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Tao of Jeet Kune Do by [Lee, Bruce]
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Compiled from Bruce Lee's notes and essays and originally published in 1975, "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" is the best-selling martial arts book in the world. This iconic work explains the science and philosophy behind jeet kune do - the art Lee invented - and includes hundreds of Lee's illustrations. Topics include Zen and enlightenment, kicking, striking, grappling, and footwork. With introductions by Linda Lee and editor Gilbert Johnson, "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" is essential reading for any practitioner and offers a brief glimpse into the mind of one of the world's greatest martial artists.

About the Author

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 WashingtonSeattle. 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 "Bruce Lee: Wisdom for the Way," "Chinese Gung Fu: The Philosophical Art of Self-Defense," " "and the Fighting Method series."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4633 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications (1 Oct. 1975)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052FYPJK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 157 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #66,191 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Ren on 22 July 2017
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Excellent book by the legend.
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By Ben on 31 July 2015
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Full of profound stuff, you'll love it.
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Good book
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By A Customer on 2 Aug. 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is truly incredible. If you're a martial artist there is something to be gained from this book. It contains a wealth of inspiring quotations from the man himself.
The book is presented in the form of short quotations and jottings taken from Bruce Lee's writings. The main chapters are Philosophy, Preliminaries, Qualities, Tools, Preparations, Mobility, Attack, Circle with no circumference and It's just a name. Each chapter is neatly arranged in an easy to read fashion. There is a variety of sketches by Bruce included in some of the text that makes for interesting analysis.
If you want to understand the essence of Jeet Kune Do you should read this. No one can explain it better than Bruce Lee himself.
The words of Linda Lee (Bruce's wife) capture the nature of this book. 'He did not intend it to be a "how-to" book or a "learn kung-fu in 10 easy lessons" book. He intended it as a record of one man's way of thinking and as a guide, not a set of instructions.
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I have been studying Lau Gar kung fu for a year. I bought this book six months before I started studying martial arts. This book helps to create a better understanding of martial arts whatever stlye you study.For all you Bruce Lee fans out this it is not a manual that gives you step by step instructions of how to fight like Bruce Lee. It is one's study of the different ways people of different sizes, flexibility, speeds can express themselves in a combative form. It gives an in introduction to Bruce Lee's theory's and philosphy's. I strongly recomend this book to martial artists.The more you read this book the better you understand it. I would recomend that it would help if you do martial arts this book will greatly benfit you. An excellent read!
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By A Customer on 3 Jan. 2001
Format: Paperback
I had the opportunity to see Bruce Lee in action at an East Coast karate tournament in 1969. He wasn't competing but was there as a celebrity guest.
I stood with others at the back of the tournament hall and listened in awe as he talked about having just finished filming Marlow and his plans to leave soon for Hong Kong to begin filming a movie.
Later, I watched him warm-up a great tournament fighter named Luis Delgado. Lee's speed was absolutely incredible. His backfist was nearly imperceptible and his footwork for closing the gap was a blur.
What a loss to the martial arts world that he left us so soon. But we still have this book of his notes. It a wonderful bible, if you will, that will make any martial artist look at his own training to see how some of Lee's ideas can fit.
There will always be the Jackie Chans and Jet Lis who will come along and dazzle us with their screen antics. But Bruce Lee was a seeker of knowledge, a true master of the fighting arts and philosophy. Some of it is in this wonderful book.
As an author of 13 books on the martial arts, I highly recommend this book for every MA library.
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Bruce was an incredibly driven man, sometimes too driven as he found out one morning after lifting weights without warming up he damaged his 4th (excuse is mispelled) sacral nerve. This made him bed ridden for approximately six months and in that time he basically wrote most of this book. Firstly this is not a step by step book teaching you techniques. This is much more. As everyone fights differently due to size, bone density, weight, flexibility, natural ability and so fourth you cant teach everyone the same thing and Bruce new this. Firstly JKD is NOT a martial art, it's a way of thinking. What Jute Kune Do is for someone may be totally different for someone else. So this book is helping you to realize what works for you and gives you ideas, insight, and various training routines. It gives you a better idea of how Bruce Lee ticked and what he was aiming for. If your learning martial arts for fitness, theirs no point you buying this. If your learning for self defense or any other combat reason it will help you. It may take you a couple of times reading it to fully understand it's potential.
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This is a nice large paperback book which is an indepth almost instructional user's manual to the martial arts. This was written by Bruce lee into 7 volumes, interrupted by his death and combined by Linda Lee with the help of experts as she drew together all his notes into one volume of eight chapters of comprehensive training notes with most of the original instructional drawings by Bruce Lee himself. Very cool. The chapters are: Preliminaries, qualities,tools, preparation, mobility,attack, circle with no circumference, and it's just a name. This comes complete with a Linda Lee introduction on how this was put together and is 208 pages long. This is a definate must for all Jeet Kune Do practitioners and Bruce Lee fans alike.
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