Jeet Kune Do

What is Panantukan?

The Filipino martial arts are very well rounded and consist of striking, grappling and weapons. The boxing component is widely known as Panantukan. It is often referred to as ‘dirty boxing’ due to its use of  groin slaps, head butts, head manipulations, elbows, and limb destructions that are devastatingly effective. Knees are also added to the mix and often aimed at the lower limbs while in boxing range.

In this first video, the jab and cross are dealt with using a couple of basic combinations using female footwork to get to the outside of our opponents strikes thus gaining multiple advantages including; A stronger structure (as opposed to the opponent’s side on structure). More striking opportunities due to the openness of our opponent’s side position. It also makes it harder for the opponent to hit back with speed as they need to turn to face your body position. Of course, we know there are counters to everything and in this case it would be the pivot or zoning away but we will elaborate on that in a later article.

The Panantukan pad drills in this video show a few strikes which can be varied depending on the situation. For example, the cut punch off the jab could be a finger jab to the eyes (JKD style) or the body hook could be a groin slap. The back fist that follows the split entry off the cross could also be a finger thrust to the eyes followed by a hook, cross, hook combination.

Note also that the lead leg in Panantukan changes constantly depending on the situation. To become a more complete martial artist, it is essential that we educate both sides of the body.

In the videos to follow, we will also look at limb destructions and grappling (Dumog) with the addition of knees and how it all fits together to form a formidable street fighting system.

 

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Weapons training and Kali knife flow drills

Kali / Eskrima knife flow drills 

Whether it be empty hand or weapons training, techniques are really just a compilation of defences and attacks. While we have to learn ‘techniques’, the real test is when we train them out of movement, flow and unpredictability.

This is where our attributes come in. Speed, timing, line familiarisation, sensitivity, hand/eye co-ordination, reflexes and hand dexterity. To better ourselves as martial artists, development of these attributes is imperative and one of the best  ways to develop them is out of flow.

This short video demonstrates the practice of two drills which we use in our JKD and Kali training. Knife tapping and the Palasut drill. These drills not only help improve your weapons skills but will improve your empty hand skills exponentially. Even though the bladed weapons we train with are not sharpened, we always treat them with the same respect as a sharp edged weapon!

After constant training with these methods and when an empty hand strike has to be dealt with instead of an edged or blunt weapon at speed, you cannot deny the benefits of weapons training. To cut to the chase, if you want to improve your empty hand skills, learn how to train with weapons as well!

But a warning, It’s very addictive!!

 

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Perth martial arts and the Guro Dan Inosanto influence

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Perth martial arts and the Guro Dan Inosanto influence

10 Perth martial arts students studying Muay Thai & Jeet Kune Do Concepts at our club will make the trip to Brisbane in December to take part in a 5 day seminar with world renowned martial artist Guro Dan Inosanto.

Guro Inosanto is a world authority on Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino martial arts and holds rank in numerous systems. His historical knowledge, understanding of the arts and teaching ability are the reasons he is one of the most sought after martial artists in the world today. Constantly on the world seminar circuit, he is one of the foremost reasons that Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do legacy lives on.

As a student and certified instructor under Guro Inosanto, my goal is to continue to preserve, promote and teach the art of Jeet Kune Do to the Perth martial arts community.

Perth martial arts and the Guro Dan Inosanto influence at Combat Defence Systems

Although Perth martial arts training centres are alive and well, it is generally the arts of BBJ, MMA and Muay thai that are the more popular  due largely to the success of the UFC. What a lot of people don’t realise is that Jeet Kune Do (aka JKD) was the first MMA. A mixed martial art for real world self defence. Guro Inosanto was Bruce Lee’s close friend and training partner during the formative years of this martial art system and philosophy.

Through Combat Defence Systems, Perth martial arts students are now fortunate to have a local club to train these concepts and it is very exciting for myself as a teacher to see them embrace the added opportunity to travel and train with the legend that is Guro Dan Inosanto!!

 

COMBAT –  a fight, struggle, or controversy, between two persons, teams or ideas.

DEFENCE – the act of defending someone or something against attack or injury.

SYSTEMS – a procedure or process for obtaining an objective.

 

 

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Perth Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do Academy

Perth Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do Academy

Perth Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do Academy

Perth Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do Academy is dedicated to teaching, preserving and spreading Bruce Lee’s martial art to the Perth community of Western Australia.

It is the only Martial Arts Academy in Perth teaching this art and has created a Jeet Kune Do revival  since it’s inception in September 2012. It is gradually becoming a thriving training centre for those wishing to take advantage of it’s reality based self defence training concepts and philosophies.

Perth Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do Academy has attracted people from all walks of life including Police officers, Prison Guards, Tradespeople, Professionals and Mums and Dads. There are those that are training to acquire the skills required to assist in their job position and also those just wanting to learn an effective self defence based Martial Art to keep themselves and their families safe on the streets.

At Perth Martial Arts Jeet Kune Do Academy, we are proud to be certified instructors in the arts of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do and The Filipino Martial Arts  under Guro Dan Inosanto.

 

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Martial Arts Perth – Combat Defence Systems Press Release

Taking Perth Martial Arts Community by Storm

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Combat Defence Systems, the Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do revival and how its taking the martial arts community in Perth by storm.

I was interviewed and asked about our academy and what makes us different from all the other martial arts clubs?

I explained a little bit about the styles we teach, why we teach theses arts and why we teach the way we do. I also expressed why Jeet Kune Do is in my opinion the ultimate combat defence system and the reason we are so passionate about teaching this to the Martial Arts Perth community.

Martial Arts Perth : The Ultimate Combat Defence System – Jeet Kune Do 

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The Importance of Training Partners in Martial Arts

 

The Importance of Training Partners in Martial Arts

The Importance Of Training Partners In Martial Arts

These is only so much you can learn and achieve by training solo, no matter how much you visualise it, that heavy bag, wooden dummy, or MMA Bag will never physically hit back.

This is where another practitioner, willing friend or Instructor becomes your most powerful tool in martial arts training.

I should start by saying something that my old instructor in England used to tell me, and those words of advice still have a profound effect on the way that I train and also teach others at Perth Martial Arts Academy, Combat Defence Systems.

“A training partner is the most expensive and precious piece of equipment that you will ever get to use on your martial arts journey, so treat it with respect or eventually you will have nobody who will want to train with you.”

Just like most quotes from the martial arts community, our understanding changes with our current perspective and experience. When I started training, I took this phrase to represent the physical well-being of your training partner. Obviously, training to the point where your partner is left battered and bruised takes its toll and they’re likely to walk away and not train with you again, affecting your development.

As I have continued to study Bruce Lee’s philosophies and the concepts of JKD, my understanding of the phrase has evolved into something more.

Martial Arts Training Partners Are Friends For Life

It’s safe to say that you meet some truly great people practicing martial arts, whatever style, origin or community they are from. Being thrust into a position where you are putting your physical well-being and potentially life in someone else’s hands quickly generates a strong friendship. I personally feel like I know someone a thousand times better after training with them, even if it’s only for an hour. People you train with quickly become great friends. Even when your situations change, your friendship will always be an unwavering one. I have martial arts brothers and sisters from all over the world and all walks of life. We stay in contact and to this day they are some of the greatest people I have ever had the honor of meeting and the privilege of training with. I would happily trust them with my life.

With this connection developed it is easy to sense when someone isn’t feeling themselves, down, lonely, stressed and pretty much every negative emotion that I could ever write down. I only have to free flow some hubud with my current training partner for a few minutes and I can instantly tell his mood even if we haven’t said a word to each other that day so far.

Martial Arts, Training, Partners And Your State Of Mind

It’s well known that your mood effects the quality of your training. If you’re frustrated or angry it effects your movement, mental capacity and willingness, just like training when you’re tired. Therefore, a happy training partner is a better training partner. So, taking it back to the original quote, “A training partner is the most expensive and precious piece of equipment that you will ever get to use on your martial arts journey, so treat it with respect”, also includes the mental well-being of everyone you train with. Asking how someone is feeling and getting it off their chest, even during training, could well be the thing they need to do to feel like themselves again. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve felt low and one of my martial arts brothers and sisters have sensed it and help me through it and vice versa (hubud is my personal favourite mind clearing drill). It’s a humbling experience that I believe develops everyone that is a part of it.

To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.” – Bruce Lee

I know that ever since I started training martial arts my training partners have affected how I see the world, how I treat others and how I see myself. So if I can do the same for others it’s a part of my Jeet Kune Do journey that I’m proud to share. It’s something that I try and encourage students at Combat Defence Systems in Perth to embrace and cherish.

Much love and best wishes to everyone I’ve ever trained with and I look forward to meeting people I’m to train with in the future.

 

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Martial Arts – #1 reason why you should learn

Martial Arts #1 Reason Why You Should Learn

Martial Arts – #1 reason why you should learn!

#1 – Self Defence

You can’t ignore it. The amount of physical assaults we hear about through the media alone are constant and on the rise. Not to mention the unreported assaults which take place every day. ‘One punch’ or ‘king hit’ attacks, knife attacks, multiple attacker scenarios and sexual assault are all too common now in our own community. Some of the victims have to live with lifelong disabilities. And we are all both shocked and saddened when we hear of the victims who lose their lives in these attacks.

If you don’t believe it, read the paper, listen to the radio, watch the news on TV, and search the internet. DON’T BURY YOUR HEAD IN THE SAND! THIS IS REALITY!

If you think ‘It won’t happen to me’, think again!!! That’s what all the victims thought!

Change your thinking, have a plan, give yourself and your loved ones the best possible chance if ever confronted with a violent confrontation.

Protect and defend yourself and your family.

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That being said, you also want to make sure that the martial arts training you choose is best suited to real world self defence situations. It needs to be reality based. It needs to cover all ranges of combat and it needs to include training in all possible attack scenarios including striking, being taken to the ground (grappling), weapons and multiple attacker situations.

Perth Martial Arts Academy, Combat Defence Systems teaches Bruce Lee’s JEET KUNE DO CONCEPTS and KALI. These two martial arts flow seamlessly together and represent a direct, efficient and devastating self defence system which covers all aspects of real world attack scenarios.

We teach martial arts for self defence. We don’t train for sport.

Martial Arts are a life skill. A skill that may save your life, the life of a family member or the life of someone you love one day.

IS ANOTHER REASON NEEDED?

 

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What is Jeet Kune Do?

What is Jeet Kune Do

What is Jeet Kune Do? Is it a traditional martial art? Is it a style at all? Is it effective?

There are many questions associated with the name ‘Jeet Kune Do’ or ‘JKD’ and as many or if not many more somewhat dubious answers.

Here’s my take on it…

It’s translation – ‘The way of the intercepting fist’. A term coined as reference to the direct way in which Bruce Lee liked to utilise ‘stop hits’ and simultaneous defence and attack.

Jeet Kune Do was Bruce Lee’s personal fighting method. A concept and philosophy based on efficiency, effectiveness, non tradition and constant innovation. An art with no boundaries, but in constant search of improvement.

Bruce Lee was a man with tremendous vision, years ahead of his time. He discovered the limitations of tradition and embarked on a journey that would change martial arts forever.

Why stick to tradition for tradition’s sake? Or on the flip side, change for the sake of change? What is the reason for doing what we do? Are we followers or seekers of the truth?

In a time when martial arts were mostly taught only to the race of its origins and secrets kept, Bruce Lee was on a journey of self discovery. Breaking the rules, studying, experimenting, testing and measuring. He discovered the effectiveness of some arts and the ineffectiveness of others. He added, subtracted and adapted. For example, as he had a strong background in Wing Chun, he placed a lot of emphases on trapping. A skill which is uncommon in other martial arts. However, he felt that it needed to be more mobile to gain maximum effectiveness in combat and therefore adapted it to fit into more of a kickboxing approach. During sparring, he would sometimes start in kicking range, bridge the gap into trapping range, come out with boxing hands and finish with a flurry of Thai elbows. Other times, beginning in boxing range, execute a taken down and apply a lock or joint break from Jujitsu.

The techniques which are used are unimportant. What is important is the appropriateness of what is used within the range it is used. Did it fit or was it like trying to fit ‘a square peg in a round hole’ so to speak. In other words, was it effective? And if it was effective, is it important where the technique came from?

In breaking with tradition, a door had been opened. A pathway to discovery. An opportunity to find one’s own truth.

What exactly does this mean?

Well here it is….. Your truth in combat does not necessarily mean that it is the same truth for me. Example; you may have the natural God given attributes of a weightlifter. You are 6 foot 2 inches with broad shoulders and very strong. You are frequently able to get into a position of take down and the body slam is your specialty. I on the other hand am 5 foot 9 inches, fast and athletic. I am able to strike with deadly efficiency in both long and close range. Who would be the winner? That we do not know. However, we can see that different circumstances or opponents will certainly make a difference to the outcome. Do we only rely on the attributes we have or do we find another path to ensure victory. What are the possibilities and will they be the same for everyone? What is your truth?

My Jeet Kune Do will be different from your Jeet Kune Do.

What works for you may not work for me. My truth will be different to yours. Jeet Kune Do is different now to what it was in the sixties, seventies, eighties and so forth and will be different in the future to what it is today.

Jeet Kune Do is in a constant state of evolution. It is not a style, but a concept, a philosophy, an expression of one’s self.

Bruce Lee is quoted as saying, “I have not invented a ‘new style’, composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from ‘this method’ or that method’. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from the clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see ourselves. Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don’t, and that is that”.

Our Perth Martial Arts Academy, Combat Defence Systems promotes these philosophies and encourages you to embark on your own journey and find your own truth.

 

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