YEARS of hard work and training have paid off for a Cornish instructor who will run the UK organisation responsible for the martial art made famous and invented by Bruce Lee.
After many years studying Jeet Kune Do (The way of the intercepting fist), Rob Ley started teaching it in 2008 under Sifu Lamar Davis, a fully qualified instructor who himself studied under five of Lee's students.
Sifu Lamar Davis's Hardcore Jeet Kune Do organisation teaches the art of JKD as Lee did at all three stages of its development.
The appointment of Rob came shortly before Christmas when a Facebook page – Hardcore Jeet Kune Do UK Branch – was set up with Sifu Lamar Davis announcing Rob's new position.
As well as his expertise in Jeet Kune Do, Rob is also a qualified teacher in IP Man Wing Chun under Grand Master Samuel Kwok and two months ago was recognised for his hard work in training, teaching and promoting IP Man Wing Chun by being offered to do the bai shi ceremony with Grand Master Samuel Kwok.
Rob said: "I have taken time away from teaching at my club and not really advertised for the last couple years so that I could spend more time travelling around the country training at seminars.
"But from the start of the year I plan to start putting time into the club and will be teaching children's classes for the first time and also upping the number of adult classes."
If you are interested in training in either Hardcore Jeet Kune Do or IP Man Wing Chun, you can contact Rob by e-mail at streetwise.academy@ gmail.com or call 07780 138848.
Currently based at St Piran's Hall in Goldsithney, classes take place on Tuesday evenings with more planned from January.