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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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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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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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A look at Bruce Lee’s Library

November 18, 20150 Comments

Bruce Lee is known to have had over 2500 books in his own personal library. He had books on many topics: from nutrition to bodybuilding, to guides on mental mastery to fencing; and books on all types of martial arts and philosophy. Some of the more well known books in his collection were books on […]

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The Finger Jab in Jeet Kune Do

November 16, 20150 Comments

If Jeet Kune Do can be likened to “fencing without a foil”, then the anatomical equivalent to the point of the fencer’s foil is the “Biu Jee” or Finger Jab. It is the longest hand tool available and therefore one of the preferred intercepting tools (second only to the Shin/Knee Side Kick, or in our […]

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Jeet Kune Do Counter-Attacks: Locking

November 5, 20151 Comment

There are times when controlling an opponent is more important than cleaning his clock. Arm and wristlocks are common to many martial arts. They are important primary techniques in chin na, jiujitsu and aikido. In developing Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee considered locking to be either accidental or incidental. It’s accidental because in JKD, while […]

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JKD Leg Obstruction

November 5, 20150 Comments

Sijo Bruce Lee considered low line attacks and stop kicking to be very effective… However, the leg obstruction is one of the lesser known techniques in Jeet Kune Do. The leg obstruction was one of the main techniques that was stressed by the late Sifu Bob Bremer of the JKD Wednesday Night group, and Sifu […]

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JKD Broken Rhythm Basics

October 28, 20150 Comments

In motion there can be established a rhythm. Natural body movement of bobbing and weaving, feinting, even punching and kicking often have a natural rhythm. In training learn to be aware of your rhythm. In drill with your training partner learn to be aware of his rhythm in both attack and defense. Once you become […]

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Bruce Lee Green Hornet Promo Clip

October 17, 20150 Comments

There are lots of clips floating around on the internet of Bruce Lee in the Green Hornet, which aired from 1966 – 1967 lasting 26 episodes (aired on Friday nights). This is one of the clips that have maybe been overlooked… while it’s not martial arts footage, it’s pretty cool to see Sijo Bruce do […]

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