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Jeet Kune Do - A Core Structure Training Manual

By Dave Carnell

ISBN: 9781847970039
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 350 colour photographs; 7 line drawings

Jeet Kune Do [JKD], which translates as 'the way of the intercepting fist', was developed over a number of years by Bruce Lee as an antithesis to what he saw as the formulaic straightjacket of the classical martial arts which, he argued, failed to allow individuals to fully and honestly express themselves. However, as Cass Magda points out in his Foreword, JKD is definitely not a 'do-it-yourself' martial art and it does have a unique structure. Indeed, it is essential for the JKD fighter to master this structure if he, or she, is to present a highly organized defence and mount an instantaneous and effective counter-attack.

This fascinating training manual presents the structure of JKD and provides the reader with a solid core foundation which can be used to apply the original principles of the art.

Discusses the history and philosophy of JKD Examines Bai-Jong or on-guard position, footwork, defensive and offensive techniques, and kicking Considers the important JKD principle of interception and the techniques involved Analyses the five-ways attack, sensitivity exercises, grappling as well as equipment training Provides useful glossaries of both the general and the Chinese terminology used in JKD

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