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  • adam76
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    yea that guy

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  • judoka_uk
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    Originally posted by superangryfish View Post
    OP are you in Kent? You have some awsome judo and BJJ facilities down there. You have the massive Judo olympic training centre. That is hosting the UK BJJ Open this weekend.
    Not always the most beginner friendly club though. Scary things happen at Dartford.

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  • It is Fake
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfG-T_fKu3Q

    This guy?

    Anyway, have fun. Make sure you understand that WC is extremely far removed from JKD no matter what an instructor states.

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  • adam76
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    kent wing chun, sifu steve hazell at canterbury uni

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  • Kovacs
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    That's a shame, there's some good MT places in south east Kent and a few good MMA places are slowy cropping up too.

    Who are you doing Chun with?

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  • adam76
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    its been almost a year now, wing chun is going great, got myself a wooden dummy toonow, thought id say hello, and im chunning in peace :)

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  • superangryfish
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    Originally posted by adam76 View Post
    lol dont worry people, i found wing chun classes close by, couldnt believe it, already been once and loved it, hooraaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!! screw the dvds :)

    thanks for all your comments tho, cheers
    Too late another one lost to the chun.

    May you chun in peace.

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  • superangryfish
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    OP are you in Kent? You have some awsome judo and BJJ facilities down there. You have the massive Judo olympic training centre. That is hosting the UK BJJ Open this weekend.

    If you have your heart set on the JKD then so be it, but you have these world class facilities on your doorstep.

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  • hadoken
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    Originally posted by Ike View Post
    Octavio of Poteet's brand is kind of a cock... He goes out of his way to make political attacks against other JKD practioners, and he seems to have no idea of what to do, God forbid, if his wing-chun trapping doesn't stop a high school wrestler from pulling a double-leg takedown... His Youtube videos are quite hillarious.

    I recently attended a seminar of his in Ottawa, I used to do JKD concepts from the Dave Carnell lineage in the UK ( http://www.impactjkd.co.uk/ ), but this jkd was ultra-LARP.

    He showed us an armblock to the neck that was supposed to stop someone shooting on you for a takedown. I wasn't convinced. Way to many people making money of the early works of Bruce Lee teaching gullible people techniques that would only work against a compliant assailant.

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  • feral00
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    I know were kind of off the topic of books and DVDs but I just finished reading "The Filipino Martial Arts" as taught by Dan Inosanto, its an older book but I really recommend it to anyone interested in Filipino martial arts or JKD.

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  • adam76
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    lol dont worry people, i found wing chun classes close by, couldnt believe it, already been once and loved it, hooraaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!! screw the dvds :)

    thanks for all your comments tho, cheers

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  • 1point2
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    Let me go one step further.

    Burn, erase, or throw out any and all martial-arts instuctional DVDs, martial-arts instructional tapes, and martial-arts instructional computer files, and do not visit youtube for martial-arts instructional material, until you join a school.

    If you join a Wing Chun school, or a school that doesn't spar, or a bad JKD school--fine. We'll bomb that bridge when we get to it. But please, please, please stop making excuses, join a school, and train for real.

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  • bigstu31s
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    Originally posted by adam76 View Post
    i did think that when watching the clips on his site, i shall give dan a try first, and if it goes over my head, think about balicki's. i shall fly through the first one anyhow, i already have the stances, basic blocks and punches and kicks learnt.

    i got in contact with the jerry poteet website and octavio emailed me, i was interested in a seminar 5 day course in the uk, $750 to reserve a spot, $750 2 days before the course, then ive gotta get there, and stay somewhere, how much of an expense? haha. but he really was helpful tho, i cant knock him for trying to help me out.


    Try www.Kamon.co.uk the instructor Kevin Chan teaches good WC and cross trains in boxing/MT and is a BJJ black Belt. He has schools all over the UK so the chances are you will find one near you.

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  • scottla78
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    Originally posted by adam76 View Post
    man can i make you all crack up please? iam in the uk, been dying to learm jkd forever, and i got 2 of the careter hargrave dvds lol. and ive been learning them, but hey i wasnt to know, so all of you, what shall i do? jerry poteets online school? theres just no where in this country to learn it, help me out people
    what do you mean "theres just no where in this country to learn it"there is Dave Birkett in dartford who is one of Guru Bob Breens top guys,ive never met Dave myself but i do train with Guru Bob,if Guru Bob rates him then he knows his stuff,or you can go to Guru Bob himself who is in hackney..forget online training dude you need to feel it >>>hope this helped.:new_scatt

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  • Ike
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    Octavio of Poteet's brand is kind of a cock... He goes out of his way to make political attacks against other JKD practioners, and he seems to have no idea of what to do, God forbid, if his wing-chun trapping doesn't stop a high school wrestler from pulling a double-leg takedown... His Youtube videos are quite hillarious.

    Just sayin'.

    I've been through both Inosanto's and Vuank's blend of JKD (and don't forget that Vu is actually a student of Inosanto), and, for me, the Jun Fan Kickboxing was the least fun and the most useless. I had already been through Muay Thai and Filipino Boxing by then, so all the shuffling and pendulum kicks didn't impress me.

    JKDBUCK76 is right on with his assessment of Vunak's stuff. It's a good framework, a good conceptual breakdown of his approach to a fight (entry, pressure, terminate), but you'll find it's very lean and it still sticks to trapping, which I think instructors stress because it's complex, looks flashy, and is less taxing on them physically. In all the NHB/MMA fights I've seen, not one instance of trapping has occurred...

    I'd really recommend learning Muay Thai and BJJ, and learning how to put those together, then, if you can't find a Progressive Fighting Systems (Vunak's group) or Inosanto Academy affiliate in your area, get some DVDs and integrate you MA background into their framework. JKD is about finding what works in a fight, and what works for you.

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