If all three fighters were of similar physical abilities and experts in ONLY their own "martial art" the jeet kune do stylist would win MOST of the time.
Tae kwon do has a problem in that very few practice the "hardcore" military style, but rather a sport TKD style, where punching counts little, no groundfighting and often limited contact etc. May TKD stylists fighting ability suffers purely from the fact you get what you train for. Training for points competition with limited contact, limited use of fists, no groundfighting and all does not help in a full contact all out fight.
Capoeira is a fluid style involving many EXTREMELY showy move and no contact sparring, it is in effect an energetic dance to most practitioners.
Jeet kune do, when practised as the founder wanted, incorporates all the elements that the practitioner himself has found to work for himself UNDER PRESSURE. At it's best it contains only the effective techniques applicable under stress. JKD stylists train at all ranges whereas the other styles do not, i have seen many a TKD stylist become like a fish out of water when the fight has hit the floor (as i have with pure boxers/kickboxers etc)
in conclusion, the JKD fighter has the best tools in all ranges to overcome the other stylists more times than he will lose. of course any one can get knocked out/submitted so he wouldn't win everytime.
before you all ask, yes i have and do train in martial arts.
Last edited by kakashi5; 05-08-2005 at 10:12 PM.
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