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Tao of Jeet Kune Do Themes

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Themes

Freedom and Transformation

Bruce begins martial arts training as a thirteen-year-old to be free from the fear of not being able to defend himself. That fear causes him to find the freedom that enables him to transform himself from a defenseless adolescent into a young man able to take care of himself. He becomes free from the fear of attack by others.

His initial desire and freedom to learn self-defense transforms Bruce Lee's life into a nineteen year study and career in martial arts. Over that nineteen year period of study, he transforms freedom from fear into knowledge that he transforms into a science and art, and a philosophy and a way of life as a film star. Those freedoms however, ironically according to his own writing, require the lack of freedom from practice and exercise to maintain his career as a professional martial artist. His freedom paradoxically becomes...

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