals. He takes every failure with a serious yet positive disposition and not surprisingly he grew to be one of the best fencers in a short time. Sean is not only talented in many forms of martial arts, but also has an incredible perspective in life and is a great mentor in every aspect.

Noel Navin

There were many things I thought I would gain after seeking JKD as an outlet, avenue and experience in JKD. Like many out there, I have spent much of my life trying to attain (gain) qualifications, promotions and financial stability. Despite these pursuits going well and as planned, my zeal for a quality life, deeper experience and overall creativity waivered. Thus was my “cup” when I went seeking in martial arts.

Today, my journey in JKD allows me to say, it is neither in the gaining nor in the losing.
Such has JKD impacted me and such is the calibre of Sean Lim to convey such relatable life philosophies through an art of self-defence that is scientific by approach yet not exhaustive by science alone; rather the mind (individual).

Sean Lim, my teacher and friend is not only an originator of his expression of martial arts, but on several occasions proven to be able to translate lessons learnt from JKD to challenges I faced in my personal life and the corporate environment I work in.

Through a sound JKD curriculum base, Sean continues to extract, research, refine and redefine movements from other sources and martial arts including western boxing and fencing.

This in itself was congruent to everything I looked for in a teacher; relentless improvement. Testament to this is his numerous fencing awards and medals.

I was a Tae Kwon Do black belt prior to my journey with Sean Lim in JKD and I can truly say that this is different, this is more!

True gems live amongst us and sometimes in the most unexpected places and circumstances. I consider Sean Lim to be such a person; always inspiring his students to be the best they can be while leading by example that even at our best there is always that little bit more to improve.

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Sales & Marketing Manager (Asia) @ Westland Milk Products

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Sales & Marketing Manager (Asia) @ Westland Milk Products

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun
There were many things I thought I would gain after seeking JKD as an outlet, avenue and experience in JKD. Like many out there, I have spent much of my life trying to attain (gain) qualifications, promotions and financial stability. Despite these pursuits going well and as planned, my zeal for a quality life, deeper experience and overall creativity waivered. Thus was my “cup” when I went seeking in martial arts. Today, my journey in JKD allows me to say, it is neither in the gaining nor in the losing. Such has JKD impacted me and such is the calibre of Sean Lim to convey such relatable life philosophies through an art of self-defence that is scientific by approach yet not exhaustive by science alone; rather the mind (individual). Sean Lim, my teacher and friend is not only an originator of his expression of martial arts, but on several occasions proven to be able to translate lessons learnt from JKD to challenges I faced in my personal life and the corporate environment I work in. Through a sound JKD curriculum base, Sean continues to extract, research, refine and redefine movements from other sources and martial arts including western boxing and fencing. This in itself was congruent to everything I looked for in a teacher; relentless improvement. Testament to this is his numerous fencing awards and medals. I was a Tae Kwon Do black belt prior to my journey with Sean Lim in JKD and I can truly say that this is different, this is more! True gems live amongst us and sometimes in the most unexpected places and circumstances. I consider Sean Lim to be such a person; always inspiring his students to be the best they can be while leading by example that even at our best there is...

Ridzwan Ismail

Sean’s lessons aren’t your typical run-of-the-mill martial arts classes. Every session is purposeful and thoughtfully planned in the better interest of his students. The classes are small, which means better quality because more time is spent with each individual.

He encourages his students to take notes and take charge of their own learning so that the journey expands beyond the dojo and into one’s daily routine. He constructs various mental concepts that coincide with the physical aspect of JKD which to me, makes learning this form of martial art more holistic and unique. This has helped me in my personal development as being mentally challenged leads me to think better and make better decisions. This is very important to me as I think that whatever the mind believes, the body will follow and achieve.

Sean also teaches real-world applications that would help an individual to be able to fight, not just physical movements for no rhyme or reason. It’s a privilege and honour to be one of Sean’s students―my inner strength as well as confidence have led to a personal breakthrough. No more limits ― let’s get to work.

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

Senior Designer @ Landor

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Senior Designer @ Landor

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun
Sean’s lessons aren’t your typical run-of-the-mill martial arts classes. Every session is purposeful and thoughtfully planned in the better interest of his students. The classes are small, which means better quality because more time is spent with each individual. He encourages his students to take notes and take charge of their own learning so that the journey expands beyond the dojo and into one’s daily routine. He constructs various mental concepts that coincide with the physical aspect of JKD which to me, makes learning this form of martial art more holistic and unique. This has helped me in my personal development as being mentally challenged leads me to think better and make better decisions. This is very important to me as I think that whatever the mind believes, the body will follow and achieve. Sean also teaches real-world applications that would help an individual to be able to fight, not just physical movements for no rhyme or reason. It’s a privilege and honour to be one of Sean’s students―my inner strength as well as confidence have led to a personal breakthrough. No more limits ― let’s get to work.

Steven Sim

Sean Lim is exceptionally focused on achieving excellence. What sets him apart from the many practitioners whom I have met over the years, is that he is not content with learning techniques. Rather, he learns techniques as a way of refining himself. Think about how you can go about acquiring different ways of doing push-ups. Does acquiring 50 different ways of doing push-ups make you a better person? Sean seeks to acquire a deep understanding about his body and mind, and the interaction between the two, through his practice. This ability to nurture himself, and to cultivate his own growth, is the mark of the true artist who is on the path towards unification.

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Chief Instructor @ Bahad Zubu Kali Singapore

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Chief Instructor @ Bahad Zubu Kali Singapore

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun
Sean Lim is exceptionally focused on achieving excellence. What sets him apart from the many practitioners whom I have met over the years, is that he is not content with learning techniques. Rather, he learns techniques as a way of refining himself. Think about how you can go about acquiring different ways of doing push-ups. Does acquiring 50 different ways of doing push-ups make you a better person? Sean seeks to acquire a deep understanding about his body and mind, and the interaction between the two, through his practice. This ability to nurture himself, and to cultivate his own growth, is the mark of the true artist who is on the path towards unification.

Jeffrey Lopez

As coach of the Olympic sport of fencing I have seen many individuals who aspire to be great fencers. And every once in a while I will come across individuals who possess a great passion, for this western martial art, a fair bit more than others. Sean Lim is one such example. Sean is talented, a fast learner, very disciplined in the art and always striving for perfection in every aspect of the sport. Sean has great potential, is tactically sound and fearless. Qualities a great fencer should possess. In such a short time of less than a year he has achieved great results in the competitions he has taken part in, locally and overseas. I look forward to seeing Sean grace the National Fencing team in the future. All the best, Sean.

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Head Coach @ Fencing Masters Singapore

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Head Coach @ Fencing Masters Singapore

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As coach of the Olympic sport of fencing I have seen many individuals who aspire to be great fencers. And every once in a while I will come across individuals who possess a great passion, for this western martial art, a fair bit more than others. Sean Lim is one such example. Sean is talented, a fast learner, very disciplined in the art and always striving for perfection in every aspect of the sport. Sean has great potential, is tactically sound and fearless. Qualities a great fencer should possess. In such a short time of less than a year he has achieved great results in the competitions he has taken part in, locally and overseas. I look forward to seeing Sean grace the National Fencing team in the future. All the best, Sean.
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