Duo Ji “Many Ways” Kung Fu is a defensive art that takes a systematic and broad approach to develop a full spectrum of martial skills.
The core philosophy is to learn to apply all techniques in multiple ways, making creativity and adaptability key elements.
All aspects of martial arts are covered from striking to defenses to grappling and throwing.
Duo Ji Kung Fu has fused traditional martial skills with modern ones, allowing a practitioner to gain knowledge and skill from traditional movement while being able to apply them in a modern world.
The techniques are designed to allow practitioners to defend as needed with the intention of de-escalating confrontations. Sifu Joel used these movements to great effect while working security in Hollywood, CA.
Sifu Joel inherited the lineage and further modernized Duo Ji Kung Fu when he opened his first school, Evolution Martial Arts OKC.
One of the major ways he did this was by distilling all of the traditional self-defense techniques examples into what he calls “the Quick 3”.
All self-defense techniques come from these 3 root movements:
- Go with push/pull
- Tuck the chin against a choke
It was the Quick 3 approach that Sifu Joel taught to the US Army, and it is this same root that continues to guide students of all ages and levels in both schools.
The belt ranks in Duo Ji Kung Fu are designed to break the techniques down into an easy to learn progression that takes students safely and steadily into higher levels of application.
All students learn at their own pace, moving into increasingly more challenging techniques only after gaining adequate skill.