Lee ™ (27 Nov to 20 July 1973) was an American born Chinese martial artist and philosopher. He is widely regarded as
the greatest martial artist in recorded history. He was also the father of actor Brandon Lee and actress Shannon Lee. He is
also the founder of the martial arts Jeet Kune Do. Richard Bustillo is one of Bruce Lee’s foremost students and today
one of the few Grandmasters propagators of Jeet Kune Do.
graduating from St. Louis High School in Honolulu Richard Bustillo came to California for college education. He saw Bruce
Lee's awesome exhibition in 1964 at Long Beach and searched him out to study his method of martial arts. In 1967 Bustillo
was invited to the first orientation class at Lee’s new Jn Fan Gung Fu Institute in the Los Angeles Chinatown area. Bustillo’s first impression of Bruce Lee at the exhibition was awesome. He liked Lee’s
philosophies, explosive speed and power,his one-inch punch, his ability to non-telegraph his kicks and punches and still maintain
speed and power. Bruce displayed an unbelievable exhibition of coordination, flexibility and strength. Everything he said about the martial arts were the same things that Bustillo believed in, specially the part about
the individual being more important than any established system or style.
At age 24, Bustillo began studying
JKD under Bruce ™ at the Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute in LA Chinatown. Bustillo also went on to become one of the handful
original students to be issued certification by Bruce Lee. Today he is one of the world’s foremost authorities of Jeet