JEET KUNE DO TECHNIQUES VIDEO First-Generation Bruce Lee Student Richard Bustillo Shows You JKD CounterattacksRichard Bustillo on Bruce Lee and Versatility “When I was 24, I met Bruce Lee, and I studied with him at the original Chinatown school,” Richard Bustillo says. “I was one of the original students there. Bruce emphasized the importance of being well-rounded in all ranges, and now at the IMB Academy, we focus on that concept. We like to use weapons in long range, boxing strikes and kicking in middle range, and grappling and trapping up close. You have to know all those ranges to be successful in self-defense.”
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Richard Bustillo on Safety When Practicing Jeet Kune Do Techniques "These six gates can be used as drills or in actual application for street self-defense," Richard Bustillo says. "Because [these are fast jeet kune do techniques], we try to emphasize not hurting each other [when training]. We always emphasize safety when practicing -- touching the body and not the face." Richard Bustillo on Bruce Lee's Approach to Jeet Kune Do Techniques and the Martial Arts Overall "The most important thing I’ve learned from Bruce Lee is honesty," Richard Bustillo says. "Every individual should honestly think for himself/herself, accepting only what works for himself/herself that makes good practical sense. The individual is more important than any style or system. Jeet kune do is Bruce Lee's personal approach to fighting for survival in an uncontrolled situation. His art is founded upon body mechanics, simplicity, effectiveness and adaptability. It is based on his concepts, principles, philosophies and personal training methods."