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John Doty


Romantic Walk in Sunset
Romantic Walk in Sunset
Romantic Walk in Sunset


Senior Instructor


Ashland, Oregon




Began my martial art journey in 1964 as an original student of Ed Parker, Sr. where I earned black belt rank in Kenpo Karate. It was during the period of the mid to late 60's, where I became acquainted with Sigung Bruce Lee, who was a frequent companion of Mr. Parker. During this period, Dan Inosanto and Larry Hartsell were heading up Mr. Parker's Santa Monica school. Despite my young age, I was fortunate enough to have been witness to the origination of Jeet Kune Do.
In 1973 I enlisted in the United States Air Force as a security forces and military police. Viet Nam was ending and I was exposed to Filipino Arts in Southeast Asia. My life has been devoted to the protection of others and to martial arts. I have been a licensed private investigator, and personal protection specialist serving high profile celebrities and political figures.
I currently live in Ashland Oregon and am the head instructor of Ashland Progressive Fighting Systems. I hold the rank of Senior Instructor under Sifu Paul Vunak and am a Senior Instructor in Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Grappling Assoc.



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