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 religious tradition does Bruce Lee draw on as a path to enlightenment?

2. Lee believes that when one understands the _____, the _____ are understood as well.

3. What does Lee describe as the specific rhythm of two fighters executing a series of movements?

4. Lee instructs that no-contact stopping of attacks inches in front of the target creates a false sense of _____.

5. What does Lee recommend to develop balance?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lee see as the purpose of his book?

2. How is reaction time measured?

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

4. Choose one of the types of speed that Lee outlines. Why do you think this type of speed is desirable for the Jeet Kune Do artist?

5. What is the benefit of determining cadence?

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

7. When is reaction time longer?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Lee identifies six diseases that are proposed as desires. He says they are attachments.

Part 1) Why does Lee consider attachments diseases?

Part 2) Which of the diseases he describes do you feel is most prevalent today?

Part 3) What might Lee suggest to diffuse the problem you have described?

Essay Topic 2

Why does Jeet Kune Do include chokes and foul tactics, such as skin pinching? Do you feel these tactics should be allowed in any martial art or sport? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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