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Why do we keep a low profile on social medias?

 

Before we had a you tube account, we posted videos, we were active on forums , we were active on FB sharing our training and experiences.

We even participated in polemics and diverse strides , until we got enough, until we got stabbed in the back by some FB friends and from this time we decided to share nothing at all.

This is the problem of JKD, the fame, the name of Bruce Lee is making people crazy and in search of fame and personal ego trips.

Our Sifu Ted told us not to lose energy in this kind of matter and this is what we do.

By not participating  or sharing, we cut off all evil thinking and acting people and we spare ourselves the trouble and the stress.

This is a shame because we have “ disappeared “ from the “ family” but we don´t think the attitude of some people is worth it. The most important is our training and our accomplishments, we are not in search of fame, we are in search of personal well being and happiness.

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Posted by on 28 November, 2017 in Training Group

 

WHAT IS JKD?

This is from wikipedia:

“Jeet Kune Do, abbreviated JKD, is an eclectic and hybrid style fighting art heavily influenced by the philosophy of martial artist Bruce Lee, who founded the system in 1967, referred it as “non-classical”, suggesting that JKD is a form of Chinese Kung Fu, yet without form. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the Wing Chunconcept of interception or attacking while one’s opponent is about to attack. Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movements with maximum effects and extreme speed. The system works by using different “tools” for different situations, where the situations are divided into ranges, which are kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling, where martial artists use techniques to flow smoothly between them.

In the screenplay of the 1973 Warner Brothers film, Enter the Dragon, when Lee is asked, “What’s your style?” Lee replied, “My style?…You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.” Thus one may also ideologically define JKD simply as the Bruce Lee Kung Fu or the Bruce Lee style of Kung Fu.

The name Jeet Kune Do was often said by Lee to be just a name, and he often referred to it as “the art of expressing the human body” in his writings and in interviews. Through his studies Lee came to believe that styles had become too rigid and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day “dry land swimming”. He believed real combat was spontaneous, and a martial artist can not predict it, but, only react to it, and a good martial artist should “be like water”—move fluidly without hesitation”.

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The Jeet Kune Do Emblem
The Taijitu represents the concepts of yin and yang. The Chinese characters indicate: “Using no way as way” & “Having no limitation as limitation”. The arrows represent the endless interaction between yang and yin.

 
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Posted by on 15 October, 2015 in Training Group

 

Training 15/8

Last Saturday was a great JKD reunion at the Växsjöbacken ski slope in our town.

Coshe, Will, Michel, Micke G, Mikael and myself were there, only Remy was missing

We had some pads training and almost all of us ran the slope 2 times.

We are all for sure in need of more training but it was nice to see that the feeling remains and there is no doubt about the quality of our group, we have always been a great team and this will never change.

Coshe will travel again and we others will go back to the usual training sessions outside in the summer and in the warehouse for the winter. Not having a club anymore is not a problem,  we trained anywhere before and it worked just as fine.

JKD Sweden is  also celebrating 10 years this autumn,   I will write a separate post about that.

Thank you all for a great training , JKD Sweden, going strong !

 
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Posted by on 17 August, 2015 in Training Group

 

NORWAY

Soon is our annual seminar in Norway, always a pleasure!

It also marks the start of a new season and if you ask me , the best! spring and summer coming up, this is all good.

I received the result of the Xray and there is something wrong with some cervical discs  but no serious problem that can´t be fixed, I don´t have the greenlight to use my right arm for JKD yet  but I can do some exercises at the gym.

This one takes a very long time but  I ´ LL BE BACK !

 
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Posted by on 16 April, 2014 in Training Group

 

Oldies are back :-)

I still can´t use my right arm so I have to rest a little longer but while I am at it, some “old” faces are just coming back with no warning !:-) Good to hear that Michel was back from San Francisco and trained together with Coshe who is back from LA for a month. Yesterday session was apparently very good and of course (as usual with those guys) very intense and enjoyable.

I am very sad to be out like this, it seems this time I will have to be very careful not to mess my arm up forever, the doc says it can become chronic if I am not careful, the problem is how careful can you be when you train martial arts? There is no way I give that up, I will just have to find my own way.

 
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Posted by on 24 October, 2013 in Training Group

 

Speed and technique

Last night session killed my arms… and legs!

We worked on speed combined with the right technique, it was not  just a matter of  fast punches and kicks,  but many repetitions with speed and correct technique,  we did different drills with focus mitts and without.

We also worked on a stress situation, the drill was to avoid strikes with only footwork, we  used blockage but no defense, the intensity of the strikes especially when being stuck in a corner makes the adrenaline flow! but this drill is good and necessary, it is like being hit in the head and different parts of the body ( NOT to hurt, to TRAIN ), it is necessary because if you have never experienced it , the day it happens for real you have no idea how to react, the mind can get confused the technique can be totally lost,  this is why we need to work on this.

 
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Posted by on 12 September, 2013 in Training Group

 

Outdoor Training

We decided to train outside yesterday, the weather was awesome ! Bike riding to the slope and after a while as it was too hot in the sun , we moved to the forest where we have an outdoor gym. Will joined us and we used the gym to warm up at first and then to train JKD, we did  balance drills and light sparring on the equipment,  punches and hardenning to finish. That was different and a lot of fun!

I will load pictures later as it does not work right now but some of them are already on my facebook page.

 
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Posted by on 9 September, 2013 in Training Group