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Hannah “The Warrior Princess”

Hannah receiving her Superfoot Black Belt certificate,with Mayor Paul Bell and "Superfoot" Bill Wallace If you are on facebook, we encourage you to visit and "like" the following page - Hannah "The Warrior Princess". Hannah Donnelly is a dear friend Bill "Superfoot" Wallace and a martial artist based in Drogheda, Ireland. She has [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:45:54+00:00 March 30th, 2013|Blog|Comments Off on Hannah “The Warrior Princess”

Joe Lewis: Greatness Prevails

This is a 32 page document that will be put into color print and made available at seminars and events for $20. It's an excellent story and one that Joe wanted written after he died, and we're making it available to Members for free.   Click Here to Download Joe Lewis: Greatness Prevails by Rob [...]

By | 2014-02-13T13:18:18+00:00 January 25th, 2013|Articles|Comments Off on Joe Lewis: Greatness Prevails

Willingness to Engage Effectively

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." ~ Bruce Lee In an effort to advance The Joe Lewis Fighting Systems, I would like to look at it from an outside point of view. The JLFS is not a style [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:45:55+00:00 November 29th, 2012|Articles|Comments Off on Willingness to Engage Effectively

1971 – Looking for a Few Kicks […]

Link to the original article Here. "City Squire Motor Inn, hello." "Joe Lewis please." "Joe Louis, the fighter?" "You got it." "Oh." (Aside: "Has Joe Louis checked in?") "Sorry, he's not here. We'd all know if he was." "Wait a minute. Not that Joe Louis. This one is L-e-w-i-s. He's only 27. He's the heavyweight [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:45:55+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Articles|Comments Off on 1971 – Looking for a Few Kicks […]

2004 – Interview on JLFS

Martial Arts Professional: You have been an icon in the martial arts for four decades. Why have you waited so long to form a Joe Lewis organization? Joe Lewis: Originally I became involved in the martial arts for the same reasons most of us did. Not only was it fun and exciting, but the training [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:45:55+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Articles|Comments Off on 2004 – Interview on JLFS

Interview on JLFS – Martial Arts Professional, 2004

by Arnold Howard Martial Arts Professional: You have been an icon in the martial arts for four decades. Why have you waited so long to form a Joe Lewis organization? Joe Lewis: Originally I became involved in the martial arts for the same reasons most of us did. Not only was it fun and exciting, [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:03+00:00 October 19th, 2012|Articles|Comments Off on Interview on JLFS – Martial Arts Professional, 2004

Bruce Lee Changing JKD Style

Question: I respect all people that train hard and have a sense of humor, you always show both;), my question on JKD is that Bruce was always evolving and some people that he taught along the way can by the later people he taught be considered wrong... for what they do as Bruce progressed and changed [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:03+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Bruce Lee Changing JKD Style

Custodians of Honor

I have had many discussions lately about who holds a legitimate Joe Lewis Black Belt.  Below is enclosed a copy of the by-laws of the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Association that addresses this issue.  I wanted to give all my black belts a heads up so they can register with Mike Allen, our Chief Executive Officer and original [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:03+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Custodians of Honor

Death of an Icon

Shihan Gordon Doversola, passed away on Tuesday April 19, 2011 Shihan Okinawa-te master Gordon Doversola was an American martial arts pioneer, one of the first karate instructors to teach karate in Southern California. He was born in Honolulu where he began training in ju-jitsu at age 11, and later became a student of Kempo master [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:03+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Death of an Icon

Hang Time

Bruce Lee and Cus D’Amato Said Same Thing Cus D’Amato was hailed by Ring Magazine as one of the top five trainers in the past 75 years of boxing. Although the champion, Rocky Graziano, slipped out of D’Amato’s hands as his trainer, Cus developed three other notable world champions, Floyd Patterson, José Torres, and Mike Tyson. Before [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:03+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Hang Time

Unknown Insights on Two Champions

Question:Opinion on Gene Tunney Bruce Lee eventually appreciated the style and skill of Gene Tunney. Was wondering what your thoughts were on this? GENE TUNNEY vs JACK DEMPSEY:  Simple comparison---as sharpshooter/counter-puncher vs a pressure fighter/slugger---the best fighter “that day” won. Unknown facts:  Georges Carpentier was the first martial artist to win a world title in two separate sports: [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:04+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Unknown Insights on Two Champions

My Take on the Bullying Epidemic

I’d like to call your attention to an issue that is continuing to surface on the periphery of our social environment.  For lack of a more appropriate term, let’s just call it “bullying.”   I understand it is an unpleasant subject, but take a few seconds to view this below clip---even if you’ve seen it already, observe more [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:04+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on My Take on the Bullying Epidemic

Thoughts

Cardinal Rule in Sparring to Avoid Doubt "When in doubt, INSTANTLY stick and move!" On Attitude "Either you control your attitude or it controls you." The collective use of both a sound offensive attack together with the disciplined use of an aggressive defense (what you're taking away from opponent) will enable fighters to appropriately focus their mental [...]

By | 2017-08-04T23:46:04+00:00 October 16th, 2012|Blog|Comments Off on Thoughts