Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition The Expanded Bible: New Testament Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism: Revised and Expanded Edition. Essay on Jeet Kune Do Bruce Lee 1 Three swordsmen sat down at a table in a crowded DOWNLOAD PDF Tao of Jeet Kune Do: New Expanded Edition. The Tao of Jeet Kune Do actually began before Bruce was born. . own souls through art to give a new form and a new meaning to nature or the world.
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Like this presentation? Why not share! In , after Bruce Lee's death, his widow Linda Lee Cadwell decided to make available the information her husband had collected.
Lee's untimely death changed the perspective of releasing the information that Bruce Lee had vacillated about.
The "core writings" and various notes were put together in a logical fashion by various editors.
The main editor was Gilbert L. Lee's wife, Linda Lee Cadwell holds the copyright to the book.
The book is attributed to Bruce Lee as his notes and work were used to compile the book. It is important to understand that although Lee's material was utilized it was not organized by him; therefore Bruce Lee was not strictly its author. As he slowly laid down the chopsticks, the three swordsmen hurriedly left the room.
The story illustrates a great difference between oriental and western thinking. But the oriental would realize that a man who has attained such complete mastery of an art reveals his presence of mind in every action. The state of wholeness and imperturbability demonstrated by the master indicated his mastery of self.
And so it is with martial arts. To the westerner the finger jabs, the side kicks, and the back fist, etc, are tools of destruction and violence which is, indeed, one of their functions.
But the oriental believes that the primary function of such tools is revealed when they are self-distracted and destroy greed, fear, anger and folly. He is aiming his kicks and blows at himself and when successful, may even succeed in knocking himself out. After years of training, he hopes to achieve that vital loosening and equability of all powers which is what the three swordsmen saw in the master.
However, when face to face with an opponent in a deadly contest, the mind tends to stick and loses it mobility. Stick ability or stoppage is a problem that haunts every martial artist. Kwan — in avalokitesvara , the goddess of mercy, is sometimes represented with one thousand arms, each holding a different instrument.
If her mind stops will be of no use whatever, it is only because of her mind not stopping with the use of one arm, but moving from one instrument to another, that all her arms prove useful with the utmost degree of efficiency. Thus the figure is meant to demonstrate that, when the ultimate truth is realized even as many as one thousand arms on one body may each be service able in one way or another.
When anything is harbored there, psychic energy is drawn toward it, and when psychic energy loses its balance, its native activity becomes cramped and it no longer flows with the stream, where the energy is tipped, there is too much of it in one direction and a shortage of it in another direction. Where there is too much energy, it overflows and cannot be controlled. In either case, it is unable to cope with ever — changing situations. True mastery transcends any particular art.