Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is the name Bruce Lee gave to his combat system and philosophy in 1967. Originally when Lee began researching various fighting styles he gave his martial art his own name of Jun Fan Gung Fu. However not wanting to create another style that would share the limitations that all styles have, he instead gave us the process that created it.Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a non classical Martial Art with a direct and straightforward approach. It was originally influenced by Wing Chun, Judo, Fencing, and Boxing it is now looked upon as the start of the Mixed Martial Art movement. There are currently Two main branches of JKD
The Original JKD branch believes that the original principles before Bruce Lee died are all that is needed for the construction of personalized systems. The JKD Concepts branch believe that there are further principles that can be added to construct personalized systems. The value of each Branch can be determined by individual practitioners based on whatever merits they deem important.
"The individual is more important than the system"
Eskrima, also known as Arnis or Kali, is an indigeneous Filipino Martial Art utilising weapons such as sticks (single and double), knife/daggers, espada y daga (sword and dagger), bangkaw (staff), mano-mano (empty hands: kicking and punching), and dumog (grappling) - the Filipino way. It is a complete system by itself. Doce Pares is an assemblage of various styles. Styles that were brought and introduced into the organisation by the founding masters in 1932. To the credit of the leaders of the organisation, these diverse and often contrasting styles and skills were all successfully integrated and passed on to the next generation of Doce Pares adherents.