You the trainee

You the trainee

While my approach to self defense is from a JKD perspective, hopefully it will give you some insight into how to develop your own self defense techniques. Remember learning martial arts is a two way approach, learn from your instructor, and at all times be honest with him. If a technique does not work, say it and move on and… Read more →

A Sifu’s observation on introducing wheelchair users to Jeet Kune Do

A Sifu’s observation on introducing wheelchair users to Jeet Kune Do

My initial thoughts were to question how JKD could be relevant to people with a spinal cord injury? JKD is a very dynamic martial art which emphasizes fast foot work and elusive body mechanics. This part of JKD clearly does not apply to wheelchair users. There are probably some in the martial arts community who think that because someone has… Read more →

My Jeet Kune Do journey

Firstly let me give you a little background on where I am coming from. 32 years ago while travelling home from work on my motorcycle I had a disagreement with the road and broke my back. This resulted in me sustaining a spinal cord injury and being paralyzed from the waist down. i.e. to use the correct medical term I… Read more →

Belgium Seminar and Training Workshop

Belgium Seminar and Training Workshop

  Spinal Injuries Ireland continues to develop its Self Defence Program for individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury. As part of Spinal Injuries Irelands Kick Start program which is aimed at encouraging individuals to challenge themselves. James O’ Donahue from Galway, Mark McNulty from Donegal, Fox Dublin and Neil Chickfrom Devon now living in Louth, travelled to Antwerp… Read more →