Jun Fan Gung Fu:
The Roadmap to the Jeet Kune Do.
Bruce Lee is known all over the world as a movie star, pop culture icon, and Hong Kong's proudest son. However, his greatest area of importance and influence was (and remains) the martial art world. Lee is generally regarded as the Grandfather of modern Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), having created a legendary and scientific approach to fighting that synthesized elements of martial art styles from all over the world. Lee focused less on traditions or national identity, and more about naturally expressing one's self through physical movement and physical challenges, developing a scientific process through which one might find which self defense tools and techniques suited their own natural tendencies and body type. Created largely in an effort to combat what he referred to as the "classical mess" of traditional martial art training, Lee heavily favored athleticism over rooted stances, and the development of athletic attributes over simply memorizing and collecting techniques. He analyzed the reality of hand-to-hand combat, leaving virtually no stone un-turned, studying in depth the skills and traits of Chinese Wing Chun (and other styles of Chinese martial art), Fencing, western boxers like John L. Sullivan and Muhammad Ali, French Savate kickboxers, traditional Folk Wrestling, Gymnastics, and even weight lifting. The result was a ground-breaking philosophy of martial artistry that continues to inform most functional martial art training to this day, and which serves as the backbone of the entire MKG Method. This "Way" was dubbed "Jeet Kune Do", or in English, the "Way of the Intercepting Fist."
While believed the JKD philosophy and process could be learned, he did not believe it could ever be systematized and taught formally. His own teaching, then, was for years centered around his own preferred system of martial art, created via his JKD methodology. Known initially as "Chinese Boxing", and later "Jun Fan Gung Fu" (in English: "Bruce Lee's Martial Art), this art was taught at Lee's martial art schools, primarily by his friend and training partner Dan Inosanto, who became the first person to made an instructor by Sigung Bruce Lee. This art, and the concepts of Jeet Kune Do, persist to this day, and MKG Detroit is proud to teach it to the Detroit community.
In this class you will learn many of the techniques and methods developed and taught by Bruce Lee himself to Dan Inosanto, and several other of Lee's original group of students, and later taught by Inosanto to martial artists all over the world. MKG Detroit is proud to represent not just the MKG International Organization in Metro Detroit, but also the Inosanto International Martial Art Instructor Association. This makes MKG Detroit a 3rd generation JKD program after Sigung Bruce Lee, with an unbroken lineage and long-standing tradition of functional Jun Fan / Jeet Kune Do respected around the world.
This 90-minute class will enhance your ability to implement effective and direct kickboxing skills, along with the technical trapping and controlling techniques found in arts like Wing Chun Kung Fu.