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What fighting style does the character 'Jason Bourne' played by Matt Damon in the 'Bourne Series' use?

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    Welcome to the site! This contains one good question (+1) and one terrible one (-1). The former is the the first sentence. The latter is the second one referring to effectiveness. That question solicit arguments, cannot be answered objectively, and solicit a list classification. All those are frowned upon -- see the FAQ. Jun 18, 2013 at 11:41
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    In addition, a quick Google search will give you the answer... Jun 18, 2013 at 11:43
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    Just a note - The google search that Sard references is what they used for the movies, so that is the Hollywood interpretation. The books were written long before the movies, so that may or may not be what you were looking for.
    – JohnP
    Jun 18, 2013 at 14:51
  • @JohnP: Indeed it is but that's what the question is asking. Jun 19, 2013 at 8:37
  • @Sardathrion - Could be interpreted either way, was just clarifying.
    – JohnP
    Jun 19, 2013 at 14:23

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Believe it or not, you're actually seeing Jeet Kune Do (which was adapted to look more visually spectacular). Jeff Imada, who was the chief choreographer for the films studied JKD with no-one other than Brandon Lee. The knife techniques are actually his own. He spent a long time developing techniques with the butterfly knife and even published two books on it.

I should probably clarify: Jeff Imada and Brandon Lee both studied under Dan Inosanto, as opposed to Brandon being Jeff's teacher.

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Bourne's techniques come from a mix of Escrima/Kali and JKD, which makes sense, considering the martial arts consultant. It is most assuredly not straight JKD, but Sijo Bruce influenced Guro Dan, and Guro Dan influenced Sijo Bruce.

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  • Explanations regarding downvotes are generally appreciated. I'm not sure how you could get much more accurate than hearing it from the man's own mouth. Dec 5, 2013 at 23:57

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