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hi mr eric.i am really happy that i find a person like you.please answer these questions at least every one that you can,thank you.now my questions.my first question is that you think which martial arts is better for me.you know i really like a lot of them and i wan,t to go jujitsu and jkd for first but do you think i with this details have enough good conditions for going or maybe it,s better to going in another martial art at least at first?
you know i am almost 23 years old with 6 feet and3-4inches,
with around 216 pounds(around 98 kg.)(you know i am a little fat,more in around of my stomach.)and my body is not full of muscles just my arms are almost good.
and my next questions and in fact comparisions.
you think who has a better chance in wining a challenge between andy hug and bren foster?(beside the fact that sadly andy is died.)same question for bruce lee and andy hug,bruce and a team of mma fighters that contain(fedor emellaneko,anderson silva,gina carano,ronda rousey and miesha tate.)i know all of them are great fighters but i think bruce lee is too great that if it was possible that they meet each other in their pic of their life bruce(of course not easily at all.)is able to win.andy hug and fedor emellaneko?and final one is for let li and donnie yen.thank you a lot and please answer carefully and quickly of course more carefully.thank you again.

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Hi Muhammad, Thanks for your inquiries. I feel most comfortable answering your first question. I think it is important to pick a martial art (aka style)that fits your personality, body type, and temperament. It is also important to know why you want to study a martial art (self defense, fitness, competition, fun, cultural, etc)? The answer to this question will help you to narrow down a style. All styles have their strengths in weaknesses. For example, traditional Japanese (vs. Brazilian) Jiu Jitsu is good for street self defense. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is good for competition. It may not be as good on the street, especially against multiple opponents, due to its emphasis on the 1 on 1 ground game. JKD would give you foundation in multiple fighting ranges (kicking, punching, trapping, stand-up clinch, and grappling range, assuming you have a good instructor. All three styles are good for fitness. You are blessed with a stature that would deter a lot of people from thinking about messing with you. Assuming you still want to proceed, I suggest that you try each art for at least four months to assess the the fit mentioned in the third sentence. The instructor and training partners can make a huge difference (good & bad) in your development. I wish you the best in your training endeavors.

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Can answer questions regarding Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Filipino Martial Arts, Wing Chun Gung Fu, self defense, differences between martial art styles, and instructor referrals in Southern California

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2012 - Present: Personal Safety Ministry Founder, Organizer, & Coach - Evergreen SGV 2008 - Present: Founder and Instructor, Orange County Jeet Kune Do Academy, Orange County, CA 2008 - 2010: Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali Instructor at the South Bay Jeet Kune Do Academy

Organizations
Bay Mountain Martial Arts, Whipping Willow Association

Education/Credentials
Associate Instructor, Jeet Kune Do under David Cheng Associate Instructor, Filipino Kali under David Cheng Basic Instructor and Group Leader, Modified Pangamut Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) under Marc Lawrence Instructor, Arnis De Mano FMA under Marc Lawrence Instructor, Chi Fung under Leo Fong Instructor, Wing Chun Kung Fu under Leung Ting Lineage, Wing Chun Judge, 2014 Tempt One Martial Art Championships

Awards and Honors
Double Silver Medalist in Filipino Martial Arts - Long Beach Internationals

Past/Present Clients
2010 South Bay Filipino Martial Arts Club - Co-led a one day workshop with instructors of three other arts 2010 Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. - Organized and hosted a self defense workshop lead by an external instructor 2006, 2012 Evergreen San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Church - Led Self Defense and Filipino Martial Arts Workshops

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