Jeet Kune Do, JKD Concepts and Jun Fan Gung Fu is not a style onto itself. Rather, it is the system of philosophy and concepts developed by SiJo Bruce Lee and continued by Dan Inosanto. With Wing Chun at the core of his system, SiJo Bruce Lee incorporated a modification of various techniques from Northern Praying Mantis, Southern Praying Mantis, Choy Li Fut, Eagle Claw, Western Boxing, Wrestling, Fencing, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and some of the more refined kicks of the Northern & Southern Chinese styles. Innovative and radically ahead of his time in his training and teaching methodology, SiJo Bruce developed a martial system and fighting strategy that has lost none of its effectiveness over time. Emphasizing the “ranges of combat”, students are taught to confidently flow from long-distance kicking range to middle distance (“hand range”), to close quarters (“trapping & grappling range”). The movements are crisp and efficient, utilizing the most direct lines and angles. JKD affords the practitioner a means by which to effectively pursue the most direct line of attack. Once an attack has been launched there are no breaks or interruptions. As one technique nears to completion, it starts blend into the next and so forth; techniques become one continuous flowing motion until the conflict is resolved.
Jun Fan or Lee Jun Fan is the Chinese name of Bruce Lee. As a set curriculum, Jun Fan may be limited to specific techniques and training, while Jeet Kune Do has no such limitation. While Jun Fan is one tool that can be used to train the principles and concepts of JKD, it is not the only one. The Jun Fan Gung Fu / JKD Concepts are devoted to teaching and preserving the arts and philosophies of the late Bruce Lee. Students can enhance their natural attributes, such as coordination, timing, speed, endurance, strength, and agility using the innovative teaching and training methods developed by SiJo Bruce, and preserved and taught to us by his protégé, student and training partner, Sifu Dan Inosanto.
The Chinese character Jing literally means refine, exquisite, essence, fine, high quality, quintessential. The character Mo literally means martial, with the connotation of martial arts. When placed together the Chinese characters for Jing Mo refer to polishing or refining of the martial arts or the “Constant refining and polishing of your martial art”. Jing Mo is what we seek to achieve in our daily training. Our goal is to consistently seek to better refine or polish our abilities in the martial arts and ultimately ourselves.
Jing Mo Kickboxing is a cross training method blended by Sifu Francis Fong using multiple martial arts discipline. The program includes Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune Do Concepts, Boxing, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Submission Grappling. Verdo Martial Arts also incorporates Kickboxing, Grappling, and weapons training and defense.