Easier said than done. Martial arts instructors can teach you how to improve your timing, balance, mobility and endurance, but how in the world can they teach you how to hit faster than your opponent? Speed is an inherent quality, and difficult, if not impossible, to teach. Types of Speed In jeet kune do, speed training is broken down into five phases, each of which can be developed independently or as part of a whole.
Even though a lot of people associated with Bruce Lee or many claimed to have trained him or trained with him, I can safely say that not many of them were privileged to his secret training method.
Bruce and I grew up together. We were friends since we were young boys. In the old days, the master would never teach the new students. It was up to the senior students to pass on the Wing Chun lessons to Bruce.
Byone year into his Wing Chun training, Bruce progressed very fast, and already became a threat to most of the Wing Chun seniors as the majority of them were armchair martial artists.
They discovered that Bruce was not a full blooded Chinese because his mother was half German and half Chinese.
Because racism was widely practised in Martial Arts School in Hong Kong, the art was not allowed to be taught to foreigners. Professor Yip Man had no other choice but to bow to their pressure, but he told Bruce that he could train with me and Sihing Wong Shun Leung.
But most of the time we trained together. The first thing I showed Bruce was the Principles of being a good fighter: The Heart In a confrontation, one must desire to win; When under pressure, one must maintain calm. Famous quotation from Bruce Lee: No illusion and no imagination, but to apprehend the actual situation you are in and find a way to deal with it.
No excessive action is needed. Just keep your body and mind relaxed to deal with the outside emergency. The Eyes The eyes should be able to pick up as much information as possible prior to and during engaging the physical struggle.
Watching the elbows and the knees is essential to get the best result. Also at no time, should the practitioner blink or turn his head because he would give away the most important instrument which supplies him the visual information of the current situation.
Extract from taped Bruce Lee conversation with Danny Lee one of his students in Have you thought of Tai Chi as a form of self defence? Well, if you were there Turning their heads and swinging punches and after the second round they are out of breath. I mean they are really pathetic looking - very amateurish.
They fall on their arses and they. What do you think of the appreciation of people here? Balance This means the practitioner should be balanced at all times so that his mobility and stability are maximised. This also means that the practitioner must develop conditioning so that his legs do not give up under strenuous pressure.
Furthermore Bruce was very innovative. But Bruce found a way to beat it. He would start his program with heavy weights and low repetitions first, then he reduced the weights and increased the repetitions.
He continued to do that until his repetitions reached maximum and the speed of the exercise also increased. In this way he built muscles and developed power without losing speed.
One of the most important discoveries from his Wing Chun training was that Wing Chun teaches the practitioner to train with the individual muscle or group of muscles first, then co-ordinates the movement together by combining the muscles to make a collective movement in order to get the most out of the technique.
Bruce had mastered this training. The following is a subtle pose of a seemingly simple movement but it really does condition a few essential muscles on the arm in question.
The other arm is pulled back, placed high but not resting on the body which is very tiring, enabling the brain to think about two arms at the same time.In Bruce Lee’s fighting method jeet kune do, the development of speed is not only addressed, it is dissected and approached in a variety of ways.
Types of Speed In jeet kune do, speed training is broken down into five phases, each of which can be developed independently or as part of a whole. Bruce Lee's Speed Training. by Bruce Lee and M. Uyehara What is speed in fighting? Is it the velocity of your hands, feet and body movement?
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Contained in the pages of Bruce Lee’s definitive work on martial arts (the Tao of JEET KUNE DO) are secrets regarding his method of training for speed. It was said that Lee could hit you with a punch or kick so fast – you would never see it coming. After having personally reviewed over hours. Bruce Lee Speed Training is a resource that teaches about harnessing the power and necessary speed to become successful in martial arts.