The roots of JKD

The roots of JKD: Wing Chun

The footsteps of Wing Chun come from the Shaolin Temple at the time of the Qing Dynasty – that’s where the legend begins… But where this hidden style really started to grow and get a new boost was in Foshan, and Hong Kong’s narrow alleys and on its roof tops, where the Wing Chun fighters had many duels and fights with other…

The roots of JKD: Western boxing

If we look at the history of martial arts we will see, around the globe, on every continent, there are two main form of weaponless combat: 1) some form of wrestling and 2) boxing. These two forms of fighting are the most natural and purest for humans. (With animals we find these forms of fighting also.) So…

The roots of JKD: Fencing

In earlier times warriors were trained in the use of weapons first, and then unarmed skills followed after that. (Fighting without a weapon meant being in a very weak position. If someone found himself in that situation, he had made a big mistake.) We can call the sword the king of weapons. Not because it…

The roots of JKD: Filipino Martial Arts

There are various terms for the most widespread Filipino Martial Arts: Kali, Arnis, or Escrima – just to mention the most common ones. These are weapon-based arts. The Filipinos believe if you have any tool which can be used as a weapon, you should use it. They usually carry at least one knife, and they’re also very…