Discussion in 'Jeet Kune Do' started by IFOJEETKUNEDO, Dec 1, 2017.
I've probably seen it over 70 times*.
*Waits to be top trumped by The Hound.
Nothing wrong with watching it, using it as a blueprint for you martial art... Well....
At least x10 that!!!
Not kidding either
Actually probably closer to 300....stop judging me!
There were times in my youth thatnwas on vhs, watched, rewound and watched again!
Sooooooo I heard there was a story about Tommy C, and a well known Scottish Jkd authority, if anyone wants to share, I'm up for the next four hours and have nothing to do.......
PMs are cool if that helps.......
The story is available with a Google search.
I think I've found that one..... I just thought id check how accurate it was.
Could you list Tommy's qualifications please.
His website doesn't list anything solid, and as you claim to teach The authentic Jkd method, some certification is the bare minimum required to be taken seriously.
I spoke to a student of the person I'm sure you are thinking of and had the story confirmed.
Yep.In spite of such teachers as above he had to "manage to piece together" etc. I guess none of his teachers had much but little fragments of JF/JKD.
It's comforting to know in these troubled times that at least one person has managed to "piece together" The Real JKD, as I surmise from your writing the vast majority of practitioners are on the wrong track.
Is JF/JKD built on any universal laws and science that Goju Ryu,Hsing I Ch'uan, Muay Thai and freestyle wrestling lack? If not,such a statement is moot.
What's so,40 years later, "ahead of its time" about JF/JKD?
P.S.-The real mess in JKD began when Linda started the brand name turf war.
So much this!
Surely one of the biggest contributions to the "mess" of JKD is any time someone says "you lot ain't doing it right and we are!"
Within certain parameters and foundations multiple people can be following JKD but tread different paths and come to different conclusions?
IMHO one of the worst ways to approach it would be to get what Bruce was doing in his lifetime, set that in amber, and define JKD as "that" for ever more. That seems antithetical to what Bruce and JKD was all about.
I know nothing of Tommy Carruthers other than the online presence/attitude of his (claimed) students - that alone makes me unwilling to train with him.
I also don't believe in great man theory that's some how makes Bruce Lee the god of martial arts.
Ah! One of the true problems that many JKD exponents have when "selling" themselves is not everyone believes in the "mythology" surrounding Bruce - so you have to look at what else is on offer
If you take a Rick Young or an Erik Paulson it is self evident that they have an applicable skillset........much less so with others
The more I think about it the more I think Tommy Carruthers is just a mildly more successful and significantly less pudgy version of Emil Matromossian (you'll notice I can't spell his last name because who cares, and who can remember it anyway?)
Oh hello, I'd forgotten about him!
I think MAI was bankrolled by him at one point, with all the 'articles' they had about him.
He used to write for them. There is an interview on here with him too!
Shambles though. The David Brent of 'JKD'.
Official MAP title!
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