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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER

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MY LAYMAN'S GUIDE TO THE  WORLD OF JEET KUNE DO
(The information presented here are the facts as proclaimed.)


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" JKD " is an abbreviation for Jeet Kune Do, Translated " The Way of the Intercepting Fist " brainchild of the late Bruce Lee ( 1940-1973 ) was Bruce Lee's personal interpretation of the Martial Arts in which Wing Chun set the stage that began as Jun Fan Gung Fu ( a modified Wing Chun ) and led to the art known as " JKD ", Jeet Kune Do.

In The Beginning
"I'm having a Gung Fu system drawn up--this system is a combination of chiefly Wing Chun, Fencing and Boxing. Boy, it will be IT!"--Bruce Lee (A letter to James Lee, July 31st, 1965)

A New Beginning Or The End?
"I no longer believe in method, nor in system and without method, without system--what's to teach?"--Bruce Lee (From a script for Longstreet, 1971)

"That's why I closed all the schools of Jeet Kune Do; because it was too easy for a member to come in and mistake the schedule as the Truth and the agenda as the Way."--Bruce Lee (1971)


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The Mook Yan Jong (Wing Chun "Wooden Dummy) was used by Bruce Lee in his early stages of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.

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" JFJKD " is an abbreviation for Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, Translated " Bruce Lee The Way of the Intercepting Fist. " Jun Fan ( Bruce Lee's Chinese name ) was incorporated into Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee's daughter Shannon Lee combining Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do and representing the complete body of technical and philosophical knowledge studied and taught by Bruce Lee during his lifetime. The abbreviation ( JFJKD ) and name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is a registered trademark of the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus, now known as The Bruce Lee Educational Foundation ( a non profit, non hierarchy, organization made up of original students of Bruce Lee, several popular students of Dan Inosanto, Linda Lee Cadwell ( widow of Bruce Lee ) and Shannon Lee ). The goal of The JFJKD Nucleus is to provide " Insight " into Bruce Lee's JKD using Bruce Lee's authentic writings and information provided by original Bruce Lee students. Original students organized to meet together after concern for the preservation of Bruce Lee's art was threatened by the " Generic " use of the JKD name and symbol. (*This was not the first time an alliance of original students was formed ) In 1996, the " JFJKD Nucleus " was born. The Nucleus included Taky Kimura ( senior to Dan Inosanto ) and Ted Wong amongst other Original students. Dan Inosanto chose not to be part of the JFJKD Nucleus. According to the JFJKD Nucleus, Dan Inosanto was present and took an active role in its formation, a open door policy still exists. Dan Inosanto later expressed publicly that only he had the right to teach Bruce Lee's art. This caused the controversy that exists in the JKD community today. JFJKD is sometimes referred to as " Original JKD ", however the JFJKD Nucleus accepts " Original JKD " and " JKD Concepts " as both sides of the same coin.

* The JKD Society, now defunct, was also concerned with preserving Bruce Lee's art of JKD and included the likes of Richard Bustillo, Larry Hartsell, Dan Inosanto, Herb Jackson, Daniel Lee, Linda Lee, Jerry Poteet, Gary Dill, Tim Tackett, Ted Wong. ( this list may not be complete )


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Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do



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" JKDC or JFJKDC " is an abbreviation for Jeet Kune Do Concepts or Jun Fan/Jeet Kune do Concepts ( Note: The slash is to avoid infringing on the copyright held by the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus although few use it), the name created by Dan Inosanto ( original Bruce Lee student ), Translated The Way of the Intercepting Fist, Concept ( or Idea ). The student of Bruce Lee began teaching Jun Fan Gung Fu/JKD Concepts, Kali, Silat and Shoot Wrestling after Bruce Lee's death. The term JKD Concepts was created by Dan after repeated requests by students for instruction of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. Dan, unwilling to term the teachings Jeet Kune Do gave birth to the name JKD Concepts. Inosanto Martial Arts Academy's JKD Concepts was the basis for every offshoot of JKD since the death of Bruce Lee except JFJKD, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.


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Jun Fan Gung Fu/JKD Concepts



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" IMB and JKD? "

"Today the foundations and concepts of JKD can be found in the teachings offered at the IMB Academy in Carson, California. The Academy is headed by one of Bruce's old students, Richard Bustillo, who is the director and co-founder, as well as Dan Inosanto and Chuck Martinez, who trained with Richard and currently is the Academy's president"...Linda Lee Cadwell, Bruce Lee, the Story.

What does I.M.B. mean?

Bustillo: "Originally it was three guys, Inosanto, Martinez, Bustillo. Martinez was a wealthy millionaire and he liked to train. He was my student and wanted us to develop further. I wanted a boxing ring, a weight room, showers, lockers, and all that. I.M.B. also means International Martial Arts Boxing. In the long run Dan got married and he moved locations and I stayed here and that's where all the split up came from. It wasn't about us splitting up, it was about a lifestyle change. Everybody changes"...Qi Gong Kung Fu Bruce Lee Tribute, Summer 1998.

Today Richard Bustillo (original Bruce Lee student ) runs the I.M.B. and is one of the founding members of the JFJKD Nucleus preaching Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.


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THE MOST COMMON OFFSHOOTS OF DAN INOSANTO'S JUN FAN GUNG FU/JKD CONCEPTS

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" PFSJKD " is an abbreviation for Progressive Fighting System Jeet Kune Do created by Paul Vunak ( student of Dan Inosanto ) using elements of various arts such as: Boxing, Filipino Martial Arts, Thai-Boxing, Silat, Wing Chun, Judo-Jujitsu, etc. in a JKD Concept approach.

" JKDA " and " SDSJKD " is an abbreviation for Jeet Kune Do Association promoting Self-Defense Systems Jeet Kune Do created by Gary Dill ( student of the late James Lee 1920 - 1972, a Bruce Lee original student). Using JKD with other street combat related martial art techniques in a JKD Concept approach.

" JKDGA " or " JFJKDGA " Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association or Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association ( Note: The slash is to avoid infringing on the copyright held by the Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus although few use it) is an abbreviation for Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association created by Larry Hartsell ( original Bruce Lee student & Dan Inosanto student ) which concentrates on " Grappling " ( ground fighting, like Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Sambo ) with the JKD Concept Approach.

" JKDU or JKDUO " is an abbreviation for Jeet Kune Do Unlimited, or Jeet Kune Do Unlimited Association created by Burton Richardson ( student of Dan Inosanto ) using Jun Fan Gung Fu, Kali, Kali Illustrisimo, Thai Boxing, Indonesian Pentjak Silat, South African Stickfighting is based on the JKD Concept approach.

" TAJKD or TAOJKD " is an abbreviation for Total Approach Jeet Kune Do or Total Approach Organization Jeet Kune Do created by Leo Fong ( studied at times with Bruce Lee ) not to be confused with his Wei Kuen Do (Leo Fong's personal martial arts style, a approach based on concepts and laws of science.) using a base of Western Boxing and Wing Chun, Silat, Thai Boxing, Judo, Jujitsu, Kali/Arnis, Western Wrestling, Shootfighting and Capoeira for self-defense applications, a JKD Concept approach. Leo Fong studied Tae kwon Do with Chong Yuk Young earning a black belt. He then studied Choy Lay Fut with Master Low Bun. He went on to study Si Lum Kung Fu under Y.T. Wong. While studying Kung Fu, he became friendly with the late James Y. Lee. It was James Lee who introduced Leo Fong to Bruce Lee.

"JFKJKD" and "AIKIA" translated Jun Fan Kickboxing Jeet Kune Do taught for self defense and American Independent Karate/ Tae Kwon Do Instructors Association created by Jerry Beasley and popularized by Joe Lewis (taught privately with Bruce Lee). Arts including Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Jun Fan Kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and adding Jeet Kune Do as a curriculum supplement in a JKD Concept Approach.


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ORIGINAL JEET KUNE DO

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" JFJKDI " and " JFJKDTA " ( formally, " JKDA ", The Jeet Kune Do Alliance ) is an abbreviation for Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do International and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Trapping Association, two organizations created by Lamar M. Davis II who studied with various original Bruce Lee students (certified student of Steve Golden and Jerry Poteet, original Bruce Lee students). Recognized by the JFJKD Nucleus under Steve Golden & Jerry Poteet with JFJKDTA concentrating on Trapping and JFJKDI on Original JKD.


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OTHER OFFSHOOTS

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" WCD " translated Wing Chun Do, The Way of Wing Chun created by James W. DeMile, an original student of Bruce Lee from the Seattle (1963) period reflects on Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Gung Fu (Modified Wing Chun). A modern application of Classical Wing Chun denying existence of Jeet Kune Do and the Tao of Jeet Kune Do while claiming to possess the personal techniques of Bruce Lee.

" JKD-ZKD " translated Jeet Kune Do - Z Kuen Do created by DR. ZEE LO, L.Ac., O.M.D., Ph.D. A former Jeet Kune Do Instructor, Certified by an Original Bruce Lee Student then " De-Certified ". Teaching a mixture of Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese Healing Arts and Chinese Philosophy. DR. ZEE LO's " TOTAL HEALTH CARE CENTER " leans more towards his holistic healing practice then the art of Jeet Kune Do.

"Nightbreed" and "JKD", Nightbreed Special Forces Academy or Nightbreed Tactical Combat Academy is a hand to hand combat created by Coal Akida who set out to become the world's top authority on Jeet Kune Do? Coal Akida's claims range from words such as "Light Years Beyond Martial Arts", "Surpassed The Experts", "Elite", "Crystallized JKD", "Beyond JKD" to a book called "Surpassing The Tao of Jeet Kune Do". Nightbreed is a offbeat by-product of the JKD Concept Approach.


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BRUCE LEE'S SCHOOLS AND ORIGINAL STUDENTS

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Before Bruce Lee opened his official schools he could be found teaching in Seattle, behind Ruby Chow's Restaurant, in the parking lot of Taky Kimura's Supermarket and on the University of Washington campus at the student union building.

SEATTLE (1963)

James DeMile
Linda Emery ( Linda Lee Cadwell )
Skip Ellsworth
Leroy Garcia
Christopher Getz
Jesse Glover
Howard Hall
Ed Hart
Pat Hooks
Sue Ann Kay
Taky Kimura
Masafusa Kimura
Doug Palmer
Leroy Porter
Fred Sato
Pat Strong
Uechi
Charlie Woo

OAKLAND (1964 ) Prior to the opening of this school, Bruce Lee and James Yimm Lee taught in James garage.

Bob Baker
Garry Cagaanan
Dave Cox
Allen Joe
James Yimm Lee
George Lee
Allen Magdangal
Mario Magdangal
Howard Williams

LOS ANGELES (1967)

Bob Bremer
Bill Bremer
Richard Bustillo
Wayne Chan
Mike Cochrane
Leo Duffin
Gary Fineman
Steve Golden
Larry Hartsell
Chuck Hill
Lee Hong
Raymong Huang
Tony Hum
Daniel Inosanto
Herb Jackson
Pete Jacobs
Melvin Kwan
Daniel Lee
Robert Lujan
Tony Luna
Jerry Poteet
Peter Rosas
Al Wolin
Ted Wong

THE " FAMOUS " STUDENTS OF BRUCE LEE

James Coburn
Joe Hyams
Kareem Abdul Jabar ( Lew Alcindor )
Joe Lewis
Steve McQueen
Roman Polanski
Chuck Norris
Striling Silliphant
Mike Stone
Tom Tannenbaum

Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do Curriculums