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Jeet Kune Do was born of Bruce Lee, the martial art superstar who famously referred to it as the “style without style”.   Jeet Kune Do literally means  “the way of the intercepting fist”, and many would assert that it’s not so much a martial art but a combat philosophy that incorporates traits and characteristics from many other fighting styles, most notably Wing Chun, Western boxing and fencing.

In JKD practitioners are encouraged to interpret techniques for themselves and to change them if necessary,  giving the student freedom to experiment fighting throughout Jeet Kune Do’s three fighting ranges, which are:

1.  Long range

2.  Medium range

3.  Close range

Jeet Kune Do emphasizes the practice of understanding the tools that can be applied in these three fighting ranges.   Long range is known as the fighting measure and is the preferred position to maintain when not attacking.  Here the idea is to remain safe while testing the opponents reactions by feinting attacks.

In medium range kicks, punches, trapping and grappling movements come into play, with JKD encouraging the interception and countering of an opponents attack.

Head butts, elbows, knees, chokes, strangles and use of other serious body weapons are trained for close range.

Jeet Kune Do Resources:
Jeet Kune Do Wiki
Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do Federation

Jeet Kune Do Books:

Remembering the Master: Bruce Lee, Jimmy Yimm Lee, and the Creation of Jeet Kune Do
Encyclopedia of Jeet Kune Do: From A to Z
Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual
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Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee’s Wisdom for Daily Living (The Bruce Lee library)
The Ultimate Guide to Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee’s Commentaries on the Martial Way (The Bruce Lee library)
Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual
Urban Combat Jeet Kune Do
The Essence of Jeet Kune Do
Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method: The Complete Edition
Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do: Scientific Streetfighting
Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Essential Elements of Bruce Lee’s Martial Art
Chinatown Jeet Kune Do, Volume 2: Training Methods of Bruce Lee’s Martial Art
Book – Tao of Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do: The Arsenal of Self-Expression
Jeet Kune Do Basics (Tuttle Martial Arts Basics)
Jeet Kune Do: Entering to Trapping to Grappling
Jeet Kune Do Attributes: Concepts and Philosophies
Jeet Kune Do for Wing Chun Students
The Art of Expressing the Human Body (Bruce Lee Library)
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Jeet Kune Do: The Principles of a Complete Fighter

Jeet Kune Do DVD’s:

Bruce Lee – Jeet Kune Do [DVD]
Mo Teague’s Functional Jeet Kune Do – Vol 1 [DVD] [2007]
Chinatown Jeet Kune Do [DVD] [2010] [US Import]
Jeet Kune Do for Advanced Practitioner 1: Attack [DVD] [2011] [US Import]
Jeet Kune Do for Advanced Practitioner 2: Energy [DVD] [2011] [US Import]
Jeet Kune Do for Advanced Practitioner 3: Trapping [DVD] [2011] [US Import]

Jeet Kune Do Clothing & Equipment:

Keychain “I Love Jeet Kune Do” – Hand Made, Key chain ring
I Love Jeet Kune Do Decorated Mouse Pad

Martial Arts England Jeet Kune Do pages:

Register your Jeet Kune Do club with Martial Arts England

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