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Old 08-08-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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To those who have had some exposure or training in Jeet Kune Do how effective did you find it to be?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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I’ve not been in enough matches to have an opinion of any value. However, for me, it was worthwhile because it incorporated different distances and in different ways than what I had previously learned up to that date. IMO, no one style is perfect for anyone except perhaps the person who developed it, as an expression of their particular skills, physique, and biases. This is of course one of the main attractions to JKD, the keep what works approach. Studying different styles is advantageous I think. I had a real smorgasboard when I was studying, Kyokushin, Wing Chun, Bando, Uechi Ryu, Taekwondo, Muay Thai, JKD, Lameco Escrima, and a little bit of Pencak Silat and shoot wrestling.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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To those who have had some exposure or training in Jeet Kune Do how effective did you find it to be?
I haven't trained JKD, but as someone in interested in the potential thread answers I think it'd be useful for you to clarify, effective for what? Self defense?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:34 PM
 
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Self defense more so.

But anyone who has applied it in competition can chime in also.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:39 PM
 
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However, for me, it was worthwhile because it incorporated different distances and in different ways than what I had previously learned up to that date.
Who was your JKD instructor? I wonder if different instructors may have different approaches to teaching JKD?
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:21 AM
 
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Who was your JKD instructor? I wonder if different instructors may have different approaches to teaching JKD?
I never had a “pure” JKD Instructor if there even is such a thing. I’m sure there are variations because of the philosophy. I had three classes that included JKD but the one I got the most from was this one.

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Old 08-19-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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JKD is basically copying other styles' most effective moves, which is what MMA is but more refined. When was the last time someone became champion in MMA and said it was due to JKD?



The main problem with JKD is that there aren't many people training it. You'll be paying a low fee to some dude teaching out of his basement and your training partner will be himself and his 12 year old nephew or something. It might be OK for 3 months or so, even if there are 2 more students.....but you'll get bored or whatever, and end up quitting and didn't get far.



While if you pay $100-150/month at an MMA gym, you get a lot more people to train with in Muay Thai....and a ton more on the BJJ mat.
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