Tao of Jeet Kune Do Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What may be used to anticipate and intercept the final line of attack if an opponent is making an attack?

2. What is the fragment of time within a cadence that is most suitable for effective action?

3. According to Lee, what is comprised of leads, false moves, and counterpunches supported by mobility and pressure?

4. What position does Lee prefer, because it is an area of weakness for most people?

5. The straight rear thrust to body is a _____ used as a counter or after a preliminary feint.

Short Essay Questions

1. Who helped Lee in the writing and publication of his book?

2. Why might Lee recommend imagining simple moves to counter an attacking opponent?

3. Why does Lee call Western boxing over-daring?

4. How might exercises that imitate moves used in the event be beneficial, as Lee claims?

5. What do you imagine a "poker body" might look and feel like?

6. How does Lee describe muscle tension working like a brake?

7. A moon seen under the waves is proposed as an example of moving and not moving. What would be another example of moving and not moving?

8. When is reaction time longer?

9. What is the benefit of determining cadence?

10. Why does Lee instruct that a lead hook be used carefully?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lee describes two types of fighters. One is mechanical. The other is intellectual.

Part 1) Describe a mechanical fighter during combat.

Part 2) Describe an intellectual fighter during combat.

Part 3) Explain which fighter has the advantage, if any. If there is no advantage, explain why.

Essay Topic 2

Lee writes "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do" while he is on bed rest.

Part 1) Do you think he would have written this book if he had not been injured? Why or why not?

Part 2) What was his purpose in writing the book?

Part 3) How did Lee's wife, editor and friends help complete his work?

Essay Topic 3

Choose a sport, not related to any martial art. Explain how the teachings of Jeet Kune Do could be applied to this sport. How would it help athletes physically and mentally?

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