Bruce Lee's Fighting Method
This book was in the making in 1966 and most of the photographs were shot then. 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
he didn't have a name for it!
Because the very words, Jeet Kune Do,
that it's another martial arts form.
Any form or style does restrict
and his belief is now in conflict.
CHAPTER 1 : The Fighting Man Exercise
Although you have the right attitude,
It's not enough