The seminar was extremely informative. The Professor first covered the basics of small joint manipulation that forms some of the core concepts of Small Circle Jujutsu. We learned essential finger locks, and a lock flow that provided a vocabulary of different angles to bring about an understanding of these basic finger locks. After learning the individual locks and putting them into a flow, the Professor taught us how to get a finger lock out of boxing and trapping range, using boxing drills. This offers Jeet Kune Do practitioners the ability to stop opponents without resorting to extremely violent means like head butts, knees, and elbows. After learning the hows and whys of applying finger locks, the Professor offered several varieties of follow-up techniques, from further locks to control your attacker to percussive techniques to end the fight.
Last month, members of the Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy attended a Small Circle Ju Trap Boxing workshop held by Philly Self-Defense and taught by Professor James Hundon. Professor Hundon holds a 7th degree black belt in in Small Circle Jujutsu, and is Full Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Kali, as well decades of experience in Western boxing. Ju Trap Boxing is his personal expression of the arts he has experienced.
More than any his combative techniques, what the Professor shared was his incredible heart, his love for those who want to train, and his desire to empower those who want to learn how to defend themselves. Despite the pain the locks caused when he put them on in demonstration, the Professor always helped his partner back to his feet with a smile and his famous quip, “Who loves you?”
The Maryland Jeet Kune Do Academy would like to thank Sifu Joe Nophet and Sifu Allen Chambers of Philly Self-Defense for hosting this seminar and Professor James Hundon for sharing his love and his art of Ju Trap Boxing. It was a tremendous day full of great training, and we look forward to the next opportunity to train with you.