Dragon Art Of Defense   ~  January 23, 2012 Chinese New Year of the Dragon James Fell

Comments and Responses from the Students and the Teacher ~

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Mitchell ~
Dragon wing chun is a great self defence class you can learn so much in so little time. James Fell is very good at explaining the techniques. James is a awesome and fun teacher. The class is also really fun and the people are really cool and good to be around.

Hello Mitchell,
I'm glad you like the class and think it is fun. We all try to have a good time in class, learning and practicing the techniques and applications of Wing Chun. Wing Chun is really a very good self defense art and system. Thank you for attending class and being a good student.

~ The Teacher

 

Jewel ~
My family and I had the best time ever attending Dragon Wing Chun. James is the most patient and thorough teacher I have ever met. My daughter has developmental disabilities and really enjoyed the class. I really look forward to being able to attend Dragon Wing Chun again. Seriously, I learned sooooo much in one day it was amazing!! James is the Best Teacher Ever!!

Hello Jewel,
I really had fun teaching your cousin, your daughter and yourself. The three of you are all quick learners and were very easy to work with. It was good that you could practice together on the different techniques.

~ The Teacher

 

Samual Culp ~
Saturday mornings are the best part of my week. We meet early so its not too hot and the park is really cool. Wing Chun is a beautiful form of self defense and James Fell is a wonderful teacher. What can I say? James got me hook, everybody Wing Chun!

Hello Sam,
You are a really good student. Since I met you, you have come to almost every class and you show that you really want to learn the art of Wing Chun. You are doing very well in the techniques, drills and Chi Sao and I'm sure you will in all other aspects of Wing Chun.

~ The Teacher

 

Van Masker ~
Thank you, James for the Martial Arts. I'm so glad to get to understand more about the benefits of learning Wing Chun. Definitely planning to have my children and myself learning this martial arts from James because it's for everybody regardless of age and gender. James is definitely a great communicator and teacher!

Hello Van,
It has been a pleasure to train you and thank you so much for the Buddhist invitation. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. You daughter is very sweet and beautiful and seems to be ready for training with her mom.

~ The Teacher

 

Kathleen Woodhouse ~
I had never done any form of martial arts before last week, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a great time and learned a lot in one day! I was able to watch demonstrations and practice the moves. I learned a new way of looking at energy that I could apply to my life and made a new friend in the process. Thank you, James!

Hello Kathleen,
I was happy to see you come to class ready to learn Wing Chun. You worked well with the other student present and you were quick to learn the moves and techniques and were very responsive to the different energy types. It is a pleasure to train you.

~ The Teacher

 

Nancy Forrest ~
Thank you, thank you James, for teaching me the art of Self Defense. Thank you for your information, your instruction and your patience. I'm in Level 2. It's a great feeling to know that I'm learning how to take care of myself, in what could be a bad situation. What a confidence builder! Nancy

Hello Nancy,
You are a wonderful student to train with. I can that you have a sincere interest in learning the art of defense and are diligent in your attendance and training. You are progressing every week and show improvements every time I see you. Keep up the good work and you will be ready!

~ The Teacher

 

Eric Weiss ~
I always have a blast when training with James. He is the perfect balance of an informative and decisive instructor as well as a friend I can share a laugh with. He always knows just how to get the technique across the learning curve and just when you need that challenge to spur you further. The lessons I learn from him carry forward through out the training as well as apply to other disciplines I endeavor in. To sum up, James is an inspiration. Thank You James!

Hello Eric,
Since we met that first day in the park, you have shown talent and enthusiastic. You have always been respectful and open to new ideas. I think you are the type of person that will go far in what ever you wish to do. It's always been good to work with you.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
DRAGON JAMES FELL, I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I HAD A GREAT TIME TODAY. I'M SO HAPPY TO BE ENTERING LEVEL 3. IT'S FUN TO THINK I CAN ACTUALLY DEFEND MYSELF. YOU'RE A GOOD INSTRUCTOR, A GREAT TEACHER! BEST WISHES!

 

THANK YOU, GUS UQUILLAS.

Hello Gus,
I'm always glad I have the opportunity to train with you and I appreciate your friendship. You are defiantly on your way for when the time comes, you will be ready.

~ The Teacher

 

Darren Laing ~
Hi, My name is Darren Laing. I've just completed the Level I Basics training sessions. This is an excellent opportunity to learn self defense techniques, and to understand the philosophy behind traditional martial arts such as Kung Fu and JKD!

Hello Darren,
Congratulations on completing the Basics ( Level I), of the Art Of Defense, and receiving your certificate and patch. I appreciate that you recognize the opportunity that it is.

~ The Teacher

 

Jason Dziuk ~
I'm very excited about continuing my training.

Hello Jason,
GREAT ! Can't wait for us to train again. Your completion of Level I in our next session will advance you to Level II.

~ The Teacher

 

Darren Laing ~
James is a great instructor. I truly enjoyed learning about methods for deflecting against an attack from a more powerful opponent. It was also great to learn about the history of the martial arts techniques we practiced. Thanks a lot James!!

Hello Darren,
Thank you for being a great student. The Art Of Deflection is one of the most important tools in the Art Of Defense. All things require a solid foundation of philosophy and roots to grow from.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
HELLO DRAGON JAMES FELL!

IN PEACE THERE'S NOTHING SO BECOMES A MAN AS MODEST STILLNESS AND HUMILITY; BUT WHEN THE BLAST OF WAR BLOWS IN OUR EARS,THEN IMITATE THE ACTION OF THE " DRAGON "; STIFFEN THE SINEWS, SUMMON UP THE BLOOD, DISGUISE FAIR NATURE WITH HARD FAVOUR'D RAGE.

DRAGON JAMES FELL, I AM PROUD TO CALL YOU FRIEND!

GUS UQUILLAS.

Hello Gus,
Thank you for those kind words. Anyone who calls you a friend is your friend indeed.

I am, and always will be, Your Friend.
Live Long and Prosper, Gus Uquillas.

~ The Teacher

 

Aida Rojas ~
Hi James, I learned a lot about self defense from you today. You have a lot of insight and knowledge, thanks, look forward to talking to you soon! - Aida

Hello Aida,
Thank you for the kind words. It is always a privilege to enlighten someone who is willing to listen and learn.

~ The Teacher

 

Jason Dziuk ~
I am about midway in Level I of James' training, and already I can appreciate the difference in the teaching of a philosophy from the standard teaching of an art. I have 5-6 years of martial arts training, mostly in Wushu and TKD (WTF-style), and have become accustomed to knowing and practicing a response to any given action. Art Of Defense, though, teaches thoughts and values to be applied to the situation, and provides a number of actions for these values to act through to meet your objective, which is never one of "DESTROY!" as is the case with some arts (and I will admit, was much of the allure of martial arts for me). Maybe I'm just growing up, but James' teaching seem more wise, practical, and abstracted from the "heat of the moment" than those I have come to know in the past.

Hello Jason,
Thank you for visiting the site and posting a GREAT comment. I'm glad you see a difference between different types of training. Your ability to see that will make you a more well rounded martial artist who will be able to easily adapt to any situation. I look forward to your completion of Level I and your advancement into Level II.

~ The Teacher

 

Teresa Ming ~
James is an excellent instructor and has enhanced my martial arts knowledge with a completely different style from the full contact of Tae Kwon Do and Karate I am used to, with that of the more cognitive and deliberate styles of Wing Chun and Art of Deflection. He is extremely knowledgeable in a wide range of self defense disciplines and the time training with him is well spent.

Hello Teresa,
Thank you for the excellent comments. Your previous training in the martial art Tae Kwon Do and Karate is doing you well in your Art Of Defense training. I'm sure you will develop well in your confidence, enlightenment and power.

~ The Teacher

 

Adam Fox ~
James is a fantastic teacher in the Art of Defense. His knowledge and ability to apply these principles is both fun and informative. He works with my wife and two boys on how to protect ourselves from a dangerous situation and protect us from bodily harm. I enjoy the intensive training and information that he imparts on us.

Hello Adam,
Thank you for joining the Art Of Defense and leaving a great comment. The world today is not the same as sweet America used to be. There is a lot of violence and desperation now days and you're smart to want to be prepared for any emergency what ever it may be.

~ The Teacher

 

Justin Lazo ~
Mr. Fell has taught me so much in such a little time. He has challenged me to better myself and i thank him for that.
I look forward to the challenges ahead in training and in life. Thank you Justin Lazo

Hello Justin,
Thank you for your kind words and visiting the site. You are doing well and have a good natural ability to go far with the training for the Art Of Defense.

~ The Teacher

 

Angie Lobue ~
James,
Thanks again for all that you taught me for self defense. You inspired me and equipped me with skills that could save my life! I miss you and hope all is going well. Those students who are learning from you now should consider themselves lucky! Blessings!
Angie

Hello Angie,
Thanks for visiting the site and leaving a message. You were a great student and I learned a lot from you, too. I hope you and your family are having a great new year and hope to see you again soon for training Level II Art Of Defense.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR.
JUST TO SAY HELLO AND TO
SAY HOPE THINGS WENT WELL FOR YOU WITH THE JEET KUNE DO SCHOOL.IF THEY WOULD
HAVED KILLED YOU I WOULD GO
OVER THERE,BEAT THEM UP AND
SAY, WHY YOU KILLED MY TEACHER;WHY,WHY,WHY!
WELL,LIKE THEY SAY: IF YOU
CAN`T ROLL WITH THE BIG DOGS,
STAY ON THE PORCH. I KNOW
YOU DON`T HAVE TO STAY ON
THE PORCH.

WELL,TAKE CARE AND
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING,

F-14 GUSCAT

~ GUS UQUILLAS

Hello Gus,
Thanks for visiting the site and leaving a message. Now you know why I’m called Teacher. HA!

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR.
WHEN AT THE AGE OF 14,I FIRST SAW BRUCE LEE .LITTLE DID I KNOW
HOW MUCH HE WOULD MEAN TO ME.
WHEN I MET JAMES FELL, LITTLE DID I KNOW HOW MUCH HE WOULD
MEAN TO ME.AS A TEACHER AND AS A FRIEND.
I`M A BETTER MARTIAL ARTIST AND A BETTER PERSON.YOU NOT ONLY TEACH SELF DEFENSE,BUT SELF AWARENESS.
“A MARTIAL ARTIST HAS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIMSELF…
AND ACCEPT THE CONSEQUENCES OF HIS OWN DOING.”

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
Thank you for your comment. And your are right about taking responsibility. Because we have power that others do not, we must be careful not to fight whenever possible, else using power can corrupt.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
I SAW THE PICTURE WE TOOK IN MY GYM,IT MAY ME SMILE.

THANK YOU!

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
I like that picture a lot. I will keep it always. It makes me smile too!

~ The Teacher

 

Daneen Kimbrell ~
You have opened my mind to be stronger and you have taught me some powerful tools to defend myself! I love your approach and your techniques!

Hello Daneen,
Thank you for those comments. I have seen you become more confident and aware, and you seem to enjoy the art. That is always good to enjoy, and realize you are learning something important.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU, HELLO SIR.
WHILE IN THE MARINE CORPS,A GENERAL ONCE TOLD ME,”COURAGE IS
ENDURANCE FOR ONE MOMENT MORE.”I FEEL THAT`S WHAT YOU REALLY
TEACH ,FOR ONE MOMENT MORE;ENDURE,COURAGE.GIVE`EM HELL BABY!

U.S.M.C.

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
One of my recent tweets on twitter says…

Teach your students to develop their art unique to themselves. ~ The Teacher

During the basics, and the advanced, and in to the custom designed lessons, the student will learn the art so that the art and the student are uniquely one, different than all the rest.

As I did and I am myself, and is one of the teachings and comments of Bruce Lee.

And all ancient, current and wise philosophies from around the world since the beginning. As with anything and everything, even any animal or plant, something learned, realized or discovered, becomes uniquely part of oneself.

As no bird hunts for a worm exactly the same way. ~ The Teacher

 

Angie Lobue ~
Enjoyed my class today, James! I love how it’s building my confidence. Thank you!

Hello Angie,
Thanks for the comment. I’m happy you enjoy the class. You are becoming confident and enlightened.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU, HELLO SIR.

I`M DOING THE STRECHING EXERCISE YOU RECOMMENDED.POLE
ACROSS SHOULDER,TWIST, PUSH AND PULL WITH HANDS AT THE SAME
TIME. I CAN FEEL IT, IT IS HELPING BIG TIME.SOON I`LL BE AT MACH 3.

THANK YOU,

F-14 GUSCAT

Thanks for the info. I’m glad you can feel it helping you. That is the method the old Chinese monks used to develop the strength in their strikes.
~ The Teacher

 

Gary Castleberry ~
James, it was a pure pleasure meeting and speaking with you today. We share lots of the same mentality in fighting and life in general. Jeet Kune Do is not only for combat but also for daily living. Bruce Lee would be proud to know his concept of fighting and the JKD way of life is being carried on by you and your students. So many miss the point of what Bruce Lee intended his JKD to be. Not a style, but a way of life and a concept that evolves as does life itself. I look forward to training with you sir. Keep up the great work.

Hello Gary,
Thank you for your kind words. I agree with you all the way. Everything we come in contact with through our journey of life is a learning experience that we can use to improve ourselves in order to live, get along with others, and be happy.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR.
TODAY (6-6-11) WAS THE FIRST TIME I FELT THAT I CAN BE A
DECENT STUDENT. A GOOD MARTIAL ARTIST. I REALLY ENJOYED TODAY`S SESSION.NOW
I FEEL THAT I CAN ADVANCE DISPITE MY LIMITED VISION. I WANT TO ACHIEVE YOUR BREATHING. ACHIEVE THE ART OF MARTIAL ARTS. TODAY WHEN YOU SAID, “I WISH I HAD MORE
STUDENTS LIKE YOU.”IT TOUCHED HOME.FOR YOU SEE,
I THOUGHT I WAS A TERRIBLE
STUDENT. A THOUSAND YEARS
FROM NOW THEY WILL SAY,THIS
WAS HIS FINEST HOUR.GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT.
THANK YOU FOR GIVING A
DAMN.
F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus

Thanks. I appreciate your words. it is not easy for a teacher to find a student with a strong passion and desire for an art.

~ The Teacher

 

Angie Lobue ~
I'm a student of James Fell. He's teaching me the art of open hand defense. I'm loving it and feeling more confident with each class I attend. Also, I love my Send Out Cards business and showing others to also send out blessings and positivity.

Hello Angie,
Your a great student because you put a strong effort and spirit into the practice. You don't hold back or act weak in practice. I really appreciate that in a student.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
I THINK IT IS A GREAT ART ON LIFE SURVIVAL. EXCELLENT USE OF MARTIAL ARTS TECHNIQUE=COMMON SENSE AWARENESS.

Hello Gus,
You make great sense of the whole purpose of the AOD (Art Of Defense).

~ The Teacher

 

Eutella Washington ~
Hi! I am a student with James Fell Art of Defense! i joined this group in the Grand Prairie area. Hoping that others in the area will join with us and talk about Bruce Lee...Jeet kune do... the teaching has been great. I have learned so much!

Hello Eutella,
You have been an exceptional student and you have been progressing very quickly. You'll graduate level I soon and be ready for level II of the Art Of Defense.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
BID MY BLOOD TO
RUN. THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED
I THINK I`LL GET BETTER.I THINK
SO JUST BECAUSE I LOVE THE
ART. RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA,
NOT ONLY IS LOSS OF PERIPHERAL VISSION.BUT ALSO
DEPTH PERCEPTION. ALSO
CAUSES NIGHT BLINDNESS.
I`M DETERMINED NOT TO LET IT
STOP ME FROM PROGRESSING
IN JFAOD.OR IN LIFE. RESPONSIBILITY IS THE PRICE OF GREATNESS. ONE DAY WE`LL
FORM, “THE OVER THE HILL GANG.” AND I PROMISE TO
STAND BY YOUR SIDE TILL THE LAST
DOG IS HUNG.
WITH MUCH ESTEEM,
F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
I’m glad to say you are waking up and getting better with each training session. I really appreaciate your thoughts of being at my side.

~ The Teacher

 

Eutella Washington ~
I am an advanced student in the class! You want to be a part of this!

Hello Eutella,
Thank you for helping bring students to the class. I see you enjoying your training which gives me great happiness.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR.
I THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID:
CHI IS LIKE A COILED SPRING.I CONCENTRATE HARD ON MY ISOMETRIC EXERCISES NOW. I
PRACTICE RELEASING THAT STORED ENERGY ON THE HEAVY
BAG.WITH EMOTIONAL CONTENT.NOT ANGER.THE BAG TRIES TO HIT ME BACK,AND I TELL
IT:DON`T WASTE YOURSELF.

TAKE CARE.

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
That’s right Gus, your on the right track. And you always make me laugh. HA!

~ The Teacher

 

James Pellegrino ~
James, Pick on someone your own size, Thanks for the Defense Techniques.

Hello James,
Glad you enjoyed the video about Open Hand Defense.

~ The Teacher

 

Gary Castleberry ~
This art is among the most effective arts I have seen. Mr Fell teaches in a way you can understand and is very patient in his teachings of new students. Anyone wishing to learn a true form of fighting without fighting will enjoy this class. Great moves, great philosophy and ideas that actually would work in a real fighting situation. Hats off to Mr Fell i his concept and application of the ART OF DEFENSE. If you are seeking an art that employs it all....come to our meetups then to a class and enjoy all that heavenly glory !!

Hello Gary,
It was really great practicing with you and Gus this week. Thank you for those comments. I enjoyed what you had to offer with your martial arts. It will be good to see you the next time.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU, HELLO SIR.
WHILE IN THE MARINE CORPS,A GENERAL ONCE TOLD ME,”COURAGE IS
ENDURANCE FOR ONE MOMENT MORE.”I FEEL THAT`S WHAT YOU REALLY
TEACH ,FOR ONE MOMENT MORE;ENDURE,COURAGE.GIVE`EM HELL BABY!

U.S.M.C.

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
One of my recent tweets on twitter says…

Teach your students to develope their art unique to themselves. ~ The Teacher

During the basics, and the advanced, and in to the custom designed lessions, the student will learn the art so that the art and the student are uniquely one, different than all the rest.

As I did and I am myself, and is one of the teachings and comments of Bruce Lee.

And all ancient, current and wise philosphys from around the world since the beginning. As with anything and everything, even any animal or plant, something learned, realized or discovered, becomes uniquely part of oneself.

As no bird hunts for a worm exactly the same way.

~ The Teacher

 

Angie Lobue ~
You are a great teacher, James!

Hello Angie,
Thank you for the kind words.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR.
COMO ESTAS AMIGO!
I REALIZE THAT THE AOD CANNOT BE LEARNED IN THREE EASY LESSONS.IT IS A PROCESS.THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT TEACHER.
I HOPE TO BE A GREAT STUDENT IN THE AOD. THEY SAY ONE DAY I`LL RUN INTO AN OVERWHELMING SITUATION,BUT I WON`T EVEN NOTICE.
CAUSE I`LL BE TOO BUSY LOOKING GOOD.
BEST WISHES,
F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
You got it. And your already starting to look good. Congratulations on your graduation of the basics in the AOD. Now that your in the advanced level, you’ll be looking even better. And by the way, it looks like…”you’ve been practicing, huh!” ha! ha!

~ The Teacher

 

Angie Lobue ~
The claw, the palm, and the hook - great techniques, James!

Hello Angie,
Yes, they are age old Chinese techniques from the Shaolin Monks.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR. EVANESCENCE-WAKE ME UP INSIDE. IT IS ALMOST LIKE THEY WROTE A THEME SONG FOR AOD. I FOUND THE SONG WITH LYRICS, ON THE WI-FI SURROUND SOUND IN THE LIVING ROOM. BID MY BLOOD TO RUN. THE SLEEPER HAS AWAKENED I THINK I`LL GET BETTER.I THINK SO JUST BECAUSE I LOVE THE ART. RETINITIS PIGMENTOSA, NOT ONLY IS LOSS OF PERIPHERAL VISSION.BUT ALSO DEPTH PERCEPTION. ALSO CAUSES NIGHT BLINDNESS. I`M DETERMINED NOT TO LET IT STOP ME FROM PROGRESSING IN AOD.OR IN LIFE. RESPONSIBILITY IS THE PRICE OF GREATNESS. ONE DAY WE`LL FORM, "THE OVER THE HILL GANG." AND I PROMISE TO STAND BY YOUR SIDE TILL THE LAST DOG IS HUNG. WITH MUCH ESTEEM,

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
I'm glad you found the music. Maybe good hearing will make up for poor site.

~ The Teacher

 

Maggie Smith ~
James, I just wanted to tell you that you are doing a great job teaching our North Texas SNAP members self defense. They are learning some very valuable skills. Some of our young adults have taken classes elsewhere, but they are learning more from you than the other classes. Your teaching skills and ENDLESS patience has really made a difference. I would recommend your class to people of all ages.

Hello Maggie,
I really appreciate your kind words. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to teach the SNAP members. I always enjoy all who want to learn.

~ The Teacher

 

Gary Castleberry ~
We had a great meeting. Mr Fell explained loads about his system of the arts and stays religiously close to the teachings of Bruce Lee. I believe this art and concept is a formidable fighting art although it is an art of fighting without fighting. Anyone insterested in the philosophy and martial teachings of Bruce Lee will LOVE this meetup group. James Fell is a master instructor and a great representative of what Bruce Lee would have wanted for his concept of fighting and Thinking. Im sure Bruce is looking down saying WELL DONE Mr James Well Done !!!!

Hello Gary,
Well thank you Gary. I really appreciate anyone who wants to learn the Art Of Defense and willing to let me teach them.

~ The Teacher

 

Eutella Washington ~
Just completed LEVEL II of AOD !!! I’m so excited! My “enlightment” is on another level and I’m feeling mentally stronger! This has been one of the best investments I’ve made in myself! Love it! Thanks Teacher Fell!

Hello Eutella,
Thank you. You’ve been a great student. It takes a real commitment and appreciation of the art even to complete level I and You’ve completed level II. A real accomplishment. Congratulations Eutella! Today was your first day of Level III and I can see your ready for the new techniques your going to learn.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU,HELLO SIR.
WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON.
WE CHOOSE TO DO THIS;THAT,AND THE OTHER THING, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE EASY, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE HARD. VENTURING INTO A NEW FRONTIER WITHOUT KNOWING THE OUTCOME,MAKES THE HUMAN SPIRIT AND THE WILL TO WIN, ALL THE MORE EXCITING. ON THE OTHER
HAND,YOU HELP MAKE THE OUTCOME,MORE AND MORE KNOWN.
KNOWLEDGE-SPIRIT-IMAGINATION. THAT`S EXCITING TOO!
THANK YOU FOR BEING A GPS TO A ROAD TO A BETTER LIFE.
AFTER ONE LEVEL OUT OF THREE, I FEEL SO DIFFERENT. ONE DAY I`LL BE ABLE TO TELL THE FOE: MAN,YOU COME RIGHT OUT OF A COMIC BOOK,
HUH!

BE GOOD,BE HAPPY!

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
Ha! I like those quotes from Bruce Lee’s movies. Thanks for the kind words and for being a great student.

~ The Teacher

 

Angie Lobue ~
Thanks for the incredible lesson yesterday, James. I always walk away feeling a little more confident, thanks to you. You are super at what you do!

Hello Angie,
As always, you were a great student. You have a lot of heart (spirit), using your kicks against me was innovative (imagination). You have a natural strength of body, and a willingness to learn (knowledge). You are definitely increasing your ability to save your life in a situation.

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU, HELLO SIR.
THE WORST THING ABOUT GETTING CAUGHT BY SURPRISE,IS, GETTING
CAUGHT BY SURPRISE. JUST LIKE BRUCE LEE TOOK MARTIAL ARTS TO
ANOTHER LEVEL, YOU”VE TAKEN SURVIVAL TO ANOTHER LEVEL WITH
AODJF. I READ THE COMMENTS OF YOUR STUDENTS, AND NOW UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY MEAN WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR
CONFIDENCE. IT IS A GREAT COURSE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! YOU
TEACH THE CHESS GAME OF LIFE. NOT ONLY CAN YOU PROTECT
YOURSELF, BUT ALSO A LOVE ONE. THE DOER ONLY LEARNS!
I MODEL MY BODYBUILDING AFTER THE F-14 TOMCAT. BOTH FOR IT”S LOOKS AND ABILITIES. WITH AODJF, I NOW EMPLOYE MY RADAR AND MISSILES WITH GREATER INTELLIGENCE. THANK YOU!

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF BABY!

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
Thanks for the kind words. AODJF (Art Of Defense by James Fell) is only me sharing what I have with others like yourself who want to learn to protect themselves as I do. I greatly appreciate the time and friendship you have given to me as a student as I do all who have allowed me to show them some philosophy and techniques.

Thanks Gus, ~ The Teacher

 

Eutella Washington ~
because of AOD my awareness will never be the same. I’m so much stronger mentally! It’s so not about learning how to “fight”…it’s about being TOBITR! Thanks teacher!”

Hello Eutela,
Thank you for the great comment Eutella! You really got it!

~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU JAMES FELL HAS THE SOUL OF A KID, AND THE HEART OF A DRAGON.

IF YOU DON”T WANT TO SLIP UP TOMORROW, SPEAK THE TRUTH TODAY.
MR. JAMES IS REAL. A GOOD MAN. A GREAT TEACHER. THE MAN IN WHOM
THE TRUTH IS BRIGHT, HAS NO ANGER. TEACHER IS A FRIEND. A BROTHER.
CONGRATULATIONS! ON YOUR DAN INOSANTO WEEKEND. I SAW THE DAN INOSANTO GROUP PHOTO AND CERTIFICATE. VERY NICE! I KNOW
YOU WERE GLAD TO BE THERE. IT”S ALMOST LIKE BEING 15 AGAIN. I”M
SURE YOU HAD A GREAT TIME, WU WEI.

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
It was great. Dan Inosanto talked about Bruce a lot. I thought of you when I was sparring with the others. Except when I Chi Sao with Dan Inosanto. We did JKD and Chi Sao techniques (Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do and Wing-chun Kung Fu), boxing and kicks, and Kali Escrima (Filipino martial arts stick fighting).

Thanks for the nice comments Gus. ~ The Teacher

 

Gus Uquillas ~
SIFU, HELLO SIR.
I ENJOYED TODAY”S “” (SESSION)”" MUCHO MUCHO!
THE HUEN SAU DRILLS,
THE BACKYARD DRILLS,
THE PHILOSOPHY AND TECHNIQUE.
THANK YOU FOR THE SIT UP TIP.
I DO BOTH CRUNCHES AND SIT UPS. SIT UPS INVOLVE MOSTLY HIPS, AND CRUNCHES MOSTLY ABS. I LIKE YOUR STRECH SIT UP.

THEY SAY THERE”LL NEVER BE ANOTHER BRUCE LEE.
I SAY, THERE”LL NEVER BE ANOTHER JAMES FELL.

WISDOM IS INVISIBLE.

F-14 GUSCAT

Hello Gus,
Thanks for the comments. Just taking care of yourself, maintaining normal weight and flexibility is all that is really needed and takes only normal effort from any person to stay healthy and normally fit for practicing the Art Of Defense.

~ The Teacher

 

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