Learning the Art of Jeet Kune Do is a daunting process.
And I am talking about really learning and really practicing with the lifelong Ideal of achieving Mastery.
This is especially true if you have no experience in the beginning; none at all.
With such an Art like JKD, there are only 2 paths a practitioner can go down.
Either he/she acquires more and more techniques…
he/she “remembers” less and less techniques.
Do you get what I’m trying to say?
In the former scenario, that person has a perpetually busy mind.
He is always looking to move faster, get stronger and learn more techniques.
He is trying to optimize himself at the physical level, hoping that this will lead to Understanding and eventually, Mastery.
Don’t get me wrong – physical attributes are extremely important to the JKD Man.
But are they the Key?
In the latter scenario, this person knows the Path.
He owns the Road Map; he knows the detours, the hidden corners, the blind spots.
He isn’t afraid to be slower, he isn’t afraid to make mistakes and he isn’t afraid to lose on the physical plane.
Because he owns the Key.
Instead of becoming a practitioner that is “desperate” to be physically brutal, he has taken the Softer approach.
By Soft, I do not mean weak.
Soft as in software, soft skills – instead of being a Museum of Techniques, he has worked to perfect his Understanding, before conditioning himself physically (which he knows will decay with time, for sure).
How do I know this?
I remember during my younger days when I would always try to hit my mentors with speed and techniques.
The faster and harder I hit, the slower and softer they moved.
I was countered, every single time.
It was terrifying.
Now I want you to rethink what Jeet Kune Do is.
Don’t “do JKD techniques”.
Own the JKD Mindset. Acquire the JKD Skill Set. Build the JKD Vehicle.
Drop these labels and Understand Yourself.
Register for my upcoming Jeet Kune Do Introductory Seminar on March 31st!
Limited only to 6 select participants.