While one cannot hope to master Jeet Kune Do from a book, you can gain insight into some of the training methods used to become proficient in the art's kickboxing element. And even if it may be true that there is no such thing as a definitive method of fighting, there remains a definite training progression -- a direction to get from point A to point B.
In this new and updated edition of Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing, long considered one of the revolutionary martial arts treatises of our generation, you'll discover that only by having a comprehensive understanding of the basic JKD tools available can you then concentrate on the more technical aspects such as timing and distance. Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing includes chapters on: Basic Hand Tool Development, Basic Foot Tool Development, Basic Use of Training with Equipment, Each of the Five Ways of Attack, and Kickboxing Training Drills. And new to this updated edition is a section on "The Use of Knees and Elbows" in JKD.
Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing will, be your training aid, your coaching guide, your door to a world where martial arts speed and precision become second nature. More than 1,000 new step-by-step photos take you through the amazing journey of discovery that is Jeet Kune Do.
Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing was written by Chris Kent and Tim Tackett, two of the most-authoritative names in Jeet Kune Do today. Together, they have nearly 80 years of experience studying and teaching one of the world's most popular arts.
About the Authors
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 in the world. He has authored Chinatown JKD (Vols 1 and 2) as well as several other martial art books, numerous magazine articles, and training dvds.