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Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kun Do or JKD, is a martial arts system formed and developed by late martial artist and actor Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee's Chinese name was Jun Fan (it literally means "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist). Jeet Kune Do is the name Bruce Lee chose for his martial arts system in 1967. In the beginning, when Bruce Lee started his martial art, he gave lt his own name of Jun Fan Gung Fu.

Jun Fan was Bruce Lee's Chinese name, Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do actually translates to "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist". After Bruce Lee began studying martial arts, he gave his martial art his own name of Jun Fan Gung Fu. JKD as it is known today .

Jeet Kune Do or JKD is the kung fu method that was born from Lee's idea to take the best of Wing Chun Kung Fu, American Boxing, French Fencing and Grappling to bring them together as the fundamental combat art.

Bruce Lee, and thus JKD, was deeply inspired by Western boxing and fencing. While the backbone idea (such as centerline, vertical punching, and forward pressure) come from Wing Chun, Lee stopped using the Wing Chun stances in favor of what he claimed were more fluid and flexible fencing and boxing stances.

Bruce Lee sought to form a martial art that was unrestrained and free. In a 1971 Black Belt Magazine article, Lee said "Let it be understood once and for all that I have NOT invented a new style, composite or modification. I have in no way set Jeet Kune Do within a distinct form governed by laws that distinguish it from 'this' style or 'that' method. On the contrary, I hope to free my comrades from bondage to styles".