Jeet Kune Do was developed in the United States by Bruce Lee in 1967.  Bruce Lee was an extraordinary martial artist.  Many people consider him responsible for making martial arts popular in the United States by his teachings, demonstrations, and movies.  Jeet Kune Do means "way of the intercepting fist."

Unlike many other martial arts, there are neither a series of rules nor classification of techniques which constitutes a distinct Jeet Kune Do (JKD) method of fighting. JKD possesses everything, yet in itself is possessed by nothing.  Jeet Kune Do is not a new martial art. Bruce Lee did not invent a new art composite style, nor did he modify a style to set it apart from any existing method.  His concept was to free his followers from clinging to any style, pattern, or mold.  The total picture Lee wanted to present to his students was that above everything else, the students must find their own way.

The object lesson of Jeet Kune Do is that no martial art is superior to any other.  Jeet Kune Do encourages the student in combat to use no style as style, to use no way as the way, to have no limitation as the only limitation.