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#135446 - 11/15/04 06:50 AM Re: Thinking of taking up Jeet Kwon do
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is boxing a good start?

#135447 - 11/15/04 11:17 AM Re: Thinking of taking up Jeet Kwon do

Boxing is a good start. I'd learn how to profficiently kick and grapple as well. Perhaps San Shou or Muay Thai would be better to start with. I'd really recommend a more traditional art though, with a fuller arsenal. Now I will spark a livid debate in this Jeet kune Do forum: Forms may not be good for fighting, but they have many other advantages. You will gain better coordination, agility, speed, and definitely better technique. Though Lee was against forms, they were still an integral part of his training, and they were partially responsible for his superior technique. That is why I recommend a traditional art before you move on to the chaos that is JKD. Discipline your moves before you let them be free.

#135448 - 11/16/04 04:56 PM Re: Thinking of taking up Jeet Kwon do

JKD not an art but an idea only? Man, I wonder I've been doing the past year. Where do you live gangster_no1? Maybe I could try and find you a good instructor in your area. Now I know John Kogas and I may disagree on what exactly JKD is, but I'm only giving my take as there are some here that JKD is some abstract idea when it really isn't.

#135449 - 11/28/04 05:49 AM Re: Thinking of taking up Jeet Kwon do

I agree with gangster no1, stop trying to make JKD into a style. u should look at bruce lees philosophies which are now being misinterpreted and forgotten... its not about the style at all but the personal fighting spirit and use of the most direct and fundamental attacks to form an exrtremely efficient way of fighting and as this could encompass any moves it cant be considered a style as itself. This allows the introduction of moves from other martial arts, as Bruce did studying many other styles such as boxing to find effective moves to add to his arsenal.... and its those he thaught towards the end of his life and this still doesnt make JKD a style perse and the the 1 year of learning you have done is an evolution and deviation from lee's original ideas and philosophies but that is not necessarily a bad thing......

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