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. The author suggests that the lack of _____ lets things disclose themselves.

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

3. According to Bruce Lee's teachings, what expression opens thought, feeling, and will to the world of nature?

4. How many basic methods are used in attack?

5. What does Lee say there is no need for in Buddhism?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do Lee and the editor devote so much detail to the on-guard position and proper posture?

3. Name one of Lee's timing exercises that a fighter can practice.

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

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

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

7. Why does the author believe Jeet Kune Do is an art?

8. Why does Lee mention tools of judo and ju-jitsu in Chapter 4?

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

10. Why do different types of activities require different warm ups?

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

Lee offers a detailed training regimen for Jeet Kune Do students in the text.

Part 1) How might one look at training so it becomes more than just doing a series of exercises?

Part 2) How do you think Lee devised his training plan?

Essay Topic 3

Do you agree with Lee's claim that Western boxing is overbearing and Eastern martial arts are overprotective? Why or why not?

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