I debated with myself for sometime whether I should post this material and it became clear to me that this information should be shared. I will not monetize this video. Ever. This was filmed with my Sony mini-Digital Video camera with my video tape. This is my footage.
As of late YouTube has been flooded with garbage material calling itself Jeet Kune Do so I'm bringing you the real deal. I'm sick of the bullshit artists glomming off the Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do names, writing shitty books, while self promoting with clever marketing. We see it happen everywhere and in every martial art philosophy. All you have to do is look at how Wing Chun has been given the corner shopping mall treatment with belt ranking and withholding information that is freely available on Amazon Prime from Yip Man himself.
To my knowledge and from countless internet searches this material has never been presented because it's not as "commercial" as some JKD information. I assisted Jerry with private lessons as well as seminars and this was never presented. There are three more segments to come from this session. The remaining information is contained in my notebooks and committed to memory. I will also be presenting my personal innovations of martial arts training at a later time.
Part 3 Deflections with the Stick Down and Bonus Material
This is the final part of the information I recorded in 2002 regarding what Jerry Poteet taught me in Escrima. He did teach me more which I took notes on and will do a few videos on them someday because it's information that needs to be out there since most of the Escrima I've seen is all the flashy stuff without the JKD principles.
As I mentioned before I will not get into the Core VS Concepts argument because it is dead and no one cares. HOWEVER I will call out BULLSHIT ARTISTS out there promoting there art as Jeet Kune Do when they don't even touch upon Bruce's scattered notes contained in THE TAO OF JEET KUNE DO. Too many seminar certificate jerks promoting themselves as the real deal using skeevy marketing tactics which is pretty pathetic in this day of Mixed Martial Arts and Reality Based Combat training that is available.
I digressed. Sorry.
The bonus material includes: a stick twirling exercise which is something I would not practice anymore since I am interested in keeping a firm grip on the stick at all times. Yes I will do a video on that.
Then last we have how Wing Chun principle apply to Escrima. Information like this is very hard to find so I'm happy to present this.
I'm purchasing a camera tripod and microphone so expect higher quality videos after the 2002 diary is all uploaded.
Next week's post and a few following are going to be very special because they present more JKD information that has not been presented publicly (as to the best of my knowledge).
In other news I completed my stand and the only things holding me back from being completely done is the company I ordered my Dummy leg from (worst customer service ever and I'll say more once I get it IF I ever get it) and drying out the trunk in my oven at work (which has been closed due to Covid19)
Stay safe and wear a mask! Seriously what better time to be able to wear a Ninja mask in public!!!
Part 2 Deflections with the Stick up
This is the unedited portion of the my 2002 video training diary that I recorded after private lessons with first generation Bruce Lee student Jerry Poteet.
Although the use of 24 inch sticks are used to simulate a machete my opinion has changed over the use of smaller, lighter sticks because they just won’t hold up during training and they aren’t going to stop anybody. Incorporate an axe or sledgehammer handle if you want to develop strength.
Next up is the third and final stick fighting lesson: Deflections with the Stick down.
The remainder on of this video diary contains Wooden Dummy training and advanced footwork so stay tuned!
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Below are pictures of practice sticks I made:
Anyone that has picked up a whip and fell in love with it knows how addicting purchasing and practicing them can be.
I have been practicing with the bullwhip since my first lessons from Anthony and Mary DeLongis at the first Combat Con in Las Vegas in 2011.
Here is an unboxing, review, demo, and quick lesson on beginning whip training.
The brief lesson is on energizing your whip for performance and I will do a longer video on this using one of my leather bullwhips.
As I mention in the video these whips require more arm involvment due to the shorter length but you can still apply proper body mechanics.
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During an evening training session with Jerry Poteet he informed me that I had learned the Jeet Kune Do curriculum and he had little else to show me aside from practicing sticky hands. He asked if I would be interested in learning stick fighting. This was something I was already exploring on my own so I was definitely interested.
A portion of the 2002 video contains most of what he taught me. The other information that I took notes on will be filmed and presented at another time. It’s more information that I haven’t seen presented so subscribe to my YouTube channel to stay up to date.
The first video consists of the basic strikes and is VERY simple as it should be when applying JKD principles. I’m not getting into the “concepts” argument. That is a DEAD argument and MMA helped seal that coffin long ago.
Any sparring that I have done with sticks resorts to these simple strikes although I love my leg strikes while throwing in Savate stick techniques.
I don’t use the rear hand to check as I demonstrate in this video. Jerry taught to use the rear hand to hit instead (ex. throwing a cross to the face after hitting with the front hand stick). No passive moves.
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