The Modernization of Kung Fu
The Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu is the training towards a successful balance of the body, mind, and spirit. There is no aspect that is neglected. FMK goes beyond just combat training, it will guide you towards a better way of living. Not only is it a Martial Art but it is a way of life. It is strongly influenced by Tao, Zen, and Buddha. It is a not a style, it is no style, but yet it contains all styles. It does not segregate and label but rather integrates and sees things as a whole. The only Art that is well known by the masses that may resemble FMK is Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do. If anything, I have studied Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do very thoroughly which inspired me to create my own way which I call the “Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu.” But really, no label can define what I practice, what I practice and teach goes beyond labels. It is something that is inexpressible by words, like the Tao.
The combat techniques I train in are very simple, practical, and extremely effective. FMK is bound by no rules. In a violent confrontation, the primary aim is to end the encounter as quickly as possible in whatever means necessary. Like the Police Officer who is protecting his life by stopping the threat immediately. It is not designed for competition fighting and never will be, any practitioner who attempts to enter a competitive fight in which to label themselves as a practitioner of FMK is misrepresenting this Art.
It is extremely important that each practitioner of FMK is highly athletic and healthy, this represents the development of the body. The development of the mind is represented by the deep understanding of the combat techniques of the Art and the efficient application of the techniques. The development of the spirit is the foundation to the Art. It is the guiding force that will ultimately determine whether or not the practitioner will be utilizing the body of which he has effectively turned into a lethal weapon for the right purposes in life that will aim towards the overall good of humanity. Without the right spirit, the practitioner is not an Artist and thus would not be a Martial Artist. The proper development of the spirit is absolutely necessary in this Art. Any aspect that is neglected, no matter it be the body, mind, or spirit will indicate a misrepresentation of this Art.
Sifu Freddie Lee
Founder of the Tao of Freddie’s Modern Kung Fu