SIFU SINGH PRESENTS

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TEXAS RETREAT 2024

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PHILOSOPHY IN ACTION

Join us for an unparalleled martial arts experience at Sifu Singh’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do Texas Retreat. This unique four-day event invites Jeet Kune Do enthusiasts of all levels and lineages to immerse themselves in the depth and breadth of Bruce Lee’s legendary martial art. With the theme “Philosophy in Action,” we aim to bridge the physical and philosophical realms that define JKD, setting it apart from all other martial arts.

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SPONSORED BY BUDO BROTHERS

ENTER THE TAO OF JEET KUNE DO DETAILED CURRICULUM

DAY 1:

FOUNDATIONS OF JEET KUNE DO AND THE WAY OF INTERCEPTING FIST

Thursday June 06 (Evening Session) 5-8 PM - Location = Warrior University

 

Introduction and Philosophy in Action

 

Section 1: Opening Ceremony and Introduction

  • Welcome Speech by Sifu Singh
  • Overview of Retreat Goals and Structure
  • Ice Breaker: Participants Share Their Journey to Jeet Kune Do
  • Philosophy in Action: Understanding the Tao of Jeet Kune Do
  • Interactive Lecture on Bruce Lee’s Philosophical Foundations
  • Group Discussion: “Be Water, My Friend” as a Practice, Strategy and Way of Life.
  • JKD’s Essential Principles for Martial Arts – Simple, Direct, Efficient – Hacking Away the Unessential.
  • The Magnificent Secret to Grow in Martial Arts and in Life “How to Be an Explorer of Your Experience”
  • Stand Strong – Cultivating a Spiritual Stance

 

Section 2: Workshop on The JKD On-Guard Stance: Cultivating Relaxation and Readiness to Respond

  • Protect the King – The Breath is the Key to Flow
  • Coiled Like a Cobra - Finding Your Natural Stance
  • Components of a Proper Stance and Alignment
  • Internal Principles and Hidden Rules of Posture
  • The Role of Stance, Balance and Weight Shifting
  • Attacking and Counter Attacking Considerations
  • The On-Guard Position
  • Small Phasic Bent Knee Stance (SPBKS)
  • How to Move Faster with Less Effort
  • The 3 Powers of Movement for Connection and Coordination
  • Feet are Springs, Hips are Like Shock Absorbers
  • Unlocking the Ankles, Knees, and Hip

DAY 2:

FOUNDATIONS OF JEET KUNE DO AND THE WAY OF INTERCEPTING FIST

Friday June 07 10:00 am - 5:00 pm / Location = Triple P Game Ranch

 

 Section 3: The Art of the Intercepting Fist: A Principles and Practice Oriented Practical Method

  • JKD Weapons and Targets, Body Mechanics, Feeling Awareness, and Relating to Opponents (Effective Interactions)
  • “Simplicity is the Key to Brilliance” – Quality vs Quantity
  • The Art of Becoming Who You Are vs The Art of Acquiring More

 

Section 4: Functional Footwork and Mobility – The Essence of Fighting is the Art of Moving at The Right Time

  • Moving with Gravity – In and Down = Up and Out
  • Awareness, Timing, Angles, and Managing Distance in Attack and Defense
  • The 4 Styles (Moves) – Advance, Retreat, Circle Right, Circle Left *Change Level
  • Hidden Mechanics of Footwork Essentials – Forward Shuffle-Backward Shuffle (Step and Slide), Shuffle Step Forward and Backward (Slide Step), Quick Advance and Retreat (Push Step), Curve Right and Left, Pendulum, Drop Shift
  • Advanced Footwork – Broken Rhythm, Speed, Power, Deception
  • Footwork Combinations
  • “Get The Body Feel”: Footwork and Tool Integration

 

Section 5: Interactive Mobility Drills: Enhancing Fluidity and Grace in Motion

  • The 4 Components – “To Move is to Relate”
  • Accurate Perceptive Awareness and Effective Interaction
  • Internal Principles - Listening, Outreaching, Following, Joining, and Leading
  • Shadow Footwork: Visualizing Opponents and Developing Intent (Form Follows Function)

 

Section 6: Hand Weapons (Tools) - Hidden Mechanics and Footwork Integration

  • Detailed Breakdown of Eye Jab, Straight Lead, Back Fist, Cross, Hook, and Uppercut
  • Connected and Coordinated: Internal Principles and Rules of Posture for Power, Speed, and Relaxation
  • Hidden Body Mechanics – The “Box”, The “X”, The “Wheels”
  • Interactive Partner Drills: Precision, Speed, and Power (With and Without Focus Mitts)
  • Shadowboxing: Visualizing Opponents and Developing Intent (Form Follows Function)

 

Section 7: Leg Weapons (Tools) – Hidden Mechanics and Footwork Integration

  • Detailed Breakdown of Jeet Tek (Stop Kick) and Side Kick, Hook Kick, Front Kick, Oblique Kick, Thai Kick
  • Connected and Coordinated: Internal Principles and Rules of Posture for Power, Speed, and Relaxation
  • Hidden Body Mechanics – The “Box”, The “X”, The “Dragon Wheels”
  • Interactive Partner Drills: Precision, Speed, and Power (With and Without Focus Mitts)
  • Shadowboxing: Visualizing Opponents and Developing Intent (Form Follows Function)

 

Section 8: Interactive Session: Know Yourself and Know Your Enemy

  • Who You Are Determines How You Execute What You Do
  • Law of Effective Interaction
  • Magnificent Secret of Martial Arts
  • Simplicity is the Key to Brilliance
  • Group Discussion and Reflection
  • The Tools, Your Natural Weapons Have a Double Purpose
  • Strategy and Adaptability
  • Closing Meditation and Centering Practice

DAY 3:

PERCEPTION, DECEPTION & INTERCEPTION - TRAINING METHODS, DRILLS, AND ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

Saturday June 08 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Location = Triple P Ranch

 

Section 9: Lecture: Creating Experiences - 5 Dimensional Model of Training and

Sensitivity

  • “Empty Your Mind – Moving, be like water. Still, be Like a Mirror. Respond like an Echo.”
  • Understanding the Flow Channel – Difficulty vs Skill Development
  • Flow vs Go Training – Feeding, Flowing, Fighting
  • Moving Meditation – Stillness in Movement Under Pressure
  • Exploring Qualities and Attributes
  • The Way is in Training – From Knowledge, to Wisdom, Understanding

 

Section 10: Dynamic Warm-Up

  • Bruce Lee’s Personal Warm Up
  • The Art of Shadowboxing: Visualizing Opponents and Developing Intent
  • Knife Fencing - Dynamic Warm-Up
  • Body Feel Exercise – Being Whole and Total Coming Moving from the
  • Center of the Body, Mind, and Breath

 

Section 11: Mastering Awareness, Distance, Timing, and Angles

  • Weaponize Awareness for Effective Interactions
  • The Importance of Distance Control and Timing in Combat
  • Timing Considerations – Reaction Time, Movement Time, Broken
  • Rhythm, Cadence, Temp, Stop Hit, Counter Time
  • Interception and Deception Drills: Enhancing Anticipation and Speed
  • Focus Mitts and Partner Drills for Distance, Timing, and Angles
  • Reading, Leading, Feinting and Drawing the Opponent
  • Vision Awareness and Distracting Attention
  • Strategies for Reading Opponent’s Intentions and Holes
  • Leading Drills: Dictating the Pace and Direction of the Fight
  • Feinting and Drawing Drills
  • Focus Mitt and Partner Drills – Reading, Leading, and Drawing

 

Section 12: The Trapping and Sticking Method – Steal The Base and Balance to Steal Their Art

  • Working from the The Nucleus Out – Simple, Direct, Efficient
  • Uproot Opponent and Steal their Balance vs Chasing Hands
  • Trapping Techniques and Applications – Pak, Lop, Jao, Jut, Quan, Bil Sao
  • Straight Blast – Jik Chun Choi – Applying Forward Pressure
  • Seek The Moving Bridge – How To Engage and Close the Distance and
  • Stick to a Moving and Striking Opponent
  • Partner Drills: 3 Hands Deep Concept: Attack – Counter – Recounter
  • Partner Drills: Developing a Seamless Flow Between Sticking, Striking, Trapping, and Grappling.

 

Section 13: Sensitivity Drills – Energy Drills to Cultivate Sticking, Subtly and Speed of Sensitivity

  • Role of Chi Sao and Its Functional Applications – Stick, Adhere, Join,
  • Follow, and Fill. Accept What Comes Follow What Goes.
  • Chi Sao Counter for Counter Drill
  • Fight and Flow – FMA U Drill
  • Clinch and Pummel Fight and Flow Drills
  • Flowing from Drill to Drill and Range to Range
  • Breaking the Flow with Fight Energy
  • Jeet Kune Do Grappling Concepts
  • Take Down Defense Strategies and Drills – Interception, Evasion, and Countering various take down attempts
  • Get Back Up Fast – How to Create Space and Get Back Up to Your Feet
  • Disengage from the Clinch with Head Butts, Knees, Elbows, and Bite
  • Striking from the Pummel – Hands, Knees, Elbows, Head, Bite
  • Discuss the Role of BJJ and Wrestling in the Development of a
  • Complete Jeet Kune Do practitioner in 2024

DAY 4:

THE SPIRIT OF JEET KUNE DO - IN SEARCH OF HONEST SELF EXPRESSION AND THE FORMLESS FORM

 Sunday June 09 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM / Location = Triple P Ranch

 

Section 14: Lecture: Bruce Lee’s Fighting Strategies and Personal Evolution

  • Cutting Edge - Early JKD Culture was one of Exploration,
  • Experimentation, and Innovation
  • Creating Experiences vs Collecting Techniques
  • Unlocking the Jeet Kune Do Symbol and Stages of Cultivation
  • Having No Way As Way, No Limit as Limit
  • Poem by Taoist Priest in Tao of Jeet Kune Do
  • From Form to Flow to Freedom
  • The Style of No Style – Cultivating Your Own Expression of Fluid Principles

 

Section 15: Strategy and Adaptability – To Change with Change is the Changeless State

  • Primary and Secondary Attack Strategies for Matched and Mismatched Leads
  • Counterattack - The 3 Styles and 3 Pressures
  • Personal Energetic Psychology and Physical Attribute Considerations
  • Interception as a Primary Attack
  • The 5 Ways of Attack
  • The 5 Gates and 5 Times for Counterattack
  • Switching vs Changing Stances
  • Feeder is the Leader – Creating Combat Scenarios
  • Following, Leading, and Intercepting Fist Scenarios

 

Section 16: Combat Chess: Exploration & Experimentation Method -Implementing Strategies in Dynamic Safe Sparring 

  • Tool Isolation Sparring and Experimentation
  • Punching vs Kicking vs Grappling Games
  • Matched, Mismatched, and No Lead Games
  • Primary vs Secondary Attack Games
  • Jeet Kune Do Point Method
  • The role of Boxing and Kickboxing
  • Street vs Sport Sparring Method

 

Section 17: Philosophy in Action and Closing Ceremony

  • Open Mat: Personal Exploration and Expression – Finding Your Own Style and Honest Expression
  • Group Discussion: Insights and Reflections on the Tao of Jeet Kune Do
  • Commitment to Continuous Growth
  • In the Shadows of the Dragon
  • Jeet Kune Do: As a vehicle to develop and discover Human Potential
  • Uniting All Lineages with a common Vision to Restore Jeet Kune Do to its rightful place in the Martial Arts World.
  • Closing Ceremony and Certificate Presentation

TRAIN WITH SIFU SINGH

Sifu Harinder Singh is a Martial Artist, Speaker, Author and High Performance Coach. He is the teacher of Military, Special Forces, Secret Service, SWAT, and over 200 Law Enforcement Agencies across the globe. He is a 23rd Generation Tai-Chi Master and a Senior Instructor responsible for spreading Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. A second-generation Wing Chun Disciple in the Ip Man/Leung Sheung/Ben Der Lineage. A Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a Guro in Kali/Escrima/FMA. A wrestling, boxing, and savate coach. Sifu Singh is also an Advanced Medical Qi Gong Practitioner. Through Online Video Programs, DVDs, Seminars, Private Immersion Programs he spreads Physical, Mental, and Philosophical aspects of the Martial Arts.

PARTY AT THE PRATKA RANCH

Your hosts at Warrior University want everyone to get the full Texas experience so all attendees of the retreat are invited to Join us on Saturday evening for dinner and a night of fun at the famous Pratka Ranch located outside of Wharton Texas.

Ultimate Texas Experience

Experience the Ranch's many treasures including the World Famous Tough Country Saloon and Dance Hall.

Texas Style Southern Cooking

Previous years have included everything from Bonfires to Kung Fu Costume Parties

You never know what all you will experience at our Saturday night celebration at the Pratka Ranch.

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Training Locations

 

Warrior University

2507 West Loop, El Campo TX 77437

This is the location of the training and kickoff event on Thursday June 6th. from 5-8pm. 

Triple P Game Ranch

1681 CR 124, Wharton TX 77488

This is the location of the training on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. from 10am-5pm

Lodging Information

Wharton, Texas

Wharton is the closest town to the Triple P Ranch where the training will take place Friday-Sunday. It is a small town with a population just over 8K. There are a few restaurants and a grocery store.  

El Campo, Texas

El Campo is where Warrior University is located which is where the kickoff event will take place on Thursday Evening. It is also a small town with a population of just over 12K. Slightly more options for food/lodging.

Bay City, Texas

Bay City is on the opposite side of the Wharton but the same distance to the Ranch. Still a small-town Bay City has a slightly larger population of just over 18K. Several options for food, lodging and entertainment.

Hotel Recommendations

Wharton Hotels

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites (20 Minutes to Ranch)

El Campo Hotels 

  • Home 2 Suites by Hilton (30 Minutes to Ranch)
  • Lost Lagoon Resort (31 Minutes to Ranch)
  • Best Western Executive Inn (31 Minutes to Ranch)

Bay City Hotels

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (29 Minutes to Ranch)
  • Hampton Inn & Suites (32 Minutes to Ranch) 

Contact Information

Contact Phone Number

  • Beverly Pratka: 979-332-1229

Contact E-Mail