Re: kicks (?) – The Self Defense Company

Re: kicks (?)


That’s one of my favorites as well. When I started Martial Arts it was in ’73 at the height of the Bruce Lee craze. I kick boxed. We had some Tae Kwon Do guys and some boxers so that’s what we did. I was never much interested in TKD but I liked the licks. When the Tao Of Jeet Kune Do came out we used that as a training manual. That’s were I picked up the reverse shin/knee stop kick. I love that kick. I still refer to the Tao of JKD at least once a week. There is a lot of stuff in JKD that I don’t believe lends itself to self defense at all but the core training principles are sound, in my opinion. I think Mr Lee was too heavily influenced by combat sports such as modern boxing, sport fencing and several others for JKD to be a combat system. It wouldn’t take much to turn it into a real self defense system, though. Any thoughts on this?? Anyone? I’m not trying to step on any toes, it’s just my opinion.