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    Last edited by DANINJA; 7/12/2004 3:34pm, .


      When you work out with others, you should cooperate at times, and resist at that the other will do the same, to help you learn. While we are learning to go through a hole and hit someone, the emphasis should be on perceiving WHEN the hole is there, and on filling it before it is replaced with a strike. The fact is you cannot be so good that you can only defend. There are some basics you must learn, and then, after a time, you will begin to personalize the information. At that point, you will begin to go to different shifts of movement than your other classmates. I would estimate that 3 to 5 years of this system is worth 10 to 15 years of most systems. When you are working out you should expect to be hit, with an open hand, with (to the chest)good force. This shows you that you left a hole, and there is no mental nonsense about whether or not you were open. The force factor is a matter of learning to control an opponent by working against their balance. Most fighting systems attempt to enter fighting range to one side or the other, to work against balance, and to cause the opponent to cross himself with the forceful strike of the reserve hand. We enter with such force that we cause such a reaction. Once we get from the outside to the inside, we stay there. It is the opponent who leaves the vicinity.
      Remember that there are very few people trained to operate on the inside. Sensitivity to force begins as a form of touch that defines itself. When you go to strike, there are only 2 possibilities; either you hit, or you are intercepted. If you are intercepted, that means you are blocked, and now you have contact...force to SENSE. You can FEEL what is going on, which is much better than to think about it...the hands are always faster than the eye, and you use the eyes to know what to think. Eyes can be fooled by feint. That is the speed game, in which the opponent wishes you to focus on the hands. If you are instead focused on the whole being, or perhaps the elbow, and body, you can FEEL the opponent. A forceful, defining movement eliminates feinting and any advantage to be gained through speed. The opponent is left to react to your trained movement. Regarding the question of Jeet Kune Do: this is not Jeet Kune Do...the primary focus of Jeet Kune Do is to feint to cause a reaction, and move in while striking...not to either strike or gain contact. We would rather build a system based on relationship with contact to the point of extreme overkill, and then learn to establish contact.
      That is what Bruce Lee did, as the foundation for all his various levels!"





          Excellent article...Thanks.


            Originally posted by Jkdbuck76
            OK. You're right. However, he's got some ideas about "performance" being the goal and not certificates, etc.

            Go to and check out the video collection. Inosanto describes in one of the previews of tape #1 what Jun Fan is. I believe he is saying that Jun Fan is the body of physical techniques that Bruce put together--but don't take my word for it.

            Thornton teaches the concept of aliveness. They work on stand up, clinch, and ground fighting.
            what does that have to do with Jun Fan?


              Jun Fan was Bruce Lee's Seattle school of kung fu. It was based heavily on Wing Chun, but Bruce discarded things and tried new ones on a daily basis.

              There's only one Jun Fan master, that being Taky Kimura. He's the only one certified by Bruce to teach the system. Andy Kimura, Taky's son, is the current head instructor, and I believe web admin. Their webpage can be found here:


                Originally posted by Gogiel
                who do you think is the best Jun Fan master in the world?
                you, but your such a good master and you hate it because all of the other masters want to fight/train with you but you don't want to



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