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Episode 928 - Sifu Dwight Woods

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Release Date: 06/17/2024

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In this episode, Jeremy is joined by Sifu Dwight Woods to discuss his training with Dan Inosanto and his journey in martial arts. They talk about the influence of Bruce Lee, the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do, and the importance of being open-minded in training. Sifu Woods shares his experiences training with Dan Inosanto and the impact he has had on his martial arts journey. They also touch on the misquotes and misconceptions surrounding Bruce Lee's teachings. He discusses the criticism and detractors of Bruce Lee, particularly regarding his lack of a fight record. He mentions John Little's book, 'The Real Fights of Bruce Lee,' which documents the fights that Bruce Lee did have. Sifu Woods emphasizes that Bruce Lee trained like an athlete and was always combat-ready, even though he didn't have an official fight record. The conversation then shifts to the handoff from Bruce Lee to Dan Inosanto, highlighting Dan's willingness to advance what he learned from Bruce and his contributions to the martial arts world. Dwight also shares his own approach to martial arts, focusing on learning how to learn and absorbing what is personally suitable. He discusses the importance of going deep into techniques and constantly evolving one's understanding. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the symbiotic relationship between Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto and the impact they had on each other's training and development. In this final part of the conversation, Sifu Woods and Jeremy discuss the online debates and discussions surrounding Bruce Lee's legacy. They emphasize the importance of focusing on training rather than arguing online. They also talk about Dwight's podcasts, the I Love Jeet Kune Do broadcast and the Jeet Kune Do dialogues, where he interviews Jeet Kune Do practitioners from different lineages. Dwight shares his philosophy of inclusivity and the importance of learning from different perspectives. They also discuss their experiences with influential figures like Dan Inosanto and Dan Kennedy. 

TAKEAWAYS

• Training with Dan Inosanto and the impact he has had on Dwight's martial arts journey

• The philosophy of Jeet Kune Do and the importance of being open-minded in training

• The misquotes and misconceptions surrounding Bruce Lee's teachings

• Speculating on what might have happened if Bruce Lee had lived Bruce Lee's lack of a fight record does not diminish his impact on martial arts and personal development.

• Dan Inosanto's willingness to advance what he learned from Bruce Lee is what sets him apart.

• Learning how to learn and constantly evolving one's understanding is crucial in martial arts.

• The symbiotic relationship between Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto greatly influenced their training and development. Focus on training rather than engaging in online debates and arguments.

• Dwight Woods hosts two podcasts: the I Love Jeet Kune Do broadcast and the Jeet Kune Do dialogues.

• Dwight emphasizes the importance of inclusivity and learning from different perspectives in martial arts.

• Both Dwight and Jeremy have had experiences with influential figures like Dan Inosanto and Dan Kennedy.

 

Contact Sifu Woods: 
Facebook.com/dwightdwoods Instagram.com/dwightdwoods Twitter.com/dwightwoods YouTube.com/@theilovejeetkunedobroadcast YouTube.com/@thejeetkunedodialogues YouTube.com/@miamijeetkunedo