Sigung 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).

If 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.

 


The Dragon and the Tiger: The Birth of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, the Oakland Years
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.
Jeet 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.
Jeet Kune Do: Conditioning and Grappling Methods
by Larry Hartsell
Jeet 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".
Jeet 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
Jun 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 arts videos.
Dan 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.
Striking 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.
Jeet 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.
Bruce 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.

Jeet 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.
Tao 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.
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Bruce 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.
Jeet 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.
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Self-Defense Techniques Vol. 1
This is one of a four volume companion to "Tao of Jeet Kune Do".
Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Basic Training Vol. 2
This is one of a four volume companion to "Tao of Jeet Kune Do". Chapters on the following areas: exercise, stances, balance, footwork, punching and kicking, power, speed training.

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Skill in Techniques, Vol. 3
This is one of a four volume companion to "Tao of Jeet Kune Do".

Bruce Lee's Fighting Method : Advanced Techniques, Vol. 4
This 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.

Chinese Gung Fu : The Philosophical Art of Self Defense
Paperback published in 1988. Authored by Bruce Lee.

The 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.

Wing 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 much more.

Jeet 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.

Jeet 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 and more!

Jeet Kune Do : Its Concepts and Philosophies
Paperback published in 1994. Authored by Paul Vunak.

Jeet Kune Do Entering to Trapping to Grappling
Paperback published in 1989. Authored by Larry Hartsell.

Jeet Kune Do : Counterattack Grappling Counters and Reversals
Paperback published in 1987. Authored by Larry Hartsell, Tim Tacket.
Jeet 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 more.

Jun 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.

 

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