Park Karate's Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Video & Information Page
School Owner, Senior Master Instructor
7th Degree Black Belt began studying Tae Kwon Do in South America in 1973. He was a professional soccer player, active in judo and other martial arts before coming to the United States in 1977. In 1985 became certified as an instructor by the ATA. This same year he opened his first ATA martial arts school in Roselle Park, NJ. Soon after, Mr. Raimondi began participating in many tournaments and consistently finished in the top ten.
His interest in learning other martial arts led him to study Jeet Kune Do and train under Ted Wong, beginning in 1990. In 2005 Mr. Raimondi received his certification as an instructor of JKD.
JEET KUNE DO
From Wikipedia: Jeet Kune Do (Chinese: 截拳道 Cantonese: Jitkyùndou lit. "Way of the Intercepting Fist," also "Jeet Kun Do","JKD," or "Jeet Kune Do") is a hybrid fighting system and life philosophy founded by Bruce Lee in 1967 with direct, non classical, and straight forward movements. Jeet Kune Do is primarily an open hand system. The system works on the use of different 'tools' for different situations. These situations are broken down into ranges (Kicking, Punching, Trapping, & Grappling), with techniques flowing smoothly between them. Also, it is referred to as a "style without style". Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts.
In 2004, the Bruce Lee Foundation decided to use the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (振藩截拳道) to refer to the martial arts system that Lee founded. "Jun Fan" was Lee's Chinese given name, so the literal translation is "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist."