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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.


'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


 U 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 I perpetuate.  

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***


"You 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 Lee






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 dearest friends.

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.

This 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.

The 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.


Sincerely, Richard S. Bustillo

President, IMB Academy, Inc.

Torrance, Califoria USA

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 Fear Response.

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.


(Where every thought is followed by its appropiate action, without the doubting mind)

Bottom Note:


The 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.


This 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 development.


Jeet 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 to us.


Lee  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.


The martial arts seekers and Lee fans in Mumbai can avail of these benefits from the Jeet Kune Do Ideology.


Those 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.
 - Lee

Dr Seema Rao