JKD Footwork provides detailed demonstrations of the footwork methods used by Jeet Kune Do practitioners. This is a must-have reference guide for any serious. Learn 5 Drills For Improved Jeet Kune Do Techniques From Jeet Kune Do Training from a stationary position, the trainer will use footwork to move and attack. Here’s a Newer Video on Jeet Kune Do Footwork and Trapping. Agility, distance, timing and structure are essential to performing JKD Footwork and applying it.

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In offense, explosive footwork allows you to maintain compound attacking range. There is no fast rule that says your heels should be constantly raised or when they should be flat.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

foofwork The more skillful you are with your footwork, the less you have to use your arms to block or parry kicks and punches. Another great benefit to proper Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do footwork is the fact that it provides you with a means by which you can employ the force of inertia, whichproperly appliedcan tremendously boost your punching and kicking power.

Then reverse your positions. Please remember to keep your non-striking guard hand up for the sake of your face as seen in this article and video. If you watch Bruce fight against Bob Baker in The Chinese Connection, you will see the pendulum step employed as a means of avoiding an attack and launching a counter kicking attack.

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His art was, at that time point, heavily influenced by old school Western Boxing and Western Fencing! Begin in the Jeet Kune Do on-guard position and step forward with your front foot about three inches. From the On-Guard position, the lead leg is quickly drawn back to where your rear leg is, while simultaneously withdrawing your rear leg backwards.

Ducking is used as a means of escaping blows and allowing the fighter footwok remain in range for a counterattack. The fourth is correct placement of the body.

A balanced position at the start and jkkd. It is a very effective technique against a lead jab and may also be used as the basis of the one-two combination blow. Naturally, your heel should drop at the impact of the blow. I know that the more I practice what he taught me, the better I become at it and the same is true for anybody reading this article.

Having no footwork is like ukd a racecar with horsepower but no wheels. From an on guard position, push the ball of your front foot to initiate the motion which straightens your front knee and shifts the weight to the rear foot. Your application of an effective technique depends on your footwork.

Bruce Lee’s Footwork | Martial Arts | Jeet Kune Do

Also, no matter how far or how fast the front foot moves, the rear foot must follow in the same direction. To build strong and flowing footwork, first you must be in a Bai Jong stance, remaining very loose, with your whole posture fully relaxed, and feet wider apart than your shoulders. You should check your feet and make sure that the rear heel always lines up with the front toes, in a good, solid stance. The fifth is a balanced position at the end.


Hakbang Paiwas Full Side Step I really took footowrk to heart and I credit that with my ability to stay calm in a fight and control distance at my leisure.

Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett

When your rear foot is moved forward, you should be back at the original position. The leap should be more horizontal than vertical. By moving deftly, you can elude almost any blow and prepare your footwkrk and feet to attack.

The movement should not be a series of hops or jerks. Incidentally, “circling,” as I use the term here, means, “sidestepping”.

The principles of movement form the very heart of combat. Their techniques are based on jkf and power from a standing still position. This unnecessary, strenuous stance is not functional because it is slow and awkward.

But make sure you keep your balance and fluidity in motion. To do the box simply move around in an imaginary box. See how fast you can go while still maintaining Step-and-Replace style of footwork.

Above all, keep cool.