Working With:

Colm Whooley

Senior Associate Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and a Full Instructor in O’Neill Martial Arts System.

Colm is also the Founder and Head Instructor of Wheelchair Jeet Kune Do.

Contact Me

087 234 5608

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The purpose of this Website is to be a resource and support for both Wheelchair users who want to learn real and effective Self Defence and also resource for Instructors who want to facilitate and teach Wheelchair users in class.

About the website

This website is a resource to both wheelchair users interested in learning real and effective self-defence and Instructors and clubs who would like to facilitate wheelchair users who would like to train with them

The techniques and tactics of Wheelchair Jeet Kune Do have been developed over a 20 year period. Thanks to the amazing support of some martial artists and in particularly the guidance from my instructor and friend of over 20 years Martin O’ Neill, Head Instructor of Jeet Kune Do Ireland and James Devine of Skerries School of Martial Arts.

I have also trained with Andy Kimura who is the head instuctor at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle and son of Taky Kimura close friend of Bruce Lee on a number of occasions.

I have also been fortunate to train with Alain De Preter in Ireland and on a number of occasions and at his centre in Belgium. Alain is also a senior student and Instructor of Sigung Taky Kimura at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in Seattle.

I have has also attended seminars with Tim Tackett of the JKD Wednesday Group and also with Phil Norman founder and head Instructor Ghost Martial Arts


  • Mo Teague of Hard Target Defence System
  • Tim Tackett founder of the JKD Wednesday Night Group both in Belfast and in London
  • Alain De Preter who is a direct student since 1993 under Sigung Taky Kimura and Sibak Andy Kimura Phil Norman of Ghost Fighting 

Colm’s Background

Here we cover Colm’s background in Martial Arts, prior to him sustaining a Spinal Cord Injury and his journey afterwards to develop Wheelchair Jeet Kune Do.
In my journey to find a suitable martial art as a person who uses a wheelchair,  I was fortunate enough to meet and subsequently train with my good friend and Instructor Martin O’Neill who is the first person in Ireland to be a certified full instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu, Jeet Kune Do, by Sifu Lamar M Davis II. Martin is also ranked by Sibak Taky Kimura and Sifu Andy Kimura at Advanced Level 2 in Jun Fan Gung Fu. Martin became only the second person outside the USA to receive the rank of Level 2 in Jun Fan Gung Fu from Sibak Taky Kimura and Sifu Andy Kimura.


How Wheelchair Jeet Kune Do was developed


The key principles of what makes Wheelchair Jeet Kune Do work


I remove some of the misperceptions that surround the term disabled


Here I discuss and show various elements of Wheelchair Jeet Kune Do

Violence against people with disabilities  

We live in changing times there was a time not too long ago where street attacks on Wheelchair users would have been unheard off. Here I outline some of the shocking statistics and facts.

Magazine coverage

Colm has written extensively on self-defence for wheelchair users