Getting back into Martial Arts and thinking about Jeet Kune Do

Discussion in 'JKD / Jeet Kune Do' started by Old Happy Tiger, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. NYFIGHTSOURCE

    NYFIGHTSOURCE Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Clifton Park, NY
    I can definitely see the relationship in BJJ and the ground game. There are positions where there are many options.... It also depends on the energy that is being provided back to which way is better to go... Unless you muscle the movement.... and force it. As you get better you feel the energy and go with the option that presents itself. And when you even get better... you are feeding a certain energy to have your opponent present that option that you are looking for. I see this happening in other spots... trapping etc... Chi Sao... certain fma drills.
    After you drill so many times... things become natural... it just happens... Awesome feeling when you dedicate the time as a martial artist developing skill and seeing it happen by itself.
     
  2. angelariz

    angelariz Yellow Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Location:
    CT
    Poteet was a student of Inosanto. There are many families of JKD. But to get the most from jkd it is best to train fitness, agility, speed, and interception. All of which will require time moving and jumping around a bit.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  3. NYFIGHTSOURCE

    NYFIGHTSOURCE Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2017
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Clifton Park, NY
    Jerry Poteet was an Ed Parker Student and so was Dan Inosanto. Several students under Ed Parker started to train with Bruce. Both Jerry and Dan were in that realm. When Bruce was not teaching as much... he left Dan in charge of the LA China town school teaching the early lessons of JKD. While Bruce also held a small group in his back yard. I know many people took some classes under Dan but did not regard themselves as a Student of Dan's. In fact many of the people who had the opportunity to train in Bruce's back yard gave up going to Dan's JKD run class. I don't recall Jerry ever saying he considered himself a student of Dan's. Although all these guys did learn from one another.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  4. Oily Dragon

    Oily Dragon Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 2, 2020
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    If you are lucky, you can find instructors that teach both Jun Fan and JKD, for that exact reason, the best instructors often learned both because they wanted to follow Bruce's tao the same way he did, hoping to have the same insights.

    Learning JKD without Jun Fan can seem a bit wonky, just like anything heavy on theory and light on detail.

    For this reason I've practically forgotten a lot of fist sets I've learned, almost on purpose. I can't remember a thing about Jun Fan other than the fundamentals, but damn if I haven't mastered the art of seeking formlessness.
     
  5. Oily Dragon

    Oily Dragon Green Belt

    Joined:
    May 2, 2020
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    18
    The theorycrafting in some JKD circles dwarfs some of the worst Wing Chun theorists.

    The common thread between these schools is usually the lack of useful sparring.

    Philosophy is all well and good right up the moment of an empirical punch to the face. I'll bet you know exactly what I mean.
     
  6. FinalStreet

    FinalStreet Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2020
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Who cares about theory?

    Just beat them up. :banghead: - Henry.
     
  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2006
    Messages:
    30,247
    Likes Received:
    4,625
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Location:
    North American Tectonic Plate
    First teacher I was with, very briefly, knew both, the second teacher (posts occasionally on MT) I was with =, even more briefly, was his student and had also trained with some of the 1st generation folks, so I believe he knew both as well. The 3rd (also brief time training) was the Inosanto side and I am not sure if he had and Jun Fan or not. He did have a lot of Wing Chun, that I know. But it was all way to brief, age, infirmity and prior conditions made me stop. Kind of the train, get injured and not be able to work anymore, or stop and continue working thing. But it it is a great art and a great fighting style IMO.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2020
    • Agree Agree x 1
  8. drop bear

    drop bear Sr. Grandmaster

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2014
    Messages:
    18,942
    Likes Received:
    4,637
    Trophy Points:
    308
    Good theory means a more effective and efficient beating.

    More beating less effort. Is the ultimate theory.
     
  9. FinalStreet

    FinalStreet Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2020
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Yup :).123
     

Share This Page