Bruce Lee's Dream And Ways Of Thinking

Updated: Jan 27, 2018

Bruce Lee was a famous martial artist, movie actor, philosopher, martial arts instructor and movie director.

He is known for his style of martial arts that is called Jeet Kune Do (JDK). Jeet Kune Do is a martial art that uses guided thoughts and no form. Bruce was very against preconceptions and structures because he didn’t believe that one could truly express themselves if they followed a form.

Bruce’s martial art, JKD, can be described as one of the first forms of mixed martial arts (MMA) because MMA doesn’t have such a large set of rules that must be followed when fighting like boxing or wrestling do. In boxing, a fighter must only strike an opponent with his arms and fists. There are no kicking and submission maneuvers whereas Bruce Lee believes that a real fight is much more of an art than just using arms and fists to strike.

If someone is walking down a street late at night and gets approached by a group of strangers and must resort to self-defense, he or she isn’t going to just use one form of fighting. That person may even decide to run away which is another form of self-defense that Bruce briefly mentions in the book titled The True Meaning of Life, but this self-defense tactic may not come to mind right away when thinking of a fight.