Category: JKD Friends

Presentation of our JKD friends over the world

Joel Ramos, TWJKD Philippines

Today I just want to pay my respects to a member of the Ted Wong JKD family who passed away last week. Joel Ramos was 46 years old and his pasing due to heart failure was a choc for most of us. Joel was more in contact with Mikael than me but we have been friends on facebook for  quite some time .

I am sending my condolences to the family and friends.

He has now joined our Sifu Ted in  heaven , Rest in Peace 😦


Norway 2013

Mikael is back and very happy about the seminar in Norway, he had a great time with a good group of people and kids!

 Mikael is also very glad to have been part of the kid´s Wado Graduation and fencing drills with them 🙂

Even if I was not there, thank you Håkon and Oyvind for your hospitality and for the seminar arrangements.

Norway Seminar

Mikael is going to Norway on May 25th and 26th for his second seminar with our friends from Kviteseid Jeet Kune Do(Norway´s official Ted Wong training group).

Will post infos and pictures as soon as available.

JKD NORWAY – Håkon Didriksen

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:

For More information about Håkon´s JKD Group: Kviteseid Jeet Kune Do , Official Ted Wong Training Group!/pages/Kviteseid-Jeet-Kune-Doofficial-Ted-Wong-training-group/270214259698392

Mikael´s first Seminar: Training and friendship !

As I said before this was a date to remember and a great opportunity as well. Mikael was very pleased , Håkon´s group is composed of very dedicated guys , he says it was very nice to be there and meet them all, he had a great time and looks forward to next time.

The  title ” training and friendship” is important to us, this is our moto for our seminars, but it is not just a title it has a purpose and this was brought to a whole new level this weekend. I see it from the outside and it is no question that there is a true friendship between Håkon and Mikael just because it is simple and direct between them.

I asked Håkon what he thought about the seminar and here is was he wrote:

“The seminar was incredibly inspiring and fun, we learned a lot in a short time and all the guys said it was an incredibly good seminar, we are already looking forward to next time.
We learned many details, for example structure, kicking, hitting, straight lead, sparring, we went through the ground fighting, defense, attack to defense, Hit On Retreat, combinations, different focus pad drills, timing,  distance and much more
I tried to take Mikael down and it’s not so easy but you and those who have trained with him for so long know about that.


I laughed, and my children laughed too, it’s no wonder when you see how I’m being tossed around like a doll…. damn I had no chance!


And if you ask Mikael: do you know sidekick? See what he answers.. it is a funny joke now!
His sidekick was sick! It was so hard I flew off the ground and backwards and landed on my car, it is the truth, it is such a shame we did not filmed it! “

 So as I wrote on FB,  next time there will be a french girl in the picture!

Norway 26-27 MAY

Mikael is back from Norway and I have only heard good things about this seminar.

It is really good to know everything went well and I am looking forward to hear more.

 I will revert once I get more details.

On the way… to Norway

I drove Mikael to the airport this morning at 5.30, the flight went well he landed at 8 in Norway, he could not get on any train at the arrival but he found a buss and it will be another 3 hours to Håkon.

I feel very sad I could not go, I would have loved to see Mikael do his first Seminar. The thing is you can´t do it all, sometimes you have to choose and I chose to save money to go to San Fran in september.

I get messages from the buss, it is apparently very nice over there…

Norway Seminar May 26-27th, 2012

This will be a date to remember, this is Michael’s first Seminar, it will happen in Norway, our friend Håkon has arranged and organized the event.

I am very happy about this, I am sure the seminar will be a success, later on this year we will organize a Swedish Seminar.

I will revert with pictures and comments and I am sure Håkon will post on FB afterwards

Good luck Mikael !

Meeting Warren Graham

As I said before, Mikael was on a trip to Charlotte  NC , USA and took the opportunity to meet with Warren Graham who is a certified Ted Wong JKD instructor.

I asked Warren if he would like to write something and here is what he sent me.

“It was good to me another martial artist that was on much the same wave lenth as me. I have always thought that the straight lead, for instance, is made truly for “intercepting”. It is very hard to hit someone with it who is on guard and waiting for you. But as he makes just that slight movement forward and thinking offense, forgetting defensive posture for a split secongs, that’s when you nail him with the lead. His forward motion acentuates your strike and you can knock him out cold.

We also discussed the endless politics in JKD and how silly most of it is as it usually boils down to money and ego. Let’s just all get together, gear up and sweat! Today in our work out, to what new levels can we rise? That is my priority.”

As I understood, Mikael was very pleased to meet Warren and had a great time talking and sharing opinions and experiences.

Mike Gittleson

Most of our friends are already here, tonight we will meet down town Stockholm and tomorrow will be an early beginning to a fantastic weekend in Nynäshamn.

We really appreciate that Mike agreed to be here as our friend and JKD brother. Micke and I are proud to have been able to arrange this and we hope everyone will be happy with the results

This is an opportunity you don´t want to miss and all of us that will be participating have already understood that !

Mike Gittleson´s Seminar in Sweden  will for sure be a success,  this is the continuity of  Ted´s teachings and as Micke wrote on FB today, we will all do what we can to make him proud.

Participants :

From Sweden, Mikael Egidéus, Gina Guillonot, Markus Stawbom, Adam Jarosz, N´Guessan B. Wilfried, Remy Ng, Okan Coskun Akdag.

From Norway: Torbjörn Dunderholm , Henrik Wiksaas, Caroline Hederlid , Håkon Didriksen, Oyvind J. Mustaparta.

From Spain, Jari Nyman

From Polen, Michal Czapla

Hosted and organized By JKD Stockholm, Micke and Gina

Instructor Mike Gittleson , JKD Colorado