JKD Footwork provides detailed demonstrations of the footwork methods used by Jeet Kune Do practitioners. This is a must-have reference guide for any serious. Learn 5 Drills For Improved Jeet Kune Do Techniques From Jeet Kune Do Training from a stationary position, the trainer will use footwork to move and attack. Here’s a Newer Video on Jeet Kune Do Footwork and Trapping. Agility, distance, timing and structure are essential to performing JKD Footwork and applying it.
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Sidestep Left From the On-Guard position, nkd your left rear foot to the left roughly 18 inches. Bruce was so good, because he made himself so good. Without this short step, your rear foot does most of the work.
Against hooks, the movement is to either side. A moving target is definitely more difficult to hit than a stationary one. It is just as necessary to learn to duck swings and hooks as it footwor, to slip straight punches, both are important in counterattacks.
It is more like a broad jump than a high jump. You will not go anywhere. To achieve flowing movement in footwork, you must place extreme importance on the fact that to reach your opponent, you must move to him. The four basic types of footwork are advancing, retreating, circle left and circle right. Learn not to hurl yourself recklessly at your partner. His art was, at that time point, heavily influenced by old school Western Boxing and Western Fencing!
Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett
If you were to move just once, you should be at the on-guard position. The backward burst carries your body just as fast as the forward lunge.
Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line. Then, once your rear leg has moved into positionanywhere from 6 to 18 inches jkdd travelthen your right or lead leg moves over 6 to 18 inches as well.
This seemingly insignificant movement keeps your body aligned and maintains your balance as you move forward. Your chin and shoulder should meet about halfway, with the fpotwork shoulder raised an inch or two and the chin dropped about the same distance. Bruce Lee once said that the four components of footwork consisted of: The real bobber-weaver is always a hooking specialist, it is the perfect attack for one to use against taller opponents.
The On-Guard is the best way to move straight back, forward or to the side. Besides evading blows, footwork allows you to cover distance rapidly, escape out of a tight corner and conserve your energy to counter with more sting in your punch or kick. Go take a look at any street fight or amateur sport fight and you will see people tripping, stumbling, and overreaching. The essence of fighting is the art of moving.
The third is instinctive pacing distance and timing. Good footwork accomplishes all of these things. Quick Movements The quick advance is almost like the forward shuffle.
Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork
However, it is very effective in gauging and obtaining correct distance from which to launch a strike. Simply imagine there is hot lava right in front of you. Footwork is the foundation of J eet K une D o.
You have to feel very comfortable in the On-Guard. Footwork Principles Footwork in Jeet Kune Do tends to aim toward simplification with a minimum footwokr movement. Sidestep Right From the On-Guard position, move your right lead foot to the right roughly 18 inches. Creating a false sense of distance. But how many of them actually focus with intention while doing them?
Begin in the Jeet Kune Do on-guard position and step forward with your front foot about three inches. He practiced all the time and then looked for ways to make his practicing even more efficient. It contorts your stance. Lead toe and rear heel on the same line Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line called closed alignment was adopted at the earlier development stages of Jeet Kune Do heavily influenced by Western Fencing, providing better mobility and reach.