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

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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 suggests that speed and _____ from many angles should be used in stop-hit training.

2. What can create evasiveness, devastating attacks, speed, natural dynamics, deception, stickiness, and complete ease to succeed?

3. What does Lee claim should be felt before it is seen?

4. Over the long history of martial arts, most systems promote forms and techniques that simulate _____ and can be practiced like a _____.

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does rolling minimize the fighter's punch?

2. Do fighters in Jeet Kune Do need to be the same height and weight?

3. How does Lee believe that self-worth is acquired?

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

5. What might happen if a fighter parries too early?

6. What is the benefit of determining cadence?

7. What happened in Bruce Lee's life that inspired the writing of "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do?"

8. Why does Lee say body feel important to develop in kicking?

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

10. What does Lee mean when he refers to most people as "instruments of others?"

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Jeet Kune Do offers a path to self-knowledge. How does Jeet Kune Do help one cultivate self-knowledge? What are some other ways people can attain self-knowledge, besides studying a martial art?

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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