This photo depicts why we have progressed away from trapping. Although Hand Immobilization Attack is one of the Five Ways of Attack, our training has moved away from the traditional trapping of hands to emphasize on disengagement and changing of lines.
JKD was an art in progression. However, some still teach as it was in the early years.
In Bruce Lee's latter years, he only shared his developments with his closest friends. Not even to the students in his school.
We were lucky enough that Jesse Glover got to witness the direction that Bruce Lee was steering JKD before Bruce Lee passed away. This knowledge was then passed on to Sifu Tommy Carruthers, and than to his group leaders.
Hence, we are able to develop and build on Bruce's ideas and develop it beyond the "traditional" JKD syllabus.
Like Bruce said, "Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back."
In my training group, we are not afraid to move away from what was JKD, to discover Simpler, more Direct and more Efficient ways of street self defense. While we still show the traditional trapping, it is more of a history lesson to show the progression, and students train in the newest development that Sifu Tommy Carruthers has shown us.
There is a difference between "Learning History", and "Learning from History".
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