From the Author
It is my belief that Bruce Lee intended Jeet Kune Do to be a framework to be built upon in order for an individual to develop a way of fighting that works best for him/her -self.
Inside Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do: Jeet Kune Do Techniques and Fighting Strategy are lessons which focus on the base concepts and techniques that Bruce Lee developed for Jeet Kune Do. This could be interpreted as Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, but what works for Bruce may not work for you, and what works for you may not work for me.
Use the lessons in this book as a base for you to create your own Jeet Kune Do. Once you understand them you will be well equipped to analyze any technique from any other source and decide if it will be useful to you, and if it is not, then get rid of it. That includes techniques in this book that you feel don't benefit you.
Learning many techniques is not what is needed to be a good fighter. It is far better to be very good at just a few than just okay at many. The key is to shed that which is not good for you. The more techniques you have in your "arsenal" for a certain situation means you have more things to choose from. It takes time to make choices, and the more you have to choose from, the longer it takes. It is far better to have one technique per situation that you know works, and then drill that into your muscle memory so if/when that situation comes up you will move instinctively. When you have these techniques instilled into your muscle memory you will not have to think about reacting in certain situations and your mind will be free to strategize.
In order to find the best technique for you to use in a situation experimentation is needed. That is what training is for. When choosing, keep to the main JKD principles/concepts.
This book focuses on the physical techniques and mental strategies of fighting and does attempt to explore the philosophical or spiritual side of JKD. Bruce Lee's the Tao of Jeet Kune Do is (in my opinion) the best source for anyone interested in that side of JKD and is highly recommended even for those who are not.
I hope that you find the following exercises helpful in the development of your martial arts training no matter what your chosen "style". I truly believe that no matter what your discipline is, the application of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do will only enhance your ability.
About the Author
He describes himself as a "Survivalist, Minimalist, Traveler" and spends his time traveling the world and refining his skills. He has studied Martial Arts with the masters in China and the Philippines. Sam has also trained with experts in climbing, parkour, survival, wilderness medicine, alternative healing, and more.
Now he shares his knowledge with the world through his books.
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