View Full Version : Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Good Or Garbarge?

Mar 29, 2008, 02:16 PM
Hey guys, I will taking a Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do class at Kombat Art Training Academy?

I hear it is good because it cover all the four ranges, Foot, Hand, Trapping (close quarter) and Grappling.

Techniques you will learn will include some of the following: Takedowns, locks, kicking, boxing, finger jabs, elbows, knees, headbutts, groin strikes and open hand strikes.


Or........Is it garbarge?

Mar 29, 2008, 04:14 PM
it looks decent just amke sure the trainer is good. take a free class first to see if you like it. BTW they spelt combat wrong lol(JK)

Mar 29, 2008, 04:46 PM
Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do is usually good training, the only thing I don't care for is some of them (not all) tend to have attitudes about the percieved superiority of their style. Oh sorry, it's not a style, it's a "concept".

Mar 29, 2008, 10:25 PM
Have you trained any martial arts before?

Apr 02, 2008, 06:45 AM
There is definatley a style and core structure to JKD!.this is one of the problems of the those teaching `concepts` and this is where the BS comes in.
there are some confused individuals that think JKD is a term for takingn elements of many different styles and fusing them together. That is not what JKD is /was!much of the jkd concepts stuff out there is very confused!

check out the following.


http://www.magdainstitute.com/ (http://www.magdainstitute.com/)

http://www.strongsideforward.com/forum/ (http://www.strongsideforward.com/forum/)

www.manchesterjkdacademy.com (http://www.manchesterjkdacademy.com)

Apr 02, 2008, 03:21 PM
I studied with both G.W. Dill and Terry H. Gibson (deceased). IMHO, I think JKD 'concepts' is a lot more combat oriented than the 'style' guys. Dill never spars, nor do his students, 'too deadly'. Gibson's and his students sparred all the time and grappled before it was cool.

Once again, IMHO, I'd go some place that offered a variety of training modalities such as Muay Thai, BJJ, Kali, Judo, boxing etc. Don't get hung up on styles, or what is 'best'.

Apr 02, 2008, 03:45 PM
I trained at KATA since the days at Golds Gym... I live in another city now but still drop in when I'm in the area.Top to bottom world class organization, you will not regret training there. Enjoy.

Apr 02, 2008, 03:49 PM
Sorry you were asking about JKD as well. In my mind Bruce Lee's philosophy is ROCK SOLID. Keep in mind that JKD is originally intended as a philosophy, something that I find hard to teach in a Martial Arts class setting however that being said the classes are really good. I would recommend that you try to study the philosophy as well not just the techniques you are given in class. "be water my friend..."

Apr 02, 2008, 04:25 PM
The first martial arts school I ever went to was a Jun Fan kwoon. I don't know specifically about the school you mention, but I can tell you that Jun Fan is a solid system and can certainly keep you alive if need be.

Most of the standup fighting is based on Muay Thai, Western boxing, and Wing Chun. The locks, takedowns, and grappling draw heavily from Judo /Juijutsu and Aikido. My school also did kali training to round it out.

I also agree that the philosophy is great and it can give you a lot of insight into any martial art. It certainly helped me with both Northern Shaolin and Tai Chi.

Jason Prewitt
Apr 03, 2008, 02:09 AM
Without the Philosophy you are just learning moves. You need to the how and why to understand the art of martial arts.

Apr 03, 2008, 06:03 AM
Remember grasshopper, Bruce Lee created a style that was good for HIM after years of study in a more traditional style. And JKD was incomplete due to the untimely death of such a visionary. Explore, be open. Get lost in the training. JKD is an art of self exploration. It is garbage only if the practitioner is garbage.

Apr 08, 2008, 09:32 PM
y train if u doubt it?

Apr 27, 2008, 04:51 PM
JKD is certainly a great martial art to study. The basic concepts of the straight blast, head butts, knees, elbows, etc. can quickly end a majority street fights quickly and effectively. Also JKD focuses on developing fighting ranges and developing quick reaction times.