Phoenix JKD Perspective on Sports BJJ vs. Street BJJ

In recent times, there have been some disputes on the topic of sports BJJ vs. street BJJ. But first, why even consider a JKD perspective on this topic anyway!? Well…. for one, JKD guys are close associates of Bjj practitioners and consider Bjj as one of the most important elements of their art. Most JKD guys also have […]

My Training, Teaching Approach, and Philosophy

New people often contact me and they ask me if I teach a particular art (For example: Wing Chun as related to JKD or Kali or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and so on) because that’s the only art they like to learn. I say, sure! We teach that, but I suggest you to come and try out […]


There was a time when all that mattered was training hard. That, is still important and always will be; but its facets have become vastly more sophisticated.  When we speak of the full makeup of a balanced student, we are talking about 4 aspects of an individual: 1) physical, 2) emotional, 3) intellectual, and 4) […]


For years I have been contacted and asked whether I teach Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T). Originally the RAT system and principles were taught by Sifu Paul Vunak and Sifu Thomas Cruse and I believe it’s very effective. Most of the people inquiring about RAT are sincere and are not interested in playing around. They want […]

What is the Role of Energy Drills?

Some have asked me about energy drills such as Chi Sao, Lap Sao, Hubad and etc. they like to know where they fit in and what is their purpose in my opinion. Some JKD practitioners used to do the-above drills, but have completely abandoned them because they say there is no reason to waste time […]