Skilled JKD practitioner KO’s Muay Thai fighter with slick technique – still loses

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Jeet kune do as a martial art is rarely seen in sport matches as it is a more self defense oriented art. Muay thai on the other hand is a very popular martial sport though to say it’s not as effective in self defense would not be accurate.

In this YouTube video we see a jeet kune do practitioner taking on a muay thai practitioner in a kyokushin rules bout with grappling allowed too. In kyokushin rules, punches to head are disallowed yet head kicks are fair game.

Regardless of rules set, generally speaking muay thai is usually going to have a notable advantage over a jeet kune do practitioner. Unless the jeet kune do practitioner is quite skilled on the ground, the muay thai guy is usually going to kick his legs out from over him which we see occurring at the start of this match.


The jeet kune do guy however is no stranger to striking it seems though as he is able to successfully check several of his opponent’s leg kicks attempt throughout this short bout.

Though the attack he lands that ends the match is deemed illegal due to the ruleset, it is still an interesting maneuver. The JKD throws a spinning back kick as well as a spinning back fist at the same time, and they both look like they connect. Though muay thai wins with a technicality, the JKD fighter was quite impressive here.

Jeet Kune Do, abbreviated JKD, is an eclectic and hybrid martial art heavily influenced by the philosophy of martial artist Bruce Lee, who founded the system on July 9, 1967, referred to it as “non-classical”, suggesting that JKD is a form of Chinese Kung Fu, yet without form. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the Wing Chun concept of interception or attacking while one’s opponent is about to attack. Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movements with maximum effects and extreme speed. The system works by using different “tools” for different situations, where the situations are divided into ranges, which are kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling, where martial artists use techniques to flow smoothly between them. [Source: Wiki]

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