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    Bob, thanks for posting. We'd love to hear more about your experiences with Mr. Tegner.

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    justme: I really can't answer that as i started with Bruce in 1959 and didn't get deep in to martial arts till late 1960. by that time Gene Labell was teaching judo at his own school in the Hollywood area, i do know that Bruce and Gene knew each other, but they were both in to their own things by this time. Bruce retired from judo competition in about 1947, and Gene did not start till a few years later, as he won the national judo championship in 1954 and 1955, before being declared a professional. to the best of my knowldge Bruce got along with and was friends with most of the martial artest of this era.

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    Wasnt Bruce training wrestling under Gene as well?
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    One thing for sure if Bruce actually lived long enough Jeet Kun Do mixed with judo and wrestling would have made it a very complete system. Dan Inosantos already added the escrima portion to the art.
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    My dad has one of his old books, "Judo for Law Officers" or something like that. He said he used to use that stuff when he worked as a PI, and the restraining holds in there work really well for me. Teaches some rudimentary striking too. Pretty solid stuff, from what I could gather.
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    I remember referencing several of his books when developing self-defense techniques back in the 1970's when I first started studying martial arts. An excellent early source of information.

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    My first Judo book had both Bruce and Gene in it as his Uke.
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    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    I had his book on self-defense for law-enforcement. Had a lot of really good ideas that probably saved my ass a couple times when I was doing heavy unarmed security work.

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    I have some of his old books somewhere in here, I think. Cool.

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    They were some of the best books at those times. I still ahve a few copies lying around.
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