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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Simply get lots of footwork reps by going around your house using Step-and-Replace footwork. It must become part of you. The purpose of this drill is to move your body quickly, about eight feet or more, in several steps.

It severely compromises your balance. It prohibits explosive footwork.

Move foward, backward, circle around corners, etc. His art was, at that time point, heavily influenced by old school Western Boxing and Western Fencing! Just before it lands, your rear leg, with its knee bent and acting like a spring, should thrust your body with a sudden straightening of its leg. If you want options, i.

Any properly executed kick or punch comes off the footwork. Against uppercuts, it is backward and away. Practice any of the drills and simultaneously start firing off strikes.

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

Lengthy steps or maneuvers that cause your weight to shift from one foot to the other should be eliminated except when delivering a blow. Sliding Roll The fundamental asset of the clever fighter is the sliding roll. Almost every movement is executed with footwork, and all the power and energy must come from it.

Curve Left-Right Wrestling 6. It may be used as a method of avoiding blows or kicks. Move with lightness of your feet and keep practicing toward shortening the distance.

Your rear foot follows a split-second later. The heel is raised because it is your sparkplug- ready to ignite you forward, backward or sideways and depending whatever besets you. Hakbang Paiwas Full Side Step Quick Retreat The footwork for the quick retreat or rapid backward movement is similar to the quick advance except you move in the opposite direction.


Moving is used as a means of defense, a means of deception, a means of securing proper distance for attack and a means of conserving energy. Your footwork is your wheelsyou cannot execute a technique to its full potential without it, and you will not get far in your practice.

Principles Of Distance In Attack 1. You don’t want to end up with your feet too close or out of alignment, or with the groin area fully exposed. Instead, it should be like a stallion galloping with even, rhythmic and graceful strokes.

The backward burst carries your body just as fast as the forward lunge. The fourth is correct placement of the body. Just before your rear foot makes contact with your front foot, slide your front foot forward. Or, as Bruce Lee once said: You must move without any strain, gliding on the balls of your feet, bending your knees slightly and keeping your rear heel raised. You never know when you might want to or accidentally wind up with your non-dominant lead forward.

It may be used to create openings for a counter attack.

Unless there is a strategic purpose, forward and backward movements should fkotwork made with short and quick slides. He would practice moving and striking with his hands, and then moving and striking with his feet and then just moving so that he became more and more comfortable and familiar with what he could do and how he could maneuver at different angles and at varying speeds and distances.

Then reverse your positions. Bruce was so good, because he made himself so good. Before I begin this article on the significance and proper bio-mechanics of footwork, let me state that this is by no means a thorough exposition of all of the various types of footwork available to the students of Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do JFJKD.


Your feet must always be directly under your body. He would practice for hours on end. While sweeping your hand upward, swing your hips forward simultaneously, dragging your rear foot forward. This unnecessary, strenuous stance is not functional because it is slow and awkward. Most of the weight is on the ball of the vootwork and the toes.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

Simply imagine there is hot lava right in front of you. While exercising, you must constantly be conscious of keeping your feet “light as a feather. Lead toe and rear heel on the same line Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line called closed alignment was adopted at the earlier development stages of Jeet Kune Do heavily influenced by Western Fencing, providing better mobility and reach. Or you can do a forward burst while your partner does the backward burst.

When the front foot is in place, you should be in the on-guard position and perfectly balanced. This exercise is excellent to adapt your body to move with ease, rhythm and grace. The right shoulder is slightly raised and your chin slightly lowered in order to protect your chin and jaw from strikes.

You take a step forward and your rear foot left slides up to where the right foot was. Rolling Rolling nullifies the force of a blow by moving the body with it. A good JKD practitioner adapts to any position and flows in any direction. You can know all the moves and be the best puncher or kicker, but without footwork, you are not going to cause much damage.