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 does Lee claim should be felt before it is seen?

2. What state of mind should a student have while in combat?

3. What does Lee say occurs while warming up that reduces viscosity and resistance of muscle to its own movement?

4. Lee says the hook should start and end in the position, without _____.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why are the weapons of Jeet Kune Do parts of the body, rather than actual objects?

3. Lee says that a proper spiritual attitude is maintained. What might happen if a fighter does not maintain their spiritual attitude?

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

5. How is reaction time measured?

6. 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?

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

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

9. When is reaction time longer?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some keys in Jeet Kune Do to a successful offense? What are some keys to a successful defense? Does Lee stress one way over the other?

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

How can one keep the mind empty so the "freedom of action if never obstructed?" What might Lee suggest to a student struggling to keep the mind empty?

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