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#251799 - 04/22/08 02:49 AM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: The_Master]
The_Master Offline
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Registered: 04/21/08
Posts: 145
Loc: Australia. aka The Down Under
and should i learn the REAL stuff, or the Concept forms?
Use no way as way: JKD. Martial Arts is a way of life.

#251800 - 04/22/08 06:54 AM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: The_Master]
JKogas Offline

Registered: 01/25/03
Posts: 10818
Loc: North Carolina
lol @ the "REAL stuff"...

Just to let you know, there are only two kinds of "stuff". First is the "stuff" that is functional. Second is the stuff that is fantasy based.

What distinguishes the two is how training is accomplished. If the training is "alive" (not to be confused with all-out sparring or brutality), it will become functional. If the training is "dead", it will probably not develop your skill in any appreciable manner.

That is the simplest way of expressing the difference.

As different schools train in different manners, you'll have to visit a particular school to see how it is they train before you can draw a conclusion.

So to answer your question, the "real" stuff isn't Original JKD anymore than its Concepts JKD. Both types of groups can train as dead as anyone.


#251801 - 04/22/08 06:57 AM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: JKogas]
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well with the research i've done, there's the traditional stuff, that every1 says is purely what Bruce Lee taught, then there's concept which expands on his ideas. i'm just trying to sort out the 'difference'
Use no way as way: JKD. Martial Arts is a way of life.

#251802 - 05/26/08 05:26 AM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: The_Master]
skinters Offline

Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 239
Loc: swansea,wales
to me bruce lee was expanding his ideas all the time and those who knew him comment that everytime they saw him he was thinking and doing something different he regreted the day he coined the word jkd but he had to put a name to his movements and at the time wanted to make his own way .

if bruce lee was still with us i feel that down the years he woould have continued to shake off the name jkd and if was to coin another name would we be following that ? also if he was to say that jkd is outdated and that he has other ideas
but has no name for it would we have been waiting eager to hear what that name was so we could get started ?

im just scratching the surface on what i personaly think about jkd and what it is.if you want to train that way and get something out of it and find it works for you in the real world then good luck .

jase .

Edited by skinters (05/26/08 05:31 AM)
if only we could strike with the eyes - from the thought to the fist how much time is lost ?

#251803 - 08/04/08 06:30 PM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: theoldone]
Tains Offline

Registered: 08/04/08
Posts: 3
For me JKD(I dont practice it so I dont really think I can talk about it) meant making your own style by following multiple. Take that which is usefull and throw away that which is useless was a quote I take to heart.

Create your own path and rules. Learning how to fight can only really be done by experience in my opinion. There will always be things you cant predict. Brucy(lol) was a brawler, and he became a martial artist. He HAD experience.

So JKD to me, is creating your own path...

how you want to do that is up to you.
Create your own path, your own rules, and only THEN will your life bow to you.

#251804 - 08/05/08 07:18 PM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: Tains]
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Registered: 02/09/03
Posts: 7043
Loc: Ms
JKD is self actualization and exploration. No more, no less. How can I be true to myself, while being safe from harm and economical in my movement. That is JKD. JKD is the answer that destroys the fear that lives in ones heart that comes from the question"Am I good enough?" . The answer simply is yes, I am, and I always was. JKD is the catalyst that brings about this self awareness and personal truth.
"When I let Go of who I am, I become who I might be."
Lao Tzu

#251805 - 01/30/09 10:29 PM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: theoldone]
m9k Offline

Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 12
Loc: USA
*post deleted* If you want to chat about JKD, do it HERE, on this forum.

Edited by JKogas (01/31/09 11:27 AM)

#420686 - 07/08/09 07:46 PM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: m9k]
Kentao5 Offline

Registered: 12/26/05
Posts: 34
Loc: Mount Joy, Pa.
JKD is, what your is experience, not someone else's interpretations.

#428288 - 07/13/10 11:01 PM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: Wosaw]
sphs8160634 Offline

Registered: 07/13/10
Posts: 3
Loc: indiana
JKD is about personal growth and freedom from dogma, yet so many try to find the "true jkd" as if Bruce Lee were God and the remaining living OBLSs are rival claimants to the papacy.
Strange what history has done to us- Bruce Lee in death has become a "magic mirror" in which each of us sees his best self.
And of course, Bruce was a martial arts teacher who started his own ..... something. The art would progress more if there were less talking and more training.
Your movements must be simple and direct.

#428302 - 07/14/10 11:48 AM Re: What IS Jeet Kune Do [Re: sphs8160634]
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Registered: 05/27/07
Posts: 127
Loc: Above Is Heaven, Down Is Earth
You probably already enjoy fruits in Your life of what You just said?
Fellow Of Life

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