THE IJKD COMPARISON
This exciting special event was a part of the Grand 50th Anniversary LBIKC celebration to honor the ground-breaking martial arts contributions as set forth by Bruce Lee & Ed Parker Sr., which began in the 1960’s. This unique event included a one-of-a-kind specialized JKD competition, comprehensive and informative JKD seminar workshops conducted by select instructors, and a festive interactive dinner and discussion with our esteemed special guests, staff members and participants.
The guest speakers for the event included some of the brightest minds in JKD and Martial Arts. There were several original first generation students of Bruce Lee who were available to train people directly and reminisce first hand about their personal development experiences and direct training with Sijo Bruce himself! Participants came from all over the globe to be able to touch hands with these renowned and respected instructors. These two-day extended seminars proved to be one of the biggest highlights of the entire event!
Below are the special guests who attended the event. Each one of them is a master in his own right.
Patrick Strong was one of Bruce Lee’s original students in Seattle, Washington – USA. We were all fortunate that he volunteered his time to conduct one of the interactive seminars at the IJKDC event. Sifu Pat Strong, sometimes referred to as the “Lord of Speed”, is the founder of Deep Level JKD, which focuses intently on the deeper science as well as the physical and mental development behind Bruce Lee’s fighting methods. Deep Level JKD expands upon the original JKD methodology.
Leo Fong was one of Bruce Lee’s original students from Oakland, California – USA. We were all fortunate that he volunteered his time to conduct one of the interactive seminars at the IJKDC event. Sifu Leo Fong first met Bruce at the home of James Yimm Lee where he was quickly recognized for his boxing skills. It is often said that Leo encouraged his good friend and sparring partner Bruce to further expand on his own boxing ability. When Leo later moved to Southern California, he found success as a Martial Arts action film producer and director, exporting his films all across Asia and the South Pacific.
Steve Golden was one of Bruce Lee’s original students from Los Angeles, California – USA. We were all fortunate that he volunteered his time to conduct one of the interactive seminars at the IJKDC event. Steve Golden was still a student at Ed Parker’s Kenpo Karate Studio when he first met Bruce Lee. Enthralled by the young Chinese man’s physical abilities he quickly joined up at the Chinatown Kwoon in Los Angeles. Sifu Steve, sometime referred to as the wily JKD guy, is known for his unorthodox approach to Martial Arts, his unique personality and off-the-wall sense of humor.
Thanks to Pat Strong, Steve Golden and Leo Fong for imparting such great knowledge to us all, and for helping to make this inaugural IJKDC event such a huge success!
International JKD Comparison Challenge
The all-day-long “Comparison” challenge took place on SUNDAY AUGUST-3RD, 2014.
Segment One: Enter the Dragon “Asking-Hands” Comparison
If you are a fan of Bruce Lee’s movies you may remember the “Asking-Hands” portion towards the end of the film. This comparison essentially tested the quickness of the competitors hands and their reflexes.
Segment Two: Fists of Fury “Stand-Up” Comparison
This comparison tested stand skills such as kicking and punching.
Segment Three: “Go-with-the-Flow” Grappling Comparison
This segment tested ground fighting ability.