Jeet Kune Do Techniques: Richard Bustillo Shows You Multiple Jeet Kune Do Street-Fighting Counterattacks
Richard Bustillo, a first-generation student of jeet kune do founder Bruce Lee, was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as the 1989 Co-Instructor of the Year. Devoting much of his life to preserving and propagating the teachings of Bruce Lee, Richard Bustillo was one of the jeet kune do founder's first followers in Los Angeles and was partly responsible for training Bruce Lee’s children (Brandon Lee and Shannon Lee) in the martial arts. Richard Bustillo's beginnings in martial arts trace back to when he was 10 years old and joined a judo club. His martial arts training over the years went on to include boxing, kajukenbo, escrima, Thai boxing, wrestling, jujitsu, silat and tai chi chuan. Despite this wide array of martial arts experience, Richard Bustillo has always been a believer in Bruce Lee's teachings and jeet kune do techniques, which he evolved into his own version for teaching at his IMB Academy in Torrance, California. In this exclusive video, filmed at one of Black Belt's photography studios, Richard Bustillo teaches jeet kune do techniques based on what he calls "the six gates of jeet kune do."
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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