Which way of JKD do you do?

Discussion in 'JKD / Jeet Kune Do' started by Flatlander, Sep 19, 2004.

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Concepts or Jun Fan?

  1. I do Jun Fan JKD

  2. I do JKD concepts

  3. I'm not really sure, but its groovy!

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  1. Trapboxer

    Trapboxer White Belt

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    I'm a concept guy but trying to get more into the Jun fan method
     
  2. geezer

    geezer Grandmaster

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    I do the kind of JKD that's NOT JKD!

    i.e. I trained Wing Chun for decades, ...and "Escrima Concepts", then trained for a while with some MMA guys that also taught non-sport combatives, incorporating the same lineage of Escrima (both empty hand and weapons) and stuff taken from their MMA repertoire (boxing, muay thai, grappling). And they even brought in some useful concepts from Wing Chun (the head instructor did some WC with me when he was a youngster back in the 80s).

    So one day in private, I asked the head instructor of that group how he would describe what he taught. He said, "Don't quote me on this, because I don't want to sound like I'm taking advantage of the name, but in my opinion what we do is ... well, it's a little like JKD ...or at least what JKD is supposed to be".

    Fair enough? I don't think he was exploiting the name. Not at all. Just giving credit where credit is due ...to the tremendous impact that the ideas and concepts promoted by Bruce Lee some 50 years ago have had on the martial arts of today.

    Now, I'm just working with my own group again, but looking at my interpretation WC and Escrima, I can definitely relate to my martial arts "cousins" who practice JKD!
     
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  3. Trapboxer

    Trapboxer White Belt

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    Definitely very similar especially with the wc and escrima influence

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  4. Trapboxer

    Trapboxer White Belt

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    Kind of the path I'm on

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  5. Regroove

    Regroove White Belt

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    Definitely a lot of concept practitioners out there thanks to Dan Inosanto, unfortunately not enough original instructors out there. Might I suggest: Learn how to Intercept by working on 3 simple components!
     
  6. Buka

    Buka Sr. Grandmaster

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    I've dabbled in Jeet over the years. One of my instructors, Joe Maffei, trained under Paul Vunak, my other Instructor, Bobby Giordano, is a student of Richard Bustillo.

    The only name I've ever heard either of them use, was "Let's work out."
     
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    angelariz Yellow Belt

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    I started with Jun fan Gong Fu and Kali, then studied under a Chinatown JKD instructor, and a few Paul Vunak CJKD.
    I have a collection of people that I follow and watch as well.
    Like Bob Breen, Francis Fong Kevin Seaman, Octavio Quintero and of course the great Tim Tackett
     
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    Which Chinatown JKD instructor did you get to train under?
    I never got to train with Bob Breen. I do love a lot of the things I have seen him do in videos. The rest are great people to go an train with. Definitely worth the $$ if you can go train or seminars. Each have slight variations to what they do and teach. But a wealth of knowledge. Francis Fongs Wing Chun is amazing. Love it.123
     

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