MMA and its JKD roots

Years ago a great man wanted to see what was possible if the restrictions of classical system and tradition were replaced by the philosophy of “no way as way, no limitation as the only limitation”

That man was Bruce Lee and the sporting permutation of his vision is what we know today as MMA. At the technical level, Bruce Lee’s art is known for its ability to seamlessly transition from one art or range to another. Something that MMA professionals are only now just beginning to realize and incorporate.

One of our favorite nods to the JKD tradition is the use of the shuffle step kick entry. In the members area of our website we elaborate further on the variations and possibilities we like to use but here you can see how we’ve applied the basic concept to the realm of MMA.

The key for using this entry is to consistently mix your dedicated striking attacks using the shuffle kick entry with your compound takedown attacks. Again something we cover at length for our members.

Until next time, “Take what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is essentially your own”. Leave a comment and let us know what you’ve found useful.

2 responses to “MMA and its JKD roots”

  1. Paul t says:

    Im sure all the other DCMMA members will agree what a great series this is , the possible combinations are enough to keep any drill hungry student going for years and really allow you to play to your strengths, and to frustrate the crap out of your opponent ! we have been working the leg hook entry with the snatch single takedown with good results .
    get yourself signed up for the full picture , trust me you wont regret it !!
    all the best Paul .

  2. naturalbornfighter1 says:

    I agree with Paul T, The USU and PST series are among my favourite series featured in the members section, There is so many variations in each one and so many other options available for you to figure out for yourself depending on your own style. Amazing work from you guys yet again!

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