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Jeet Kune Do: The Principles of a Complete Fighter
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Manufacturer: HNL Publishing
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 796
EAN: 9780953176632
ISBN: 0953176630
Label: HNL Publishing
Manufacturer: HNL Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2001-03-02
Publisher: HNL Publishing
Studio: HNL Publishing

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Editorial Reviews:

A conceptual guide to the martial arts, the book features Jeet Kune Do, Bruce Lee's brilliant martial art, which uses elements from many physical art forms: Western boxing, muay Thai Boxing, kali, shoot wrestling and Brazilian ju-jitsu. In addition to the philosophical and practical bases for the martial arts, Balicki covers:

* Equipment training: Thai pads, focus gloves, the dummy, kickshields

* Weapons and weapons training

* Fighting multiple opponents

* Psychological training

* Trapping: training, confrontation, grappling and groundfighting

* Training for the disabled

* Legal issues For the fighter, the teacher or the fascinated observer, these principles are greater than the sum of themselves, offering insight into a legendary discipline.


Spotlight customer reviews:

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Summary: Best Book in a Long Time!
Comment: This book is a must for anyone in Jeet Kune Do. Excellent pictures, and well thought out explanations from one of Guru Dan Inosanto's best.

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Summary: Great book, used it to prepare for his seminar...
Comment: I bought this book several years ago before attending one of Guro Ron's seminars. I'm glad I did, because I feel that this book only presents maybe an 8th of what he'd show you at a live seminar. But you'd be lucky to retain an 8th, so by reading the book ahead of time you get more out of the seminar.

Anyway, Ron has studied under quite a few martial artists in his time, and knows quite a few systems. If another book reviewer accuses him of being "incoherent" at times its because they probably aren't able to follow it themselves. I never had any trouble reading it. The book coveres all ranges, gives several techniques, but as others have stated covers a lot of philosophy as well. I'd like to have more material to read, but I don't have the $400-$800 for his DVD set yet. The book is a great substitute though, for a fraction of the price.

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Summary: Great View of How JKD is Evolving
Comment: This book is a must for any serious JKD Student. While it tends to be a little too philosophical it has great drills and training tips for any JKD practioner. I am an Asst. Instructor in JKD and I can tell you that I use a lot of the material from this book when I teach. Trust me get this Book!

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Summary: Eclectic and interesting book
Comment: I'm a pretty eclectic martial artist myself, having trained in Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and western systems, including empty-handed and weapons-based styles, so the very eclectic aspect of this book didn't bother me as much as some people. For me it's all "sauce for the goose," as they say. If you have primarily trained in one or two arts, this book will expose you to some other concepts, which is fine, too. For me, the most important aspect of the book was the section devoted to multiple attackers. From my own experience in training and teaching martial arts, this area is one of the most neglected. Other than the classic Nakayama and Draeger book on defense against multiple assailants, which of course was Shotokan-based, and Bucksom Kong's Tiger-Crane set Hung Gar book, which showed some applications of the form, there are few books on the market covering situations with multiple attackers. But these scenarios should be practiced also, especially by advanced students who are already compentent defending man-on-man with one attacker.

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Summary: Not too bad
Comment: Clear, concise discussions of JKD and the techniques. A little on training. Not a bad book on the subject. (I have seen few GOOD books on the topic). Worth checking out with Paul Vunak's books and Chris Kent and Tim Tackett's efforts.


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