I originally learned this form/drill while training in Jerry Poteet’s linage while he was still alive. I like the way this Sifu does the drill and use his video for reference.
We started this year off with a great Wei Kuen Do seminar by Sifu Leo Fong, Klein, and Jeff at 5 Elements Martial Arts. I really wanted to share Leo’s art with my friend’s school and give them the chance to meet a friend and training partner of Bruce Lee. Everybody had a great time learning and sharing. I even ended up assisting Klein with teaching Trap Boxing to the group. At the end of the day Leo shared some stories about him and Bruce Lee and Sifu Jimmy Lee. He even promoted me to 5 degree black belt in Wei Kuen Do. Even though this year started out rough with some changes at work and home, I intend to make the best of it! We’re going to welcome a new addition to the family later this year as well! My life is pretty much family, work, school, and Gung Fu. But it’s worth it!
So much happening in life. My journey with my wife, our son and family. School and work. Squeezing in my training in Eskrima-GungFu.
So far Iv been down with the flu or a cold since the start of the year. Last year ended well with my group being named an authorized training group for Giron Escrima. This means a lot to me because the time and effort I put into Giron style when Infirst started martial arts. But I am feeling excited about this year. My Eskrima is evolving and I am planning on getting some training in with some great people later this year. I am also focusing on my Modified Gung Fu practice. With family and school obligations finding training time can be tough but I plan to set and achieve some real goals this year. So hopefully the Dog will bring me luck, Happy New Year!
Early manual on JKD for new students from the Oakland school. I think it’s good to see how the original generation learned and practiced the art.
My friend and teacher Leo Fong has always said that we should be inspired by Bruce Lee, but not trying to imitate him in our training. I reflect on this as I consider my background in Eskrima, and JKD/WKD to where I want to be in my training. Hopefully I will get to see Sifu Leo next month at a local seminar and hear some more of his knowledge.
Training with Master Pierce in his version of Gung Fu and Kali. What a great time.