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Our kids program teaches self-defense, discipline, respect, attainment of goals and team work.  It is our wish that the children learn self-development, critical thinking skills, the value of exercise and attribute development. "1 Out of Every 4 Students Report Being Bullied in a School Year." A child-orientated version of Jeet Kune Do to teach life skills, stranger danger and to stop bullying. 

The Jun Fan Junior Dragon Program surpasses any other in the area. We understand that children have many distractions readily available to take away from their potential in school, sports and in relationships; phones, video games and social media contribute to this and sometimes overshadow priorities like exercise and learning. At CCS the Jun Fan Junior Dragons, we strive to increase your child’s focus, discipline, fitness and self-confidence. Our staff is committed to giving your child skills that last a lifetime, improving their self-confidence and overall well-being.

The Jeet Kune Do Little Dragons program provides life confidence skills, and martial arts training, to youth in Connecticut, empowering them to be the best version of themselves possible. Bruce Lee was born in the Year of the Dragon, more specifically in the Hour of the Dragon and quickly became known as the “Little Dragon” growing up. From a young age, Bruce Lee found himself in situations many of today’s youth can relate to: bullying, street fighting, searching for ways to boost self-confidence and self-awareness to prepare for life in the real world. Enter, martial arts. At 13, Bruce acted on his sincere desire to start training in martial arts. The history. Bruce Lee is widely considered the most recognized martial artist of the 21st century. Our kids program teaches self-defense, discipline, respect, attainment of goals and team work.  It is our wish that the children learn self-development, critical thinking skills, the value of exercise and attribute development.

We teach JKD - Kali - Silat - Krav Maga. Our Jun Fan Junior Dragons Training Sessions includes Bully Defense Tactics to "Develop Awareness" and Child Safety Topics "Home Rules and Stranger Danger." In each Lesson is organized in such a way that we cover Warm-Up, Shadowboxing & Focus Mitt Drills, Defensive Tactics to "Deflect - Intercept - Evade an Attack," Reaction Drills to "Develop Reflexes & Adaptation," Combatives used to "Neutralize a Threat," Self-Defense from a "Position of Disadvantage," Safety Games (Grappling Drills), and Method Moment Mindfulness "Rules of Engagement." If time permits Light Saber Battle Sparring with Pool Noodles to "Learn Spatial Relationships," and Sumo Wrestling "to Learn Body Coordination."


  • Courtesy 

  • Integrity 

  • Perseverance 

  • Self Control 

  • Indomitable Spirit

We encourage our Junior Dragons to live by the motto we recite at the beginning of each class to bring "honor upon myself, my family and my instructors, Sir."


The Benefits of Training as a JKD Junior Dragon student, your child will:

  • Learn Discipline & Respect

  • Develop Courage & Bravery

  • Improve Focus & Concentration

  • Improve Confidence & Self Esteem

  • Develop a Healthy, Active Lifestyle

  • Learn Self Defense & Bully-Proof Defense

  • Learn Verbal JKD & Develop Assertiveness

  • Develop a Positive Attitude & Build Character

  • Improve Memorization & Increase Attention Span

  • Develop Leadership Skills & Sense of Accomplishment

  • Learn Fitness & Exercise to Release Energy

MEET OUR STAFF - Sifu's Story

Sifu Jeramiah Giehl's states that "In High School Martial Arts training helped turned my life around." He claims that his story truly is similar to the “Karate Kid.” Now he has become an exceptional Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor. He is giving back for what Martial Arts did for him as a youth. Sifu has many years of Martial Arts Instruction experience. He started teaching in 1996. Some of his experience includes being a UCSD Recreation Center Instructor, a Private Jewish Day School PE Coach (he taught TKD and Krav Maga) for K-3rd Grade, JKD/Kali Instructor and a Kids JKD/Kali Instructor, a Krav Maga Instructor at a Chabad Mens Club and a Martial Arts Gym, a Taekwondo Instructor at a YMCA, a Gym and a TKD Kids Class Instructor and Active Shooter Defense Instructor as well as experience doing Anti-Drug and Anti-Gang Martial Art Themed School Assemblies.

Jeramiah Giehl, Owner and Chief Instructor

Sifu Jeramiah Giehl is an accomplished Black Belt Martial Art Instructor. He is 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, an Instructor in Contemporary JKD & FMA, Coach in Chinatown JKD and an Instructor in Israeli Krav Maga. He is Certified in Military Edged Weapons, Rapid Adsault Tactics, LEO Control Tactics, Single Stick & Double Stick Instructor in DFA Kali-KunTao, Active Shooter Defense and Cage Fitness with Training in Pekiti Tirsia Kali Combat Blade. Experience in:

  • Sports Medicine

  • Weight Training

  • Personal Training

  • UCSD Recreation Center Instructor

  • Private Jewish Day School PE Coach

(teaching Taekwondo and Krav Maga) to K-3rd Grade

  • After School Program Director at Elementary School

  • Krav Maga Instructor at a Chabad Mens Club

  • JKD/Kali Assistant Instructor

  • JKD/Kali Kids Class Instructor

  • Taekwondo Instructor at the YMCA

  • Taekwondo Kids Class Instructor

  • Active Shooter Defense Instructor

  • Anti-Drug & Anti-Gang School Assemblies


Johnathen Giehl. Jr Assistant

He is a 1st Degree Recommended Black Belt in Songahm Taekwondo.He has been training in Martial Arts since he was 7 years old. He recently earned his Junior Assistant in Dynamic Fighting Arts - Kali-KunTao Silat which is a blend of Kali-Escrima, SE Asian Kuntao -Silat and Muay Thai. He has also trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do and Kali. As well as training with his father and Martial Art Instructor in Jeet Kune Do, Kali-Silat, Israeli Krav Maga, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Bullyproof) and Kali 4 Kids. He has also trained with Sifu Paul Vunak in Contemporary Jeet Kune Do & FMA.

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