What Is Jeet Kune Do?
One can not speak about Jeet Kune Do (JKD) without first talking about it's founder Lee Jun Fan (Bruce Lee). Lee was a student of wing chun and tai chi. He later studied other martial arts including kung fu and western boxing. In his studies he concluded that traditional arts can be a box that restricts the fighter from responding spontaneously. He believed that true freedom in combat did not exist in one art and that each person must find his own path. Even though the path may be individually unique, there were certain principles that were found to be consistent. JKD presents the student with these principles, which when combined with appropriate technique and the development of attributes, allow the student to find his own truth in combat.