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"Jeet Kune Do -- The TEXTBOOK" shows the overall picture of Jeet Kune Do as a method of self-discovery. Many books have been written about the techniques of martial arts. They deal with the basic tools of combat, such as punching, kicking and blocking. This "how to" approach is not enough to create a successful fighter. One may know how to punch and have adequate power, but without the proper timing the punch will never score. One may know how to kick, but without a feeling for the proper distance the kick will never land. One may be able to punch and kick, but without proper visual awarenss they might not see the opening when it occurs.
The purpose of "Jeet Kune Do -- THE TEXTBOOK" is to explore those qualities and combative motions that make the tools work. Over 1000 NEW photographs illustrate the art taken from several volumes of hand-written notes and observations made by some of the finest Jeet Kune Do exponents in the world.
It is qualities such as balance, precision, speed, awareness, distance and attitude that make the tools found in JKD work so well. The "how to" will always be important, but to be successful also takes the discovering of "why" and "when."
Authors Chris Kent and Tim Tackett, world-renown for their decades of teaching Jeet Kune Do, lead you on a journey that will expose to the reader the various aspects of "the way of the intercepting fist" and allow them to see the overall picture.
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"I've looked forward to this book. It is invaluable for anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of both the Jun Fan martial arts and Jeet Kune Do."
CHRIS KENT -- Chris Kent is widely acknowledged as one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee's martial art known as Jeet Kune Do. With over thirty-eight years of experience, he has gained international recognition for his knowledge and leadership in perpetuating the art, training methods, and philosophy developed by Lee, and is considered one of the few individuals in the world having total comprehension of all facets of Lee's martial art. In the over three decades that he has been intimately involved in Jeet Kune Do, Kent has performed extensive research into the foundations of the art from a technical, philosophical, and spiritual perspective, as well as educating himself in the fields of exercise physiology, kinesiology, and human performance. This commitment to continuous improvement has made him one of the most sought after instructors of Jeet Kune Do and its applications. As a teacher and professional consultant, Kent has traveled the world, teaching and sharing the benefit of his expertise in Jeet Kune Do with thousands of people. Kent has authored 3 of the highest rated books on Jeet Kune Do: In addition he has both written for and appeared in countless martial art publications both nationally and internationally including Inside Kung Fu, Black Belt, Martial Art Masters, Budo International, Combat and Martial Arts Illustrated. He has also written and produced 3 series of training videotapes and DVDs which remain the standard of the industry. Kent was a one of the co-founders of "The Bruce Lee Educational Foundation." For 5 years he served as a member of the Board of Directors, and currently functions as an advisor to the re-established "Bruce Lee Foundation."
Tim Tackett -- Tim Tackett is also considered one of the foremost JKD instructors. He has authored Chinatown JKD (Vols 1 and 2) as well as several other martial art books, numerous magazine articles, and training dvds.
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