Bruce Lee originally studied Wing Chun Gung Fu before returning to America.
Soon after returning he started to modify his Gung Fu based on his own
experiences, concepts, and philosophy on combat. Sigung Lee's transformed
Gung Fu would later be recognized as Jun Fan Gung Fu (JFGF), being named
after his Chinese name. The philosophy and concepts of fighting that
Sigung Lee used to develop his Gung Fu are known as Jeet Kune Do (JKD).
you are looking for books more focused on Bruce Lee the man, the actor/movie
personality I suggest you go to our Bruce
Lee section of the bookstore.
Dragon and the Tiger: The Birth of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, the Oakland
Using extensive interviews with dozens of Bruce's students and contemporaries
as well as anecdotes based on rare documents and family history, Greglon
Yimm Lee (son of James Yimm Lee) presents an engaging picture of Bruce
Lee as an extraordinary talented young man who was also a warm caring
person. This book documents the time from 1962 thru 1965.
Kune Do Conversations
by Jose M. Fraguas
This book is comprised of interviews with those who knew him best
- from students and friends who were with him when he was just beginning
to teach and develop Jeet Kune Do, to the Hollywood insiders who
helped him become a star.
Kune Do: Conditioning and Grappling Methods
by Larry Hartsell
Kune Do: Hardcore Training & Strategies Guide
by Larry Hartsell
The book has a good collection of drills for improving one's sensetivity
and trapping range skills, as well as sections on strategies for
dealing with a few general categories of fighters; boxers, kickboxers,
grapplers and "street fighters".
Kune Do: The Principles of a Complete Fighter
by Ron Balicki, Steven Jay Gold
A conceptual guide to the martial arts, the book features Jeet Kune
Do, Bruce Lee's brilliant martial art, which uses elements from many
physical art forms: Western boxing, muay Thai Boxing, kali, shoot
wrestling and Brazilian ju-jitsu. In addition to the philosophical
and practical bases for the martial arts
Fan Gung Fu: Seeking the Path of Jeet Kune Do
by Kevin, R. Seaman
Shows the fundamental structure and foundation of Bruce Lee's Jun
Fan Gung Fu, including: footwork and mobility training,
offensive and defensive hand techniques, simultaneous strike and
block, basic kicking techniques, and Jun Fan trapping.
Kevin R. Seaman is a senior student of Dan Inosanto and one of the
few to hold a full instructor's credential to teach Bruce Lee's
Jun Fan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do. He has been featured in the major
martial arts magazines and has created two instructional martial
Inosanto : The Man, the Teacher, the Artist
Here is the long-overdue authorized biography of legendary martial
artist and instructor Dan Inosanto. Through extensive research, plus
an impressive collection of new and old photos, author Perry Kelly
tells the story of Dan Inosanto's life and work. In it, you'll find
details of his childhood and the early days of his martial arts training,
including the time he spent studying under Ed Parker; his relationship
with Bruce Lee, including how the two met, what it was like to train
and teach at the original Chinatown school and how Dan was affected
by his friend and teacher's untimely death; Dan's experience as an
actor and stuntman and how his technical innovations have improved
the quality of cinematic fight scenes; his path in the martial arts,
with a detailed look at all of his instructors, the myriad styles
he has trained in and mastered and his own teaching experience.
Thoughts : Bruce Lee's Wisdom For Daily Living
Get access to Lee's notebooks, read Lee's writings on his philosophies
of daily living including acting, fatherhood, and the martial arts.
As the 60th anniversary of his birth approaches, Bruce Lee is an
ever-popular icon of the 20th century-a man truly ahead of his time
not just in his mastery of martial arts, but in his forward thinking
and his timeless wisdom.
Kune Do: A to Z Volume 2
This volume examines the elements of Bruce Lee's fighting art that
enable one to become a complete and well-rounded fighter. Chapter
one concludes the exploration jeet kune do's attacking methods begun
in the first volume of the series by examining the use of feints
and false attacks. From here, the book explores the art and science
of counter attacking, including the use and methods of interception,
parry-and-counter, evade-and-counter, and jam-and-counter. This
is followed by a breakdown of the various defensive skills used
in jeet kune do, and the various tactical elements of timing, distance,
rhythm, cadence, and tempo. The book concludes with a discussion
of the major philosophical tenets of jeet kune do as set out by
the late Bruce Lee. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of instructional
photographs, this book presents many of Bruce Lee's little-known
secrets to becoming a complete and effective fighter.
Lee : Artist of Life
A collection of writings comprising eight parts: writings on Chinese
Gung Fu, philosophy, psychology, Jeet Kune Do, acting, and self-knowledge,
as well as a section of Lee's poetry and letters, revealing a side
of Bruce Lee rarely seen letters, revealing a side of Bruce Lee
rarely seen previously.
Kune Do Unlimited
Sifu Burt Richardson breaks down the concepts of Jeet Kune Do so
that martial artists of all disciplines can better understand the
holistic approach to the study of martial arts. Burton starts with
philosophy and tactics, then gives a detailed explanation of the
five categories. He concludes by illustrating how these concepts
can be applied through hundreds of photos. This book in not about
a particular system, but how the individual martial artist can practice
more efficiently and with greater understanding than ever before.
of Jeet Kune Do
Tao of JKD are pieces from Bruce Lee's personal notes. Different
sections of the book cover: warming up, defensive positions, qualities,
striking, grappling, mobility, different types of attack, etc. Drawings
by Sigung Lee are also included in the book. Note: Do note take
all lists or material in this book as gospel. Sigung Lee wouldn't
want you to interpret the book in this manner and in fact some minute
parts have been edited by publisher.
Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way
An expanded sequel to the best selling "The Tao of Jeet Kune
Do", this landmark book will serve as a complete presentation
of Bruce Lee's art of Jun Fan Gung Fu & JKD. The development
of his unique martial art form, its principles, core techniques,
lesson plans, and illustrative sketches are presented in Bruce Lee's
own words. 100+ illustrations.
Kune Do : The Art and Philosophy of Bruce Lee
Artfully captures the spirit of Bruce Lee's teachings. An excellent
JKD source manual, you'll find the complete history, theories, techniques
and training methods of Bruce Lee revealed. Beautifully illustrated
with photos, charts, and diagrams.
Lee's Fighting Method : Advanced Techniques, Vol. 4
is one of a four volume companion to "Tao of Jeet Kune Do".
Chapters on the following areas: simple and compound attacks, hand
strikes, kicks, defense and counters, attributes and tactics.
Gung Fu : The Philosophical Art of Self Defense
published in 1988. Authored by Bruce Lee.
Tao of Gung Fu : A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Arts
This is the book that Bruce Lee had intended to publish as an in-depth
follow up to his Chinese Gung Fu. Prior to his death, he had written
the majority of the text, which explores such topics as yin-yang
as it applies to martial arts, Eastern and Western fitness methodologies,
and martial arts and self-defense techniques. 100+ photos.
Chun Kung Fu
Contents cover such topics as: history of Wing Chun, stances, centerline
theory, four corners, footwork, sil-lim-tao, simultaneous attack
and defense, chi sao, parries, training methods, terminology and
Kune Do Guidebook : Guide to Martial Arts Training With Equipment
"I have not seen any book on the market which deal exclusively
with the use of equipment and certainly Dan Inosanto has done a
superb job of presenting this concept. For those practioners who
really want to pick up a different how-to-do-it book, this is it.
"A Guide to Martial Arts Training With Equipment" is a
good value for the money. A nine in my book."
- Inside Kung Fu, April 1981.
Kune Do Guidebook : Absorb What Is Useful
This volume reveals Dan Inosanto's innovative teaching and training
methods that transcend technique and liberates any martial artist
to achieve the ultimate goal of self-discovery. Hundreds of photographs
illustrate strengths and weaknesses in fighting structure with empty
hands and weapons. Bruce Lee's premier disciple offers his own candid
insights into teaching, training, sparring, fighting, countering,
Lee's films, movie stunts, martial arts in professional football
Kune Do : Its Concepts and Philosophies
Paperback published in 1994. Authored by Paul Vunak.
Kune Do Entering to Trapping to Grappling
Paperback published in 1989. Authored by Larry Hartsell.
Kune Do Kickboxing
Paperback published in 1989. Authored by Chris Kent.
This book covers hand & foot tool development, five ways of attack,
defensive tools and drills, training drills with equipment and much
Fan/Jeet Kune Do : The Textbook
Paperback published in 1989. Authored by Chris Kent, Brian Gray.
Guarantee to make an immediate improvement in your understanding
and performance of any martial art. Over 1000 photographs illustrate
the art taken from several volumes of notes and observations that
Bruce Lee felt had validity for himself.