Posted On:3/30/2004 1:33am
Style: Wu Style TCC + BJJ
Bob, thanks for posting. We'd love to hear more about your experiences with Mr. Tegner.
Posted On:3/31/2004 1:54am
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.
Posted On:3/31/2004 3:29pm
Style: Be Happy
Wasnt Bruce training wrestling under Gene as well?
Ghost of Charles Dickens
Posted On:3/31/2004 3:31pm
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.
Didn't so much Fall as Saunter Vaguely Downwards
Posted On:5/09/2004 9:35pm
Style: Ex-TKD, BJJ, Muay Thai
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.
sudo make me a sandwich!
Posted On:6/04/2004 10:56am
Style: Ryukyu Kempo
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.
Posted On:6/04/2004 2:49pm
Style: Muay Thai & BJJ
My first Judo book had both Bruce and Gene in it as his Uke.
Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
"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".
Posted On:6/17/2004 3:18am
Style: Punk Rock
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.
Posted On:6/17/2004 6:08am
I have some of his old books somewhere in here, I think. Cool.
Posted On:6/17/2004 2:55pm
They were some of the best books at those times. I still ahve a few copies lying around.
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