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PHILOSOPHIES OF JEET KUNE DO



"Simplicity is the key to Brilliance" Yip Man - Bruce Lee

"The art of Jeet Kune Do is simply to simplify" Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"Listen to those who say they are seeking the truth, Doubt those who say they have found it." - Unknown from the Internet

"Truth has no path. Truth is living and, therefore, changing." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"The outstanding characteristic of the expert athlete is his ease of movement, even during maximal effort." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"Through gaining knowledge, one can also gain self-knowledge, and that is the most powerful kind of knowledge."

"One should seek Balance in motion and not in stillness" Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"Good form is the most efficient manner to accomplish the purpose of a performance with a minimum of lost motion and wasted energy." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do



The best application of the last and next quote is the one inch punch. The one inch punch is useful when used in conjuction with the straight blast and trapping. The application of the body mechanics of the one inch punch is helpful in learning how to generate power in all punches. (Notice the feet of the guy who's taking the punch, they are already off the ground! Wow!)

"Energy saved by sound mechanics of form can be utilized in the longer persistence or the more forceful expression of the skill" Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"Power is accentuated by the coordination of the whole body in the follow-through." Bruce Lee talking about hooks and punching - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"Mix and vary your parries so the opponent cannot set an attacking plan." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"The essence of fighting is the art of moving." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do



"If people say Jeet Kune Do is different from 'this' or from 'that,' then let the name of Jeet Kune Do be wiped out, for that is what it is, just a name. Please don't fuss over it." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"The intelligent fighter will never hesitate to change tactics in order to use the correct strokes to deal with his opponent." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"One must search for the perfect combination between control and instinct. If you go to the extreme of one you become total chaos, if you go to the extreme of the other then you become a mechanical man." Bruce Lee - The Lost Interview

"The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action." Bruce Lee - Tao of Jeet Kune Do


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