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Jeet Kune Do and Muay Thai

Jeet Kune Do classes Austin TX

Looking for a FUN workout where you can also learn practical self-defense skills? Check out our Jeet Kune Do and Jun Fan Arts classes! You'll get an awesome workout while learning effective punching, kicking, trapping, and clinch skills. Click below to find out more...


Kali-Silat Training!

If you Ray Parrawant to learn a practical method of self-protection using all manner of bladed and impact weapons AND defenses against those weapons, check out our Kali-Silat classes! Click below to find out more...


Student Testimonial

testimonial for Austin jeet kune do classes with Ray Parra

"I've trained with everyone from world champion fighters to master instructors in traditional arts to hardened professional soldiers, and I can tell you that Ray Parra is on-par with any instructor out there. For one, he's a walking encyclopedia of martial arts knowledge and fighting skill. Second, he can teach what he knows! It's rare to find someone with his level of skill and knowledge, who can also effectively impart that knowledge to others. Ray is that rare combination of fighter and teacher that most life-long martial artists like me hope to find. If you're on the fence about training with him, I suggest you take action and contact him now before he gets a waiting list for his classes! Don't hesitate and do not pass go until you pick up the phone and call him. You will not be sorry you decided to train with Guro Parra."

~ Mike Massie, 30-year martial arts veteran instructor and school owner


Read on to find out how you can learn Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali Stick and Knife Fighting... right here in Austin, TX!

"Discover How Bruce Lee Easily Beat Guys Twice His Size... And How He Stayed In Tip-Top Shape, Year Round!"

Dear future student,

- Do you wish you could get in better shape?

- Are you sure you could handle yourself in a real-life violent confrontation?

- And, are you looking for a fun way to get that stress monkey off your back?

Austin Jeet Kune Do instructor Ray ParraMy name is Ray Parra, and I'm the owner and head instructor here at the Parra Academy of Martial Arts right here in Austin, Texas.

Here at the Parra Academy, we teach Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do ("The Way of the Intercepting Fist", also known as "JKD" for short) and Filipino Kali-Silat, the empty-hand and weapons arts of the Philippine archipelago.

For four decades I've been on a journey to learn the combat arts from the top masters and instructors, where ever I could find them.

Now, after four decades plus of training and seeking knowledge, I'm sharing that wisdom with a select group of students, right here in my private South Austin dojo.

What The Heck Is Jeet Kune Do?

In reality, Jeet Kune Do is mixed martial arts - in fact, many people consider Bruce Lee to be the original mixed martial artist of the modern era. In Jeet Kune Do, we take a very eclectic approach to learning martial arts. Bruce is noted for saying, "Absorb what is useful and discard what is useless." In that regard, we teach our students the very best of what the martial arts have to offer.

In the same way, Filipino Kali-Silat is a very pragmatic martial art. Originating in the blade culture of the Philippines, where in some areas kali practitioners still have fights to the death, the skill of kali are focused on maximum damage with minimum effort. As a martial art weaponry system, kali has no equal.

So Why Should I Learn Kali and Jeet Kune Do?

There are several reason why you might choose to learn Kali and Jeet Kune Do over another martial art. For starters, practicality. Most martial arts classes consist of about 90% impractical and useless training (at least as it applies to self-defense). In the typical karate or kung-fu class, you'll spend most of your time learning how to do movements that have nothing to do with real self-defense.

But in Jeet Kune Do and Kali, we are ALWAYS practicing real fighting! So, when you train in JKD, your time is going to be spent exclusively on learning real fighting skills.

Second, for fitness. In many martial art schools, the classes move so slowly as to be almost sedate. But in JKD and Kali training, you're always moving. This means that you'll be burning a lot of calories in each and every class - which was one of the reasons why Bruce Lee was so fit!

And thirdly, it's fun! We take a very relaxed and casual approach to training in Jeet Kune Do and Kali. There are no uniforms, no crazy rituals, no yelling or screaming. You'll be treated with respect in every class, and you'll enjoy the interaction of camaraderie of training with like-minded adults who are here for the same reasons you are - to get in shape, learn self-defense, and have a lot of fun doing it!

And What Will I Learn In Jeet Kune Do and Kali?

I touched on this just briefly before, but here's a quick run-down of the skills taught in each class:

  • Jeet Kune Do is primarily a striking art that combines techniques from Western Boxing, Thai Kickboxing, Wing Chun kung-fu, French Savate, and even fencing to make for a very effective self-defense method.
  • In Jeet Kune Do, you're going to learn how to punch and kick with maximum efficiency, how to defend against punches and kicks, how to "trap" your opponents arms and hands so they are unable to attack you effectively, and how to neutralize an attacker in the shortest time possible. It's perfect for anyone of any size, gender, or athletic ability, because it's so adaptable to every person.
  • Kali-Silat focuses on weapons training (mainly stick and knife), but it also has extensive empty-hand applications, including strikes, locks, throws, and wrestling. If you've ever wanted to learn how to fight like Jason Bourne, then Kali-Silat is for you!

Sound interesting? Ready to take the next step? Here's how...

Start Today With A FREE Introductory Class!

To help you get started right away, I'd like to invite you to take a free, no-obligation introductory class. I offer this class to anyone who is interested in training with me for two reasons:

  1. I want to make sure students who train with me are here for the right reasons. We have a limited number of training slots for students here in my private martial arts training facility. So, I like to screen my students carefully before accepting them. Giving new students a free class lets me observe new students, before I accept them into our group.
  2. Second, I want you to be sure you want to be here. Jeet Kune Do and Kali training is fun and rewarding... but it's not for everyone. That's why I want you to see what we're all about, before I'll accept any money or payment from you.

Once you've attended a free introductory class, if you're accepted for training I'll tell you everything about memberships, pricing and payment arrangements.

However, the first step is to attend that free class, so you can find out if Jeet Kune Do and Kali training is right for you.

So, call us right now at 512-797-1063, or fill out the form to the right and we'll follow up with you the very same day to schedule your first lesson.

Remember, our classes may fill up at any time, so be sure to respond right now to reserve your spot in our next training session.

I look forward to meeting you in class!


Ray Parra
Parra Academy of Martial Arts
Appointment Only  Western Oaks Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78749

P.S. - Don't worry, you won't get beat up in Jeet Kune Do or Kali class. Our classes are for everyone, from soccer moms, to police officers, to professionals. Just remember that you WILL work up a sweat in class, so bring plenty of water!

P.S.S. - We also have an exciting kid's mixed martial arts program, taught by my very talented son, Jeff! Call us at 512-797-1063 for details and to schedule a free class for your child. Again, there are limited spots in those classes, so if you're interested, call today.

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