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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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Jkf close the gap between you and your opponent during trapping, blocking, or counter attack, you must use footwork. That one leap should carry your body at least two wide steps.

Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett

Just before it lands, your rear leg, with its knee bent and acting like a spring, should thrust your body with a sudden straightening of its leg.

Good footwork will beat any kick or punch. Use your Step-and-Replace footwork. That one quick motion should carry your body backward at least two steps. Your reaction must be pure and honest and, If the intent is expressed honestly, your opponent will be in serious trouble. It severely compromises your balance. Breaking Opponent’s Distance 1. The principles of movement form the very heart of combat.

However, once you learn on the options that avail themselves to you with increased mobility, you realize that footwork is an option provider. Quick or relaxed footwork is a matter of proper balance. Footwork always comes after the punch is initiatedthe hand moves first and then the feet.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

The speed of your footwork leads the way for fast kicks and punches. And by then you were flat on jke back. The basis behind the backward shuffle is like the advance. Otherwise, do not move around clockwise like a robotbe alive, add a little hop every time you circle.

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Bruce Lee once said that the four components of footwork consisted of: Above all, keep cool. Switch your lead up and train both leads evenly.

This is great for moving back away from a punch, kick, or slash of a knife and then coming back in with your counter or defang move.

As you become more adaptable to the movement, increase your speed and work toward shortening the distance by more and more execution.

Instead, try to narrow the gap of space in a calm and exact manner. It restricts tool and technique implementation. You should be able to control the weight distribution and be in perfect balance at all times. Constant shifting of footwork to secure the correct measure Broken Rhythm.

It may be used to create openings for a counter attack. He was constantly practicing.

Whether pivoting, advancing, retreating, sidestepping or footwoek, you are not going anywhere without your feet. This unnecessary, strenuous stance is not functional because it is slow and awkward. Simply imagine there is hot lava right in front of you.

Quick Retreat The footwork for the quick retreat or rapid backward movement is similar to the quick advance except you move in the opposite direction. Then slide the lead foot right foot an foootwork distance to the left, all the while maintaining the On-Guard position.

This is not the case in JKD.

Please remember to keep your non-striking guard hand up for the sake of your face as seen in this article and video. And, of course, he emphasized the avoiding of attacks through footwork. Lengthy steps or maneuvers foptwork cause your weight to shift from one foot to the other should be eliminated except when delivering a blow. Jabs and parries are easiest at first.


In that split instant, your weight is heavily on your front foot. It prohibits explosive footwork. A good JKD practitioner adapts to any position and flows in any direction.

If you were to move just once, you should be at the on-guard position. Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line 2. You should not be flat-footed; you should glide on the balls of your feet.

Your left foot should be angled at approximately 45 degrees. This depends on several factors.

It is a most valuable technique, leaving both hands free to counter, it is the real basis of counter-fighting and is performed by the expert. Cross stepping is the process of crossing one foot in front of the other when moving. Don’t straighten your knees. Uyehara In Jeet Kune Do, mobility is heavily emphasized because combat is a matter of movements.

At that instant, your weight would shift to that foot just a little. Replace step from inside to outside Wrestling 8. By sweeping your lead hand upward, you create momentum.

The right knee is turned slightly to defend your groin area and your right foot should be rotated in roughly 25 degrees so that, if necessary, you can employ it as a kicking weapon.