- Series: Bruce Lee's Fighting Method (Book 402)
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Black Belt Communications (December 1, 1977)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0897500504
- ISBN-13: 978-0897500500
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 299 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 1 Paperback – December 1, 1977
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About the Author
Bruce Lee flashed like a meteor through the world of martial arts and motion pictures. Then, on July 20, 1973, the iconic figure died in Hong Kong at the age of 32. Lee began his martial arts studies with wing chun, under the tutelage of the late Yip Man. Because of his intense training and study, he was eventually able to refine, distill and mature into a philosopher, technician and innovator of the martial arts.
After intensively studying various martial arts styles and theories, Lee developed a concept that he later called jeet kune do, the way of the intercepting fist. Jeet kune do was born not only out of his physical training and personal research--his martial arts library contained more than 2,000 books--but his formal education as a philosophy major at the University of Washington, Seattle, as well.
Lee also combined his martial arts expertise with the acting skills he developed as a child in Hong Kong, starring in several motion pictures: The Big Boss, Fists of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon.
A longtime aikido practitioner, Mito Uyehara founded Black Belt magazine in 1961 and served as the owner for more than 30 years. During Black Belt's early years, Uyehara studied jeet kune do under Bruce Lee.
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This excellent book focuses on improving your basic Jeet Kune Do skills covered in previous volumes. The first two chapters explain simple and compound attacks, feinting with the leading hand, timing, straight left to the body, proper use of the backfist, hook punch and uppercut. The next two chapters cover attacks with kicks, showing how to lead with the shin and knee kicks, powerful side kick, how to feint with a kick, the hook, spin and sweep kicks. Defense and counter methods are also taught showing how to counter-attack using various methods such as stop-hit with punch or kicks. The final chapter teaches how to use speed, attitude, and how to deal with mechanical and intelligent fighters.
In conclusion, this book along with the other three volumes will give you a solid basic background which when combined with training under a certified Jeet Kune Do instructor, will make you a better fighter.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Co-Author: Monadnock Defensive Tactics (MDTS) System)
Thank you so much for making this book and preserving JKD in a way that will ensure it will be passed on long after Lee's own passing.
If you have some training in JKD this book will help you a lot!
This excellent book covers in detail on how to improve your overall fighting skills. The six chapters focus on developing the important skills required in movement. They include distance, footwork, ducking and side stepping. The next chapter explains the differences between JKD and classical punching techniques, as well as breaking bad habits and how to trap and grab. Skills in kicking, parrying techniques, target selection and sparring are covered in the remaining chapters.
In conclusion, if you are seeking to improve your Jeet Kune Do fighting skills, this book is for you.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Advanced PR-24 Police Baton Techniques)