Appreciation from Richard Bustillo, The Iron Dragon
Prof. Dr Rao & Dr Seema Rao derive the greatest
JKD inspiration from their Teacher, Sifu Richard Bustillo, IMB Academy USA who is the chief guiding factor in Dr Raos JKD
journey. The Dr. Rao couple owe their deep understanding of JKD in technique & philosophy to Sifu Bustillo.
Sifu Bustillo is one of Bruce Leez seniormost
original students of Jeet Kune Do. He is called the Iron Dragon by the JKD World.
After Bruce Leez death, Sifu Richard Bustillo &
Sifu Dan Inosanto started the Filipino Kali Academy, which was the first Academy teaching Jeet Kune Do in 1974, a year after
Bruces death. Dan later shifted to LA & Richard moved to a larger place founding the IMB Academy.
Today He is one of the worlds foremost authorities
on Jeet Kune Do. He is one of the few authentic Teachers of the concepts and techniques of Lees fighting art.
He is one of the worlds finest Teachers to understand
and learn JKD from, both in physical, mental and spiritual aspects. Sifu Bustillo
runs the IMB Academy - International Martial Arts & Boxing Academy in LA, USA. He holds a Guro title with 10 Deg BB in
Doce Pares Escrima, a Kru Title in Muay Thai & is a USA Olympic Boxing Coach.
Besides authorizing Dr. Rao to teach Jeet Kune Do
in India & Asia, Sifu Richard Bustillo is a Teacher, philosopher & guide in Dr Raos life & martial arts journey.
After training with us, you shall be encouraged to
train further under Sifu Bustillo at the IMB Academy. Their website is linked below or you may approach us
for further information.
WEBSITE OF IRON DRAGON OF JKD
'Dr. Rao, My sincere congratulations for receiving commendation
for your work. You have achieved an outstanding martial arts accomplishment.
Just as Bruce lived, you are living proof that martial art
skills are not the measure of man. It is man who instituted martial arts.
In your case, it is man & woman who instituted martial arts. * 03mar04
The principles, concepts, philosophies
& training program of ur art is the basis of Lees Jeet Kune Do.
I commend u for teaching martial
arts in ur
backyard. You are a chosen few with a special skill.
Many of the best came from teaching in the backyard. ** 10 April 04
The best price Life offers is the chance to work hard at work
worth doing. You are using ur time creatively to always do great things.
You are truly Jeet Kune Do. It is a man like you that makes Lee's truth great, not truth that makes man great. ***02 Aug04
possess Lees attitude of the individual being more important than the system.
Ur sincere & honest
JKD education proves ur
ability to focus ur
direction. Only JKD people like u can be successful in anything u do. Keep up your good work. ****14Sept04
Bruce was a master of the art you and
His death impoverished all of us at the time,
but thanks to you and your dedication,
you make his practical approach for self defense
available for all to learn. *******09 Dec 04
Seema, Congratulations on your Jeet Kune Do attitude. You
possess JKD symbol for freedom of expression.
Both You & Seema have a keen sense and understanding
of Jeet Kune Do and Zen.
"Your Way May Not Be My Way, Nor My Way Be Your
Way". In Jeet Kune Do each One does his own way. I wish you the best in your new venture, teaching the JKD Ideology.
********26 Dec 04
"Seema, You and Deepak have the same fighting spirit & You both unknowingly accept challenges.
Deepak and you have attained mastery of an art and it is revealed in his and your every action." 15 Feb 2005***
"I was very impressed by the JKD Ideology Thesis written by your student. If all your students are like Nikitin
Dheer, you are an exceptional teacher. You & Sam are a model teacher every teacher should emulate."15 May 2005***
are a Student and a Teacher every one should emulate. You are Jeet Kune Do because you have a fighting heart. Just as
I am, Bruce Lee would have loved to have a sincere, devoted and loyal student as you. I am very fortunate to have you as my
student." 16 Aug 2007****
Your sparring is good work. You have good reflex, coordination and conditioning" Dec 03, 2009
In the Spirit of Bruce, Keep Safe-Keep Training-Keep Smiling!'
Aloha! R S Bustillo
Original Student of legendary
SEE OUR ARTICLE AT THE IMB WEBSITE
(LETTER FROM IRON DRAGON OF JKD, RICHARD BUSTILLO,
ORIGINAL STUDENT OF BRUCE LEE, PRESIDENT IMB ACADEMY (FIRST ACADEMY
TO TEACH JKD) & FOUNDING MEMBER BRUCE LEE FOUNDATION)
March 24, 2010 INTERNATIONAL JEET
KUNE DO IN INDIA
To Whom It May Concern,
One of the great things about my job or as a martial
artist is that it has given me opportunities to work with some of the greatest names in their respective fields. In
fact it has always been more than just about work, as these same martial artist and instructors have also become some of my
I’ve been lucky to be surrounded by the best in regards to growing
from training in martial arts, law enforcement defensive tactics training and reality base self defense. Out of all
the names in Asia, one kept coming to the top. And that name is Dr. Deepak Rao and Dr. Seema Rao.
The Raos have devoted themselves to imparting their knowledge of Bruce Lee’s
Jeet Kune Do to the people of India and the entire world. Their hope is to preserve and perpetuate the legacy of Bruce Lee’s
Jeet Kune Do to the citizens of India, in law enforcement agencies, and all branches of the military.
In fact we are all basically warriors. We
are warriors for what is right and wrong, and good and bad. More important is that we are warriors who fight to protect
our individual self, family, property, our way of life and country. However, in the real world we are not warriors until we
have grown from martial arts training such as the Unarmed & Commando Combat Academy in Mumbai, India.
Dr. Deepak Rao & Dr. Seema Rao, are students
of mine who have taken the teachings of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do & applied it to their work in CQB– Close Quarter
Battle. The Dr’s Rao couple have authored ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CLOSE COMBAT OPS which is the result of their long years of
research in CQB.
book has found its place in the libraries all over the world including the FBI, Interpol, US SWAT Teams, US State Police &
Police forces all over the world. Thus Bruce Lees JKD is now proving useful in various areas & specialties of human existence.
IMB Academy and I are proud of Raos’ contribution in JKD to the Law Enforcement & Military world. It is with
their knowledge and experiences that I have authorized Dr. Deepak Rao and Dr. Seema Rao to teach Jeet Kune Do in Asia
& India as my representatives, appropriately.
Richard S. Bustillo
IMB Academy, Inc.
E Mail From: Richard Bustillo to To: JKD INDIA Sent: Thursday, March 25, 2010 3:10 PM
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Special features of JKD training at UCCA
# JKD Ideology Training is imparted at mutually convenient timings and locations by prior appointment.
# Entry is by careful scrutiny & selection to exclude low socio economic, uneducated, anti
social elements & those with criminal records.
# One to two hour sessions are planned, depending on the current level of expertise.
Training 6 am to 8 pm, Weekdays as well as Weekends batches.
# Total Course duration is 55 hours, which can be completed at your own pace & leisure.
# For Enrollment, Give us a call, schedule an appointment & meet with us, so as to understand
our offered modules & to let us understand ur needs.
# Training includes:
1. Technical Combat Training
2. Equipment Training.
3. Sparring (Fighting) Full contact (Seniors)
4. Weapons Training.
5. Mental Training to optimize utilization of Intellectual facilities.
6. Cultivation of Philosophical attitudes.
7. A No Nonsense & Logical approach to Lifes problem solving
8. Spirituality via Zen, Taoism & Buddhism
9. Meditation, Positive Visualization & Hypnotic Suggestions for Controlling
10. Diet Principles to gain & lose weight,
11. Nutrition Study to improve Performance
12. Physical Fitness Training .
13. Weight Training for Body Shaping.
14. Cardio Training for Stamina development.
15. Study of Human Body Anatomy & Physiology.
16. Workbooks & Home Study Projects.
17. Media Learning via Audio-Video Tapes & DVDs / CDs
18. Thesis Compilations
19. Pressure Points & Vital Target Study
20. Group Discussions, Leadership Qualities.
21. Study of Applicable Civil Laws & Police Procedures.
22. Counselling & Psychotherapy for Self Esteem & Positive Self Image.
23. Applications of Jeet Kune Do to Anything & Everything
24. Street Combat
25. Many Newer Subjects are added time to time.
ONE THOUGHT. ONE ACTION. NO MIND
(Where every thought is
followed by its appropiate action, without the doubting mind)
Philosophy of Jeet Kune Do Ideology, Mumbai
The Jeet Kune Do Ideology Mumbai is inspired
by fighting principles of the legendary Lee & Sun Tzus art of War.
Jeet Kune Do ideology will help the Mumbai based martial Arts seeker and practitioner to find his destination. The destination
can vary from physical prowess in the ring to combat & martial art skills to mental balance and eventually to spiritual
Kune Do is a journey and represents each mans search for truth both in the Martial arts and in life. Lee has said that via Jeet Kune Do Life opens its avenues
founded Jeet Kune Do, but wished he did not have a name for it. Lee fans and martial arts enthusiasts all over the world
have elevated the word Jeet Kune Do to its present spectacular status.
martial arts seekers and Lee fans in Mumbai can avail of these benefits from the Jeet Kune Do Ideology.
outside Mumbai, in and around India can
also approach us for guidance in their Jeet Kune Do journey. If you are prepared to travel to Mumbai, we will help you with
your martial arts evolution.
Knowing is not enough, We must apply.
Willing is not enough, We must do.
Dr Seema Rao