Instructors

Sifu Eric Spiczka

Sifu Eric Spiczka

Sifu Eric Spiczka Oak Creak Canyon, AZ circa 2011

Sifu Eric Spiczka CSCS is a National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and is a lifelong enthusiast of physical exercise, movement and athletic performance. Eventually this interest brought him to Bruce Lee’s martial art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and he began his training while completing his Bachelors in Marketing at Saint Cloud State University in December of 1996 under Sifu Mike Rutter.  Sifu Mike Rutter is a certified instructor under Sifu Ted Wong (see bio) whom was one of Bruce Lee’s closest friends, private student, and was regarded as the foremost expert on the later stages of Bruce Lee’s art of Jeet Kune Do.

Sifu Ted Wong and Sifu Eric Spiczka circa 1999 in Seattle WA at the “Bruce Lee Educational Foundation Nucleus” meeting

Sifu Ted Wong and Sifu Eric Spiczka circa 1999 in Seattle WA at the “Bruce Lee Educational Foundation Nucleus” meeting

Sifu Eric went onto train privately with Sifu Rutter for over 7 years receiving his “Instructor Certificate” in Feb of 2001. Soon after, he began teaching JKD at the St. Cloud Boxing and Wrestling Club in St. Cloud, MN to share his passion and perpetuate the art and philosophy of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do. Sifu Eric Spiczka was also fortunate enough to train directly with Sifu Ted Wong between 1997 through 2008, traveling throughout the United States for personalized instruction. More than that, Sifu Eric has gained further exposure to the art and philosophy of JKD through many of Bruce Lee’s other students, wife Linda Lee Cadwell and daughter Shannon Lee, attending the annual “Bruce Lee Educational Foundation Nucleus” meetings and events.  Eventually, Sifu Eric relocated to Rochester MN where he expanded his martial arts training when he began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Mario Roberto in 2006.  Ultimately, he and his family relocated to the Mesa Arizona in January 2010 and he continued his formal education in biology and sports science in efforts to begin a career in physical therapy.