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."
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.