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    Hi,

    JKD advocates 4 principles:

    Efficiency, Directness, Simplicity, and Quickness

    I am not too clear on what "Directness" means, could someone please be kind enough to explain?

    Thank you.

  • #2
    Longest weapon, closest target. You forgot economy...

    Welcome aboard.

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    • #3
      JKD isn't bound by a certain number of prescribed principles, what you may have found is someone's opinion on the key elements of their study in JKD.

      The most important and universal principle is that the truth in combat is different for each individual, you must research your own experiences for the truth.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael Wright View Post
        JKD isn't bound by a certain number of prescribed principles, what you may have found is someone's opinion on the key elements of their study in JKD.

        The most important and universal principle is that the truth in combat is different for each individual, you must research your own experiences for the truth.
        Right On, Man!!!

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        • #5
          Thanks John, Happy New Year brother

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          • #6
            Michael, you should seriously think of writing for martial art publications. You have a gift man. Peace, J~
            Last edited by Jujujason; 01-02-2010, 10:51 AM. Reason: typo

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            • #7
              Thank you J my brother. I hope married life is treating you well, did you ever make it to Scotland?

              We have Guro here in 5 weeks time, can't wait.

              Happy New Year my friend.

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              • #8
                Good points EF.

                To be clear on my take. I specified that JKD is not bound by a certain number of principles, as opposed to concepts or principles in general - which it absolutely is.

                One of the biggest failings of JKD is also its biggest strength, which is using no way. Some people use no way and have the base, talent, and attributes to make that work. Most people try to use no way and end up no use, because they need structure and boundaries.

                Boxing the right way is good boxing, its not JKD, its Boxing. Grappling the right way is good grappling, its not JKD, its Grappling. Good JKD is the ability to do all of these things at a high level, blend and adapt them, and do this in a way that is yours and no one elses. What we are talking about here is a high, high level of artist and athlete.......and here in lies JKD's biggest limitation:

                JKD has always and will continue to be reserved for those with the talent and attributes to make it their own. JKD owes its success to the talent of those who have chosen to embrace and champion it - Bruce Lee, Dan Inosanto, Paul Vunak, Erik Paulson, Rick Faye et al. These people would have been world class ambassadors for any art, the fact that they picked JKD means the art owes far more to them than they do the art.

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                • #9
                  great that i found this forum. People here are great. Learned alot. Keep posting more deck installers cleveland

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