Function First... Form Second
Some people think they if they take up martial arts, they will automatically end up looking like Bruce Lee, George St. Pierre, Connor MacGregor, or some other professional martial arts combative athlete. They assume a causal relationship between activity and appearance, when in reality, such is not the case. In the context of this blog, “function” relates to one’s physical abilities and capacities to perform, whereas “form” relates to one’s physique or physical appearance. Th
Do You Know YOU?
(Note – Some of the material in this blog has been excerpted and adapted from my book “Liberate Yourself – How to Think Like Bruce Lee” and the companion workbook). Besides being a combative martial art, Jeet Kune Do is also meant to be a vehicle for developing greater self-knowledge. In his television interview with Canadian author/broadcaster, Pierre Berton, Bruce Lee commented, “…as an actor, as a martial artist, as a human being, all these I have learned from martial art.
Probe... Set up... Punish... or Finish!
I usually steer clear of writing blogs concerning JKD techniques these days, as I have written more than enough about them in my books and magazine articles. However, every now and then I get the urge to write about something technical, and this is one of those times. If you’re involved in JKD at all, you’ve probably heard or read the statement that “the lead straight punch is the backbone of punching in JKD.” However, it’s important to understand that there is a difference b