|Birth: ||Oct. 15, 1935|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 2012|
Jesse spent much of his life in the pursuit of unyielding refinement and self-improvement. As a young man he developed a keen interest in martial arts which eventually led him to study Judo. It was through the practice of Judo Jesse developed a work ethic that would become the foundation of his teaching philosophy; the idea of mass repetition.
In an event that would forever change his life, Jesse glimpsed a young Bruce Lee demonstrating Gung Fu on stage in Seattle. As fate would have it, Bruce was attending Edison Technical School where Jesse also attended. Eventually Jesse introduced himself to Bruce and asked to become his student. They quickly became good friends and avid workout partners. Jesse trained with Bruce for nearly four years: 1959-1962. The majority of their training was in an informal, one-on-one setting. The countless hours Jesse spent with Bruce offered a unique perspective on the core principles and training methodology Bruce used to develop his foundation as a martial artist. Jesse eventually took these core ideas and modified them to create his own method, Non-Classical Gung Fu (NCGF); a process that he never stopped developing.
Those who were fortunate enough to know and work with Jesse each developed his or her own "way." Just as each student internalized what was taught differently, each student conceptualized different ideas and training processes at different levels. This is what Jesse intended in our opinion: to give each person a base to work with, one that would allow a person to progress at their own pace; based on skill level, motivation, and/or physical abilities. How far each student wanted to go was up to them. What resulted was an incredibly diverse and seemingly endless physical exploration in martial arts.
-Taken from Columbia Funeral Home online obituary entry-
>Jesse Glover memorial card<
Grieve for me,for I would grieve for you,
Then brush away the sorrow and the tears,
Life is not over, but begins anew.
With courage you must greet the coming years.
To live forever in the past is wrong,
Can only cause you misery and pain,
Dwell not on memories overlong,
With others you must share and care again.
Reach out and comfort those who comfort you,
Recall the years but only for a while,
Nurse not your loneliness but live again,
Forget not-remember with a smile.
I'd like the memory of me to be a Happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
In character, In manner,In style, In all things,
the supreme excellence is SIMPLICITY.
Lake View Cemetery
Created by: Blackwasp
Record added: Jul 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93737191