Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

No Instructors In Your Area?

I get this a lot. “Sean, I really want to learn Jeet Kune Do but there are no instructors in my area.” The first question that always comes to my mind whenever I read or hear this, is: “Where exactly does this person define to be his/her area?” I know of instructors that travel around…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

Do You Even Journal?

In all my years of learning and teaching the art of Jeet Kune Do, I have only come across a handful of people who carry with them a personal journal. And only ONE of them did it on their own initiative; it was already his personal habit to begin with. This person is one of…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

Optimal Preparation

I remember turning around, only to hear my coach shouting ferociously at me: “Sean, where the hell is your preparation?” The year was 2010, and there I was at my very first fencing competition — fighting for my life. Not only did I not understand what I was doing, I did not even understand what…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

The Centerline

The Importance of the Centerline Followers of Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do will know that the nucleus of the art was Wing Chun. Yes, there are multiple pieces of evidence in history that clearly suggests that Lee himself asserted that “Wing Chun is out”; that Latter Stage JKD had almost completely deviated away from traditional Wing…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

The Three Degrees of Compliance

As a martial artist, it is my belief that everything must be tested under intelligent pressure. Every stance, every technique, and every tactic should be heavily and effectively tested in order to perfect our mastery of it. However, this does not mean to go all out every opportunity we have. The keyword is not heavily;…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

Progression in Jeet Kune Do

With the recent movie Birth of the Dragon (2017) there is once again a surge in interest in Bruce Lee and his martial art, Jeet Kune Do. In particular, people keen on learning JKD are curious about progression in the martial art. “How long will it take for me to master the system?” “How many…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

What Discarding Really Means

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own.” –Bruce Lee This is a famous quote by Bruce Lee, the creator of Jeet Kune Do. A martial arts philosopher, Lee inspired many people to follow and believe in their own path; to forge a personalized expression that will unleash their maximum potential in…

Jeet Kune Do Singapore, Sean Lim, Bruce Lee, Martial Arts, Wing Chun

Beyond Speed and Power

Bruce Lee, the creator of the martial art Jeet Kune Do, was renowned for his physical attributes – two of which were his extraordinary speed and explosive power. This has led many to consequently think that in order to successfully score a hit or intercept the opponent, one has to be as fast and powerful.…