Most, if not everyone reading this blog has seen the film Enter the Dragon, and is familiar with one of the opening scenes in which Lee's character, while talking to the head Shaolin monk about fighting, raises his clenched fist and states, "And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit, 'it' hits all by itself. This particular scene popped into my head while reading a book recently title, "Wait - The Art and Science of Delay." While the book itself has nothing to do with m
When I began training in JKD in Dan Inosanto's backyard in 1973, a great deal of emphasis was placed upon the cultivation and development of our lead side tools, both in training on equipment and also in sparring. I'm sure that most people have read Bruce Lee's notes concerning the use of the lead side; that the dominant side is better coordinated, that it's closer to the opponent and therefore faster and can be used with greater frequency, etc. But it goes further than that.
Welcome to Chris Kent Jeet Kune Do! Let me be very clear from the start, this site is dedicated to JKD, not Bruce Lee. Bruce Lee and JKD are not the same thing (although the two are intimately connected). There are many people in the JKD world today who are still busy wasting their time and energy arguing about the same crap that began not too long after Bruce Lee's untimely demise and which has conntinued to this day. Things such as who is right and who is wrong; who knows J