Quote Originally Posted by hungryjoe View Post
I'll say my impression of him was that he's honest and teaching arts he believes are effective.


I'm interested in the backgrounds of Oklahoma JKD students/instructors.

Sorry to resurrect an old thread. I came across it on a Google search, and thought I might be able to help if you were still wondering about Joel's background. For a time he was going to Combative Arts Academy in Los Angeles. He was one of the advanced students there, and an assistant to the teachers. I was a beginner student there, so I interacted with him a bit. I don't know anything about him now, especially if he's moved to Oklahoma, but I agree with the assessment that he's an honest person. As I recall, if my memory isn't screwed up, he would work as a bouncer when he was in LA. If that's right, I don't doubt he has practical ability. This was quite a few years ago, however.