Terry Valler MMA/JKD

Discussion in 'Jeet Kune Do' started by BÅÑdit, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. BÅÑdit

    BÅÑdit New Member

    hi gusy does anyone train with this gent?

    Is he good? are either his JKD or MMA classes worth taking?

    thanks i am considering going there and would like to hear what he is like


  2. BÅÑdit

    BÅÑdit New Member

    and a quick video for you too

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsOWjB2IhxY"]YouTube - Terry Valler JKD[/ame]
  3. Anth

    Anth Daft. Supporter

    I believe he's taught at a couple of MAP meets under his alter-ego of tel.
  4. BÅÑdit

    BÅÑdit New Member


    any thoughts?
  5. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    I have not met or trained with Terry, but his lineage is good, certainly in terms of the JKD.
    Based on the above I would definately give it a look.
  6. BÅÑdit

    BÅÑdit New Member

    i am no expert admittedly but he looks distinctively average compared to emil martirossian??

    just my 2 cents

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Suqnmss2UJc"]YouTube - Fast & Explosive Jeet - Kune - Do training.[/ame]

    but none the less, i may be wrong
  7. Simon

    Simon Moved on Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    You should check it out before making up your mind.

    As for the last video, there is nothing special there, especially against an opponent who looks about 15 years old. Any decent instructor should be doing that and a whole lot more.
  8. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Valued Member

    go check him out and make your own mind up, not everyone is suited to everyone but he is good in my opinion..

    the second video wasnt bad either, just his students need to learn to hold the pads properly as I would be able to knock them over if they stood like that holding the pads for me, it aint that difficult.
  9. Sheever

    Sheever Valued Member

    I found it as good stuff
    at 2.45-2.57min
    and 6.47-7.11 min

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVAU0FLCcGU"]YouTube - Jun Fan JEET KUNE DO[/ame]
  10. Sheever

    Sheever Valued Member

    lets watch some takedowns wich can be used by anybody:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_R_ujYVdD0"]YouTube - jkd[/ame]
  11. Sheever

    Sheever Valued Member

    sorry posted into a wrong topic..
  12. Robin French

    Robin French New Member

    Hey guys,

    I've trained with Terry a couple of times and can vouch that he's a top bloke who knows his stuff.

    As others have said, I would say to go and see what you think of what he offers.
  13. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Based on what I've seen, I'd train with him. That's high praise coming from me, just so you know.
  14. Master Betty

    Master Betty Banned Banned

    For JKD, if that's your vice, then go and train with him. From what I can see he doesn't produce any fighters for MMA which is always a big no-no when looking for an MMA place to train.
  15. fire cobra

    fire cobra Valued Member

    Same old compliant attackers though(on the vids) Bruce Lee said dissecting the corpse I believe:)
  16. february

    february Valued Member

    Exactly. Plenty of guys who look ok on the pads, sparring - not so much.
    Thats not a knock on Terry btw, his stuff looks ok.

    Also, massive LOL at Emil Martirossian.
  17. fire cobra

    fire cobra Valued Member

    Not a personal attack on Mr Vader by me either,each individual technique looks cool but when you dont get any resitance or reaction from the attackers the best we can say is it looks good:)
  18. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Here are a couple sparring videos from guys in Terry's class:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGom8-r_Vac"]YouTube - ‪MMA sparring, Terry Valler JKD/MMA Academy. Paul vs. Richard.‬‏[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCRZ13jVF8Y"]YouTube - ‪MMA sparring. Terry Valler Academy. Jeremy vs Tom.‬‏[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkheEzjfXtU"]YouTube - ‪MMA Sparring. Terry Valler Academy. Simon v Nick.‬‏[/ame]

    Let's just say I'm not blown away. Here is a video of Terry, with one of his senior students (I assume).

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLjSm8oXcSU"]YouTube - ‪MMA Sparring. Terry Valler Academy. Terry Vs Paul 2.‬‏[/ame]

    Which isn't bad, but not mind blowing either. Compare it to this mind blowing JKD video.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5BhYY3SYNc&playnext=1&list=PLA59F62F061FEB127"]YouTube - ‪JKD SPAIN 2008-2010‬‏[/ame]
  19. fire cobra

    fire cobra Valued Member

    Oh dear those are awful!,and where are the JKD techniques?:)
  20. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    Yeah they need some work before they are going to look like that Spain crew.

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