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Complete history and chronology of Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do



The way of intercepting the fist.
I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune-Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune-Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back.
Bruce Lee



Jeet Kune Do Concepts have been handed-down from Guro Dan Inosanto; the leading influence in the evolution and expansion of Jeet Kune Do since Bruce Lee's untimely death in 1973.
Jeet Kune Do (J.K.D.) is a widely-used but seldom-understood name. Often the name Jeet Kune Do is incorrectly used to describe individual martial art styles when in reality it is a series of concepts and training methodologies that may encompass many different styles at any given time. Once a student has established a base of skills he or she will be able to transcend technique and flow through any range of combat.
Jeet Kune Do was conceived by Bruce Lee in 1967 when he uncovered the concept of interception. In fact, the literal translation of the phrase Jeet Kune Do is 'Way of intercepting fist'. When the term Jeet Kune Do was coined intercepting was not a characteristic of any particular martial art or style.
In fact, the skill vocabulary of Jeet Kune Do is basically an amalgamation of approximately 26 other martial arts which have been adapted to suit individual expression and experience. Bruce Lee's goal was to release Jeet Kune Do pupils from the restrictions of conforming to any one style or pattern. Bruce Lee advocated that the truth in combat is different for each individual.
He set out 4 simple steps to guide students in the development of their Jeet Kune Do training. These are:
Research your own experiences for the truth
Absorb what is useful
Reject what is useless
Add specifically what is your own


Founder: Bruce Lee

Chronology

0/0/1941

 

Bruce Lee Returned with family to Kowloon, Hong Kong.

3/14/1953

 

Bruce Lee

0/0/1958

 

Appeared in Movie "The Orphan." Won Crown Colony Cha-Ch

0/0/1963

 

Wrote

0/0/1964

 

Married Linda C. Emery in Seattle. Lived with James Yim

8/0/1964

 

Gave first major demonstration at Ed Parker's Long Beac

2/1/1965

 

Brandon Lee is born.

0/0/1966

 

4/19/1969

 

Daughter Shannon was born.

0/0/1971

 

Starred in "The Big Boss" and "Fist of Fury."

0/0/1972

 

Starred in "Way of the Dragon" and "Game of Death" (unf

0/0/1972

 

Assisted in the publication of "Wing Chun Kung Fu" with

0/0/1973

 

Starred in "Enter the Dragon."

7/0/1973

 

bruce Lee was buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle.

7/20/1973

 

Bruce Lee dies ...

3/31/1993

 

Brandon Lee dies.

5/7/1993

 

The Bruce Lee Story debuts in theaters and earns $63.5 million worldwide.

 

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