Bruce Lee "Jeet Kune Do" DVD Notes & Quotes

Absorb what is useful and reject what is useless for you. – Bruce Lee

Honestly expressing yourself. – Definition of Martial Arts by Bruce Lee

“Man the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.” – Bruce Lee

See and judge for yourself the individuals speed, power, rhythm, and coordination. –Bruce Lee

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless, and add what is essentially your own.” – Bruce Lee

All original teachers started with hypothesis.

Be formless, shapeless, like water. –Bruce Lee

Man, he is constantly growing and when he is bound by a set pattern of ideas or way of doing things, that’s when he stops growing. –Bruce Lee

“A few simple techniques well presented, an aim clearly seen, are better than a tangled maze of data whirling in disorganized educational chaos.” –Bruce Lee

Offensive Attack

  • A fine sense of timing
  • A perfect judgment of distance
  • A correct application of cadence

Attacks must facilitate a speedy recovery, be able to overcome the distance with speed, economy and control, have an element of surprise – catching the opponent off guard mentally or physically, be driven with great speed, power and determination, once initiated, and use maximum reach to kick the target.

Bruce Lee was a philosophical genius. -SpeedKills

I recently had the chance to train with Dan Inosanto at a seminar here in Dallas, and it was amazing. Anyone who is interested in JKD and Filipino martial arts should make an attempt to attend one of his seminars.

Aggreed, Lee was a philosophical genius…

I look forward to reading the book. I really don’t know much about the martial arts, but I can apply his philosophy and concepts to sports movement pretty easily.