03-22-2006, 00:19 #1
Movements of Jeet Kune Do (Question)
Have yall ever noticed that in martial art movies (and even video games for that matter) when theres one guy who does Jeet Kune Do that the moves he does tends to be higly flashy with Muhammed Ali like feet movements that Bruce implemented. And alot of switching of stances and feet dance like and juggeling moves. But when I see real people who claim to study the style there sparring looks almost like street fight simulated match. But even Bruce Lee danced around (especially in his movies, this looks very cool I might add). What do yall think or what do yall know (for ppl who know what there talking about). Now I know that JKD is supposed to be what you allow it to be (correct me if Im wrong) but the movements always made me curious. Give me yall 2 cents and tell me how do yall practice your JKD and what do yall find effective and dont find effective.
03-22-2006, 09:56 #2
I'm not a JKD student, but according to what I've read and have been told by JKD practitioners the flashy dancing around was strictly designed for the movies, for the sake of looking cool. In real sparring, Bruce Lee was much more down to earth and efficient.Tony Dismukes
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03-24-2006, 23:52 #3
JKD is a way of training. There aren't any specific techniques..at least, that's what I've read her at least 100 times. In the Tao of Jeet Kune Do, there are pictures that show different movements to practice with, and coiled stance, aswell as a few excercises, and a lot of writing. I'm pretty sure, as Tony said, that the flashy footwork was just for the movies(like most flashy moves).-Frank Tursack
03-25-2006, 14:53 #4
I do know that Bruce utilized fencing and boxing for the footwork. AS far as the movies, if you study his foot work, then you see that it is made only slightly more fancy for the cameras. Watch tapes of him outside the movies training, and then compare.It is not love that sucks. It is the absence of love that sucks. Love is the most wonderful, most powerful force on the face of the earth. It overcomes all things, anger, hatred, and fear. So learn what love is, and enjoy it, because it only truly happens once.
03-29-2006, 18:40 #5
Acorrding to the Book "commentaries on the martial way, jeet kune do" by bruce lee, alot of his flashy movement was based off of not letting your opponent anticipate your next move, to be able to attack at any time during his "dance".
09-21-2006, 20:17 #6
Sijo Lee did get his footwork from watching boxers like Muhammed Ali and fencers. It really keeps you light on your feet and always moving which is important. For a man of Bruce's size with that kind of speed it was deadly. I have seen videos of Bruce sparring and in tournaments and he did move his feet in that way.