Bruce Lees Jeet Kune-Do
On March 27, 1981 Jun Fan Gung Fu/Jeet Kune-Do was inducted into the Kuoshu Federation of the Republic of China, making it a legitimate and recognised martial art such as Tae Kwon-Do etc. It is a recognised art, not a style.
JKD’s Linage is easy to trace. There is only one man alive who was certified by Bruce Lee to teach his art of The Tao of Chinese Gung Fu, and both Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune-Do, that man is Dan Inosanto.
During Bruce Lee’s lifetime he only certified 3 Instructors
1. James Yimm Lee of Oakland California who certified no Instructors.
2. Taky Kumura of Seattle, Washington who certified 1 Instructor.
3. Dan Inosanto Loa Angeles California who certified more Instructors and set up the Inosanto International Martial Arts Association.
This is the linage which Mike Krause comes from, Senior Associate Instructor. All of Dan Inosanto training with Si Gung Lee was on a one to one and he also taught 90% of the classes at the Jun Fan Institute in Chinatown. Tuhan Inosanto is the guiding light behind JKD. He was not only Sigung Bruce Lees training and research partner, but the man who continued to carry out the wishes of Bruce Lee all these years and pass on the art to future generations, and help change marital arts training forever.