Jun fan gung fu / jeet kune do
Jeet Kune Do (“JKD”) is not a style onto itself. Rather, it is the system of philosophy and concepts developed by SiJo Bruce Lee and continued by Sifu Dan Inosanto. With Wing Chun at the core of his system, SiJo Bruce 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 to 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 JKD 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 classes at the Francis Fong Martial Arts Academy in Johns Creek are devoted to teaching and preserving the arts and philosophies of the late Bruce Lee. Students are able to 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.