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Jeet Kune Do


Bruce Lee developed an art that was particular to him and he called it Jeet Kune Do (JKD).

Translated Jeet Kune Do means the “Way of the Intercepting Fist” and has as its symbolic representation what we call Bruce Lee’s Core Symbol . The Chinese characters around the symbol and the core philosophical tenet behind JKD translate to “Using no way as way, having no limitation as limitation”. The term Jeet Kune Do was coined around 1967 by Bruce Lee in an attempt to put a name to his expression of his martial way. Lee wrestled with putting a name to his art as he constantly veered away from any type of crystallization of its essence, however, the simple need to refer to it in some concrete way won out and Jeet Kune Do was born.




The idea of intercepting is key to JKD, whether it be the interception of your opponent’s technique or intent. The basic principles behind JKD are:
1. Directness
2. Simplicity
3. Non-classical form or the form of no form



The techniques and the philosophies of JKD apply to real life situations and real combat. Jeet Kune Do consists of physical techniques and applied philosophies and requires the practitioner to train him or herself to their most combat ready state so that when faced with a particular situation, the tools needed are readily available.