Bruce Lee founded the martial art Jeet Kun Do in 1967. It is a hybrid style fighting art that is heavily based on his philosophy. Translated from Cantonese, Jeet Kun Do is “The Way of the Intercepting Fist”.
Jeet Kun Do is both a physical fighting style and a philosophy. Unlike traditional martial arts, it is not patterned. He borrowed many of the techniques used in his method from taekwondo, wrestling, fencing and Western boxing. Practitioners of Jeet Kun Do believe in the perpetual development of physical speed, timing, footwork, coordination and power along with minimal movements. The method operates by using different techniques for different situations. The situations are divided into different ranges of combat, which are kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling. Jeet Kun Do uses techniques to flow fluidly between the different ranges.