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Trapping Demo with Bruce Lee & Taky Kimura

Great footage of Sijo Bruce Lee demonstrating trapping combinations with Sifu Taky Kimura. (This clip has been floating around for a while, but I think it's still inspiring to watch)*** If you like the video, please share! ***

Posted by JKD Library on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Taky Kimura: JKD’s Honorable Master

November 2, 20150 Comments

Interview conducted by Jose Fraguas Taky Kimura spends his life honoring the memory and mastery of his friend and teacher, Bruce Lee. He is the senior member of the Jeet Kune Do family and was one of Bruce Lee’s closest friends. Bruce took him under his wing and made him his assistant in the Jun […]

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Full Contact Sparring in JKD

October 29, 20150 Comments

Classical JKD: Full-Contact Sparring by Sifu Ted Wong. In most traditional kung-fu systems, the instructor requires the student to stand in a horse stance for much of the first six months. Bruce had a dim view of this, noting that it was very good for strengthening the legs and for developing patience and self-discipline, but […]

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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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The Floating Punch

October 27, 20150 Comments

Learn the One- and Three-inch Punch (the “floating punch”)! In this article, you will learn how you can develop Bruce Lee’s 1″ and the 3″ Punch (also known as the “floating punch”) using a simple training tool developed by Sijo James DeMile, a student of Bruce Lee and the founder of Wing Chun Do (this article first […]

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Single Direct Attack: JKD’s One-Punch KO

October 26, 20150 Comments

Bruce Lee believed if one perfect punch can end a violent encounter, why fool with more. Many martial artists have studied Bruce Lee’s analysis of combat, into five ways, or methods, of attack. Many practitioners utilize most of these five ways: ABC (attack by combination); ABD (attack by drawing); PIA (progressive indirect attack); and HIA […]

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Defensive Tools in Jeet Kune Do

October 21, 20150 Comments

JKD Philosophy and Technique: Defensive Tools by Tim Tackett There is a basic theory in fighting which states, “For every move there is a counter.” Attack has been given priority in JKD, and is important, but so is defense. Defensive techniques can negate an opponent’s attack and place you in a position to counter. The learning of defensive […]

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A Jeet Kune Do Definition You Can Understand

October 19, 20150 Comments

Finally! A JKD Definition you can Understand by Mark Stewart There are as many definitions of JKD as there are people calling themselves practitioners. Here’s one example that connects with its simplicity. This article is not about the history of Jeet Kune Do or its perceived stylistic components and influences. This article is about “taking a glimpse” […]

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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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Bruce Lee’s Ranking Systems

October 16, 20150 Comments

There was no ranking in ‘classical gung-fu’, but a color ranking system based on the Yin/Yang symbol had been devised by Lee Jun Fan (Bruce Lee). There are eight ranks in the Jun Fan system and in Jeet Kune Do. Bruce lee used the following ranking system from 1965 to about 1968. This was both […]

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Training Equipment Used by Bruce Lee

October 15, 20155 Comments

Bruce’s Equipment by Ted Wong On the subject of Jeet Kune Do, it would be incomplete without mentioning the training equipment used by Bruce Lee. The three people who helped Bruce make and modify equipment were James Lee, George Lee, and later in Los Angeles, Herb Jackson. Bruce wanted equipment with spring like qualities so […]

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