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Jeet Kune Do and Mixed Martial Arts

    With the incredible popularity of Mixed Martial Arts and Bruce Lee being one, if not the most famous martial artist ever, it is often said that Bruce Lee's art of Jeet Kune Do is the same thing as Mixed Martial Arts.
    This common misconception comes from the fact that Bruce Lee did research various arts.  He did not take any two or three arts and mixed them together and call it JKD.  While he was most certainly influenced by these arts, mainly fencing and western boxing, he did not state that fencing wll be used as weapon training and boxing will be used as standup training.  He took the best aspects of these arts and deduced how this would fit into his art of Jeet Kune Do.
     On page 50 in "Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way"  it clearly states, 'it is not simply mixing arts".  In our research and development we take what we can fit into our art, as long as it doesn' t violate the basic tenets given to use by Bruce Lee (such as the basic stance and strong side forward). 

What is Basic Front Hand Education?

When reading Bruce Lee's notes it is clear that he was a firm believer in placing the strong side forward.  90% of our striking should be done with our strong hand and our strong leg.  The reasons are two fold.  First, because our...

Blocking, Evasion, Interception

When studying Jeet Kune Do, Defense is categorized as Blocking, Evasion and interception.   Blocking is just as the word implies, stopping and opponents strike with a body part that was not the opponents intended target.  Blocking is the...

Art, Science and Philosophy of Bruce Lee

Here at New York Martial Arts Academy we have always believed in teaching the Art, Science, and Philosophy of Bruce Lee.   The Art is what we do.  The Kicking, punching, trapping, grappling and understanding of the weapon in long, medium...

Women's Self Defense

In discussing martial arts programs tailored or directed towards women different names are generally used.  The most common one is cardio kickboxing.  Programs of this nature are offered at almost every gym.  What these classes...

Our New Blog

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