For more than 30 years, Lamar Davis has studied and trained in Bruce Lee's art of jeet kune do. He has been certified as a full/senior instructor by five of Bruce Lee's original students: Joseph Cowles, Patrick Strong, Leo Fong, Jerry Poteet and Steve Golden. Lamar Davis is the founder of and head instructor at Hardcore Jeet Kune Do. He also serves as the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association's executive director/senior instructor in addition to being the co-founder of the International Wing Chun/Jeet Kune Do Alliance and the Efficient Warrior Alliance.


JEET KUNE DO VIDEO Lamar Davis Demonstrates Simple Trapping and Compound Trapping

In this exclusive jeet kune do video, pulled from Lamar Davis' DVD collection Jeet Kune Do for the Advanced Practitioner, the second-generation Bruce Lee student explains and demonstrates the concepts of simple trapping and compound trapping. "A simple trap is where a single trapping movement is used to accomplish your goal — which is to clear the line and hit the opponent," Lamar Davis says. "A compound trap comes into play when you try to clear the line with the first trap, you attack, and your attack is defended by the opponent, making it necessary for you to trap again."

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Training Safety for Jeet Kune Do Techniques In this exclusive jeet kune do video, Lamar Davis stresses the importance of safety in training while preserving execution follow-through. "When I train this [simple trap], I punch past the head ... so that I get to train penetration without hurting my partner." How Compound Trapping Works "If [my opponent responded to my first trap] with a defense — let's say he crossed the centerline a little bit — then that means I didn't get in here," Lamar Davis explains. "So what I have to do is trap again. I pull [his left arm] across [his right arm] to shut him down completely so I can land my backfist." Learn More Jeet Kune Do Techniques From Lamar Davis! The preceding jeet kune do video was an excerpt from Lamar Davis' three-DVD series — Jeet Kune Do for the Advanced Practitioner — which details a wide variety of jeet kune do techniques and training tips, including:
  • mobility
  • centerline preservation
  • attack lines/zones
  • primary vs. secondary targets
  • hand tools
  • zero-pressure drill
  • cross-energy drill
  • harmonious spring drill
  • single/double-arm sticking hands
  • attacks and trapping
  • seong chi sao applications
  • the four kinds of traps
  • simple trapping
  • compound trapping
  • the four basic root traps
  • timing beats/half-beat insertions
  • trapping functionalization
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