Jeet Kune Do philosophy was first introduced by the king of martial arts Bruce Lee. After moving to America in 1964, Bruce Lee developed his school where he trained Wing Chun arts. Through this, he won so many competitions but still that was not satisfactory for him. He wanted to beat an opponent by any means, as fast and efficiently as possible. He complained about the limitations of his style which suppressed his potential. Eventually, in 1967 he came up with the philosophy that offers no limitations and brings out the person’s full possibilities. He designed Jeet Kune Do to strengthen adaptability and fluid attack operations that could be used in various ways and circumstances. Bruce Lee simply said to its practitioners “be like water” and that defined to whole chemistry behind Jeet Kune Do. His aim was to make a person able to attack, defense and move flawlessly, without any exactingness.
The main principle of Jeet Kune Do is to use what works and remove what doesn’t. It collects a person’s strengths and weaknesses and then creates his own best plan to make him unbeatable in his own perfect style. Bruce Lee did not set any rules for Jeet Kune Do instead, he formulated various techniques and style which could be followed according to the situation that fits best.
Jeet Kune Do continued to progress throughout the 20th century. During the time, more techniques were developed following Bruce Lee’s philosophy. Now-a-days, Jeet Kune Do is one of the best forms of martial arts and it is still emerging over time.