In Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Essential Elements of Bruce Lee's Martial Art, authors Tim Tackett and Bob Bremer clearly explain the basic structure, principles and techniques of jeet kune do so readers can integrate their findings into their own training. They give readers an insider's view into the art of the intercepting fist through descriptive step-by-step jeet kune do technique instructions, comprehensive photo sequences and personal anecdotes of Bruce Lee's wisdom. With more than a century of experience between them, Tim Tackett (taught by Dan Inosanto) and Bob Bremer (taught by Bruce Lee directly) lead readers through eight extensive chapters on jeet kune do techniques, stances, footwork, hand tools, kicking tools as well as defense, attack and hand-trapping techniques.
The book also includes a special chapter on what Bruce Lee believed were jeet kune do's most effective fighting and training skills-even though, until now, they have been relatively unknown. In addition to the precise and in-depth technical descriptions of jeet kune do, the authors analyze the winning strategies that Bruce Lee developed for use against various opponents, no matter their combat background. The book dissects and disseminates Bruce Lee's philosophy behind such concepts as the five ways of attack, the swinging gate drill and the hammer principle in a practical way so that any reader can use them effectively against any attacker.
This book also includes a foreword by Bruce Lee's widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, as well as a fable by Bruce Lee. Linda Lee Cadwell writes, Only a handful of people in the world have studied jeet kune do under my husband, Bruce Lee, [and] I appreciate the time, effort and primarily the love that Bob and Tim have put into transcribing their experiences [...] for the benefit of generations to come.
A glossary of terms also add to this authentic jeet kune do experience, making Chinatown Jeet Kune Do an essential book for anyone interested in the original thoughts, theories and teachings of Bruce Lee, the master himself.