This is a new category, I wanted to have statements and information about our JKD friends in a separate place.
This is the first testimony, Håkon thought it would be better to make an interview, here it goes :
– Who is Håkon Didriksen?
Håkon is a 38-year-old man who is a training junkie and musician in the band Susperia, I am married and have 3 children all are going to school .I am an energetic and restless person who needs new impulses almost all the time in order to not be bored Therefore is the training a good way to get my energy out.
– When did you start with Martial arts?
I started Martial Arts when I was about 18-19 years and Shitoryu Sports Karate, Wing Chun, Krav Maga, kickboxing, Juijitsu Ninjutsu, and then eventually JKD, before this, I did street fighting, both voluntary and involuntary… I was probably a troubled kid and ended up in a lot of fights as a young man, I learnt fighting the hard way by being beaten by people in the street.
– Why JKD?
JKD is like a self-defense style with no compromise which is so intricate it does not get boring + that it is simple enough that it actually works at a street level.. This is simply why I chose it.
– What is your inspiration and motivation ?
Min inspiration comes mostly from music, I use music as a way to escape from everyday life, I often write music when I’m in a base spirit, (the lone wolf mood) I’m enjoying my own company and is therefore I am considered by some people to be a bit of a lone wolf, but to go for a walk alone in the woods gives me lots of inspiration…
– You are also in a hard rock band, tell us about Susperia
Susperia has been part of my life since 1999 and still is. Susperia is a band playing aggressive music. Susperia was once black metal, but now we are more melodic trash metal, we are the same five guys in the band as we were when we started in 99, we have experienced everything from bone fractures to heart attack and addiction, but we are still alive and kicking . Standing on stage gives me the same kick as a good free sparring, I’m probably a person who also needs a kick so music and live performance fits my personality perfectly.
– Family, work, JKD and Music , how do you combine all this ?
It can be difficult to combine everything together, but I have a great patient lady who gives me a lot of room for my “needs” and that’s a good thing for me. As I said I am a terribly restless person, so it is not wise to hold me back… 🙂
Thank you Håkon 🙂
For more information about Susperia please visit their website: http://www.susperia.net
For More information about Håkon´s JKD Group: Kviteseid Jeet Kune Do , Official Ted Wong Training Group