On Guard Position - Is the most effective JKD stance for attacking and defending yourself. It is important to position your arms, feet and head. From the southpaw stance, the chin and shoulder should meet halfway- the right shoulder raised an inch or two and the chin dropped about the same distance. At this position the muscles and bone structure are in best possible aligment, protecting the point of the chin. The leading hand position could be placed slightly below shoulder height as shown in the photo. The onguard position is perfect for mobility. It allows you to take small steps for speed and controlled balance while bridging the distance of your opponet, and camouflages your timing. Since the leading hand and foot are closest to the target, 80 percent of hitting is done by them.
(1)Begin in a neutral stance and jump up.
(2) Knee bent sharply
(3)Extend the kick, hitting with the in step. At the moment of impact, tense your thigh and buttocks for maximum power
(4) relax and start your recoil, landing with your both legs and return to the fighting stance
( Multiple Kicking drills )
"So What Exactly is Jeet Kune Do?"
Editorial from the Bruce Lee Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Magazine, December 1997.
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Over the years, many people have made claims regarding the proper definition of Bruce Lee's art. Some have defined it as a process of "change;" others have labeled it as simply "modified Wing Chun;" others, with the best of intentions have stated that it is simply an eclectic jumble of various styles and arts that hopefully will, at some unspecified point in the future, gestalt into something meaningful for the individual practitioner.
With the formation of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, however, there no longer exists any need for such contradictory and confusing definitions. There is but one definition for Jun fan Jeet Kune Do and here it is: Jun fan Jeet Kune Do is the complete body of technical (physical and scientific) and philosophical (mental, social, spiritual) knowledge that was studied and taught by Bruce Lee during his lifetime. In other words, Jun fan Jeet Kune Do (with, as its core, the combative principles, physical techniques, training methods, and philosophical ideas synthesized by Bruce Lee during his lifetime) is concerned solely and exclusively with Bruce Lee's personal evolution and process of self-discovery through martial art as indicated and supported by the written record (Bruce Lee's personal papers and library) and oral history (recollections of those who spent time with and/or studied under Bruce Lee). That's it. Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do concerns itself with presenting Bruce Lee's ideas and opinions - and not anyone else's interpretation of them - with regard to:
A distinction is made between this body of work (i.e., Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do) and an individual student's own personal process of self-discovery through martial art, in that each student is free to utilize all, some or none of Bruce Lee's teachings to assist him in this respect. Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is not about setting up restrictions or "Ways" of doing things. It has no interest in trying to mold or shape you. It accepts you as you are. Much like when a bubbling spring flows out from the mountains, it is simply there for a thirsty traveler should he wish to partake of it.
When a bird sings, it does not sing for the advancement of music, but if somebody stops to listen and is delighted, that is fine. And Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do seeks likewise to be a source of inspiration and delight solely for those who posses an interest in Bruce Lee and the martial viewpoint that he created. Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do should be considered the base that Bruce Lee established and not the ultimate goal of the individual who studies it. Individuals may, and if fact are expected to, modify, add and delete until they have transcended the need for any "way" or "system" at all - including Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. But once into this process, what they arrive at should not be called Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do.
We should welcome change, but the person changing should claim responsibility for his own innovations. Nor should Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do be called obsolete after a martial artist evokes these changes into a personal interpretation. In holding true to Bruce Lee's philosophy of personal liberation, it works on the principle of a physician rather than a patent. A physician is always trying to get rid of his patients and send them away healthy enough to stand on their own two feet. Bruce Lee's ultimate objective as a teacher was to get rid of his students so that they wouldn't need him or any other teacher. Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do can be viewed as a guide to reach the highest peak of personal liberation through the study of martial arts.
You, the individual become, through this process of self-discovery, your own best teacher. What we really need to know about ourselves and how we perform throughout our daily life should not end when graduating from school. Throughout our JFJKD journey, the martial arts trials and tribulations we experience result in a never-ending gain in self-knowledge and growth. While it is true that Bruce Lee was constantly searching for a better way ("To utilize all ways be bound by none"), we must, for historical and philosophical reasons, use the term Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do only for the art that Bruce Lee taught. While it is true that he would have continued to grow and explore, we cannot know with infallible certainty what direction this exploration would have taken.
Our objective with Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is simply to remove some of the misconceptions that have arisen over the years concerning what Bruce Lee and his art were about, and to show the world a better picture of what is preserved in his legacy. For the sake of the future of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, we must also emphasize that when instructors claim to teach Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, they will only teach from the body of knowledge attributed to Bruce Lee. Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is concerned solely with Bruce Lee's body of work - as he taught it - and with the preservation and perpetuation of this body of work.
The forward burst is the quickest JKD movement.It is also one of the hardest to learn because it depends on good coordination, and your balance can be thrown off easily. It is utilized to penetrate deeply to attack with a side kick
For information : The Bag weights 310 Ibs
Check the video below for the for spinning kick demonstration
Step in side Kick
On Guard Position - Is the most effective JKD stance for attacking and defending yourself.
It is important to position your arms, feet and head. From the southpaw stance, the chin and shoulder should meet halfway- the right shoulder raised an inch or two and the chin dropped about the same distance. At this position the muscles and bone structure are in best possible aligment, protecting the point of the chin. The leading hand position could be placed slightly below shoulder height as shown in the photo.
The onguard position is perfect for mobility. It allows you to take small steps for speed and controlled balance while bridging the distance of your opponet, and camouflages your timing. Since the leading hand and foot are closest to the target, 80 percent of hitting is done by them.
Flying Side Kick
From the on guard or fighting stance take two steps forward for your approach ( or you may also take as many steps as you like before the kick ).
on your second step, plant your take off leg with a slight inverted step.
Lift your legs up together then execute the side kick. Recoil your leg back to chambered position and land softly on the fighting stance.
Note : Make sure your head is forward for balance on the landing. Keep your eyes on the target during the entire techniques focused. It is difficult to kick in the air, but setting up targets during practice will help you develop a better kick.
(Video shown above : fluid speed of JKD practitioner )Jeet Kune Do like many art is an expression of a human being.
To be a successful fighter you must be able to possess the following qualities :
1. Fluid Speed - you should have flexibility and quict reaction time.
2. When executing a technique or an attack , you must possess confidence at
3. Strike with precise speed as soon as there is an opening in your opponent.
4. Puzzle your opponent - make him guessing and he won't be able to defend himself.
never do the same kind of attack twice.
Whenever the opponent gets set to hit, move.