I see Jeet Kune Do as an art form; a medium of creative self-expression.
It certainly was for its creator, Bruce Lee, and it certainly is for many of its practitioners. Operationally, JKD functions as a tool for self-defense. However, that is but a very mere layer to the remaining depths that the art possesses.
The purpose of this blog is to uncover those depths.
I am someone who can only learn and grow as much as I teach and share, and I aim to document that process here. I want to go deep into my practice of the art, and share it. I want to preserve the legacy of this art, I want to continue it, and I want to express myself fully and completely through it.
I am a firm believer that what doesn’t get documented, get’s lost. What doesn’t get encoded, cannot be recalled. I have dozens of personal notebooks that I have used to journal my progress since the very beginning, but they are of no use if I do not employ them. With this blog, I hope to (1) connect with people of similar passions, (2) document my thoughts, findings and progress and above all (3) perpetuate the legacy of JKD by sharing as much of it as I can with people.
This blog is specially for followers of Bruce Lee and his lifework, Jeet Kune Do. It also has a higher purpose. I don’t just want to share a martial art. I want to inspire people to achieve Personal Mastery — the discipline of personal growth and learning — through martial arts training. I think that the practice of an art is useless if it does not contribute to our personal growth. We should express ourselves honestly and completely through art, and in turn achieve true growth and true progress because of it.
That, in my opinion, should be the purpose and driving force behind our desire to seek training in the martial arts.
If you are just starting out, I hope that the content I produce can be an invaluable source of guidance for you. If you have already begun your practice, I hope to provide clarity, solutions as well as a dependable road map for you. If you are an accomplished practitioner in your own right, I hope to connect with and learn from you.
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