Jeet Kune Do A martial art developed by Bruce Lee in 1969

The sources from which Jeet Kune Do was based were techniques, principles and concepts from Wing Chun, Boxing (western boxing), Fencing and the Kung Fu.
Bruce Lee himself modified the moves that he believed were most effective. The key was to get fast, direct and simple moves who required minimal energy.

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Moving be like a water, Still be like a mirror, Respond like an echo, as Bruce Lee would have said.

Jeet Kune Do, a Martial Arts with no limitations/restrictions

In Jeet Kune Do you do not follow any fixed martial arts patterns and have no predefined Martial Arts style. Bruce Lee always described Jeet Kune Do as a formless martial art, means it is free from fixed martial art patterns and martial art techniques. As contradictory as it may sound, as long as Jeet Kune Do is as formless, Jeet Kune Do can take any form. Jeet Kune Do pursues the principle of being able to use any technique that is useful to you. Bruce Lee chose from various sources such as fencing, Western Boxing, Wing Chun and Kung Fu.

Solve the problem of limitation due to complexity

But why was it so important for Bruce Lee that the Jeet Kune Do had to be formless? He believed most of the styles were simply dealing with simulating a fight rather than “being in a fight” instead of concentrating on the essentials. A real fight is always simple, straightforward and free of artificial Martial Arts forms that only dedicate to look good or follow traditions. Bruce Lee saw in the Martial Art styles a desperate attempt to capture and fix the constantly changing movements of a fight. In Jeet Kune Do, you always choose the shortest distance between two points, you do not take any detours and always follow the most direct line. Bruce Lee created Jeet Kune Do simply, directly and as a very free and therefore lively Martial Art Combat System.

Jeet Kune Do Statue

The Jeet Kune Do Principle of how to loose fear in a fight

Bruce Lee taught you to confront Jeet Kune Do with the idea of controlling your will. In his mind, during a battle, do not think about whether he will lead you to victory or defeat, or you will get pain, or your pride will be hurt. It would limit your fighting skills for fear of the things to much. Bruce Lee believed if your mind is calm and free of such disturbing things, your abilities will strike at the right moment. In Jeet Kune Do, you should follow the natural principle of action and reaction.

“Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his life! Do not be concerned with your escaping safely—lay your life before him!”, Bruce Lee

Is Jeet Kune Do good for MMA/Martial Arts Combat Sports?

Jeet Kune Do is formless, therefore, more than a principle as a martial art, so the underlying principle cannot be applied to MMA since MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) must fulfil rules for safety and competitive reasons. That is the reason why it isn’t formless. This does not mean that you can use many of the mastered techniques during Jeet Kune Do also excellent in MMA as long as they correspond to the rules of the MMA. MMA uses, as the name also tells a certain mix of different martial arts including Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, muay thai and these martial arts, however, are based on a certain form which determines their respective style. Jeet Kune Do doesn’t know a fixed form since all forms are freely adaptable and selectable.

“Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and since Jeet Kune Do has no style, it can fit in with all styles.”, Bruce Lee

The Jeet Kune Do Principles are

  1. Simple:
    No complicated, unnatural, difficult movements. These can not be realized in the stress of the fight and they take too long. It simply means only doing what is necessary to complete a task as efficiently as possible.
  1. Direct:
    The technique used directly serves the purpose of eliminating the opponent or the danger. It simply means to follow the shortest route to an opponent and doing as much damage as possible.
  1. Non-classical:
    No useless flourishes or traditional movements that have nothing to do with the fight and the first two principles.

Bruce Lee’s Workout

A technique pro but with a thick belly? Not in Bruce Lee’s Workout

Bruce Lee thought that most martial artists unfortunately spent too much time with training of martial art techniques and too little time with the workout on their own body. Power, Endurance and mind, all these together form a unity and should not be neglected. Bruce Lee’s workout included all these things. He was also in the opinion that martial arts training should not only consist of building up one’s own body, but also to know about things that injure and weakens your body and how to do first aid in case of injuries.

No Pain No Gain with Bruce Lee”s workout

Bruce Lee trained daily and ate well, he never drank coffee, but only tea and milk, and even on his travels, he always had his running shoes on to continue his daily workout. He loved to run daily 4 miles in 24-25 minutes and then often still ride on the exercycle with maximum speed from 35-40 miles / h to 45-60 min to train at home. Shadowboxing, sparring, rope jumping was of course also a part of Bruce Lee’s workout. He put on a combination of phases of maximum load combined with phases of moderated load, today known as interval training. Bruce Lee’s workout included more phases with maximum load than usual.

Jeet Kune Do Training

Why you need to warm up in Bruce Lees Workout

For Bruce Lee, it was important to warm up your entire organism for the upcoming actual physical stress. Your movements should be as close as possible to the movements of your actual subsequent physical stress in the Bruce Lee warm-up program. On the one hand, as Bruce Lee said, it fixes your neuromuscular coordination system in exactly the same way as you need at the actual load, and it also increases your kinaesthetic senses. On the other hand, the associated increase in body temperature helps your organism to facilitate the biochemical reactions that is necessary to contract your muscles to provide strength. In addition, it is possible to switch from the muscle tension status faster to the status of the muscle relaxation. No fighter would use his legs heavily and often without warming up, and this principle applies to all muscles that would face severe stress. With Bruce Lee’s warm up you increase your accuracy, strength and speed. As your tissue becomes more elastic, you minimize the risk of injury such as muscle strain and so on.

“The athlete of more advanced years tends to warm up more slowly and for a longer time. This fact may be due to greater need for a longer warm-up period, or it may be because an athlete tends to get “smarter” as he gets older.”, Bruce Lee

“The duration of the warm-up period varies with the event. In ballet, the dancers spend two hours before the performance…..”, Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee’s Fitness Plan

Bruce Lee’s Fitness Training

  1. Alternate Splits
  2. Push-Ups
  3. Running in Place
  4. Shoulder Circling
  5. High Kicks
  6. Deep Knee Bends
  7. Side-Kick Raises
  8. Twisting Sit-Ups
  9. Waist Twisting
  10. Leg Raises
  11. Forward Bends

Bruce Lee’s Power Training

  1. Press Lockout
  2. Press Start
  3. Rise on Toes
  4. Pull
  5. Squat
  6. Shrug
  7. Deadlift
  8. Quarter Squat
  9. Frog Kick

Bruce Lee’s Supplementary Training A

(Mon. Wed. Fri.)

  1. Rope Jumping
  2. Forward Bend
  3. Cat Stretch
  4. Jumping Jack
  5. Squat
  6. High Kick

Bruce Lee’s Supplementary Training B

 (Tues. Thur. Sat.)

  1. Groin Stretch
  2. Side Leg Raise
  3. Jumping squat
  4. Shoulder circling
  5. Alternate splits
  6. Leg stretch

Bruce Lee’s Supplementary Training C

(Mon. Wed. Fri.)

  1. Waist Twisting
  2. Palm-Up Curl
  3. Roman Chair
  4. Knee Drawing
  5. Side Bend
  6. Palm-Down Curl

Bruce Lee’s Supplementary Training D

 (Tues. Thur. Sat.)

  1. Leg Raises
  2. Reverse Curl
  3. Sit-up Twist
  4. Leverage Bar Twist
  5. Alternate Leg Raise
  6. Wrist Roller

Jeet Kune Do Stance

No need of reposition in Jet Kune Do Stance

Bruce Lee wanted the Jeet Kune Do Stand to give you several advantages, on the one hand, it should protect you from intermittent attacks, and on the other hand, it should offer you the best basis for your next moves in the fight. At the Jeet Kune Do Stand, follow-ups are possible without repositioning yourself. The art of good standing is also to reveal as little as possible about your next movements with your body so that the opponent cannot notice them. Bruce Lee called this a “poker body”. The Jeet Kune Do stance is also designed to provide you with ultimate relaxation and the minimum degree of muscle tension for quick reactions and maximum coordination.In order to meet these requirements, Bruce Lee used the following principle in the Jeet Kune Do stance:

Jeet Kune Do Principles of “Small Phasic Bent Knee Stance”

The “Small” Jeet Kune Do Stance

Bruce Lee meant in the Jeet Kune Do stance with ‘small’ to dont use too much fancy steps during the fight because they would need too much time during the battle.Your moves should be just as long you can move fast, have a good balance, overcome the distance to your opponent, and above all they should not be so distinctive that your opponent can memorize and react to them.

The “Phasic” Jeet Kune Do Stance

You make small quick intuitive steps and be careful not to be static. With Phasic Jeet Kune Do Stance, Bruce Lee meant that your moves should be constantly changing so that the opponent will have difficulty to adjust and react to them.

The “Bent Knee” Jeet Kune Do Stance

The Bent Knee and a slightly pre-bent attitude allow you to react fast. With the lead foot facing forward, Bruce Lee preferred to relocate his weight to his back foot. That was the reason when Bruce Lee wanted to kick with his back foot he could react faster because he did not have to shift the weight for the kick back. He could not only throw strong kicks faster, but obfuscated his attack by minimizing repositioning, thus giving the opponent no warning signal for the kick.

How to get in position for the legendary Jeet Kune Do Stance

Your lead foot is on the front, your other foot behind, about on a 45-50-degree angle, your stance is never less roughly than a step width to a minimum level to maintain in balance, your knees slightly bent, your body is turned to the side to reduce the attack area and your lead foot forms a line with your front shoulder, the heel of the rear foot you have raised and tense. The heel of the front foot only slightly touches the ground to keep the tension on the lead foot low and thus to react faster. This gives you a flexible jumpy attitude in which you are not rigidly stuck in a position but always ready to start. Your chin is tucked between your shoulders, tucked your elbows sideways to protect your side, and bend your back slightly. Bruce Lee said it resembles in the overall a bit of a cat with bent back ready to jump out but with the difference that you are in a relaxed attitude in order to build up maximum speed.

Read Bruce Lee’s Tips for a better Martial Arts Stance

  1. A martial arts stance is designed to give you simplicity and movement without effort
  2. A martial arts stance is neutral and does not reveal anything about your next move
  3. A martial arts stance allows you to reposition with small physical movements
  4. A martial arts stance is adapted to the vigilance of your opponent
  5. A Martial Arts Stance allows you to constantly lengthen your weight from one foot to the other in order to kick efficiently
  6. Balance is one of the most important components of martial arts stance
  7. Use attacks that deviate the least from your martial arts stance, as it is always the safest position for you
  8. Practice always fast and explosive movements from your relaxed posture with subsequent fast return to the starting position, which should result in a smooth and fluid movement

Jeet Kune Do Footwork

Why you need a good Jeet Kune Do Footwork

A good footwork is the basis for every martial arts technique. It determines how fast or slow you can throw kicks and punches and how good your mobility is. You dodge with Jeet Kune Do footwork attacks or pursue your target. Bruce Lee was of the opinion that you can dodge every punch or kick with Jeet Kune Do footwork. The better you get in time, the rarer you need your arms for defence and use them instead for the attack. One of the core elements in Jeet Kune Do is also to move forward with constantly changing movements so that you can make it more difficult for the enemy to adapting to you to anticipate your attacks. While you keep moving with Jeet Kune Do footwork, you will also be able to perform more explosive and jumping movements than if you are stiff. Jeet Kune Do footwork is always about to take small steps, you keep your legs always directly under your body to get maximum balance. You will remain in the best posture to throw a punch or kick. Bruce Lee found the best way to practice Jeet Kune Do footwork by training a lot of shadow boxing and paying particular attention to your legwork. Your attacks should also always follow a certain forward movement to put maximum power into your attacks.

Jeet Kune Do footwork follows 4 basic principles

Jeet Kune Do Advancing

These are your movements to go forward in the fight to Jeet Kune Do offence position

Jeet Kune Do Retreating

These are your movements to go back in the fight to Jeet Kune Do defence position

Jeet Kune Do Circle Right and Circle Left

Here, your lead leg becomes the centre of rotation of circular movements, similar to a circle. With this technique, you can dodge or start counter attacks. In addition to the defense and offensive, you can also use the technique to focus on your opponents without moving you away from your position.

How To Jeet Kune Do Advancing and Retreating (basic)

Here you mainly use the step and slide technique forwards and backwards as stated in the start page. While stepping forward the other leg is pulled only after the other is already on the ground. In Jeet Kune Do, the whole forward movement is called Advance Shuffle and the backward movement is called Retreat Shuffle. From this basic principle of the step and slide there are several variations which you usually use to bridge or dodge different distances. Techniques such as e.g. slide and step where you first slide and then make a step, or push forward where the foot what first remains on the ground, push the other foot with an upward movement but the foot what first remains initially only raised for support and first follows, when the front has touched the ground already.

How To Circle Right and Circle Left

You start by shifting your weight to your lead leg, and with your rear leg doing a circular movement in the desired direction. Your lead remains at the same point and only the rear leg lifts off the ground. Just like a circle where your lead fixes the point and your rear leg draws the circle.

Bruce Lee’s Tipps for your Jeet Kune Do footwork

  1. Feel your body as a unit during movement
  2. Design your Jeet Kune Do footwork to make it any time possible to attack or defend yourself
  3. Do not carry out complex complicated movements, but always keep the lightness and comfort in your Jeet Kune Do footwork
  4. Use the leverage during your moves
  5. Design your Jeet Kune Do footwork to keep the perfect balance all the time

“The essence of fighting is the art of moving.”, Bruce Lee

Jeet Kune Do Basic Strikes

Jeet Kune Do Punches

Bruce Lee saw the key for maximum striking power in that you will incorporate your entire body into the hit. So, you use the complete power of several body parts and not just from your arms. This may not be new at the moment, but the special thing about Bruce Lee was that he was doing it in a way that was at least expected. He designed Jeet Kune Do so that you always go the shortest way without having to reposition yourself and if you use an attack, without long visible movement patterns directly from the stand, is thus much more difficult to recognize.

Straight Lead Punch

The difference in the Jeet Kune Do straight lead punch to other martial arts punches is that you do not throw it from the shoulder but directly from your body centre with a vertical fist. This has the advantage that he has to cover less distance and is much more difficult to block. Later, you should be able to beat this punch from wherever your hand is located, but keep in mind that from such a short distance you can build strong power only by speed and body control.

“Remember simplicity; just enough is enough.”, Bruce Lee

Leading Finger Jab

The technique of the Jeet Kune Do leading finger jab is based on the western sword fencing but instead of using a sword, you hit the * spear hand * means with an open hand. The Jeet Kune Do finger jab has the greatest range of all martial arts punches and you aim with it on the eyes of your opponent. You need almost no force, the key in the Jeet Kune Do finger jab lies in accuracy and speed because the eyes represent a small target. It is not a push movement, but rather a snap movement like if you were to snap someone with a rubber band in the eyes. Because you need not much strength you can be very fast, relax your muscles and then quickly and explosively flex your muscles to hit your opponent’s eyes and return after your Jeet Kune Do finger jab has finished.

Shovel Hook

The difference to the normal hook is that you hold your elbows close to the body, on your hip or lower ribs, and you perform the punch from the inside rather than from the outside. Your hand has about a 45 ° angle and your movement resembles a shovel movement, that’s why the name. The Jeet Kune Do shovel hook is designed to allow you to break the defense of your opponent from within while you are in the close fighting range

Jeet Kune Do Kicks

Bruce Lee saw kicks as important, so you can bridge longer fighting distances and also generally control the distance in battle. Bruce Lee was even able to beat several kicks per second. According to him, it is important that you’re able to adjust your Jeet Kune Do kicks in height and combine them with every movement. To implement this, you need a certain body feel for distance, timing, releasing and balance to perfect your Jeet Kune Do kicks. You hit your enemy with the same body parts as with other martial arts, so with the heel, instep, ball, etc

Side Kick

With the Jeet Kune do Sidekick you can perfectly bridge the shortest distance to your opponent. The closest target for you is always the knee or shinbone. The Jeet Kune Do low sidekick fits perfectly for this situation as an example.

Low Side Kick

You are in your Jeet Kune Do stance, a little more turned to the side and take a step forward, the back foot slides behind the front foot and the moment you stand behind the front and touch the ground, you lift explosively your knee and kick diagonally downwards. You support the Jeet Kune Do low sidekick with a twisting movement of your hip and hind leg and tilt your upper body slightly backwards. This whole process should end in a total fluent movement. It is like a little Newton’s Cradle because as soon as the rear reaches the front foot, the front foot flashes forward.

Leading Jeet Kune Do side kick

This is one of the strongest Jeet Kune Do kicks you can use, but also one of the easiest to block, so you should use it only with caution. For example, you can use it to stop your opponent’s attacks, or use illusions to open your defence to launch your Leading Jeet Kune do sidekick at the right moment.

How to do Jeet Kune Do Side Kick Middle and High

You start at the Jeet Kune Do stance and take a small step forward and lift your lead arm upwards as if you hit a finger jab, thereby you create momentum and at the same moment while you land with the front foot and raise your arm, you pull your back foot behind and kick with the front foot the sidekick. It can sometimes happen that both feet are in the air and the rear is doing for a brief moment by the momentum before the front one, but the front one kicks.

Jeet Kune Do Hook Kick

It is not your strongest kick but one of the Jeet Kune Do kicks you can use in many situations. You start in your Jeet Kune Do stance and lift off the lead leg of your knee while stretching your leg explosively to kick, your back leg and hip with an outward rotation will support you. The Jeet Kune Do Hook kick makes a little circular movement from outside to inside, similar to the Jet Kune Do Hook Punch. In the Reverse Jeet Kune Do Hook kick with the lead leg, you do not kick out from the right outside to the inside, but from the left outside to the inside.

Jeet Kune Do Full Technique List

Jeet Kune Do HAND TECHNIQUES

 

  1. Jeet Kune Do Finger Jab
    Close-range finger jab (the poke)
    Long-range finger jab low, medium and high
    Corkscrew finger fan
  2. Jeet Kune Do Straight Jab
    Double straight (both hands)
    Straight low, high and mediumSlanting right
    Slanting left
  3. Jeet Kune Do Hook
    Lead hook low, medium, high
    Forward and downward (corkscrew)
    Upward (shovel)
    Palm hook
    Tight
    Loose
    Horizontal
  4. Jeet Kune Do Cross
    Rear cross low, medium and high
    Upward groin strike
    Overhand downward stroke (corkscrew hook or palm)
  5. Jeet Kune Do Backfist
    Backfist low, medium, high
    Stiff-armed (big backfist)
    Vertical backfist (upward, downward)
  6. Jeet Kune Do Quarter Swing
    Palm quarter Swing
    Reverse quarter swing (rear hand)
    Quarter swing with back of fist
    With finger fan
  7. Jeet Kune Do Uppercut
    Uppercut low, medium and high
    Reverse ridge hand to groin
  8. Jeet Kune Do Reverse Spin Blow
    Reverse spin blow with bottomfist
    Reverse spin blow with forearm
    Reverse spin blow with elbow
    Double spinning blow
  9. Jeet Kune Do Hammer Blow
    Left hammerRight hammer
    Downward hammer

Jeet Kune Do LEG TECHNIQUES

 

  1. Side Kick (Primarily Lead Leg)
    Upward side kick
    Downward side kick (shin/knee and thigh)
    Parallel side kick (ribs, stomach, kidneys, etc.)
    Slide-in drop side kick (upward or parallel thrust)
    Step-back shin/knee side kick (counter)
    Angle-in high side kick (right lead to left stance and vice versa)
    Angle-in low side kick
    Leaping side kick
    Reverse shin/knee stop-kick (with arch of rear foot)
  2. Jeet Kune Do Leading Straight Kick
    Toe kick (lead and counter to groin)
    Straight kick low, medium and high
    Angle-in straight kick
    Rising straight kick (to knee or wrist)
    Step-back straight kick
    Leaping straight kick
    Downward front cross stomp
  3. Jeet Kune Do Reverse Straight Kick
    Reverse straight kick low, medium and high
    Step-back reverse straight kick
    Reverse cross stomp
    Angle-in reverse straight kick low, medium and high
  4. Jeet Kune Do Hook Kick
    Leading hook low, medium and high
    Reverse hook low, medium and high
    Vertical hook kickInverted hook kick
    Leading one-two hook
    Reverse one-two hook
    Double leaping hook
    Step-back hook
  5. Jeet Kune Do Spin Back Kick
    Spin back kick low, medium and high
    Step-back spin back kick (counter)
    Leaping spin back kick
    Vertical spin back kick
    Spin back wheel kick (360°)
  6. Jeet Kune Do Hooking Heel Kick (Stiff-Legged or Bent)
    Hooking heel kick low, medium and high
    Leading one-two hooking heel kick
    Reverse one-two hooking heel kick (with rear foot)
  7. Jeet Kune Do Knee Thrust
    Leading upward knee thrust
    Leading inward knee thrust
    Reverse upward knee thrust (rear knee)
    Reverse inward knee thrust (rear knee)

Jeet Kune Do ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUESUES

 

  1. Jeet Kune Do Elbow Strikes
    Upward elbow
    Downward elbow
    Smashing right
    Smashing left
    Twisting downward
    Backward elbow
  2. Jeet Kune Do Head Butt
    Lunging forward
    Lunging backward
    Lunging right
    Lunging left
  3. Jeet Kune Do Grappling
    Wrestling: strangulation, leg tackles, tie-ups
    Judo: joint Locks, chokes, leverage timing

Jeet Kune Doo Other Aspects

 

  1. Jeet Kune Do Mental Cultivation
    Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Zen
    Taoism
  2. Jeet Kune Do Fitness Conditioning
    General: running, flexibility
    Specialized: boxing, kicking, wrestling
    Strength: weights, special apparatus
  3. Jeet Kune Do Nutrition
    Break down/build up
    Muscular diet

Jeet Kune Do Benefits

Jeet Kune Do Coordination

The coordination in Jeet Kune Do that you have learned will allow you to improve your speed, strength, accuracy and endurance in all your athletic movements. To allow your body to move at all, the muscle tension on both sides of your joint must be changed. Jeet Kune Do helps you improve these neurophysiological adaptations of the nervous system by training the coordination. So, you can improve your overall athletic performance.

Jeet Kune Do Accuracy

The Jeet Kune Do training provides you with an improved level of accuracy in which you learn to keep your posture, and generally your techniques, and to make them perfect. Bruce Lee gave the advice as a first step to combine accuracy with pure speed and only add strength in the second step.

Jeet Kune Do Power

Just through speed you have learned in Jeet Kune Do training, you’re know to be able to mobilize more strength then ever before. This comes through the physical condition of the force = speed × force. This means, only with increasing your speed without significantly increasing your muscle tension, you will be able to achieve much greater strength then you would without speed. So it can happen that a weaker opponent who is faster, can hit you far tougher than a stronger opponent that is much slower.

Jeet Kune Do Endurance

Through training of hours of Jeet Kune Do training from phases with maximum speed combined with low speed phases, you get a very good basic endurance. In his Jeet Kune Do training, Bruce Lee provided more and longer phases of extreme strain than usual.

“Such “Spartan” training is for the champ”, Bruce Lee.

Jeet Kune Do Balance

This balance in Jeet Kune Do achieves you through a perfect body alignment and the knowledge how to align your torso, legs, arms and head to achieve maximum balance in the Jeet Kune Do stance as well as in your movement.

Jeet Kune Do Ranking

In Jeet Kune Do ranking is usually kept low key

It is more about training and achieving skills without showing it to others. But today there are some school which use some ranking system. Like for example there are always different colours. But many of them will use the following ranking system.

  • Level 1

    You will achieve the 1st rank in 6 to 12 months of training.

  • Level 2

    The second rank will be comprised of both intermediate and advanced students.

  • Level 3

    Third to the seventh rank will be instructors (No fixed times- can take up to 15 years by training 3 times a week).

  • Last Level

    And finally the 8th rank will be the Sijo (Like the founder of the system) and Sigung (Grandfather of the system).

Jeet Kune Do History

When did Bruce Lee started to train?

He began to train martial arts at the age of 13, but initially, Bruce Lee concentrated on the Wing Chun Style Gung Fu, a Wing Chung style from a long-forgotten era. For the next nineteen years, Bruce Lee has been devoted to mastering every martial arts knowledge like no other. He perfected his martial arts techniques during his career and eventually became a martial arts legend.

“Bruce Lee Back Injury” Thank God, he kept his thoughts and insights for posterity

Probably a Bruce Lee’s hardest times of his life. After a heavy back injury, tied to the bed for 6 months, Bruce Lee could no longer pursue his passion for the martial arts for this period. Thus, Bruce Lee began to write down his teachings, thoughts, and principles, and it was important for him to understand the Jeet Kune Do as a “One Man Way Thinking” and as a martial arts guide and not as a book with instructions you must follow.

He used the power of more then 2000 books

Bruce Lee had over the years accumulated a huge library with over 2000 books he called his own. Including all the works on martial arts, self defense, physical conditioning and, in general, everything else that could be useful in his search for knowledge. Bruce Lee made for himself a science, an art and a philosophy.

Bruce Lee’s Secret of Success

He continued to develop further and further, Bruce Lee’s secret, his personal key to success was to be aware of his own potential and to use only what worked for him.

“Absorb what is useful, reject what is useless”, Bruce Lee.