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What JEET KUNE DO Is, What It Isn’t and How You Can Learn It Right!


The jeet kune do conversations one sees on social media are reminiscent of the Los Angeles freeway system: They lead all over the place.

Everyone who posts has his or her own “true” interpretation of what constitutes JKD. Unfortunately, most of it is not based on mastery — or even solid comprehension — of the subject. Instead, it’s based on simple understanding and hearsay. Yet plenty of people out there think what they read is correct. 

Among the dubious claims one comes across is this: “JKD is an amalgam of a number of different martial arts, and Bruce Lee picked whatever was useful, dis- carded what was not and called it his own style.” It’s time someone debunked this myth and then explained what JKD actually is.


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