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Bruce Lee's Fighting Method [Hardcover]

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1 Sep 2008

Vividly illustrating the techniques of a legendary innovator, this definitive examination explains how to survive attacks on the street, increase training awareness, and develop body movements. Originally compiled as a four-volume series, this revised edition breathes new life into a classic work with digitally-enhanced photography of jeet kune do founder Bruce Lee in his prime, a new chapter by former Lee student Ted Wong, and an introduction by Shannon Lee. This renowned compendium once again reclaims its place as an integral part of the Lee canon and a necessary addition for collectors and martial arts enthusiasts alike.

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  • Hardcover: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications (US); Complete ed edition (1 Sep 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897501705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897501705
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 10.1 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bruce Lee was an iconic figure in martial arts who pioneered the concept of jeet kune do from his physical training, personal research, and formal education in philosophy at the University of Washington, Seattle. He acted in several motion pictures, including The Big Boss, Enter the Dragon, Fists of Fury, and Way of the Dragon. He is the author of Tao of Jeet Kune Do. M. Uyehara is an aikido practitioner and the founder of Black Belt magazine. He served as the owner for more than 30 years and studied jeet kune do under Bruce Lee. He lives near Honolulu, Hawaii.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb 7 Mar 2011
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An excellent package, all 4 of Bruce Lee's Fighting Method in one very nice harback bound copy.

The book explains all the movements you could need well, and is thoroughly illustrated throughout, so you can see the way the movements should be performed step by step.

Of course, a book is no substitute for a teacher, but I doubt there will ever be a teacher like Lee again. And for those of us who are not fortunate to have a Jeet Kune Do instructor in our area, this is the next best thing. Get it on the shelf!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!! 20 Sep 2011
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Having read and loved 'Tao of Jeet Kune Do' (i absorbed every word), i didn't think anything could come close, how wrong i was i truly never expected this book to be so complete. Truly amazing!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very much of its time 29 Aug 2013
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I know the dangers of criticising Bruce Lee, but this is a review of a book, not a person. If you are looking for a book on self defence, you should really go for something more recent than this. Lee's Jeet Kune Do is known to have changed in the time since he wrote this book, so this is a snapshot of JKD at a specific moment in time. As an introduction to the principles of JKD which, given the nature of the art, are more important than specific techniques, I would recommend the excellent Tao of Jeet Kune Do.

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method is exactly what it says: Jeet Kune Do as Bruce was able to make it work for him. If you don't have impeccable timing and razor sharp reflexes, most of the defensive techniques fall flat. If you are a martial artist of many years training, you may be able to modify them to work for you, but I would not recommend anything here for the novice. The value of this book is largely as an historical document and a collector's item for the fans. Those same fans will probably react negatively to such a lukewarm review, but to do so is to forget Bruce's own belief that everyone should find their own style. It is not that the book is bad as such, just that better introductions to JKD and general self protection have been published in the time since this was written.

There really is no substitute for attending a martial arts class. If, for whatever reason, you are not able to attend a class, solo practice is better than not having any fighting skill at all. In that situation, look for books which teach you the detailed mechanics of how to kick, punch, knee and elbow as a starting point and practise through repetition.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boards Don't Hit Back! 2 July 2009
Excellent repackaging of Bruce's guide to fighting. Superb presentation and highly recommended for all fans who don't have the original individual volumes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and beautifully presented. 2 Sep 2013
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Bruce lee's Fighting method (all volumes) has always been on my purchase list for my personal Library, However it doesn't get any better than having all four volumes in one comprehensive guide.

The Hardback edition is beautifully presented both in a display manner and on quality of content.

This book offers step-by-step reading accompanied by clear photographs that illustrate brilliantly each movement.

I have no chance of being instructed in the art of "Jeet Kune Do in my neck of the woods" so this is a must have substitute, and after all, It is the closest you will get from the late great Bruce Lee himself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This used to be a paper back series 14 Aug 2013
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If you love the old paper back series then this is perfect. I honestly like the paper backs better, but they were more expensive and this looks great, so as a gift - which was why I bought it - it works great. If you're a Bruce Lee fan and you unwrap your present to see a nicely bound version of Bruce Lee's Fighting Method then you have to be happy. Even if you have the old versions. This is one of those books that you put on a coffee table or a shelf and every man who visits your home will pick it up.

I trust you know what the book is about because of the title and the fact that you're reading this. But I will just say that it is a pretty comprehensive - even if slightly dated - look at fighting and it is filled with sketches and things like that. It's a good book and if you ask me it couldn't hurt to own this. I know my future kids will go into ninja training hen they eventually find this book on my shelf.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All 4 books in 1 Revised 25 July 2013
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Nice big book and pictures and some good info from the philosophical kung fu master. These books were wrote many years ago and came in 4 volumes. This book is the 4 volumes in 1 book. Very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Should Have For Everyone 5 Jun 2013
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Even if you don't want get into the world of Martial Arts following the spirit of Bruce Lee and his taughts and thoughts lives in this book. A top buy!
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