Ακαδημία Μαχητικής Τεχνολογίας Jeet Kune Do στην Αθήνα!
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Η καταλυτική επιρροή της Δυτικής Πυγμαχίας (old school Western Boxing) στην μαχητική Τέχνη του Μπρους Λη (Bruce Lee) Τζιτ Κουν Ντο (Jeet Kune Do)!
The hybridism of Western Fencing and Western Boxing expressions were pivotal in the Bruce Lee’s process of Jeet Kune Do.
While Bruce Lee analyzed many fighting styles, this does not mean he incorporated all of them into his arsenal. Arguments of whether or not Jeet Kune Do is a style aside, Jeet Kune Do is the name that Bruce Lee gave to the fighting techniques and strategies he was developing and employing. It was what he was doing – how he was most efficiently using arms, legs, body weight, tactics, and the laws of physics – to fight.
True, there are philosophical principles that guide the physical side of Jeet Kune Do, but we must never forget that Jeet Kune Do is about doing, about action – very specific action. That action is comprised of the Jeet Kune Do techniques developed by Bruce Lee himself.
Contrary to common misconception, Bruce Lee did not merely take techniques from various arts and throw them together. He studied and tested very specific elements, and essentially, these were elements from two arts – Western fencing and boxing. Jeet Kune Do’s stance, footwork, and major strategic points come from fencing. A key principle in fencing, the stop-hit, is essentially the Jeet Kune Do namesake – the way of the intercepting fist. The idea that you can set up your opponent so that you will be able to intercept him in his most vulnerable state – on the attack – is central to the work of fencing authors Aldo Nadi and Julio Martinez Castello, both of whom are quoted heavily in Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do.
For body mechanics and maximum generation of power, Bruce turned to boxers Edwin Haislet, Jack Dempsey, and Jim Dricsoll. Again, all three are heavily quoted in Bruce’s writings. Jeet Kune Do’s fist jab, proper alignment, striking surface, hip rotation, and kinetic chain sequence all come from boxing. Even with the heavy influence of both sports, however, it’s important to note that Jeet Kune Do is neither fencing nor boxing. To technically explain this would be beyond the scope of this writing, but it’s important to remember that Bruce never lifted techniques wholesale from other arts for the sake of accumulating new techniques. Each weapon was subject to scientific analysis, modified, and tested in fighting situations.