Thread: Grappling in JKD
08-16-2006, 11:21 #1
Grappling in JKD
I know Dan Inosanto's JKD has various grappling. (including BJJ)
But in the original JKD (Jerry Poteet) where does the grappling come from? Judo? Hapkido? Wrestling?Leg kicks, leg kicks, and... more leg kicks!
08-16-2006, 11:27 #2
I think it comes from wherever you can learn it. I know my old JKD coach did some Judo, JJJ, and submission wrestling and learned what he could where he could. He's that kind of open-minded and self-accountable guy.
Interestingly, he did not seem to have the same approach to the positional heirarchy as in BJJ, though he did a fine job tapping out purple belts and below.I realize you think you understand what you thought I said, but what I am not so sure about is whether what you think you heard is what I think I meant.
08-16-2006, 11:28 #3
Originally Posted by FightersSpirit
I see no information on his site about his grappling background. There is a email address under the "contact" section. You should e-mail your question to the organization.Death is but a door. Time is but a window. I'll be back - Vigo the Carpathian
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08-16-2006, 20:55 #4
Bruce Lee trained with Gene Lebell, a famous Judo practitioner, so I guess you could say that "traditionall" JKD got its grappling from Judo. But, since that whole notion runs counter to the JKD philosophy, it really comes down to finding the best grappling guys available to train with, regardless of style.-Michael Luebbers
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09-18-2006, 08:54 #5
On Gene Lebell
I don't think Bruce trained only with Gene Lebell for grappling. It's just that that Gene LeBell was one of the more famous practitioners in that field. I believe he also worked with Wally Jay (small circle jiujitsu) as well. So it was more than just Judo.
Originally Posted by Luebbers
09-18-2006, 09:31 #6
Mainly Wally Jay and Gene Lebell. It's interesting from a historical perspective, but I wouldn't go looking for any great grappling stuff there. What you are seeing today is miles ahead of anything Bruce did.Straightblastgym.com
09-18-2006, 10:59 #7
Wally Jay was primarily a judo coach back then.
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