Phony JKD Instruction in Boise -- and Elsewhere.
It seems that these days it is becoming more more acceptable for people to simply claim that they are teaching various arts. Case in point, I just came across a website for a Boise Krav Maga "expert" in which the guy says he teaches JKD. He describes JKD in the following manner:
"Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a hybrid mixed martial art founded by Bruce Lee that has no pattern and focuses only on the attack and response to the opponent without thinking. It employs one foot standing in position and the other foot for kicking forward. Footwork is essential in this technique as it measures your distance from the attacker. In Jeet Kune Do, moving in spontaneity is the real fight and fighters move like water."
He then goes on to say -- "Krav Maga Experts offer Jeet Kune Do training. Receive Jeet Kune Do training from (I have left out the person's name because I do not want to give them an ounce of publicity or notoriety), Krav Maga Experts"
Really? That is what you think JKD is all about? Sorry people but I have to call BS on this crap! The fact that someone has taken a class or two or even studied an art for a period of time does not make them a qualified teacher. This is a pure marketing ploy to pull in unsuspecting people. But then again, I have seen other members of the same organization and other organizations do the same thing. I have seen them do it with JKD, and I have seen them do it with other martial arts as well. It is a simple case of "If I tell people I teach this art and this art then more people will come to me. And unfortunately, there are always people taken in by such nonsense. I advise anyone who wishes to study any martial arts to do your due diligence and investigate the instructor and their credentials thoroughly.
P.S. -- If anyone is sincerely interested in studying JKD in Boise and the surrounding area but cannot make it to our school and wishes private instruction, I have several members of my instructor staff who have trained with me for 10 years or longer and are more than qualified. I would be more than happy to arrange for you to talk with them.