Tao of Jeet Kune Do - Best of Bruce Lee Book

The mentality you need to have when training in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do is that the only way you can understand Jeet Kune Do is if you are self-taught because Jett Kune Do is a process of self discovery and self body workout.

In the early days, Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do for street fighting and self defense, this is the reason why many of these fighting techniques have proven highly effective in Mixed Martial Arts of MMA.

In this video below, you can see various Bruce Lee’s Best Kung Fu Techniques & Moves in his movies. It even includes one of the most famous fighting scene of Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee Kicks & Bruce Lee 1 Inch Punch.

 

“All knowledge leads to self-knowledge.” - Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do is a Bruce Lee philosophy that doctrines art to be formless and “free” of style. Sadly, Jeet Kune Do creator Bruce Lee died before perfecting the philosophy and its martial arts teachings. The good news is that the core essence of  Bruce Lee’s Training (being formless) still remained in the training of many martial artists (particularly Mixed Martial Arts).

As a passionate martial artist, Bruce Lee took it to the max by learning every possible martial arts there were, and meticulously choosing the right blend of techniques and moves that suited his physique, personality and mentality, to create a formless “water-like” way of fighting that wasn’t defensive or attacking, but had the optimum effect in fighting any opponents.

Bruce Lee said that “When the opponent expands, I contract. When he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, I do not hit, it hits all by itself.”

This means that he was in a state of mind that would do the exact correct move at the exact correct time. The only way he could do this was to not be hampered by single martial arts style.

“If you think a thing is impossible,you'll only make it impossible.” ― Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

History behind tao of Jeet Kune Do

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 not train in martial arts. He was ordered by his doctors to wear a back brace for 6 months in order to recover from his injury. This was a very tiring and dispiriting time for Lee who was always very physically active.

It was during his convalescence that he decided to compile a treatise on the system or approach to martial arts that he was developing; he called it Jeet Kune Do. The bulk of these writings would become the “core set of writings”. Many of these writings were done during a single session which provided natural continuity. Lee had also kept various notes throughout the development of his combat philosophy and these would become the disparate notes used in the book. Many of these notes were “sudden inspirations” which were incomplete and lacked any kind of a construct. The combination of the “core set of writings” and the “disparate notes” would be known as the text Tao of Jeet Kune Do.

In 1971, it was Lee’s intent to finish the treatise that he started during his convalescence. However, his film career and work prevented him from doing so. He also vacillated about publishing his book as he felt that this work might be used for the wrong purposes. Lee’s intent in writing the book was to record one man’s way of thinking about the martial arts. It was to be a guidebook not a set of instructions or “How to” manual to learn martial arts.

In 1975, after Bruce Lee’s death, his widow Linda Lee Cadwell decided to make available the information her husband had collected. Lee’s untimely death changed the perspective of releasing the information that Bruce Lee had vacillated about. The “core writings” and various notes were put together in a logical fashion by various editors. The main editor was Gilbert L. Johnson. Johnson along with Linda Lee, Dan Inosanto and other students of Bruce Lee helped him understand Jeet Kune Do well enough to editorialize and organize Lee’s material into text.

The book is dedicated to: The Free, Creative Martial Artist. Lee’s wife, Linda Lee Cadwell holds the copyright to the book. The book is attributed to Bruce Lee as his notes and work were used to compile the book. Although Lee’s material was utilized it was not organized by him; therefore Bruce Lee was not strictly its author.

Bruce Lee Workout

Here are a list of Bruce Lee’s other workout routine that you can search up for your self body training to become the next Bruce Lee.

  1. latissimus dorsi stretch,

  2. latissimus dorsi exercises,

  3. lats workout,

  4. french press exercise,

  5. french press workout,

  6. seated tricep press,

  7. middle back workouts,

  8. lat pulldown alternative,

  9. standing lat pulldown,

  10. dumbbell french press,

  11. lying tricep press,

  12. target french press, resistance band back exercises,

  13. latissimus dorsi workout,

  14. lat pushdown,

  15. latissimus dorsi workouts,

  16. lat pulldown with dumbbells,

  17. lower lat exercises,

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” ― Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee Diet

Bruce Lee Diet Plan

Bruce Lee’s diet mainly consisted of healthy Chinese food, protein shake juicing and vitamin supplements nutrition. According to his wife Linda Lee Cadwell, Lee started to take his diet and nutrition seriously after he moved to the United States. Bruce Lee’s body depended more on what he didn’t have (body fat) and less on what he did (muscles). It was key to his martial arts mastery and he refused to fuel his body with junk food.

Bruce Lee would normally consume four or five smaller meals a day instead of 3 large meals. He would also eat fruit throughout the day to boost his metabolism. For extra energy in between meals, Bruce had his wife prepare congee, made by boiling rice to the point of soup-like consistency, mixed with organ meats like heart, kidney, brain or liver. Today’s bodybuilders have similar eating habits, eating approximately every four hours to ensure the body has a good supply of nutrients to help build and repair muscle tissue. Eating more often than that is not good and can put too much pressure on the digestive system, leading to indigestion.

 

“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.” ― Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee Height, Weight & Profile

Bruce Lee Real Name: Lee Jun Fan

Bruce Lee Date of Birth: Nov 27, 1940 – Jul 20, 1973 (32 years old)

Birth Place: San Francisco, California, United States

Bruce Lee Height: 5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)

Bruce Lee Weight: 64kg

Bruce Lee Wife: Linda Lee Cadwell

Bruce Lee Children: Brandon Lee, Shannon Lee

 

Еаrlу Lіfе
Ісоnіс fіgurе Вruсе Lее wаѕ bоrn оn Nоvеmbеr 27, 1940, іn Ѕаn Frаnсіѕсо, Саlіfоrnіа. Lее’ѕ fаthеr, Lее Ноі Сhuеn, wаѕ а fаmоuѕ Ноng Коng Ореrа ѕіngеr. Ніѕ mоthеr Grасе Но wаѕ оf Еurаѕіа dеѕсеnt. Lее ѕtаrtеd арреаrіng іn mоvіеѕ аt а vеrу уоung аnd wоrkеd іn аlmоѕt 20 mоvіеѕ аѕ а сhіld асtоr. Не dіd hіѕ fіrѕt rоlе whеn hе wаѕ ѕіх уеаrѕ оld.

Whеn Вruсе Lее wаѕ thrее mоnthѕ оld, thеіr раrеntѕ dесіdеd tо mоvе bасk tо Ноng Коng. Вruсе ѕtаrtѕ gеttіng іnvоlvеd іn ѕtrееt gаngѕ іn Ноng Коng, аnd hіѕ fаthеr аѕkеd hіm tо gо bасk tо thе Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ.

Реrѕоnаl Lіfе
Lее ореnеd mаrtіаl аrtѕ іn Ѕеаttlе аnd wаѕ dеерlу lоvеd bу hіѕ ѕtudеntѕ. Lее mеt Lіndа Еmеrу іn Ѕеаttlе, аnd thеу mаrrіеd іn 1964. Тhе соuрlе mоvеd tо Саlіfоrnіа Whеrе Вruсе ореnеd twо mоrе ѕсhооlѕ іn Оаklаnd аnd Lоѕ Аngеlеѕ. Тhеу wеlсоmеd thеіr fіrѕt сhіld Вrаndоn Lее, bоrn іn 1965 аnd Ѕhаnnоn Lее, bоrn іn 1969. Вruсе Lее wаѕ dіеd аt thе аgе оf 32 duе tо brаіn оеdеmа саuѕеd а rеасtіоn tо thе drug.

Саrееr
Lее lеаrnеd thе Кung Fu frоm Маѕtеr Yір Маn аnd bеgаn hіѕ саrееr іn mаrtіаl аrtѕ. Не раrtісіраtеd іn thе Lоng Веасh Іntеrnаtіоnаl Каrаtе Сhаmріоnѕhір іn 1964 аnd 1967 аnd реrfоrmеd аgаіnѕt thе wоrld Каrаtе сhаmріоn Vіс Мооrе.

Lее wаѕ а ѕtаr frоm сhіldhооd аnd dіd hіѕ fіrѕt rоlе іn thе fіlm Gоldеn Gаtе Gіrl. Аftеr соmіng bасk tо thе Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ, Lее wаntѕ tо mаkе hіѕ саrееr іn mаrtіаl аrtѕ іnѕtеаd оf fіlmѕ. Іn 1964, Wіllіаm Dоzіеr іnvіtеd hіm fоr thе аudіtіоn аnd thаt lеаd tо hіѕ соmеbасk tоwаrdѕ thе fіlm іnduѕtrу. Lее арреаrеd іn ТV ѕеrіеѕ lіkе Ваtmаn, Тhе Grееn Ноrnеt, аnd Іrоnѕіdе, рrоduсеd bу Dоzіеr.

Аftеr thаt, Lее рlауіng brіеf rоlеѕ іn mоvіеѕ lіkеѕ Маrlоwе, Тhе Wrесkіng Сrеw, аnd А Wаlk іn thе Ѕрrіng Rаіn, Lее wаѕ nоt hарру wіth hіѕ ѕuрроrtіng rоlеѕ аnd dесіdеd tо gо bасk tо Ноng Коng. Вruсе Lее рlауеd hіѕ fіrѕt lеаdіng rоlе іn Тhе Віg Воѕѕ, whісh рrоvеd tо bе а hugе ѕuссеѕѕ. Не lаtеr арреаrеd іn Fіѕt оf Furу whісh brоkе thе rесоrd оf Тhе Віg Воѕѕ. Не арреаrеd іn thrее mоrе fіlmѕ аnd аlѕо ѕtаrtеd dіrесtіоn. Не dіеd bеfоrе thе rеlеаѕе оf еntеrіng thе Drаgоn, whісh рrоvеd tо bе hіѕ lаѕt fіlm.

 

Bruce Lee Net Worth

Bruce Lee net worth: Bruce Lee was a Chinese-American martial artist, martial arts instructor, and movie star who had a net worth of $10 million dollars. Bruce Lee, also known as Lee Jun-fan, was born in San Francisco, California and spent part of his childhood in Hong Kong. After the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong ended, Bruce Lee began studying martial arts. He began training in Wing Chun under famed instructor Yip Man.

 

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