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Learn to Move With Your Tools

In a telephone conversation between Bruce Lee and his student Daniel Lee, Bruce commented, “Here it is; if you can move with your tools from any angle then you can adapt to whatever the object is in front of you. And the clumsier, the more limited the object; the easier it is for you to potshot it.” Your various striking actions must be accompanied by highly developed mobility capacities such as while advancing, while retreating, while moving laterally or curving. If you cannot use a particular punch or kick in a stationary position, moving forward, moving backward, moving sideways, you do not have “totality” with that tool. What’s cool to me about the above quote is that it can relate to a

Developing Your HIA Skills

Most times, when you see trapping hands (what we refer to in JKD as Hand Immobilization Attack) being illustrated or performed in either a book or on some digital video format, one usually sees the two individuals standing with one or both of their hands touching the opponent’s arms. Then they show a technique such as pak sao (slapping hand), lop sao (grabbing hand), or jut sao (jerking/pulling hand). That’s okay. But what a person needs to understand is that these touching hand positions are only the starting point when it comes to developing hand immobilization attack skills. No one simply walks up to another individual extends his arm or arms to touch the other person’s arms (and the pers

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