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fire ball kid
01-04-2011, 01:43 PM
Hello i was hope for some info on a few instrutors, whithin my region there are 3 schools that offer "jkd"

one is under patrick strong one is a ron baliki school and the other is under Marc McFann

i wanted to know who you think would have the most legit and or offer the best training?

many thanks

Semper Fi
01-04-2011, 06:33 PM
You should try to visit all 3 and figure out which one suits you best.

01-04-2011, 08:29 PM
Look Patrick Strong up on YouTube.
He gets into some "Chi power" stuff that I just don't buy into.
You might think it is the coolest thing ever.
He has a great reputation.

Ron Balicki is of course a Concepts guy.
Stickler for detail and super nice.
An Instructor under him will be knowledgable for sure.
That said, they do things differently from other JKD Camps.

Marc McFann is a Grappling guy isn't he?

Tim Tackett
01-05-2011, 09:04 AM
Marc McFann a good friend and training partner of Larry Hartsell. He goes back to the Smokey Mountain Camp. He is a great grappler, but also is well versed in JKD. You can't go wrong with any the guys mentioned. Check them all out.

fire ball kid
01-05-2011, 02:37 PM
thanks very much for the info, can anyone point me in the right direction of researching the back grounds of those guys linage etc??? thanks again

01-05-2011, 03:13 PM
Patrick Strong was a Seattle Era Student:

Ron Balicki is Dan Inosanto's Son-In-Law and ran the Inosanto Academy for a while.
He spent lots of time following Dan Inosanto around asking questions and taking notes.
Compiling the curriculum and putting together a learning progression.