Welcome to Synthesis Martial Arts!

CDA’s Premier source for Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali!

Learn self-defense, get fit, and have fun with friends!

Do you want to live life to its fullest?


Do you feel confident in any situation to
defend yourself or your loved ones
should the need arise?

Get Fit

Do you struggle to stay in shape, stay motivated, low energy or weight control?


Are stress and anxiety weighing on you?
Are you looking for a place to connect
and destress?

What you have to gain

Defend Yourself

The wise proactively prepare and train.

Today’s world is getting more chaotic and violent. If you are attacked, you need a way to defend yourself until the police arrive.

Guns don’t always help.
Rather than relying on a weapon, train yourself to be a weapon to defend yourself

and your loved ones.

Get Fit

Being physically fit boosts energy, mental clarity, and confidence.
Jeet Kune Do and Kali make staying in shape fun as it provides a creative workout and the motivation to come back for more!

Whether you’re an elite athlete looking for a competitive edge or a total beginner and think a “burpee” is a bodily function, we meet you where you are in life and ability.

Our caring instructors work with you to meet your goals in a positive, motivating environment.
You’ll practice dynamic martial arts, get a great workout, and have a blast.

Find Community

At Synthesis Martial Arts:
We encourage one another.
We help one another.
We care for one another.
We push one another to grow.

Over time, the bonds and friendships that form can be life-long.
Start making great stories and memories today!

Stephen Bugler

Certified Senior Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do

Associate Instructor in Kali

In 2021, Stephen and his family moved from Upstate NY to Coeur d’Alene and have fallen in love with their new community here in Northern Idaho. This move provides Stephen the opportunity to bring his passion for martial arts, fitness and exceptional training to new friends and families in the CDA area.

Nearly 30 years of Martial Arts training!

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What you will learn at Synthesis Martial Arts

Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do teaches a wide variety of self-defense techniques from many different Martial Arts! It’s a combination of the best and most effective techniques from all martial arts!

JKD Grappling

JKD Grappling is built into our JKD program. JKD Grappling is a combination of grappling and wrestling techniques from many different Martial Arts.


Our Filipino Martial Arts [Kali] program will challenge both the mind and body as you learn to defend yourself against weapons!

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JKD, Kali, or both?

Jeet Kune Do

This program is designed to teach you serious empty-hand self-defense skills while getting you in great shape!


This program includes some empty-hand training, but focuses more on Stick and Knife fighting arts from the Filipines!

JKD / Kali Combined!

If you are looking to defend yourself, be in great shape, and know how to handle weaponry fluently and accurately; you want both the JKD and Kali programs!