“The Tao of Jeet Kune Do” is an outline of the martial art. In many ways, it looks like and reads like Lee’s personal notebook. It’s illustrated with crude (but effective) hand drawings of the type one would see in a personal journal, and they are annotated with hand-written notes.
This book is the complete and official version of Jeet Kune Do which was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in cooperation with the Lee family in 1997. It is still the most comprehensive presen
Tao of Jeet Kune Do is a book expressing Bruce Lee’s martial arts philosophy and viewpoints, published posthumously (after Bruce Lee’s death in 1973). The project for this book began in 1970 when Bruce Lee suffered a back injury during one of his practice sessions. During this time he could …
Author: Bruce Lee
Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition by Bruce Lee. Compiled from Bruce Lee’s notes and essays and originally published in 1975, this iconic volume is …
Tao of Jeet Kune Do. From the Introduction: “In 1970, Bruce sustained a rather sever injury to his back. His doctors ordered him to discontinue the practice of martial arts and to remain in bed to allow his back heal. This was probably the most trying and dispiriting time in Bruce’s life. He stayed in bed, virtually flat on his back for six months,
Since Jeet Kune Do is not a fighting style but a set of principals for development fighting and conditioning technique, this can help you with one of the most important parts of being a student of Jeet Kune Do: developing it, expanding it, and shedding whatever you find is not helpful to develop your own Jeet Kune Do.
JEET KUNE DO. Bruce Lee developed an expression of martial arts that was personal to him called Jeet Kune Do (translated: Way of the Intercepting Fist). The term Jeet Kune Do was coined and put into use in 1967 by Bruce Lee in an attempt to put a name to his martial expression.
The ﬁ rst part of the book explains the basic foundation of jeet kune do. It begins with JKD’s ﬁ ghting stances because stances are the cornerstone of any martial art, and jeet kune do’s stances are unique because they favor speed and mobility over strength and solidity.