“Facing” the head hunter, Striking to the Body, Moving while hitting, Elevation and Angles
Part 3 of 4 from my private video training Diary where you get to watch my ADD ticks during this session because I get excited when shown new principles after practicing so diligently.
With these sessions you have to understand Jerry is not as young as he was and had some serious health issues. I was always reluctant striking at him and I’m not one to do fake reactions when pretending to get hit during practice.
2:11 Setting up Attacks with Body Strikes
I particularly like this segment because I have never been a fan of “tapping” a punch when it’s coming at your face. It never served a purpose for me. I like the opportunity that is offered to hit instead.
2:43 Difference Between Classical Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do
This is where the rubber meets the road when it comes to the Wing Chun phonies out there claiming Jeet Kune Do is just modified Wing Chun. If your JKD instructor is not teaching this then you have someone that is scamming you with their limited knowledge.
2:50 Applying Jeet Kune Do Principles to Wing Chun
3:26 Applying Jeet Kune Do Principles to a Haymaker Punch
Here is where trapping comes into play when squaring off with someone that is throwing straight leads and crosses with vertical fists. I would not try this with traditional boxing punches although it could be modified. Never seek to trap. Let it happen.
4:24 Principles of Hitting While Moving
Still one of the most important principle of JKD. If your instructor doesn’t mention this then question his instruction. If they get butt hurt and defensive they don’t know what they are talking about. Good instructors do not do this instead they assist the student in seeking information.
Find some of my comments on other YouTube JKD tutorials where I call out people like this and notice their responses.
6:00 Elevation and Angle Changes
This is something rarely talked about among first generation JKD instructors in public however in private I was also shown to me by Daniel Lee. However I am cautious of using elevation changes too much due to knees and elbows but this is a perfect set up for a takedown for grappling.
One more video to go in this session and that’s all I’m able to show.
Hit me up for a seminar if you would like to learn more. I’m available for private lessons as well as groups and classes.