The Martialarm Introduction to Keysi Fighting Method

By: Martial Simons

To understand the Keysi Fighting Method System its foundation is found in Jeet Kune Do and its Philosophy and yet again goes back through Bruce Lee's original style of Wing Chun.

Wing Chun Martial Arts System
Of all the Chinese martial arts, it is Wing Chun that has perhaps the most interesting (and romanticised) history, given that the style was developed by a woman. Wing Chun is a southern style of Kung Fu that emphasises self-defense without wasted movements. Most every technique serves as both a defense and an attack, with simultaneous attack and defense multiple straight-line strikes at close range, rapid hand techniques and low kicks.

Wing Chun students concentrate on controlling or 'trapping' one or more of an opponent's limbs so as to ensure the most effective deployment of their striking technique. Trapping skills are developed through chi sao (sticking hands) training. Formal Wing Chun training also utilises three shadow-boxing sets, a wooden dummy set and two weapon sets. Further Wing Chun details Here!
Jeet Kune Do Martial Arts System
Jeet Kune Do is less an actual style of martial arts than it is a philosophy. Conceived by the late film star Bruce Lee, the main idea of Jeet Kune Do is that each practitioner of martial arts has different physical and mental abilities, and therefore no style, in fact not even a single technique, can be effectively used by everyone. Thus, the Jeet Kune Do artist learns to, "absorb what is useful, reject what is useless". Further Jeet Kune Do details Here!
The Keysi Fighting Method
Founder Keysi Fighting Method: Justo Dieguez Serrano

Co-Founder Keysi Fighting Method: Andy Norman

Both of these men were non conformist in the martial arts and both Dan Inosanto instructors - http://inosanto.com

Mr. Dan Inosanto
In Dan Inosanto's book "Jeet Kune Do: The Art and Philosophy of Bruce Lee," he writes that Jeet Kune Do is matured Jun Fan. Anymore sometimes I refer to what I do as Jeet Kune Do and sometimes as Jun Fan because the two are part of the same whole.

"Fluidity was the ideal--to keep moving.Water,lee would always say, is the toughest thing on earth. It is virutually indestructable; it is soft, yet it can tear rocks apart. Move like water."

"Acept what is useful. Reject what is useless"

"Remember, too, that Jeet Kune Do is merely a term, a label to be used as a boat to get one across; once across, it is to be discarded and not carried on one's back."

"Please do not take the finger to be the moon or fix your gaze so intently on the finger as to miss all the beautiful sights of heaven. After all, the usefulness of the finger is in pointing away from itself to the light which illumines finger and all. ---"

The Keysi Fighting System
These philosophical roots are seemingly incorporated in the The Keysi Fighting System.

The Keysi Fighting System was recently made famous due to the fight scenes of 'Batman Begins' which are purely based on Keysi Fighting Method and is based on street fighting and Jeet Kune Do self defense. Theres is a technique in KFM called the 'Thinking Man' and that plays a big part in KFM, but basically KFM is essentially taken from the roots of JKD.

Keysi Fighting Method is a fighting style developed by Justo Dieguez a superb martial artist who studied JKD with Guru Dan Inosanto and has excelled in many other martial arts and has recently been entered in the black-belt hall of fame.

The following is from the Keysi Fighting Method Uk site:

http://www.keysi-uk.com

The Keysi Fighting Method is a journey of discovery and investigation. It takes a dynamic approach to the world of personal defence concentrating both on the physical and emotional sides of combat. KFM takes a closer look into the arena of self-truth and it quickly eradicates all myths and fantasies that surround the field of self protection.

Keysi is known as exterme evolution J.K.D but it is not a clone or purely someone's interpretation of JKD its much more than that its a Martial art based on knowledge ,research and experimentation and is a ever changing and developing its direct and straight to the point. Due to its multi-dimensional nature, the KFM Programme is one of the most complete on the world market today.

The Keysi Fighting Method studies the seven ranges of combat:

1. projectile weapons
2. hand held weapons
3. kicking range
4. punching range
5. trapping range
6. standing grappling and takedowns
7. grappling and ground fighting

KFM is then not a copy of this or that, nor is it a theoretical explanation of many different martial arts. On the contrary it is a perfectly planned and defined unity of concepts and principles, fruit of long, rigorous and tested introspection.

Keysi Fighting Method training can be done in any city in the world and I encourage you to visit out martial arts directory of the Keysi Fighting Method to find a school near you!

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