Jeet Kune Do
BRUCE LEE'S (JEET-KUNE-DO)
BRUCE LEE and his Grand Master IP MAN BRUCE LEE
Jeet-kun-do translated means “Way of the Intercepting Fist” it is a conceptual Mixed Martial Art. An unending journey of self-discovery research and development. Because not everyone shares the same athletic abilities or attributes, “the truth in combat will be different for each individual.”
After various altercations, Lee realized that adhering to one method of style alone was limiting and inefficient. He concluded that the superiority of any technique relied on when it was used depending on what range the altercation was conducted would be necessary to use the best technique or method from any style that would best suit the moment. This lead to his discovery of the three ranges of combat; weaponery (long range), striking (middle range), trapping and grappling (close range). Today, four decades later, the Mix Martial Artists and fighters agree that the “Little Dragon” (Bruce Lee) was right all along. He has gained the title of the father of Mix Martial Arts. The Martial Arts that Lee originally drew from and developed were, Wing Chun, Choy Lee Fut, Savate, Western Boxing, Western Fencing, Eskrima.
Jeet-Kune-Do was a concept that few people understood at one time even in very developed countries that studied martial arts. The concept of training in multiple systems did not come about until some years after the birth of UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championships) when the fighters started to realize that they had to know various methods of fighting in different ranges and situations. This concept has also been well demonstrated by the Dog Brothers which is like UFC but also involves weapons; various stick fighting, blunt type bladed weapons, striking, trapping to grappling. Outside of some of these types of circles few people understand this type of training, for better understanding of what to do in certain altercations involving weapons, multiple opponenets, close quarter combat, and a thousand other possibilities. It was Grand Master Richard Bustillo “Iron Dragon” who first taught Zoravor of this method of training, this method in MA is what “Cross Training” is in Fitness, and as it is many of the top instructors and fighters throughout the world train like this.
ORGINAL BRUCE LEE ACADEMY - LOS ANGELES (CA) GM RICHARD BUSTILLO GURO RICHARD BUSTILLO AND
GURO DANY INOSANTO
Bruce Lee died early in life, but among his fame as a martial artist, actor, philosophor, who first popularized martial arts, Grand Master Bruce Lee left a legacy that no other martial artist or martial arts instructor has ever left. After his death some of his students helped form some books that was a compiling of many of his personal notes on fighting concepts, stratagies, and philosophies that have become a milistone in the martial arts thinking, training, and way of life. Among the main books were “Tao of Jeet Kune Do, Tao of Gung Fu, and Bruce Lee-Philosophy.” At the World Famous IMB Academy the classes that were taught were Jun Fan Gung Fu, Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Kali, Kali (Eskrima, Arnis), Shoot Wrestling, later Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Hayastan Grappling.
Grand Master Zoravor Sarkissian, who trained intensively at the IMB Academy approximitely 15 years has adopted the training methodology of this within the perameters of Traditional Filipino Martial Arts.
2004 KALI FIGHTING GROUP AT THE IMB ACADEMY ZORAVOR WITH GM BUSTILLO IMB ACADEMY 1992 2006 JEET KUNE DO INSTRUCTORS SEMINAR
3. SAN MIGUEL
FILIPINO ARTS OF BARE HANDS
2. KABAT AT PAA
3. FILIPINO BOXING