L.A. Backyard (’70 – ’74)

Visit to Sifu Tim Tackett’s Garage

December 4, 20150 Comments

In this video you get an inside look at Sifu Tim Tackett’s garage gym in Redlands, California. Sifu Tim Tackett started training martial arts in the early 60s while stationed with the US Air Force in Taiwan. There he studied arts such as Xing Yi (Hsing I), Tai Ji, Northern and Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, […]

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Jeet Kune Do and the Art of Professional Football

December 1, 20150 Comments

Dan Inosanto and his students, such as Tim Tackett, Larry Hartsell, Jerry Poteet (and others), were pioneers in teaching Professional Football players principles and concepts from martial arts, more specifically Bruce Lee’s art of JKD starting in the mid-70s. —– Bruce Lee revitalized – and transformed forever – the world of martial art. Bud did […]

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JKD Wooden Dummy

November 10, 20150 Comments

In this article Sifu Tim Tackett discusses the JKD Wooden Dummy Set created by Sifu Dan Inosanto using Bruce Lee’s modified Wing Chun techniques and the boxing phase of JKD. Also, be sure to watch the  a rare historical clip of Sifu Tim Tackett demonstrating the Wing Chun Dummy Form… – Wing Chun Meets JKD: A […]

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Defensive Tools in Jeet Kune Do

October 21, 20150 Comments

JKD Philosophy and Technique: Defensive Tools by Tim Tackett There is a basic theory in fighting which states, “For every move there is a counter.” Attack has been given priority in JKD, and is important, but so is defense. Defensive techniques can negate an opponent’s attack and place you in a position to counter. The learning of defensive […]

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JKD Trapping: Hand Immobilization

October 6, 20150 Comments

JKD Philosophy & Technique: Hand Immobilization by Sifu Tim Tackett The terms hand immobilization attack (HIA) or trapping hands refer to an attacking action which momentarily immobilizes either one or both of the opponent’s arms, allowing your final hit to score in an open line, or drawing a reaction which can be countered either with another […]

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Tim Tackett Martial Arts History

April 28, 20140 Comments

Tim Tackett became part of the closed “Backyard JKD” group beginning around 1970. Bruce Lee had shut down his L.A. Chinatown school and gave Dan Inosanto permission to teach this private group of about 10 guys. In his very first session there he sparred with two of Bruce Lee’s top students from the Chinatown school, […]

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Chris Kent – How I got started in JKD

April 27, 20140 Comments

Chris Kent is a well known and highly regarded JKD instructor who was the very last student accepted into Dan Inosanto’s backyard class when he was only 17 years old. He has authored numerous books and videos on the art of Jeet Kune Do, including having co-written the classic “Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do – The […]

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