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 say occurs while warming up that reduces viscosity and resistance of muscle to its own movement?

2. What concept of enlightenment is used in martial arts?

3. What supplies energy for muscular contractions?

4. Muscle _____ on both sides of a _____ change in movement.

5. What type of hook does Lee suggest for in-fighting when coming away on the break?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are some qualities of a Jeet Kune Do fighter?

4. How does Lee describe muscle tension working like a brake?

5. How is reaction time measured?

6. What makes Jeet Kune Do a simple martial art?

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

8. 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?

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

10. When is reaction time longer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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 3

Choose a sport, not related to any martial art. Explain how the teachings of Jeet Kune Do could be applied to this sport. How would it help athletes physically and mentally?

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