Literally translated as “The Way of the Intercepting Fist”. Bruce Lee Name his art Jeet Kune Do, specifically choosing the word “Intercepting” as the art’s defining attribute. What distinguishes JKD from every other combative art? The emphasis is placed squarely on attack; intercepting your opponent’s attack with an attack.
Octavio Quintero’s main foucs in Jeet Kune Do is to effectively disable an assailant quickly by using intercepting principles and increase situational awareness. This is why he founded Total Balance in 2016, to provide students with a specific plan of progression. In 2018 Octavio collaborated with Dimitri Therios to establish Somarti Warrior Athlete as the next stage for individual performance, nutrition, body enhancement & athletic approach.
Octavio Quintero’s connection to Jeet Kune Do is by way of Jerry Poteet (left) and Steve Golden (right) who were direct students of Bruce Lee. Octavio spent countless hours training, conducting, and assisting at seminars in the art of Jeet Kune Do under the direction of Jerry Poteet. Through Steve Golden, an emphasis of reflection is currently the main objective to constantly refine dynamic principles and apply against objects that are in a constant state of change.
The picture shows Jerry Poteet, Daniel Lee, Bruce Lee, Steve Golden, Pete Jacobs and Bob Bremer. This was inside the Chinatown Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute located in Los Angeles.