Bruce Lee’s Martial Art: Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
Are you a fan of Bruce Lee?
The infamous martial arts legend that created his own training system known as Jeet Kune Do and incorporated within the most effective techniques from various martial arts to get the job done without any unnecessary movements.
Jeet Kune Do is all about substance over style. Referred to as a ”non-classical” art since it does not incorporate traditional forms or patterns like most martial arts. Furthermore, Bruce’s philosophy encourages you to express yourself through your body and react instead of executing fixed patterns or combinations.
One is his most famous quotes: “Be Water My Friend”, refers to having the ability to adapt to any situation by either flowing or crashing. This translates into combat as being offensive or defensive as needed.
The direct translation of Jeet Kune Do is ”The way of the intercepting fist” and his teachings emphasized ”adaptability” and being able to react quickly (with instincts) in any situation.
Bruce Lee was also a master of weaponry, most notorious for his nunchaku abilities, he displayed some impressive skills throughout his movies. Kali sticks, also known as arnis or escrima are also displayed in some of his movies, Derived from Filipino martial arts, we incorporate similar weapons training concepts in our training regime as you can see by this video:
Jeet Kune Do Concepts and Philosophy,
is all about self-expression. Each and every one of us is unique in our own way and has an individual style and skillset. So learn the art and use it to express yourself in your own way. Use the techniques and concepts that work well for you and fit your unique style.
Having ”No Style as a Style”, as Bruce liked to say, literally, means there are no strict rules to follow, which makes this martial art so unique and fun to learn.Jeet Kune Do was simply an expression of himself as an individual.
When it comes to Jeet Kune Do, expect a healthier cardiovascular system, a more creative mind, and improved striking skills.
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