Jeet Kune Do: "The Way of the Intercepting Fist"
The pace of life in megalopolis requires to divide all people onto two categories – the winners and losers. This is the main difference of western mentality from eastern; and it was reflected in the concept and philosophy Jeet Kune Do. Its great founder Bruce Lee specified that the main principle of movement was not confrontation in action, but the desire to fight own alter ego in the opponent.
Jeet Kune Do is not a new style of single combat. Bruce Lee mainly created a new concept and an efficient method to study single combat. Therefore Jeet Kune Do has never performed and is not going to perform competitions, but sportsmen, who mastered this technique, can participate virtually in any competition, they just need to preliminarily examine the rules.
In a technical sense Jeet Kune absorbed the most efficients of real combat, like kung fu, jiu-jitsu and boxing. However, Bruce Lee put an emphasis not only on the generalized combat techniques, but also on the mental component, which is philosophy, Dao of Jeet Kune Do. The main postulate of this tao (from Chinese - way) is that only "the fittest" will survive. Due to this, Jeet Kune Do philosophy can be applied not only to any kind of single combat or simple self-defence in the street, but also to other spheres of human life, whether it be painting, business or interaction of a man with social medium.
Understanding of Jeet Kune Do's concept and philosophy may be helpful to anyone for self-defence and perception of human nature, as well as personality development and harmonisation.
Jeet Kune Do today
The most well prominent adept of Bruce Lee's philosophy was his apprentice Dan Inosanto, an American of Philippine Origin. Based on Jeet Kune Do concept, he founded the Martial Arts Academy. Dan Inosanto introduced the best traditions of Filipino combat systems Kali into Jeet Kune Do.
The main adept of Jeet Kune Do in Europe is Tommy Carruthers, who still has a close contact with Bruce Lee's family.