Essence of Jeet Kune Do

By Dave Carnell
PAGES: 160
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 395 colour photographs and diagrams

The art of Jeet Kune Do is difficult to define because its founder, Bruce Lee, wanted individuals to undertake their own journey of self-discovery and self-expression, and hated referring to his art as a style or system. Moreover, JKD is a martial art that is alive and forever changing. Notwithstanding this, the author captures the very essence of JKD and provides the reader with an understanding of both the roots and true development of the art, as well as advanced training concepts and progressions.

  • Considers the origins and development of the philosophy of JKD and demonstrates how Wing Chun, boxing and fencing lie at the core of the art
  • Examines and explains the centre line theory, the mechanics of developing power and speed, advanced footwork and kicks, tactics, hand strikes, and use of the elbows, knees and head
  • Presents an entire chapter on focus gloves, which are the most valuable piece of training equipment for JKD practitioners, and a succeeding chapter on sparring
  • Also provides a separate chapter covering stand-up grappling and escape on the ground
  • Includes a useful Glossary of the fencing terminology used in JKD

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