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JKD Engagement Continuum

January 14, 20161 Comment

Three Degrees of the Well Timed Stroke Optimal Function of the Well Timed Stroke in Descending Order “To Strike the Opponent” Before the advancement/attack “on preparation” During the advancement/attack After the advancement/attack STRATEGICAL IDEAL Non-engagement The strategy of Jeet Kune Do is to perceive, create and control space in order to perceive, create and control […]

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Jun Fan: Liberation – Part 1

December 28, 20150 Comments

This article was written by Sifu Dan Inosanto for IKF Magazine. For a time while he was a student at the University of Washington (circa 1962), Bruce seriously contemplated a nationwide chain of kung-fu schools. Several years later, when his spiraling “Kato” fame would have certainly ensured the success of such a venture, he discarded the […]

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The Jeet Kune Do Filter

December 10, 20150 Comments

If you have read any of Bruce Lee’s writings, you may have read that the founder of Jeet Kune Do advocated the principle of “daily decrease”. However, he also said that an individual should be able to “add specifically what is your own” in order to develop ones own expression of martial arts. These seemingly contradicting […]

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Interview with John Little – Bruce Lee Historian

December 9, 20150 Comments

If you’re a fan of Bruce Lee, then chances are that you’ve encountered the name John Little. He is the only person authorized by the Bruce Lee estate to comb through Bruce Lee’s personal notes and library, which later became the “Bruce Lee Library” series of books published by Charles E. Tuttle Company. Words of […]

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Dan Inosanto: A Burning Desire to Learn

December 8, 20150 Comments

In the martial arts, learning is an art in and of itself. To learn you must experience. Experience is still one of the best teachers. I like the way my Pendakar in Pentjak Silat, Paul De Thouars, puts it: “To know is good, but to understand is better.” Understanding comes from experience. This is why […]

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Visit to Sifu Tim Tackett’s Garage

December 4, 20150 Comments

In this video you get an inside look at Sifu Tim Tackett’s garage gym in Redlands, California. Sifu Tim Tackett started training martial arts in the early 60s while stationed with the US Air Force in Taiwan. There he studied arts such as Xing Yi (Hsing I), Tai Ji, Northern and Southern Shaolin Kung Fu, […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: About Bruce Lee and “The Game of Death”

December 3, 20150 Comments

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar breaks his ten-year silence on Bruce Lee and the making of “The Game of Death”. For more than 19 years, we have been privileged to witness the grace and agility of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. His 7-foot-2, 267-pound frame has been a staple on America’s basketball courts since 1965, when he left New York City’s […]

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Jeet Kune Do and the Art of Professional Football

December 1, 20150 Comments

Dan Inosanto and his students, such as Tim Tackett, Larry Hartsell, Jerry Poteet (and others), were pioneers in teaching Professional Football players principles and concepts from martial arts, more specifically Bruce Lee’s art of JKD starting in the mid-70s. —– Bruce Lee revitalized – and transformed forever – the world of martial art. Bud did […]

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What’s a “Good” Technique

November 30, 20151 Comment

People always are asking, “Which technique is superior and will one technique beat another?” I also have been asked to write an article on what makes a technique “good.” To be honest with the public and myself, technique is something that takes internalization. You first have to know your capabilities. You have to know what […]

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JKD: Aggressive Defense

November 24, 20150 Comments

The idea of JKD is to stop an opponent’s attack just before it starts (or at the moment it starts), hence the name Jeet Kune Do – the way of the intercepting fist. Bruce Lee was known to have said: “There’s time between the mind and the hand”, so our job as a practitioner is […]

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