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Simple. Direct. Non-classical

Bruce Lee often described his art of Jeet Kune Do as:
 
Simple, Direct, and Non-Classical
 
 
Simple:  Instead of adding more and more to your art,  you take out more and more.  Like Lee would say,"Hack away the unessentials"
 
Direct:  "Everything in the art is stripped to its essential components"  There are no fancy movements. 
 
Non-Classical: There are no classical postures or, as Lee put it, "dissection of movements, first you do this, then you do this".  Jeet Kune Do is alive, it is the personal expression of the practitioner.
 
 

Limiting the opponents tools

In a Jeet Kune Do class it is often overheard that a good fighter limits his opponents tools.    What does this statement mean?   In simple terms, limiting my opponents tools simply means that I put myself in a position where I...

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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...
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