1. He was never a student of the Oakland school. 2. He was never a student of Bruce Lee's. 3. He was however a student of James Yim Lee for less than 2 years in James' Garage. 4. He is not a Professor by doctorate or at least not while I was in his company. He is a "grand master" or "soke" of a self invented system and has went on to develope new styles and teaches what was pasted on to him from James Lee but it is not comprehensive and I found he often augmented his "original" JDK with Japanese systems that he seemed way more familiar and comfortable with. There are other things that are not kosher but he WAS a marine and a cop. I've seen old pictures. He does have a solid foundation in some martial art I just never figured out what! I do think it was probably of Japanese Origin but most of what he teaches I watched evolve from a primordial soup of half learned, cross ranked, papper certificate is the proof martial arts.