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. Lee teaches that the ripening of an individual with his being is not possible without ______.

2. Lee recommends a direct or indirect stop-hit to stop the opponent from ______ his attack.

3. Perceptual, mental, initiation and performance are types of _____.

4. What is an ability to recognize or provoke the right moment to act?

5. Lee teaches that _____ allows one to remain coiled in a loose but compact position.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What makes Jeet Kune Do a simple martial art?

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

4. What does Lee mean when he says, "The strike should be felt before it is seen?"

5. Why does Lee suggest a wooden doll has no ego?

6. What benefit does Lee say a fighter has in taking a low-line position?

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

8. What is the benefit of determining cadence?

9. How does Lee describe the "shortened lever" principle?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Weapons used in Jeet Kune Do are classified by leg, hand, and elbow techniques, head butt, and miscellaneous groups. Why does Lee consider the body and its actions weapons? How are these weapons different from physical objects that people use in or out of martial arts?

Essay Topic 2

How do students of Jeet Kune Do show compassion for each other during combat? How do these students show compassion to themselves? How do they show compassion to the world?

Essay Topic 3

Lee embraces the Zen concept of enlightenment. What does it mean to be enlightened? How can achieving this state help a fighter?

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