Posted On:2/17/2004 7:40pm
have recently taken up jkd- for the last 8 months after having spent 2 and a half years on tkd. The new training is completely different and has made me realise just how ridiculous some of the stuff i was taught in tkd was.
am studying under steve powell in manchester, england. anyone ever heard of him? Cant get over how the people i learnt from before were putting ideas into my head that this jumping reverse turning kick stuff is actually useful in real situations. the most useful things i was taught was the releases, simple punches and body movement the latter two of which has helped me catch up with the rest of the jkd class- but cant help thinking i would have been better learning these without the pulled punches and 360 degree spins- ie a different martial art. am loving using my whole body to fight now-especially the elbows and knees. i wont condemn tkd altogether cause i had a great time learning it and i do miss having such regular sparring but cant help wondering if i fell for the dobok, coloured belts (everyone would like to be a black belt in something) and trophys of which i have a few without questioning what is useful. I guess that is the essence of jkd and why I have found myself so impressed with this new angle i have found in the martial arts.
Posted On:2/17/2004 7:45pm
Style: Aikido, Boxing, MT
I'm jealous, the best standup fightin' place I can get to is a TKD school. JKD is an eye opener yes.
Tried sparring with my friend who was a JKDer when I was goin to a boxing gym. He opened my eyes real good. Then my Aikido teacher really brought home the grace of JKD. You should consider yourself lucky to have found a place. Hopefully it's legit. I actually have found a place here in miami called the Unified Martial Arts Association or something. Founded under Dan Inosanto. Too far away and not enought time unfortunately.
Posted On:2/17/2004 8:14pm
Style: Wing Chun
I only wish I could find a quality JKD place! Lucky bastard! Have fun!
Posted On:2/17/2004 8:30pm
If I understand it correctly, JKD is more a principle than it is a fighting "style". You would think then that modern JKD practitioners would include techniques from arts such as BJJ and MT KB, is this the case?
From what I got out of Tao of JKD, the techniques in the book were "his" expression of JKD.
How does a JKD chool work being that everyone should, according to theory, find his or her own expression? I'm asking out of curiosity. I might be completely wrong about JKD. If so, tell me. I need to hear it now! kidding...
Posted On:2/17/2004 8:49pm
Style: Chinese Boxing
All Schools that teach JKD suck.
There I said it and I'll say it to the instructors face to.
Now shut up.
The REAL thread killer
Posted On:2/17/2004 9:13pm
Style: World 10-3 Ryu Karate
LOL @ Omega! No kind welcome with rice crispy squares and Tang for the newbies. A baptisism of fire baby!
Akurra what part of Miami are you calling from?
"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."
-- George Bernard Shaw
Posted On:2/17/2004 9:15pm
Oh, they're newbies?
Welcome to bullshido rabble rabble blah blah.....
People who claim to teach Jeet Kune Do suck....
Now shut the **** up.
Posted On:2/17/2004 9:16pm
Style: JKD, BJJ
Omega, I'm not even gonna dignify that.
Monkey Ninjas! Attack!
Posted On:2/17/2004 9:22pm
Let me elaborate. If a guy comes up to me and tells me "I teach Jeet kune do to my students" I'll tell them they're full of **** and they suck......
Now address that.
Posted On:2/17/2004 9:24pm
gaaaaah, still didnt' come out right.
If somebody tells me that they teach Jeet Kune Do as an actual martial art and not as a philoshophy or approach, I tell them the above, and we have one in my town and that's exactly what I told them.
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