When you interview a “first generation” JKD instructor, you get to peek into history, and see things from a perspective you rarely get to see. When interviewing Richard Bustillo, I was amazed on the ease of the interview, even though I was a bit nervous.
Richard was very open to my questions, and gave very full answers. When I listened back on the interview, I think the one thing which struck me the most was how one endeavor lead to another. This was very apparent when he talked about what happen after Bruce Lee’s death.
As an instructor myself, I really took to heart the lesson that “you never know who your students are”. Meaning, you must treat everyone with respect. If Richard didn’t, he might not have been able to open up his school. See the interview for details.
The other highlights of the interview were the personal stories and lessons from Bruce Lee, and how they have molded Richard into the person he is today. You can hear Richard’s openness, and acceptance to try to use whatever you may think works.
I very much appreciated the time Richard gave me, and continued to wonder after the interview, when he is going to stop… or at least slow down. With what seems like a full seminar and training schedule, I’ll be interested in seeing how he leads these later years of his life.
For a sample of the actual interview, visit this site: http://www.jkdblog.com/richard-bustillo-shares-knowledge-in-an-excl...