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Jeet Kune Do, or the Art of the Intercepting Fist, is a style or concept of martial arts originally conceived of by famous actor and fighter Bruce Lee. It is based on a philosophy of simplicity, directness and freedom, and is frequently referred to as having no particular style. Lee’s creation relies on strong offensive action to succeed, and is considered by many to be a predecessor of mixed martial arts forms.
Jeet Kune Do was initially looked at with considerable disdain by masters of traditional martial arts forms. As Lee began training others in his forms, he stressed individuality in movement, practice through matches rather than memorization of solo forms, and above all, simplicity of movement. In essence, the purpose of the form is to win a fight, not to prove you’re a well-trained fighter.
by AMBIDDY-1 December 29, 2010
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Translated from Cantonese to English means "The Way of the Intercepting Fist".

A more scientific martial art than pretty much any other. It is inspired by the combination of the Tao (Chinese philosophical way of life) and various styles of Gung fu. Instead of practicing forms or "ways" Bruce Lee thought you should practice being formless like water. It is one of the only martial arts that does not emphasize defense. Bruce Lee thought that being defensive allows the opponent to set the tone and tempo of the fight. Rather it emphasized the theory of interception (hence the name) for instance, the leg is just about twice as long as the arm so if your enemy loves using punches or other hand techniques you can intercept his kick before his fist can contact because you have the range advantage, kind of like a knife against a staff.
Bruce Lee: Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. You can put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot, put it in a bottle it becomes the bottle. Now water can flow, or CRASH! Be water my friend.
by Fung-A-Fat Shao Nin March 16, 2005
"Way of the Intercepting Fist"

An American martial art philosophy invented by Bruce Lee. JKD takes what is useful and assimilates it into it's arsenal. Of the martial arts, it is the least restrictive. Any one who practices JKD in the same way as Bruce Lee is doing it wrong, it is intended as a way of personal expression. Truely an American idea, it has no set techniques.

I'm tired and probably screwed this up, read the Tao of Jeet Kune Do by: Bruce Lee for the full scoop.
-AP
JKD, it sounds funny!
by AP January 04, 2004
The most scientifically advanced form of martial arts , founded by Bruce Lee, in which any one trained in Jeet Kune Do can kick anybody elses ass. Also known as JKD or JFJKD(Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do)
Dont fuck w/ me i know Jeet Kune Do motherfucker.
by Mrshl Rtist March 13, 2004

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