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Just a few pictures from some training workshops or events from Brampton Jeet Kune Do. We will be posting new pictures after each workshop. They will also be posted on our Facebook page.

Stance

Here is a picture of instructor Todd Lambert demonstrating the proper JKD stance or "Bai Jong". Also called the "On-guard position".

Aspects of the stance:

- The JKD stance is a "Power-side forward" stance. Making your stronger weapons up front and closer to your intended targets.

- "Feet are on a 45": The front foot is pointing into the centerline at a 45 degree angle. The rear foot is pointing out from the centerline.

- The rear heal is raised for explosive advancing.

- The knees are bent! A straight leg is a broken leg! Combined with the body turned on a 45 degree angle, bending the knees also protects the groin from straight kicks.

- Upper Body is upright, not leaning forward or back.

- Elbows are in and down to protect the ribs

- The rear hand is about a foot in front of the chin for protection. The lead hand is about a foot in front of the read hand and slightly lower. Both hands are on, or close to the centerline. Lead hand is primarily for striking, rear hand is primarily for defence.

- The chin is slightly down to protect the throat. The lead shoulder can protect the side of the chin and jawline.

 

Four Corner Defensive Drill

We've all heard the saying "a good defense is a great offense" or vise versa. In this case, even though it is referred to as a "defensive drill", the main idea is to develop the contact reflex of "Simultaneous Attack and Defense", or in Cantonese: "Lin Sil Die Dar". The idea is that you are being attacked by a wide hook, the defense is efficient, the attack is direct, simple and right down the centerline.

There can be many phases to this drill, but there are three basic ones that can be expanded on. The first phase can be just the defense with the rear hand. The lead hand is pointing at the target but does not fire. If your lead elbow is in "Immoveable Elbow" position it gives you the space to operate to all four corners.

The second phase (pictured below) is the defensive movement with a simultaneous attack. In most cases the attack is a Chung Choi (verticle fist), it is the most simple and direct attack. Make sure this movement is not a "defend, then attack" movement. Shoot the attack out at the same time, if your attack gets there before his hook does, what else could you ask for?

The third phase is the same as the second, but adding two more "chain punches". Also called "Jik Chung Choi" or Straight Blast. This is to insure that once an attack is landed, that you build the instinct and reflex to continue and finish the confrontation.

Bil Da
Bil Da (Thrusting fingers as a defense with hit) - as a defense to a circular attack to the high inside quadrant.
Wong Pak Da
Wong Pak Da (Cross slap parry with hit) - as a defense to a circular attack to the high outside quadrant.
Guan Da
Guan Da (downward circular deflection with hit) - as a defense against a circular attack to low line inside quadrant.
Pak Da
Ouy Ha Pak Da (Low outside slap hand with hit) - as a defense against a circular attack to low line outside quadrant.