Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way

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Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself as described in his own notes and writings. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death. The development of his unique martial art form—its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans—are all presented in this book in Bruce Lee's own words and notes. This is the...

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Overview

Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the seminal book presenting the martial art created by Bruce Lee himself as described in his own notes and writings. Jeet Kune Do was a revolutionary new approach to the martial arts in its time and is the principal reason why Bruce Lee is revered as a pioneer by martial artists today, many decades after his death. The development of his unique martial art form—its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans—are all presented in this book in Bruce Lee's own words and notes. This is the complete and official version of Jeet Kune Do which was originally published by Tuttle Publishing in cooperation with the Lee family in 1997. It is still the most comprehensive presentation of Jeet Kune Do available.

This book features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable notes and commentaries on the nature of combat and achieving success in life through the martial arts, as well as the importance of a positive mental attitude during training. In addition, there are a series of "Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself" that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his own development, but never lived to complete. Bruce Lee Jeet Kune Do is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have in his collection.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Bruce Lee's long awaited magnum opus in his art of jeet kune do has finally arrived! An instant classic!"—Inside Kung-Fu

"The Bruce Lee Library stands as the definitive presentation of Bruce Lee's magnificent legacy. Each volume belongs on the bookshelf of every serious martial artist."—Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus

"I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the ideas about unarmed combat that were important to Bruce Lee. For the discriminating thinker, welcome to a world of insights that will change your life."—Linda Lee Cadwell

"This book is your road map to an exciting journey of self-knowledge. It has value in being a guidepost to help you in the process of your own personal development."—Ted Wong, from his Foreword

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804831321
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: Bruce Lee Library Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 219,589
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John Little is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee, his training methods, and philosophies. Little is the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations. Little's articles have appeared in every martial arts and health and fitness magazine in North America including Muscle and Fitness. He is the author of The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee, and co-author of Power Factor Training, The Golfer's Two-Minute Workout, and Static Contraction Training for Bodybuilders. A native of Canada, John is an expert in the fields of martial arts, bodybuilding, and physical conditioning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2007

    Where does a kick begin?

    In the eye? The Knee? The 'mind'? The child? The dance of moment? And why a kick? Why here? Why now? Does the kick start in the Martial Arts -- or in the Artist? One of my top 3 martial books of all time. One of my top 5 philosophical books of all time. One of my top 5 'you have to change your view to change your view' books of all time. One of my top 3 books no liberal can understand books of all time. The number 1 book of all time to be rejected by martial artists who are ready to punch out anyone who won't sing their version of 'My dawg is bigger 'en yore dog...' As Lee said 'be like water my friend, be like water.' Approach this book ready to fill your cup and you will leave with no thing. Approach with no thing and there is no exit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2006

    Martial artists read this

    This is a must read and read again and again for any serious martial artist. It is a real in depth look at the art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee's art really look at the art of combat as it is instead of how it should be. this book will point you in the direction of the real truth in martial arts which personal liberation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2006

    Get a copy, and fast!

    Excellent book. If you are a begginer in martial art and dont have real training, I recommend Tao of Jeet Kune Do. This goes in depth more of JKD philosophy and technique.Tao is good, but this is more advanced for martial artsists. Both can help you, but this is probably the better buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2005

    Jeet Kune Do, a way of life

    This book isn't just about martial arts, it contains a deeper understanding about ourselfs. I love martial arts and in particular Jeet kune do because it teaches you not to limit yourself in the learning of combat, but the concept goes deeper. This book teaches you to live with no limitations, it provides you with an important virtue that will make your life possible to anything you want to accomplish. Jeet kune do is the only one that unifies martial arts, because it absorbs what is effective from anything, not just combat styles like karate or kickboxing, this absorbtion can come from anyone and anything. I hope my review has been useful to understand deeper what the book is about. If you are able to go inside Bruce Lee's thoughts you will become a greater person and martial artist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2004

    outstanding book of the year

    this is the most outstanding martial arts book ever written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2004

    AWESOMEEE!!!!!!!!!

    Simply put,AWESOME!BUY NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2002

    A excellent book on Jeet kune do

    This is a lot better than The Tao of Jeet Kune Do and has many improvements. First of all, his notes are organized and all the material in it was unpublished in his original book. It is really great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2001

    Tao of Jeet Kune Do

    This has to be the definitive book on Bruce Lee's martial art. If you own this you do not need 'The Tao of Jeet Kune Do'. John Little has done a great job of locating, formatting, editing and presenting Bruce Lee's writings in a manner that is easy to read, espcially when compared to 'The Tao of Jeet Kune Do' which, in comparison, looks to be so many of Bruce's notes just randomly written. This book presents Bruce Lee's writings and sketches on his art of Jeet Kune Do in an organized and comprehensive manner.This book is, quite simply, the best book on Jeet Kune Do ever written.

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