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if we dont put our torso or our body in a hit like we hit a knee or an elbow that the force comes only from our joint without putting our body or our torso and without shifting or changing our stance..is that hit will be effective and hurt my opponent in real fight?

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Hi Mohammed, Thanks for your question.

Street altercations have a lot of variables, including the possibility of facing multiple opponents, armed opponents, or poor environmental conditions (ex. glass on the ground, lead pipes sticking out of the side of a building, darkness, etc.).

I agree that hitting an opponent with a joint, such as a knee or elbow by shifting or changing your stance could inflict great pain to an opponent.

These types of strikes can still be somewhat effective without using your whole body if you hit a soft or vulnerable target (ex. outside side of thigh) or borrow or recycle the opponent's energy (ex. He / she is coming towards you, you play a joint, limb, or body part in their way, and they run into or trip over it. Examples includes clotheslining an opponent's neck with a forearm or tripping an opponent's leg with your foot. You may have to adjust your stance, turn, or step to pull these off, which takes practice.

It is just as important to practice avoidance, awareness, & anger diffusion. The highest level of fighting is the art of not fighting (source: Bruce Lee). One way to do this is not being in a dangerous situation in the first place to decrease the probability of having to engage an opponent.

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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

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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

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Double Silver Medalist in Filipino Martial Arts - Long Beach Internationals

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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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