Harinder Singh is a senior instructor in jeet kune do and a certified kettlebell instructor. He is the CEO and senior training officer of Paul Vunak's Progressive Fighting Systems and Descendants of the Masters programs. His two-part article, "Roots of Combat," appears in the July and August 2011 issues of Black Belt magazine and discusses how Bruce Lee's martial art became the ultimate fighting system. According to Singh, for Bruce Lee, JKD was not a style so much as it was a path and process of self-discovery and constant growth. "[Lee] refused to refer to [jeet kune do] as a style because he believed doing so would be tantamount to limiting it," Singh writes in his "Roots of Combat, Part 1" article in Black Belt.


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Singh goes on to discuss jeet kune do's inherent design for growth and change, for adaptation to just about any fighting or self-defense situation. Singh writes, "From its classical wing chun beginnings, [jeet kune do] morphed into an ultra-effective fighting system that meets the needs of civilians, military personnel and law-enforcement officers around the world." Topics for Hardinger Singh's two-part martial arts article, "Roots of Combat," appearing in the July and August 2011 issues of Black Belt, include:
  • wing chun
  • jun fan gung fu
  • jeet kune do techniques
  • kettlebells for martial arts fitness
  • mixed martial arts training
  • Lyoto Machida and his strikes in shotokan karate
  • execution of destruction techniques
  • kina mutai training
  • Brazilian jiu-jitsu's influence on modern combat fighting
  • mind/body coordination
  • biting, gouging, destructive techniques
  • martial arts conditioning for optimal fighting performance

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