Been jammed with Real Life. Belated postings of the passings of 2 original Bruce Lee students.
First-Generation Bruce Lee Student and Jeet Kune Do Instructor Howard Williams Passes Away
Written By Robert W. Young – April 5, 2012
The staff of Black Belt was told that on April 2, 2012, first-generation Bruce Lee student Howard Williams passed away. The cause of death is being reported as a heart attack. Williams took up jeet kune do when he was 15 or 16. He studied under Bruce Lee and James Lee in Oakland, California, for five years. Williams kept a low profile in the ensuing years until Dr. Jerry Beasley, having noticed increasing interest in “original JKD,” organized the a jeet kune do training camp in Radford, Virginia, in 1993.Read more at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/daily/martial-arts-masters/bruce-lee/first-generation-bruce-lee-student-and-jeet-kune-do-instructor-howard-williams-passes-away/
Here are 2 clips of Williams sifu:
For more background and an interview, check out Paul Bax's site: http://www.thejkdbrotherhood.com/history-of-jkd/JKD-Brotherhood/JKD-Brotherhood/howard-williams.html
My belated condolences to the family of Williams sifu as well as to his friends and students.