Bruce Lee’s original and most senior student.
This year marks the 95th Anniversary of Sigung Taky Kimura, Bruce Lee’s original number one student, and the world-renowned teacher of Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. For over half a century now, Sigung Taky has undoubtedly been one of the most beloved and revered figures in the world of martial arts.
Sigung Taky was personally certified as an instructor in Jun Fan Gung Fu by Bruce Lee and was the only man to have been awarded a 5th level ranking during Bruce Lee’s lifetime. He now holds a 7th level rank in the art, which was bestowed posthumously by Linda Lee under the direction of her late husband.
In March of this year, Sigung Taky celebrated his 95th birthday during the first ever Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle Instructors Conference, presented by Sifu Andy Kimura in partnership with Sifu Matt Emery. In the summer of this year, he was also inducted into The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a ‘Martial Arts Legend’, along with his son, Sifu Andy Kimura, who was honoured as a ‘Distinguished Master Instructor’.
This humble, engaging and mild-mannered man still practices and teaches Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do’ with his son and chief-instructor, Sifu Andy Kimura, at The ‘Jun Fan Gung Fu Institute of Seattle’ to this day and is an inspiration to countless martial artists and Bruce Lee fans around the world.
To learn more about Sigung Taky, Jun Fan Gung Fu or Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, please visit: http://junfangungfuseattle.com
Here are some great photos of Master Taky Kimura signing copies of our new commemorative-edition poster-magazine, which was unveiled at the recent graduation dinner, hosted at Tai Tung, Sijo Bruce Lee’s favourite restaurant in Seattle. With grateful thanks to Sifu Matt Emery and Sifu Andrew Kimura for the awesome images.