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 concept of enlightenment is used in martial arts?

2. What does Lee recommend to develop balance?

3. What does Lee say enables one to assume adaptability to any style?

4. Lee says that the main goal of Jeet Kune Do is kicking, hitting, and _____.

5. What does Lee claim a master boxer attacks by?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who helped Lee in the writing and publication of his book?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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