Tao of Jeet Kune Do Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

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Introduction

• The Zen concept of enlightenment is applied to the martial artist.

• The path of the artist requires one to expand and let go.

• Jeet Kune Do allows one to master his or her will.

• Lee believes classical techniques limit creativity and freedom.

Preliminaries

• Lee outlines a fitness plan for training that emphasizes both psychological and physiological conditioning.

• Warm up exercises are described to rehearse skills, raise body temperature and prevent injuries.

• Lee details on-guard position, the foundation for other movements in Jeet Kune Do.

• Positions are illustrated to show proper stance, posture, target areas and movements.

Qualities

• Coordination, strength, endurance and balance are qualities the athlete must cultivate.

• A skilled athlete learns to relax the body but not the mind.

• Understanding speed and time allow the fighter to break the combat rhythm with effective attacks and counter-attacks.

Tools

• Lee compares Western boxing to Eastern martial arts.

• A...

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