By Teri Tom
"The instantly punch is the center of Jeet Kune Do."—Bruce Lee
The directly lead was once a key aspect in Bruce Lee's improvement of his personal own type. It was once designed to be easy, within your budget, and brutally potent yet isn't really so simple as it might probably look. Bruce Lee as soon as defined it the main tricky movement within the Jeet Kune Do arsenal.
Lee constructed JKD as a reaction to the shortcomings he present in conventional martial arts, however it additionally contains parts of Western wrestle platforms that he chanced on potent. It comprises contributions starting from Jack Dempsey's method of boxing to the fencing variety of Aldo Nadi.
In The instantly Lead: The middle of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do, writer Teri Tom describes the improvement of the immediately punch in Western martial arts, and describes Bruce Lee's refinement of the method. It additionally deals an intensive guide within the complexity and gear of the move—showing martial artists of any self-discipline tips to include this devastating assault into their repertoire.
With forewords via Shannon Lee Keasler and Ted Wong, chapters include:
- A short heritage of hetero Punching
- Evolution of Jeet Kune Do's directly Lead
- The Stance
- Mechanics of the directly Lead
- Why the instantly Lead?
- Variations of the directly Punch
- What Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do is Not
- Go to the Source
- An Interview with Ted Wong
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Extra resources for The Straight Lead: The Core of Bruce Lee's Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
158–162. You’ll see this e-book in Bruce’s library in John Little’s Bruce Lee: A Warrior’s trip. 27 Dempsey, Championship struggling with: Explosive Punching and competitive Defence, p. eleven. 28 Driscoll, The directly Left and the way To domesticate It, p. 26. 29 Dempsey, Championship struggling with: Explosive Punching and competitive Defence, pp. 115–116. 30 Haislet, Boxing, p. seventy three. the next passage used to be underlined in Bruce Lee’s reproduction, whereas the representation looks on p. seventy eight: the interior Parry and Left Jab—is a immediately left so timed as to exploit the outlet left by means of the opponent’s jab. it's a primary counter used consciously or unconsciously by means of virtually each boxer. it's used to prevent the opponent’s jab and even as sting and jar him. it's also used to “set up” openings for different counters. it's best used opposed to a gradual left jab. 31 Driscoll, The instantly Left and the way To domesticate It, p. 30. Driscoll argued that the single means the immediately lead may perhaps fail as a protecting weapon will be to prevent utilizing it: The fencer is taught to maintain the road, and has to benefit that not anything else issues a lot as this. in reality, that not anything else quite concerns in any respect. For if the road be constantly preserved, he can't be touched. And as with the fencer, so with the boxer. as long as the latter keeps his line, i. e. , retains that immediately left of his capturing out and in, and his opponent on the company finish of it. the opposite fellow might be powerless or virtually powerless to do him any damage. One needs to both evade a instantly left, in any other case strength one’s manner via its defence, and the 1st of those feats can simply be comprehensive through compelling it to deviate from the immediately line, or, in different phrases, to stop to be a immediately left. 126 Ch 06 (113-128):Ch 06 (113-128) 3/26/12 2:13 PM web page 127 THE directly LEAD 32 Lee, ed. John Little, Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee’s Commentaries at the Martial means, p. sixty five. 33 Hayward Nishioka, “Power within the Punch,” the simplest of Bruce Lee, 1974, pp. 72–74. Hayward Nishioka is the 1967 Pan-American video games Judo Gold Medalist, holds a number of levels (one of that is a masters measure in actual education), and is an assistant professor at la urban university. 34 M. Uyehara, Bruce Lee: The Incomparable Fighter (Santa readability, CA: Ohara courses, Inc. , 1988), p. fifty nine. not like his dating with different martial artists, it sounds as if of Bruce and Nishioka’s used to be considered one of mutual and balanced admire. 127 Ch 07 (129-148):Ch 07 (129-148) 3/26/12 2:13 PM web page 129 C H A P T E R S E V E N A P P L I C AT I O N S P A R R I N G artial paintings” is an umbrella time period that not just encompasses all disciplines in terms of warfare, yet all these ambitions that experience developed out of these disciplines into diversifications of activity (boxing and fencing), dance (forms competition), and workout (tai chi, aerobic kickboxing). It’s very important to recollect, notwithstanding, that once Bruce Lee said martial paintings and Jeet Kune Do, he was once pertaining to the unique definition of “martial. ” He was once speaking approximately struggling with.