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Return to Book Page. My mom gave me some money and told me I could buy whatever I could with it as her present for me. Stop hits and kicks utilize the principle of economy of motion by combining attack and defense into one movement, thus minimizing the “time” element.

Jun 05, Pekka Huhtala rated it liked it. I mean, unless human beings have 3 arms and 3 legs, then we will have a different way of fighting.

The straight lead should always be held loosely with a slight motion, as this adds to its speed and makes it more difficult to see and block. He criticises heavily the idea that learning depends on the absorption of fixed knowledge.

It’s an awkward one.

Jeet Kune Do

Rapidity aims to reach the target before the opponent can react, which is half-beat faster timing, as taught in Wing Chun and Western boxing. Economy of motion is the principle by which JKD ddo achieve:.


Lee stated his concept does not add more and more things on top of each other to form a system, but rather selects the best thereof. As we discover and improve our strong points, they come to outweigh our weaknesses. Large parts of it aren’t even that original, since, this being from notebooks, there are a dl of quotes Lee chose to paraphrase and keep, mune I recognise some of the illustrations from other, earlier, sources.

It is the awareness that both life and fighting can be shapeless and ever changing that allows one to be able to adapt to those changes instantaneously and bring dk the appropriate solution.

Tao of Jeet Kune Do is a book expressing Bruce Lee ‘s martial arts philosophy and viewpoints, published posthumously after Bruce Lee’s death in These concepts were modified for unarmed combat and implemented into the JKD framework by Lee to complement the principle of interception. As a historic note, the ranges in JKD have evolved over time. The training routines Lee used included ” the cat stretch “, “the squat” known as “baithak”and also known as the “deep-knee bend.

He was concerned that, once named, gao approach to Martial Arts could be misinterpreted or exploited.

It’s your daily dose of Zen. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He sets out to show that styles are an organised despair, which actually put limitations on their practitioners. The Wing Chun concept is to exploit, control and dominate an opponent’s centerline. Rather than forcing his students to fit one mold or style, Bruce tailored his training methods to fit the needs kyne balance the limitations of his students.


JKD practitioners believe they should direct their kicks to their opponent’s shins, knees, thighs, and midsection, as in Wing Chun.

Tao of Jeet Kune Do

To keep up with the demand of Jeet Kune Do combat, the practitioner must condition their body. The first part of it is absolutely vital and satisfying and the last part as well.

Here is my This book seems to lack a clear organisation and can sometimes be vague. By definition a “block” stops an attack, whereas a parry merely re-directs it. The same applies to the book.

Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee

Thus, pre-arranged patterns and techniques are not adequate in dealing with such a changing situation. Kuje of the premises that Lee incorporated in Jeet Kune Do was “combat realism. This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat The upper body movements are important as well, as they accompany attacking and defensive manoeuvres and maintain balance, but these all begin and end with the feet.

This scrap jeeg full of collected ideas helps to show us something of the processes of a man who was forever fitting bits together from different places, whether ideas, fighting techniques, or personal philosophies.