I’m going to start to compile everything I’ve learned from my martial art training and develop my own “Jeet Kune Do”. For those of you who don’t fully understand the concept of JKD, it is not one set martial art and more specifically not the specific mix Bruce Lee developed. Jeet Kune Do is a philosophy and a lifestyle. As he said:
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
That’s the mentality I plan to bring to my Jeet Kune Do. So far, I plan to incorporate as much of what I’ve learned as I can. So far, I have quite a bit to pick from:
- Muay Thai
- Krav Maga
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
While I have by no means mastered any of these arts, I have trained and educated myself on enough of them to develop something that works for me. And I already have begun. I just haven’t written it down. I’ve brought a bit of different flavors to each of the different arts I’ve studied, and look forward to melting everything together. It may be a bit rough around the edges to start, but I’m hoping that, down the road when I’m an old man, I can pass this on and begin to teach students.
Here’s what I’d like to accomplish with it:
- Effective street defense
- MMA applications (competitive)
- Mostly empty hand, some knife work, some stick work (most likely rattan)
- Adaptability. I want to keep it constantly evolving.
This is a serious question to my followers who train martial arts (I know there are a few and Blair-I’m hoping you’ll be interested in this as well)-does anyone want to contribute to this? I’m looking for anything-feedback, ideas, insight, philosophy, (if you live close enough) sparring partners? If you’re interested in helping in ANY way whatsoever, please send me an ask or contact me outside Tumblr (if we’re close enough that you have my cell/email/skype/facebook/whatever). That’s all for now, I suppose. Thanks for reading, guys!