Bruce Lee’s Modern Legacy
I started learning JKD from videos as a teenager. Later in college I enrolled into an accredited course on JKD at the U of O with instructors from the Dan Inosanto camp. It was a good class. Unfortunately I can’t recall their names. I believe it is still active in some form today. If Eugene wasn’t so far away I would drop in for a free class. Currently I am learning from Octavio Quintero, who was a student from the late Jerry Poteet and Steve Golden (both original students from Bruce Lee). Octavio is one of a handful of instructors to receive a Full Instructor Jeet Kune Do certificate in 2006 by Jerry Poteet. It is a unique experience for me as I have been helping with his JKD online store.
Bruce Lee’s martial art legacy is a scientific fighting system that is modern, fast, and explosive. Bruce refined & simplified what worked for him, by using JKD concepts and principals. Some of the main influences to Bruce Lee include wing chun kung fu, western boxing, and fencing.
Sifu Octavio Quintero
- Portland, Oregon
- Currently enrolled. Started in May, 2018.
U of O Staff
- Eugene, Oregon
- Studied in 1997
- Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method by Ted Wong and Richard Bustillo