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Books  -  Bruce Lee

  Tao of Jeet Kune Do  -  by Bruce Lee
Editorial Reviews
To watch Bruce Lee on film is an amazing experience. Those who have read Tao of Jeet Kune Do, however, know that Lee's prose can also be exhilarating. This praiseworthy and enduring bestseller (mainly written over six months when Lee was bedridden with back problems) compiles philisophical aphorisms, explanations on technique, and sketches by the master himself.

Product Description:
This is Bruce Lee’s treatise on his martial art, jeet kune do. This international best seller includes the philosophy of jeet kune do, mental and physical training, martial qualities, attack, and strategy. BEST SELLER!


  Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 1: Self-Defense Techniques  -  by Bruce Lee

Editorial Reviews

Product Description:
Techniques on how to survive attacks on the street, defenses against surprise attacks, armed and unarmed assailants (one attacker or many), are among the topics covered. Fully illustrated. BEST SELLER!
  Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 2: Basic Training  -  by Bruce Lee
Spotlight Reviews
Reviewer: Joseph M Burtner (Kilmarnock, VA United States)
This is the best book I've read on conditioning training specifically for martial arts. This book covers everything from cardio workouts, to training for fast kicks, to footwork and stance techniques. This really should have been the first in it's series. This book isn't full of history, philosophy or tradition, but gets down to the juicy stuff that a martial artist (fighter) needs to master. Among other things, this book teaches what a good fighting stance is or isn't; how to practice side kicks for power & speed; the concept of a non-telegraphic guard; excersised to generate more power in you punches; and tons more. If you are serious about getting into shape for fighting, or refining your techniques to be more efficient, this book is for you. Good for sport point-fighting or full contact, as well as health and self-defense (more for training kicks and punches as opposed to "what to do if a guy chokes you").
  Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 3: Skill in Techniques  -  by Bruce Lee, Mitoshi Uyehara, Mike Plane
Customer Reviews
Reviewer: eyal - newman (tel-aviv, israel)
This is a classic book on jeet kune do. in this book bruce showing and explaining the skills of jeet kune do in movement such as footwork distances of fighting and diffrences among fighting stances compare to the j.k.d. on guard position. counter-attacks, deflecting, trapping and grappling are also shown and explained,and all of that are with strategy in the phylosophical yet easy to understand way that was a very tipical way of expression of Bruce Lee. Very highly recommanded!
  Bruce Lee's Fighting Method, Vol. 4: Advanced Techniques  -  by Bruce Lee
Spotlight Reviews
Reviewer: Joseph M Burtner (Kilmarnock, VA United States)
This is a book that is almost immediatly applicable to a point sparring situation, but also just good for learning one-on-one fighting techniques. I think the only "advanced" principle is feinting, and maybe the parts on stop-hitting and dealing with different kinds of fighters. I consider this book as part of a whole, although it can stand alone for the average martial artist. The basic techniques, such as the side kick and backfist, are probably familiar to most "hard" stylists, but I think the idea of having your dominant side forward, and striking primarily with your lead weapons, may be new to some. This approach to JKD emphasises fluidity and adaptability, and some of that comes out in this text. I would recomend also picking up the other books in this series, as well as "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" for a more complete coverage of this unique style.
  Bruce Lee's 1 and 3 Inch Power Punch  -  by James W. Demile
 Customer Reviews
Reviewer: Brent A. Parkinson
Great book on these mechanics! I've learned similar mechanics in Wing Chun, similar but not the same. To a martial artist, the mind and breath exercises described herein are things that could be taken into other areas of training, rather than just this technique.
If such a technique can be learned from a book, it can be learned from this book, but one must build the skill patiently and a step at a time, as it is explained.
I don't know if this is a good buy for a regular person, but it's a treasure to an impassioned martial artist.

Last revised 1/10/07