Jeet Kune Do JKD
Guro Dan Inosanto explains Jeet Kune Do JKD
Jeet Kune Do JKD & Bruce Lee's Wing Chun Kung Fu
Jeet Kune Do JKD is the world's first mixed martial arts and is often called "Mixed Martial Arts for the Street." However, Jeet Kune Do JKD is, first and foremost, designed for street self defense. Jeet Kune Do JKD is the culmination of Lee's personal research and evaluation of the world's top martial arts and styles in order to find what works best for street self defense. Jeet Kune Do JKD blends together "The best-of-the-best" fighting arts from around the world. It uses concepts, techniques and training methods from over 26 different martial arts. Jeet Kune Do JKD
teaches Bruce Lee's philosophy as well as his fight strategies and tactics. The words Jun Fan are Bruce Lee's Chinese name, and another name for Jeet Kune Do JKD is Jun Fan Gung Fu or "Bruce Lee's Gung Fu."
Jeet Kune Do JKD was designed for self defense: the goal is to end the fight as soon as possible by finishing the attacker as fast as possible. You want to knock the attacker out in seconds and get away!
What Makes Up Jeet Kune Do JKD Training?
Jeet Kune Do Training is broken down into FIVE AREAS:
1. Western Boxing
3. Wing Chun
5. Chinese Gung Fu
Area 1: Jeet Kune Do Western Boxing Training includes:
1. Learning offensive techniques such the jab, cross, hook, uppercut, and overhand punches used in a variety of combinations.
2. Learning defensive techniques such as catches, parries, covers, slips, bobs, weaves, ducks, and rolls. These are trained with a partner throwing punches.
3. Offensive and defensive footwork - fast, light and shifty footwork to allow you to move in and out of range smoothly and effortlessly.
4. Developing your hand speed and knockout power.
5. Conditioning with jump ropes, focus mitts, heavy bag, shadowboxing and
6. Adapting your Boxing techniques for a street altercation so you can use it for self defense, because Boxing for the ring is different from Boxing for the street.
Area 2: Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing Training includes:
1. Learning Muay Thai/Thai Boxing - Uses full power kicks, punches, elbows & knees; known as "The Science of the Eight Limbs."
2. Learning Savate (French Kickboxing) - Known as "The French Art of Foot Fighting," this art uses fast, evasive footwork and fast, precise kicking.
3. Learning American Kickboxing - Uses kicks and punches in powerful combinations
4. Learning Sikaran (Filipino Low-Line Kicking) - For self defense, this art uses fast, deceptive kicks to the groin, knees, shins, and ribs.
5. Learning Panantukan (Filipino Boxing) - no-rules boxing that adds elbows, knees, headbutts, nerve destructions, arm wrenches, kicks, throws, sweeps, joint locks, chokes, & eye jabs to the fight
5. Learning Lee's unique way of kicking - Lee's fast, devastating, power kicking.
1. Learning Close-Quarters Combat - Fighting at the close distance where you can clinch your attacker's neck; this is where we apply the most powerful tools we have on the body - headbutts, knees, & elbows.
2. Learning the Straight Blast (Jik Chung Choy) - The most powerful technique
you have to force your attacker to run away from you; very effective tool.
3. Learning Trapping Techniques - Immobilizing & pinning your attacker's arms and feet so that he can't block your attacks, which allows you to keep hitting him until he is knocked out.
4. Learning Classical Wooden Dummy Forms - Using the Mook Jong (Wooden Dummy) to develop your trapping power, body conditioning, & hand speed.
5. Learning Chi Sao - Developing touch/contact sensitivity that allows you to feel your attacker's intentions by reading the physical pressure he is exerting on you. Also known as "contact reflex," you practice Chi Sao with a partner.
6. Learning the Sil Lum Tao - The first form of Classical Wing Chun, which teaches you the fundamental shapes and techniques from Wing Chun, as well as developing your inner Chi, or internal energy.
Area 4: Jeet Kune Do Grappling includes:
1. Learning Chin Na (Chinese Grappling)
2. Learning Judo
3. Learning Small-Circle Jujitsu (Japanese Jujitsu)
4. Learning Wrestling
Later on, after Bruce Lee's death, the following arts were added to the Jeet Kune Do Grappling system:
1. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
2. Pencak Silat
4. Dumog (Filipino Grappling)
Area 5: Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu includes:
1. Learning Tai Chi (Wu-style)
3. Learning Northern and Southern Shaolin Gung Fu
4. Learning Northern and Southern Praying Mantis
5. Learning Hung Gar
6. Learning Choy Li Fut
JKD was the first modern mixed martial art -
The forerunner to today's MMA!