Okay the big question. Wing Chun vs.
Jeet Kune Do. Which one is better? Well I believe there’s no such thing as a
better style. Just on the ends on the martial artist and the attributes of
each martial arts. But today I want to show you the difference cause I think a lot of
people to think well what obviously if you have one element — elements of JKD
that are or from Wing Chun because Bruce Lee has the Wing Chun background but there’s
actually few major differences between the two arts. Now first of all let’s talk
about Wing Chun and let’s talk about the Wing Chun stance. The fighting stance. Now the
traditional Wing Chun stance which you have typically (inaudible) right.
You have the Wing Chun stance centerline and in Wing Chun you’re fighting with all hands
right. (inaudible) step so I give redirect your energy and that typical
Wing Chun stance. So maybe we are let’s say we’re sparring here. So this (inaudible) position so
like so you say ball into a packaging even in an movie you see he kind move around kind of like so and this is pointing to the outside and what
happened is I’m making circular motion even if I’m moving forward. Making
circular motion like so that’s a Wing Chun stance. Now you can see the Wing Chun stance itself it’s more — I am waiting for the opponent to do something. So like so
so they did someone throws a punch right if I just do a Pan Sao. Get from my tip
right there. Typical Wing Chun technique. Now in Jeet Kune Do (inaudible)who is found that its stance is
quite limited of what you want to do. He want to have better mobility. So
develops he took some I give the concepts from fencing he developed the JKD stance. Now the JKD stance with a let me head at more which is more like
like a fencing stance. Now where we face like that this
is facing forward like so and just imagine let’s say a line (inaudible)
okay and the heel it’s actually up okay. The heel is actually up. So bend both knees
(inaudible) and my chin is down and then my left hand like so protecting myself and over here my elbow is protecting my rib cage. like that okay. Now why is it like that
imagine all the almost I got an arrow right and I’m not ready to
go. I can shoot that any minute. In this
case you can see — look at the footwork I can be — I’m able to pull the knee faster and then you go down like this without having to lunge forward okay.
Because I’m pushing from here and pushing from my rear foot. So the fighting stance
another big difference is JKD we lead with our strong hand and foot. So I’m
right-handed so naturally right hand, right foot. Versus boxing —
with this strong hand backwards and so that’s strong right cross.
In JKD Bruce believed “hey you know what since a fight will end in seconds, why not put my strong foot and
strong hand forward. I can I think pin to fight from here. And you can see so
measure your stance, notice the difference. JKD stance right? You move and move and you know much more. because less is it up so easy kick right.
You hook but be a lot there’s no good or bad. This is the difference. So that’s the
difference in stance. Let’s talk about fighting philosophy. Which is all sensitivity. It’s about touching of hands. You do a lot of Chi sa. So when we’re touching an opponent
because we’ve done it so — we might so many drill
terms of training activity. When we have you know if this is an opening you – like that. Boom.
or if he push right then I could feel the energy and then from there I can hit. So
that’s the Wing Chun Philiosophy. But later on in Jeet Kun Do Bruce founded as he gets
faster and more powerful he doesn’t need to touch him as much. So we went from
touch to non touch. So non touch meaning before I can touch him with the guard if I can sense he’s gonna attack me, Boom. I’m going to attack first.
So he’s trying — I’m trying to finish the fight in (inaudible) moves. So again Jeet Kune Do the way of intercepting fit is trying to intercept the opponent. Where it’s
just as walking things like that. You can use a very offensive
art. That it’s designed to take the other guy in seconds. So the philosophy wise Wing Chun sometimes you wait — you can see he’ll hit me or Tan Sao — he’ll hit me I feel like right there I throw the hook. I’ll do a Tan Sao that’s a hit. That’s ok
(inaudible) I can sense he’s in my distance. The timing and I go. So that’s the second — like I would say (inaudible) Third. The last one. In terms of training — I think Wing Chun from my point of view a good Wing Chun practitioner — even a beginner — you
learn six — six month or year you can get pretty good with Wing Chun and you be a
pretty good Wing Chun guy. On the other I think Jeet Kune Do because it’s such a
personal art to Bruce it takes so much more effort. You need to be — the timing,
your distance, your power, your speed, and your attributes as an athlete, as
a martial artist needs to be done much better in order to execute the techniques well. So
another one Wing Chun you can learn it. Six months, a year you look pretty good. Jeet Kune Do much harder to work on. Although the techniques are simple —
it’s very very simple but to be able to execute it when you need it and boom let it go.
Have the right power because now think of just even have the — when you have the
strong — the front leg your right hand to be able to execute with the power not from here but from here just from this point right. So from here you got power.
It takes a lot of practice right It take a lot of practice. So I would
think that’s the main difference it’s not one is better than the other but knowing you can sell a lot JKD bags they learn Bruce’s techniques and it looks flashy but
they don’t have — they haven’t put at a time or the effort of maximum technique and
training, the speed, the power, accuracy and timing and Bruce’s rhythm and all these things.
I’m not even considering myself a full JKD guy. I’m not full-time martial artist. But you can see on YouTube
there’s only a handful guys that I consider that are very good with JKD. Because it
just takes so much time and effort to do the master that. So those are the three
major difference between Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do.