Jeet Kune Do: Jun Fan Trapping Tutorial With Stephen Gaulton

Stuart Tomlinson

Guest Contributor

Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Boxing, Muay Thai


Welcome to the latest video in our series of martial arts tutorials filmed and explained by Warrior Collective. Warrior Collective is run by Stuart Tomlinson, who has been involved in shaping the UK martial arts scene for over twenty years.


In this piece, Stephen Gaulton, Jeet Kune Do Instructor and head coach of Adaptive Martial Arts in Leeds, gives an introduction to Jun Fan Trapping, explaining its roots and how it can be adapted for use in other systems or applications.


Origin of the Art

Jeet Kune Do is a fighting art influenced by the philosophy of Bruce Lee. The system is often misunderstood. Many people think it is Wing Chun with some kickboxing thrown in. Although Jeet Kune Do does have a good trapping element (immobilization of limbs to facilitate hitting), it has evolved from its Wing Chun roots into a vast multi-disciplinary structure.


Jeet Kune Do Jun Fan Trapping

The trapping aspect of the art is one of the more recognisable aspects of non-martial artists, as it was utilized to great effect in a number of Bruce Lee’s films. “Jun Fan” is actually Lee’s Chinese given name.


In the video, Stephen demonstrates some of the trapping Jeet Kune Do is known for. The video provides an introduction to trapping for those who may not have heard of it. Stephen also outlines a brief historical timeline of Jeet Kune Do Jun Fan trapping for those who are interested in learning more about it.


Finally, Stephen describes and demonstrates the full development of this system, from stationary drilling to striking, and provides insights into how it can be used in modern martial arts sports such as MMA.


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