William "mongoose" Holland

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“I was trying to get in contact with Bill and found out that he passed away. Bill was a very nice instructor in JKD that I substituted for when he had...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Larry McCraw - Long Beach, CA

“I first met Bill in 1995, when I was a chubby aspiring baseball player. I was looking for a trainer that would help get me into shape and hopefully...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Alex Maldonado - Corona, CA

“I WAS IN BILL'S 1994 CLASS '' PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS'' AT CALIFORNIA CAREER SCHOOL.I ALSO WORKED FOR BILL AS A BOUNTY HUNTER AND BAGGED HIS FIRST CASE...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: KIRK M. APODACA - ANAHEIM, CA

“Today is a tearful day for me as Bill (William) was my sensei a long time ago when he had a martial arts studio in Orange County. He was a wonderful...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rick Warner - Wilmington, DE

“I knew Bill in the early 80's He was the player/ coach of the baseball team. Amazing on and off the field. Always positive,bringing out the best in...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tim Hancock

“by far the clearest, most valuable and influential instructor i ever had in any style. we used to say "every time Bill touches you, it HURTS!" true...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: kenneth young - del mar, CA

“There is so much I can say about my Sifu and friend Willam Holland. In February of 1985 a friend took me to this martial arts class in a small gym. I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: mark aceves sr. - moreno valley, CA

“Sifu Bill Holland always brought out the best in me.Not just in training JeetKuneDo but in the business world and as a person.He gave his all as a...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Steve Lovsteen - Hb, CA

“Dad, you were an amazing father. You taught me to be strong, and stand my gaurd, with my fist up , and in a proper fighting stance(; I love you so...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Reanna Elaine Holland - CA


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William Edward Holland II was born in Japan on May 18, 1957 to Jack and Nancy Holland. He grew up in Santa Ana and he began training in martial arts at an early age. As a kid, his favorite sports were boxing and baseball. At Valley High School, he played football, baseball, and was on the varsity wrestling team since his freshman year. After graduation he went to the police academy and then worked in law enforcement for a short time. Besides teaching martial arts, he worked as a bodyguard and private investigator. Several of his articles on Jeet Kune Do were published in various martial art magazines throughout the years and his quest to bring out the best in people helped many to accomplish their goals. His final years were spent teaching Jeet Kune Do, training athletes, and sharing his knowledge with others. He was a husband, father, teacher, author, and loyal friend. Sifu Holland passed away under mysterious circumstances at his home in Huntington Beach.