Wei Kuen Do and Grandmaster Leo Fong
Wei Kune Do has its roots in Jeet Kune Do, Serrada Escrima, Western Boxing, Choy Lay
Fut, Northern Shaolin, Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Judo, Jujutsu, Arnis,
and Wing Chun. Sifu Dan is a private student of GM Leo Fong.
The art's name WEI KUEN DO is translated as follows: WEI means integrated, KUEN means fist and DO
means way. Wei Kuen Do means, The Way of the Integrated Fist. Much like JKD, WKD it is just a name or a description given to a philosophy of self-defense rather than a style or system.
GM Leo Fong
A First Generation Original student of the Oakland JKD school, Leo was more of a colleague and training partner to Bruce than just a student-teacher relationship. Leo is often credited to have taught Bruce Lee some Western Boxing and influenced it's addition to the JKD arsenal of combative tools. Leo's introduction to the combative arts came by way of a a book that he purchased titled "The Fundamentals of Boxing" by Barney Ross. Being Chinese and living in rural Arkansas, he felt that if he learned boxing skills, he would be able to defend himself against would-be bullies. Defend himself he did! Leo later became an amateur boxer in Arkansas and Texas. Almost going pro, Leo declined in order to focus on his Seminary studies. After completing Seminary school he moved to to Texas and then Northern California, where he began training in many different martial arts. He acheived Master level ranks in such arts as Tae Kwon Do, Jujutsu, Sil Lum Kung Fu, Choy Lay Fut and Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Leo trained with martial arts legends such as: Choy Lay Fut’s Lau Bun, Sil Lum’s T.Y. Wong, Modern Arnis founder Remy Presas, Serrada Escrima founder Angel Cabales, of and founder of Jeet Kune Do/ Wing Chun practitioner Bruce Lee.
The Kingdom is within you
It was Bruce who inspired Leo to express himself in his art and life. One day Bruce asked Leo why he trained in so many different systems of Gung FU, Leo responded that he was looking for the ultimate system. Bruce smiled at him and said " Man, there ain't no ultimate, the ultimate is in you" as he pointed his finger at his chest. At first Leo was not quite sure what Bruce meant so he began to elaborate. Bruce said " with your boxing skills, learn a little grappling, learn how to kick, learn some trapping and you will have the ultimate. Pondering on these concepts it reminded Leo of words of the Gospel where Jesus said "The kingdom is within you".