Wings in community stem from ancient art

At a young age, James Eke began his studies of Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Silat with master martial artist, Dan Inosanto who learned at the foot of Bruce Lee.

Eke has become one of Inosanto’s few trained Canadian pupils and one of only a few in the world. At it’s core martial arts is about community and cultivating community. It stems from humility and compassion and love — not hurting someone.

Eke follows Bruce Lee’s message, “Equality will make us better people.” Two years ago, Eke opened his studio where he offers students a three month volunteer Archangel Program challenging them to think outside the box about ways to give back to community. One group gathered donations and filled backpacks with necessities of life for a local shelter. Archangels are modernizing the old philosophy “the lowest of us can rise to great levels.”

Their success appeared in the faces of those who benefited and the hopes one day the Archangel Program can be initiated in schools and other teams nationally.

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