I made Steve Bugler a Sifu in the year 2005. I had know him for a great many years before I awarded him the title. He is only one of two people in 13 years of JKD instruction to earn it from me. You should all be proud to be his students. I am proud to be his teacher.
Sifu Raffi Derderian Jr

I have certainly benefitted from JKD! I started off too shy to say a word, even to admit I didn’t know the right way to make a fist. My confidence rose with my experience, and as everyone knows that spreads to all aspects of your life. JKD isn’t about feeling dangerous or tough, it’s about believing that you’re worth being heard and seen and knowing that no one can stop you from doing it.
“Samurai” AKA: Laura

Though I have not attended class in many moons, I still think of you guys often and think of the wonderful times I had in your class. You and Rob are both great instructors and people. You guys have always treated your students with honor and respect, as friends first, students second. Give Rob my regards.

I can honestly say that joining the Albany JKD family was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Hour by hour, week by week I had begun to notice tremendous personal growth. This growth included not only strength and flexibility, but also in overall confidence level and the way I carried myself. Steve is a tremendous instructor who has respect for the art and respect for his students (which fosters that family atmosphere mentioned above). Albany JKD gives personalized instruction, pushing each student past their potential physically and mentally while always maintaining the underlining respect for each other and martial arts. I recommend Albany JKD to anyone who would like to unlock their potential.

Having the opportunity to watch you test was really awesome! Seeing what you can do and what you’re willing to push yourselves to do makes me feel very fortunate to be able to train amongst you.

Albany JKD is 40% of the reason I remain living in Albany instead of moving!

In all the martial art classes I observe, and take part in for my dissertation, nothing comes close to Jeet Kune Do. You Sir, are a most excellent Sifu. Much love, Vaya con Dios.

I first Met Sifu Stephen Bugler in 2004, at the New England Martial Arts Camp in Rhode Island and since that I time I have known him to not only be a talented martial artist, who is always striving to be better, but also as a wonderful human being. There in lies what a true martial artist should be and Sifu Stephen lives it.
Sabumnim Chris LaCava

I just wanted to thank you again for letting me visit and participate wednesday night for your JKD class. I was very impressed how you presented yourself and how genuine everyone participating came across. It was the most fun I’ve had in a really long time and everyone was very willing to explain things/involve me in the class. I can’t express how much I appreciated that.
Al A.