Fundamental Misperceptions Concerning Jeet Kune Do
Numerous misperceptions exist today with regard to the art and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. The following are nine of what I consider to be the most fundamental misperceptions. As you read this article you will obviously note some crossover between some of them, which is to be expected. 1) JKD was simply Bruce Lee’s “very personal expression in martial art” therefore only he could do it Some people claim that JKD was Bruce Lee’s “very personal expression of martial arts” an
Jeet Kune Do -- A 'Global' Art
Some people have labeled Jeet Kune Do as a ‘Chinese’ martial art. Others have called it an ‘American’ martial art. Personally I believe it is a mistake to label it as either. It is not a ‘Chinese’ art, nor is it an ‘American’ art. It is neither Eastern nor Western (although there are principles and elements from both cultures in its make-up). To me, it is an international art, or better yet, a ‘global’ art. For example, when it comes to philosophy, from the Chinese and Asian
Cultivate Your Body Awareness
Look at Bruce Lee in action, be it in one of his films, television appearances, or during a martial art demonstration. Look at him prowl like a leopard stalking his prey. Look at him strike with the speed of a cobra whose bite is felt before it is seen. Look at him leaping eight feet in the air to kick out a light bulb. Look at the balance and body alignment, his movements full of grace and purpose. Look at his physical dexterity and technical mastery. There is something abou
"Let's Build Bridges Instead of Barriers"
Bridges are built to allow people to get to places they otherwise could not reach due to some form of geographical impediment such as a mountain chasm, a river, or a body of water, etc. They allow people to travel other places, to transport things to another place and to bring things back. Bridges are designed to increase mobility and encourage growth or expansion. Barriers, on the other hand are (in the context of this blog) are built or erected to keep people out – to disal