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Overview

Reveals how the iconic warrior attained his legendary speed, power, and footwork. Included are practical, effective stretches for increasing flexibility, abdominal exercises that can be performed anywhere, and hard-hitting advice on running, biking, skipping rope, and shadowboxing. More than just a fitness guide, this must-have manual also delves into the fundamental aspects of Bruce Lee’s revolutionary combat philosophy, jeet kune do, including how to strengthen your fists with iron-palm training, get the most out of your punches and kicks, camouflage your attacks, develop the footwork to evade almost any blow, cover distance rapidly, escape from a tight corner, conserve energy for countering, build muscles without sacrificing speed, fix flaws in your stance, and improve your peripheral vision, leverage, and timing.

This book covers the fighting man's exercise system, the on-guard position, footwork, power training, speed training, the non-telegraphic punch, and training in awareness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897500517
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications
  • Publication date: 5/28/1977
  • Series: Bruce Lee's Fighting Method Series
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.39 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Bruce Lee flashed like a meteor through the world of martial arts and motion pictures. On July 20, 1973, the iconic figure died in Hong Kong at the age of 32. He starred in several classic martial arts movies, including The Big Boss, Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, and Way of the Dragon.

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Table of Contents

Chapter I The Fighting Man Exercise 14
Stamina Exercise
Warming-Up Exercise
Flexibility Exercise
Abdominal Exercise
Chapter II The On-Guard Position 28
Stances
Balance
Chapter III Footwork 48
The Shuffle
Quick Movements
The Burst
Sidestepping
Chapter IV Power Training 66
Punching Power
Pulling Power
Power Kicking
Chapter V Speed Training 94
Speed In Punching
Nontelegraphic Punch
Speed In Kicking
Awareness
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2002

    This book saved me!!!!

    Yes indeed! A few years ago, I was a musician in a band and after a gig one late night, a football hooligan (who was probably out of his mind on drugs) came along and started threatening my girlfriend and I. It all started with the classic hooligan's one liner, "What the f£$@ are you growling at!?" I tried time and time again to tell him "I don't want any trouble". I used every bit of psychology I could to reason with the guy, but all I got in return was complete mindless irrationality. After what seemed like a few minutes the guy suddenly lunged forward to within about a foot or two from where I was (but was heading straight in the direction of my girlfriend who was standing right beside me at the time, if you can visualise that!). This was CLEARLY an attack and a textbook self defence situation. Then, something happened. In a split second, somehow (and from nowhere!), I recalled and executed a technique that I had read a few months earlier from the orange Fighting Method book. I can't recall exactly every single moment of what happened. All I know is that there were a few punches and a low level knee kick followed by a takedown. The whole thing was over in under three seconds. Without even consciously thinking about it, I absolutely HAD executed a technique that was mentioned in this book! I can even remember the page and the picture and everything (if anyone's interested, email me)!!! So, the book DID save me, and probably my girlfriend too! Thank you Bruce!!! PS- I'm NOT a martial artist. I don't go to any clubs and at the time of the incident I weighed about 10 stone and was a bit of a weakling (I guess I still am!).

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2009

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    I must for martial artists

    This book is a must have for any and all martial artists. This book covers basic techniques and philosophies of Jeet Kune Do. Very worth checking out.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 26, 2009

    this is the greatest book ever

    Awesome. If you know nothing of fighting, and want to learn in detail, get this book, its a must. You wont get any story telling from this book. But what you will get is a book that goes straight into detail on how to learn the way bruce lee fights. This is a def must have for everyone thats into martial arts and especialy those who want to learn martial arts. this is the way to go.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    It says ut is a collection but what is in it?

    Doed it haave bruce lees tao in it?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Great book

    I am a mixed martial artist and this book is a must to have!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    Superior instruction at your fingertips.

    Proper training, technique and mentality are demonstrated in this series. The examples cover most street scenarios and are an awesome tool for citation in combatives. Sparring is a core training tool, and the sparring partner can benefit from this reading as well. Read, fight and be merry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Love It!

    A Must HAVE for anyone practicing or interested in Martial Arts!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    Convenient consolidation of the classic set.

    Definitely a good book for those interested in Jeet Kune Do and those trying to get a basic idea of where some of the ideas come from. You're not going to "learn" JKD from a book, but you can learn some of the basic principles behind it with this one.

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  • Posted October 6, 2010

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND, THE MASTER

    I HAVE READ,IT IS EXCELLENT. SHEER GENIUS. TAKES YOU THE BEGINNING.
    THERE ARE 3 OTHER BOOKS SAME SIZE JUST WITH A WEALTH OF INFORMATION IN.
    IT'S NOTHING BUT WIN, WIN FOR THE READER. THESE 4 BOOKS. YOU WILL NEVER REGRET THIS PURCHASE!!!
    RICA XAVIER
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  • Posted September 26, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing Book

    If your looking for a way into Bruce Lee's art, look no further. Great book. Easier to navigate than the broken up books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2009

    good book

    this book is good you will learn some very affictive self defence and if not at least you can hit people with it and hope to give them paper cuts ( the book is paper back )

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2005

    Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Self-Defense Techniques, Vol. 1

    I just got this book and it is great. It has nice illustrations and it tells you how to do them. This book is just one of the many great Bruce Lee books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2003

    bruce lee and jkd are the bomb!!!!

    This is needed to get a strong foundation of bruces jeet kune do

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2003

    martial arts master

    this book is really cool because it teaches you how to use self defense techniques that people should learn because bruce is defintely right anywhere someone can come out and jump you so with this book you can learn how to use self defense techiques and be prepare cause maybe on the next walk to your house can be your last so what i'm saying is that with this book you can at least learn the basics of self defense so its really cool to get to know the moves and stuff and let me get to the point this book is the one of best books about martial arts and defintely recommend you peoples get this and all the cool bruce lee books out there

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2003

    Awesome

    This book is awesome! If your at home reading this, get off the chair and buy this book. This book is so cool. Full of pictures and tips, this book is the only book you need to buy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2002

    a great book!

    This book is great, it has most of the main methods of jkd, you should also get TAO OF JEET KUNE DO it comply with this book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    '''THE KING OF KUNG FU'''

    This book is about Bruce Lees bacic self defence teckneks. And tells you how to defend yourself agansed sombody with a wepon. I would recomend this for anyone how wants to lern Jeet kune do and Kung Fu.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    bruce lee the ultimate fighting machine!!

    This book written by bruce lee will teach you what to do in almost any violent situation. Eventhough im still new to Jeet Kune Do it helped me a lot!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2001

    truly awsome

    this is a exellent book for a first time practioner to use i recemend it to every one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2000

    Bruce Lee, Fighter

    This book just again shows how great Bruce Lee is. He does what is needed to say and express the way he feels about his rough life and hard traditions, than shows the world that he is the ultimate fighting machine. Yet he gives everyone the chance to be like him in his fighting methods.When he first came to the US he was unable to get along with anyone. But he got past that and taught the 'people' what he thaught they needed to survive. which he epresses in this fantastic

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