Tao of Jeet Kune Do Test | Final 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 call the space a fighter and his opponent have in relation to each other?

2. What does Lee say a long and deep feint draws the opponent into?

3. What does Lee suggest results when there is no center and no circumference?

4. What does Lee conclude is based on feints and actions connected to them?

5. What attack occurs in the same line as the original action when the opponent retreats without a parry?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 6, Lee says that footwork is better than using arms to avoid kicks or blows. Why does he emphasize footwork?

2. Describe Lee's concept of the circle with no circumference.

3. How does rolling minimize the fighter's punch?

4. What might happen if a fighter parries too early?

5. How can a beat be used against an opponent who is fast and cannot be feinted?

6. Lee writes, "Effort should be applied to the work to be done as if nothing particular is happening. " Name an example from everyday life and how this principle might work.

7. How does rhythm prepare the fighter in Jeet Kune Do?

8. Why are direct attacks rare in Jeet Kune Do?

9. Lee describes the speed of a simple attack as both "smooth and explosive." How might it be possible to achieve this state?

10. Why did Lee include courage as a principle for "distance in attack?"

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

How do students of Jeet Kune Do show compassion for each other during combat? How do these students show compassion to themselves? How do they show compassion to the world?

Essay Topic 3

Lee embraces the Zen concept of enlightenment. What does it mean to be enlightened? How can achieving this state help a fighter?

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