Intercepting Fist Organisation (IFO) JKD Club under Sifu Tommy Carruthers Opening in Newcastle!!

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  1. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    I've probably seen it over 70 times*.

    *Waits to be top trumped by The Hound.
     
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  2. icefield

    icefield Valued Member

    Nothing wrong with watching it, using it as a blueprint for you martial art... Well....
     
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  3. Hannibal

    Hannibal Angriest MAP resident.... Supporter

    At least x10 that!!!

    Not kidding either

    Actually probably closer to 300....stop judging me!
     
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  4. Hannibal

    Hannibal Angriest MAP resident.... Supporter

    There were times in my youth thatnwas on vhs, watched, rewound and watched again!
     
  5. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    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.......
     
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  6. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    The story is available with a Google search.
     
  7. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    I think I've found that one..... I just thought id check how accurate it was.
     
  8. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    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.
     
  9. Simon

    Simon The Bulldog Admin

    I spoke to a student of the person I'm sure you are thinking of and had the story confirmed.
     
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  10. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    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.
     
  11. Hannibal

    Hannibal Angriest MAP resident.... Supporter

    So much this!
     
  12. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    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.
     
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  13. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    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.
     
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  14. Hannibal

    Hannibal Angriest MAP resident.... Supporter

    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
     
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  15. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    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?)
     
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  16. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth




    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.
     
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  17. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member

    He used to write for them. There is an interview on here with him too!

    Shambles though. The David Brent of 'JKD'.
     
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  18. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth


    Official MAP title!
     
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