Tag: Jeet Kune Do

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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JKD Wooden Dummy

November 10, 20150 Comments

In this article Sifu Tim Tackett discusses the JKD Wooden Dummy Set created by Sifu Dan Inosanto using Bruce Lee’s modified Wing Chun techniques and the boxing phase of JKD. Also, be sure to watch the  a rare historical clip of Sifu Tim Tackett demonstrating the Wing Chun Dummy Form… – Wing Chun Meets JKD: A […]

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Extreme Prejudice

November 9, 20150 Comments

This article, “Extreme Prejudice” was written by Sifu Dan Inosanto as part of a monthly column called “In the 20th Century” in IKF magazine in the late 80s. It has always been my goal that through martial arts all cultures could be appreciated and unified in the spirit of brotherhood. This might be considered idealistic […]

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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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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’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, 20154 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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Dan Inosanto on Ranking in Jeet Kune Do

October 13, 20150 Comments

Sifu Inosanto Sets the Record Straight Sifu Dan Inosanto tries to calm the confusion running rampant within JKD circles. He says if you didn’t study with Bruce Lee, you can’t call it Jeet Kune Do. By Dan Inosanto While Bruce Lee was alive, there were only three individuals who were ever certified and authorized by […]

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