"The moment I engaged in combat with an opponent, my mind was completely perturbed and unstable. After a series of exchanging blows and kicks, my theory of gentleness was gone. My only thought at this point was, 'Somehow or other I must beat him and win!' My instructor at the time, Professor Yip Man would come up to … Continue reading JKD Words Of Wisdom: Fighting Mad
"Any practitioner of martial art should consider both the gentleness, and firmness of equal importance and not as being independent of one another. The rejection of either gentleness or firmness will lead to separation and separation runs to extremes." Bruce Lee
"One who advertises himself too much is ignored. One who is too insistent on his own view finds few to agree with him. One who claims too much credit does not get even what he deserves." Bruce Lee
"There is only one basic principle of self-defense: You must apply the most effective weapon as soon as possible to the most vulnerable point of your enemy"
This excellent tribute video takes a look at footage of Bruce Lee performing his art in his movies, mixed in with clips from his last television interview with Pierre Burton.
Lee explains martial arts in his own words and gives a clear message of the beliefs and philosophy that formed his JKD way of martial arts.
"It is alright to change one's style to adapt to various circumstances, but remember not to change your basic form. By changing style, I mean switching your plan of attack." Bruce Lee
"Jeet Kune Do favors formlessness so that it can assume all forms and, since it has no style, Jeet Kune Do fits in with all styles. As a result Jeet Kune Do uses all ways and is bound by none and, likewise, uses any technique or means which serves its end. In this art, efficiency … Continue reading JKD Words Of Wisdom
"The position adopted should be the one found to give maximum ease and relaxation, combined with smoothness of movement at all times." Bruce Lee
Bleacher Report collegue JP Smith's piece takes a look as some of the most influential fighters and trainers speak about Bruce Lee's influence on modern mixed martial arts.