Jeet Kune Do Concepts

Jeet Kune Do (translated: Way of the Intercepting Fist) Using no way as way; having no limitation as limitation.

The term jeet kune do was coined and put into use in 1967 by Bruce Lee in an attempt to put a name to his martial arts expression.

The idea of intercepting is key to jkd, whether it be the interception of your opponent’s technique or his intent. The basic guiding principles are:

simplicity, directness and freedom (the form of no form).

The techniques and philosophies of JKD can be applied to real combat as well as challenging life situations. Jeet Kune Do consists of physical techniques and applied philosophies and requires the individual to train him or herself to their most cultivated state of being-ness so that when faced with a combat situation or a challenging personal situation, the tools needed are available in the moment and can be executed without thought. Jeet Kune Do celebrates the cultivation and honest self expression of the individual over any organized style. (Excerpt from: brucelee.com)

“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless. Add what is essentially your own. “ – Bruce Lee.