OK, point taken about you and the Wing Chun Mr.Grantham (just got a phone call and heard the news, congrats on the promotion!).
But besides from you and Sifu Francis, what Guru Dan instructor FOCUSES on pure Wing Chun as their primary art and trains it hard 4-5 times a week for instance. Crafty Dog: which JKDC instructors train Wing Chun this much (not just seminar exposure) and are promoting it?
Once again, Erik Pauslon has been "exposed" to GR wrestling, but that is far different from truly training it (i.e. how many years and classes of instruction has Paulson had on Greco Roman?).
When you say "lots" of JKDC people have "sound" boxing skills, how many have fought on the pro or even amatuer level?
Did John Spezzano, receive his aikido blackbelt AFTER training with Guru Dan? I could be wrong, but I'll bet dollars to donuts he did not. Does he promote aikido? Does he train aikido in a class 3-4 times a week?
Crafty Dog: I distinguish Gracie Jiu-jitsu from BJJ because Gracie Jiu-jitsu as taught at the Gracie Academy is a very different style of BJJ than Machado Jiujitsu. Why with the hundreds of instructors to train from in LA who have many different styles of BJJ have all Guru Dan instructors and affiliates seem to train Machado Jiu-jitsu?
The point is: I don't think many JKDC guys are following their own path. If they were, they wouldn't look identical to Guru Dan (same exact teachers, same exact styles, same exact focus).