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  • Writer's pictureEric Carr

Bruce Lee's mission in combat - Jeet Kune Do

Updated: Oct 18

Bruce Lee, renowned for his martial arts prowess, aimed to redefine the perception and practice of martial arts beyond just physical combat. His mission encompassed:

  1. Efficiency and Practicality: Lee's Jeet Kune Do (JKD) emphasized a fluid, direct, and efficient combat style, unbounded by traditional martial arts norms.

  2. Philosophical Depth: He viewed martial arts as a vehicle for self-knowledge and personal growth, transcending mere physical techniques.

  3. Breaking Barriers: Lee challenged racial and traditional barriers in martial arts and entertainment, advocating for universality in martial arts.

  4. Physical Fitness: He underscored the paramount importance of being in peak physical condition to be effective in martial arts.

  5. Adaptability: Lee championed the philosophy of being adaptable and fluid in combat, akin to the nature of water.

  6. Personal Growth and Expression: He perceived combat as a medium of self-expression and encouraged finding one’s own path in martial arts.

In essence, Lee’s mission was holistic, intertwining martial arts with self-expression, personal growth, and a breaking down of racial and traditional barriers, while underscoring efficiency, adaptability, and physical fitness.

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