Karthik Kateel appointed Gen Sec of Jeet Kune- Do Assn.
Martial Artist Karthik S Kateel is Appointed as General Secretary of Jeet Kune- Do Association of Karnataka.
Mangaluru: During a press meet held at Mangalore Press Club, Sifu Lion Vikas Gihara- General Secretary of Asian Jeet Kune- Do Federation (World) made the announcement of the appointment of Martial Art guru Karthik S Kateel as General Secretary of Jeet Kune-Do Association of Karnataka, a organization newly formed in the State, and also handed over the appointment certificate to Karthik Kateel.
Addressing the media personnel, Lion Vikas said, ” Jeet Kune-Do is an eclectic and hybrid martial art heavily influenced by the philosophy of martial artist Bruce Lee, who founded the system on July 9, 1967, in Seattle, Washington, USA. There are thousands of branches of Jeet Kune-Do all over the world, and in India, to name a few, in Punjab, Manipur, Delhi, Nagaland, Sikkhim, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, among many others. We are proud to open a new branch in Karnataka, and noting the achievements and initiatives of Karthik Kateel through media publication, we decided to appoint him as the General Secretary of this organization. “
“Jeet Kune-Do is the most famous martial art In Europe, America and Various nations of Asia., and now the responsibility of Jeet Kune- Do Association of Karnataka is assigned to Karthik S Kateel. Also, in Recognition of the Martial Arts performance of Karthik S Kateel , this post is given to him, and looking at his achievements and dedication to this art, we are confident and have full hopes that he will fulfill the duties to the best of his abilities, and raise this newly formed Jeet Kune-Do organization in Karnataka to greater heights and earn name and fame ” added Lion Vikas.
Team Mangalorean feels proud of Karthik S Kateel who has added yet another feather in his cap by being at the helm as General Secretary of Jeet Kune-Do Association in Karnataka, and also feels proud to have covered most of his “Sauraksha for Women” projects throughout Mangaluru, DK, Udupi and across the State, which earned him part of the credits to get selected by the Jeet Kune -Do committee to appoint him for this prestigious post. And as Bruce Lee believed real combat was spontaneous, and a martial artist cannot predict it, but only react to it, and a good martial artist should “be like water”—move fluidly without hesitation, we know that Karthik will surely do a good job. Success galore and best of luck to Karthik from all of us at Mangalorean.com
Vikith M-President and Representative Jeet Kune- Do Federation of UAE , and Suresh Kateel (Karthik’s Dad), who is a professor at S.D.P.T First Grade College- Kateel were also present during the press meet. Karthik’s mother was also present in the audience.
About Jeet Kune – Do:
Jeet Kune Do, (Chinese: 截拳道) abbreviated JKD, is an eclectic and hybrid martial art heavily influenced by the philosophy of martial artist Bruce Lee, who founded the system on July 9, 1967, in Seattle, Washington-USA, referred to it as “non-classical”, suggesting that JKD is a form of Chinese Kung Fu, yet without form. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the Wing Chun concept of interception or attacking while one’s opponent is about to attack. Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movements with maximum effects and extreme speed. The system works by using different “tools” for different situations, where the situations are divided into ranges, which are kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling, where martial artists use techniques to flow smoothly between them.
In the screenplay of the 1973 Warner Brothers film, Enter the Dragon, when Lee is asked, “What’s your style?” Lee replied, “My style?…You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.” The name Jeet Kune Do was often said by Lee to be just a name, and he often referred to it as “the art of expressing the human body” in his writings and in interviews. Through his studies Lee came to believe that styles had become too rigid and unrealistic. He called martial art competitions of the day “dry land swimming”. He believed real combat was spontaneous, and a martial artist cannot predict it, but only react to it, and a good martial artist should “be like water”—move fluidly without hesitation.
On January 10-11, 1996, the Bruce Lee Foundation decided to use the name Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do (振藩截拳道) to refer to the martial arts system which Lee founded; “Jun Fan” being Lee’s Chinese given name.
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