Thread: JKD practitioners
03-16-2008, 19:43 #1
Are there any JKD practitioners on this board? If so, what system of JKD do you study? Do you study Jun Fan JKD or an offshoot? Or do you study JKD concepts?Never fight to achieve selfish ends, but to develop Might for Right!
03-17-2008, 04:42 #2
I did some (concepts) years back, its still part of what I do.
03-20-2008, 13:36 #3
I used to do JKD but i quit and started kenpo. I dunno i kinda got dissillusioned with the whole 'teaching' jeet kune do. The school was good and i definately learned how to fight but i needed a stronger base i geuss."The more thou sweateth in training, the less thou bleedeth in combat."
-- Richard Marcinko
06-26-2008, 09:01 #4
Sorry to resurect an old thread, can someone explain what JKD "concepts" are? I know what JKD is, but I am wondering if "concepts" means another discipline or is it applying the teachings of JKD to other martial arts?Remember, kneeling on his head means you will never have to say "I'm sorry"
aka Dave Wilson
06-26-2008, 10:16 #5
JKD "CONCEPTS" is a Dan Inosanto term.
The idea being that when Bruce Lee died nobody could know where he would taken JKD (and it would have changed). The concepts approach is just that, following the philospy of JKD so it doesnt stagnate.
06-26-2008, 11:12 #6
Does that mean that JKD Concepts pick up where Bruce left off or is it adapting JKD to your main MA, which also makes me wonder. Is there an authority over the JKD concepts or is it each teachers own opinion of what Bruce Lee woud have done. Does one traditionally study JKD until they have learned what BL had the time to teach before dying and then go from there on their own?Remember, kneeling on his head means you will never have to say "I'm sorry"
aka Dave Wilson
06-26-2008, 11:17 #7
Yeah CONCEPTS is trying to pick up where Bruce Lee left off as his JKD was constantly evolving.
Inosanto is head of CONCEPTS the other group is called the NUCLEUS.
Traditional JKD is a contradiction, but thats pretty much what JUN FAN KICK BOXING is.
06-26-2008, 12:30 #8
Thank you for clearing that up.Remember, kneeling on his head means you will never have to say "I'm sorry"
aka Dave Wilson
07-05-2008, 20:13 #9
From what Guro Ron Balicki told me, Guro Dan teaches more Jun Fan at his academy. Their "Jeet Kuen" class follows much of the curriculum that Bruce Lee taught back in the day (JF Kickboxing like the 1-2/1-3 series, the JF trapping progressions, Ung Moon, and the JF grappling series etc). Guro Dan teaches a lot of conceptual classes at his seminars. He trying to pack in so much info so he tends to blend everything in. Thats why he may teach the 1-2 series then end each one with a Kali/Silat takedown.
To answer the first question, the mojority of my JKD training has been with Guro Ron Balicki. I put my JKD training on hold for a while but have picked up again.
01-17-2010, 15:13 #10
I train at Seminars w/ Sifu Mitch Maynard whenever possible. I used to train directly under an instructor he certified who had to close his school for finnancial reasons.
01-18-2010, 04:33 #11
I do Progressive Fighting Systems, which is a mixture of JKD concepts and Kali. Very cool stuff. We actually do alot of knife and stick, as well as empty hand. The idea being: when you take the weapon away, the same angels of attack still apply when unarmed. There are differances of course, but I have noticed that when we do knife in my ninjutsu class, I do very well, and recieve alot of encouragement and praise. So the Kali side tends to shine through a little more for me I guess. I enjoy it, but admittedly, I wish we did a little more empty hand. Though, my instructor is very cool about working on what we students want to work on. So we can allways just ask, "Let's work on boxing tonight," or "trapping," or whatever."A loss is not a failure if you walk away with something to show for it besides the bruises. Without loss there can be no learning, no skill, no advancement"
03-18-2010, 09:43 #12
I also work concepts. I've been with Inosanto and seeing different versions and visions (Erik Paulson) is included.
I think the whole issue of traditional core is a major contradiction with the idea that Bruce wanted to convey...