Jeet Kune Do Basics, by Cheng, David
- ISBN: 9780804835428 | 080483542X
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/15/2004
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Let the books in the "Tuttle Martial Arts Basics series take you through your first six months of training--and beyond! Here, beginning students get everything they need to gain a complete understanding of the martial arts from the very beginning, helping them progress faster. This useful and informative book offers a detailed overview of jeet kune do practice while explaining the specific moves readers will need to perfect their techniques. As a foundation, the book recalls the origination of Jeet Kune Do--the philosophy, history, and different styles of the martial art. This gives readers an important reference point on how the practice evolved. From there, the book explains how to choose a school, taking readers through their first class including the etiquette and dress requirements. The basic elements of the style--stances, footwork, upper body and lower body techniques, and grappling are all well-represented and defined. Building upon this solid groundwork, the book informs readers of the five ways of,attack, including the single direct attack, the attack by combination, the progressive indirect attack, the attack by drawing, and the hand immobilization attack. Fighting instructions include the tactical considerations of Jeet Kune Do practice such as defenses, counterattacks, and sparring. The book concludes with a comprehensive list of resources to help students further develop their knowledge of and training in jeet kune do. Though compact and easy-to-read, this book gives readers everything they'll need to start their practice of this important fighting art.