JKD's Tim Tackett, top Bruce Lee student teaching NFL players to apply MA movement to their game.

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  1. ghost

    ghost Disciple

    Love this. Basically, showing escapes to get around an opponent: pass-rush. Enjoy
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  2. Kevin

    Kevin Admin Staff Member

    That's fantastic. I'd love to see martial arts introduced into other sports. Swimming perhaps :)
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  3. Deborah

    Deborah Ninja

    Did you know it was Bruce Lee that first introduced The kick shield from the training on the equipment used in American football?? Yet another way Bruce Lee adapted for His style......Love, peace and respects sweetfart xxxXXXxxx
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  4. ghost

    ghost Disciple

    Most of these movements demonstrated are related to the Filipino/Indonesian fighting styles incorporated into JKD. I, especially, favor the unarmed "de-fanging" techniques of Escrima and its other related Pacific Rim cousins. The first time I viewed this video and saw the simulated elbow strike into the bicep and the mild finger thrust into the throat of that blocker, I couldn't believe these were acceptable in the NFL. But they're great combat techniques in tight quarters where you may be backed into a wall or in a narrow hallway or walled-in walkway.
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  5. Sensei Martin

    Sensei Martin Warrior Monk

    Elvis Stojko, who is the only person who has ever done a quadruple jump in figure skating, attributes his abilities directly to his Kempo and TKD training background.

    His 2002 Olympic performance was done to a composition called Dragon ... which was a tribute to Bruce Lee, and was done wearing a Kung Fu uniform. Kung Fu moves were so obvious in the routine.



    He actually still teaches martial arts north of Toronto and also west of there, and competes at many martial art tournaments. Several of my colleagues know him.

    This is a fine example of martial arts physical and mental training as applied in sports in general.
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  6. Enkidu

    Enkidu Destroyer of your martial arts fantasies

    My best friend is a former NFL football player who played left tackle and was an all-American at Georgia Tech. He told me that when he was a Georgia Tech, the coaches had the offensive linemen study various martial arts' hand-fighting techniques to assist with blocking.
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  7. Enkidu

    Enkidu Destroyer of your martial arts fantasies

    You would be amazed what they get away with in football and what is acceptable. You may have seen that defensive linemen jump up to swat down passes when they cannot get close enough to the QB to either pressure or hit him. What you may not know (and that I learned from my friend) is that offensive linemen are taught to punch defensive linemen in the nuts or gut if they do jump up to swat down passes!!
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