Bruce Lee jeet kune do

The late Bruce Lee intended to publish this book years ago but decided against it when he

learned that martial arts instructors were using his name to promote themselves. It

was quite common to hear comments like: “I taught Bruce Lee” or “Bruce Lee taught

me jeet kune do.” And Bruce may never have seen or known these martial artists.

Bruce didn’t want people to use his name to promote themselves or their schools with

false pretenses. He didn’t want them to attract students this way, especially the young


But after his death, his widow, Linda, felt that Bruce had contributed so much in the

world of the martial arts that it would be a great loss if the knowledge of Bruce would

die with him. Although the book can never replace the actual teaching and knowledge

that Bruce Lee possessed, it will enhance you, the serious martial artist, in developing

your skill in fighting.

Bruce always belived that all martial artists train diligently for one single purpose –

defend themselves. Whether we are in judo, karate, aikido, kung fu, etcetera, our

ultimate goal is to prepare ourselves for any situation.


Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do was founded by Bruce Lee

because he felt

the martial arts were too confined.

You can’t fight in pattern he used to say

because an attack

can be baffling and not refined.

Jeet Kune Do was created by Bruce Lee

to show us

that an old art must transform.

Like the day turns to night and

night, to day

the way of fighting must also reform.

Bruce Lee developed Jeet Kune Do

but wished

he didn’t have a name for it!

Because the very words, Jeet Kune Do,

already indicate

that it’s another martial arts form.

Any form or style does restrict

and his belief is now in conflict.