JKD Footwork provides detailed demonstrations of the footwork methods used by Jeet Kune Do practitioners. This is a must-have reference guide for any serious. Learn 5 Drills For Improved Jeet Kune Do Techniques From Jeet Kune Do Training from a stationary position, the trainer will use footwork to move and attack. Here’s a Newer Video on Jeet Kune Do Footwork and Trapping. Agility, distance, timing and structure are essential to performing JKD Footwork and applying it.

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Quick recovery or appropriate follow-ups. By applying the classical lunge movement or stepping by crossing your feet, it took one and one-half seconds to reach the same distance-twice the time. To close the gap between you and your opponent during trapping, blocking, or counter attack, you must use footwork. To achieve flowing movement in footwork, you must place extreme importance on the fact that to reach your opponent, you must move to him.

Unless there is a strategic purpose, forward and backward movements should be made with short and quick slides. Lengthy steps or maneuvers that cause your weight to shift from one foot to the other should be eliminated except when delivering a blow. A good JKD practitioner adapts to any position and flows in any direction.

The On-Guard is the best way to move straight back, forward or to the side.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

Don’t straighten your knees. Creating a false sense of distance. Whether pivoting, advancing, retreating, sidestepping or circling, you are not going anywhere without your feet.


Quick Movements The quick advance is almost like the forward shuffle. Move foward, backward, circle around corners, etc. It is a most valuable technique, leaving both hands free to counter, it is foofwork real basis of counter-fighting and is performed by the expert.

If you do not fully train yourself to the point where every movement in JKD is being executed simultaneously with some kind of footwork or motion, then you will learn the hard way.

Of the many things my late Sifu Bruce Lee impressed upon me, the most important was the need to be footworm mobile. When your rear heel is raised, it facilitates switching your weight immediately to your other foot when delivering a punch. Footwork, in short, “gets you there and gets you out.

Personally, I had a real problem with this in my early years of training with Bruce. Just before your rear foot makes contact with your front foot, slide your front foot forward.

The Shuffle Step is more like a pulling movement, than a stepping movement. To reach your opponent with speed and power, you must use footwork. Then slide the lead foot right foot an equal distance to the left, all the while maintaining the On-Guard position.

This is even true of professionals at nearly all levels, especially when they become frustrated and tired. Combining sensitive aura with coordinated footwork.

From the On-Guard position, the lead leg is quickly drawn back to where your rear leg is, while simultaneously withdrawing your rear leg backwards. Footwork is one of the key fundamentals to being successful in a fight.

This is for fighters who dootwork to be agile and make a quick jkdd strike with a lead fotwork then get back before a counter can be thrown. When the front foot is in place, you should be in the on-guard position and perfectly balanced. Cross in front and kick If you watch Bruce fight against Bob Baker in The Chinese Connection, you will see the pendulum step employed as a means of avoiding an attack and launching a counter kicking attack.


Correct on-guard position S.

Bruce Lee’s Footwork | Martial Arts | Jeet Kune Do

Otherwise, do not move around clockwise like a robotbe alive, add a little hop every time you circle. Instead, it should be like a stallion galloping with even, rhythmic and graceful strokes. If you are slow on your feet, you will be slow with your hands and feet. It is not utilized typically to execute an offensive technique.

Learn to move like a tightrope walker. A moving target is definitely more difficult to hit than a stationary one. Lead switch with Pendulum It contorts your stance. But by comparison, the classical movement covered the same distance in one second flat. The more skillful you are with your footwork, the less you have to use your arms to block or parry kicks and punches. Use your Step-and-Replace footwork.

It prohibits evasive footwork. Good footwork accomplishes all of these things. At the outset, you will feel clumsy and slow.

Their techniques are based on torque and power from a standing still position. Acceleration can be increased only by discipline in your workout.