Your JKD

Discussion in 'Jeet Kune Do' started by TheMachine, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. TheMachine

    TheMachine Valued Member

    since JKD is a lot philosophical as compared to other arts, I just want to know some insights or sayings you have on your JKD.

    here are mine: "The mind is like a parachute, it will only work if it is opened"
    "Too much analysis leads to paralysis"
    "JKD is thinking without thinking"
  2. Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat New Member

    "Use no limitation as limitation,
    and use no method as method. "
    - Bruce Lee
  3. TheMachine

    TheMachine Valued Member

    What about your own personal interpretation?

  4. Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat New Member

    No rules, no forms, no boundrys. The only limitation that holds you back is yourself.
    I dont really know... i think that quote says it quite well itself, and doesnt nessisarly need to be restated :)
  5. TheMachine

    TheMachine Valued Member

    There we go. I was trying to get a collection of different JKD practitioners to define what JKD in their own words

  6. tel

    tel absorb what is useful for

    i like
    try everything
    absorb what is useful to you
    you know the rest
    and mainly the principles of jkd

    also use bob breens's hit,hit,hit and hit some more
  7. faster than you

    faster than you Valued Member

    i'm going to kick your ass.
  8. Simplicity

    Simplicity Valued Member

    "I know What I know, I know What I Don't Know, The More I Learn, The More I Learn I Don't Know" (by Sifu John McNabney)

  9. Topher

    Topher allo!

    The ability to express and see what is simple, simply.
  10. Stxsas

    Stxsas Keep on Flowing..

    I must create my own system, or be enslaved by another.
  11. Jim Sorensen

    Jim Sorensen Valued Member


    Yeah. Kill. That's with most arts though.
  12. Chr9is

    Chr9is New Member

    The only limit is yourself
  13. JKD_forever

    JKD_forever DEADLIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bwuce Wee is my whero
  14. RR1

    RR1 Man Who Would Be Pharoh

    Hmm..... my JKD,

    Adapt to my opponent using what they have against them, being free from restrictions and limitations, oh and making high pitch noises as I strike to scare/confuse/annoy my oponnents.
  15. tel

    tel absorb what is useful for

    hitting the gaps they leave when they attack
  16. Erik Bauer

    Erik Bauer New Member

    - Know yourself, your strengths, your limits, your fears
    - If you start fighting do not stop until you're sure the fight is over
    - If someone asks your money, answering no puts your life in game
    - Fighting is an expression of myself.
  17. CrazyMoonwalker

    CrazyMoonwalker Dancing with the devil

    I use the classic "Be like water"
    I know its not my own original thought, which is what you were mainly looking for, but if you're asking what the philosophy behind our training is, that's the statement that in my opinion best sums up my approach.

    Ciao Erik, da dove vieni?
  18. neb

    neb Banned Banned

    I believe:

    'Jeet kune do is merely the physical and mental means through which we attain a sense of our own humanity.'

    and that says alot about, for lack of a more suitable word, it.
  19. Erik Bauer

    Erik Bauer New Member

    OT: Hi, i come from NW Italy, near Cuneo...
  20. ScorpioJ

    ScorpioJ New Member

    Attack... Attack NOW!!!

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