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Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee
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Sep 18, 11

Read from August 18 to September 13, 2011

In "Tao of Jeet Kune Do", the only character is Bruce Lee. He is also the author of the book. Lee was born in San Francisco, November 20, 1940, and died on May 10, 1973, suffering from seizures and headaches. He was eager to learn martial arts mainly because he was bullied in school. He wanted to show people that just because he was Chinese he could be successful. He eventually was so successful in martial arts, he began to create his own fighting style with a mixture of many different martial arts styles. Pros from many different styles combined into one. The style was called, "Jeet Kune Do". Also known as, "Way of The Intercepting Fist". He was the father of Mixed Martial Arts. Lee believed in peace, not violence. His art of fighting, was fighting without fighting. One famous quote was, "Be like water." He says that "Jeet Kune Do" is just a name. It is a formless form.
The book was made of Bruce Lee's thoughts and notes. All of his studies on martial arts in one book. It teaches you some of his fighting methods, like fighting stances, parries, sidesteps, cat-like movements, etc. It also gives you tips, like what you should think in a fight, which would be nothing. He says to clear your mind and stay calm. Always stay focused. Any misguidance of the opponent should be taken advantage of. The book explains many things, like qualities when you fight, preliminaries, tools, preparations, mobility strategies, and attack strategies.
Bruce Lee's audience is anyone who wants to learn martial arts. When he taught his skills in his school, the Chinese were offended by him. In Chinese tradition, They do not teach "gwailo", otherwise known as "outsiders". Again, he wanted to teach anyone who wants to learn. The same applies to the book. He was against racism. Bruce Lee's mother was half white, which was a main reason he did not fit in well with most Chinese.
I personally really like the book. It teaches me a lot of morals, and strategies. Learning to "be like water" is fun to me. I'm not just learning about martial arts, but i'm learning about Bruce Lee's life, and discipline. I really do love martial arts, because its a way of defense. I love learning the "Way of the Intercepting Fist." It calms my life, because it has morals and quotes. It's like defensive therapy, but in a book.
Brandon Simmasouk
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08/18/2011 page 64
31.0% "Learning about cadence."
08/29/2011 page 141
68.0% "I really like the book, and I learn alot from i t."
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John Lol the first thing I read from this was bull shit!!!

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Elmagic How to read books؟

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Mike Davis Nay.Do not speak thus.

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Crismamskie Tandugon Bruce Lee warrior

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