Jkogas wrote "The truth is the truth....I don't really care who spoke it."
Yes this is true but who spoke it is different then who gave it life. I am a fan of Master Lee though JKD is not my base it is a Philosophy I adhear to somewhat with the excpetion that I like decipherig Kata bc of my base. But it's my opinion that Lee was more then just a actor he was a Martial artist 1st that pretty much like you Jkogas thought fighting was the truth and dancing/forms was a dead form of expressing it. But he didin't find this idea until he had gained from doing forms is my opinoin. In that his forms gave him his exact, powerful and concise techniques. I say this because after witnesssing pure JKD practictioners they seem to range from slooply but effective thai/boxer/wrestlers fighters to effective dancers thaiboxer/WC/Silat/Kali/jj who IMO dance and can fight.
Bruce was not the 1st to practice cross training, I've met many practictiners that trained in more then one art. But they had to turn it on and off, kinda like they didn't practice the Pour water into a cup and it takes any form idea. Which is a Taoist monk philosophy. The goal is to be like you Jkogas not care where it comes from or what you are doing but to be able to make it work at any range.
So though you are not a fan of Master Lee you are a prime example of his teaching.
No crazy kias just plain whip a$$. Its all one thing effective fighting.
Edited by Neko456 (10/08/08 11:20 AM)