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Jeet Kune Do San Antonio

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Bruce Lee and Grandmaster Ip Man practicing Wing Tsun sticky hands.

Bruce Lee, Wing Tsun and Jeet Kune Do

The original martial art of Bruce Lee was Wing Tsun Kung Fu. Lee learned Wing Tsun in Hong Kong from Grandmaster Ip Man in the late 1950s. After Lee had been studying Wing Tsun for about 5 years, his parents sent him to Seattle, Washington to attend school. After Lee arrived in the U.S., he began teaching a modified form of Wing Tsun which he called Jun Fan Gung Fu.

Years later, after moving to California, Lee further modified his original Wing Tsun by adding ideas from arts such as fencing, boxing and northern kung fu style kicking. Bruce Lee called his new art Jeet Kune Do, the way of the intercepting fist.

A close examination of Jeet Kune Do reveals that its theories, techniques and training methods are indeed actually Wing Tsun Kung Fu. Jeet Kune Dos emphasis on economy of motion and simultaneous attack and defense, its use of the vertical fist for punching combined with low kicks, as well as its use of trapping hands, sticky hands (chi sau) and wooden dummy training can all be traced back to Lees Wing Tsun training. So it is safe to say that Wing Tsun was the basis for Lees art of Jeet Kune Do.

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