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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It can be used to frustrate an attack simply by moving every time an opponent gets “set” to attack. At that instant, your weight would shift to that foot just a little. Keep both of your knees slightly bent and relaxed. This will align and balance your footwoek. Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line called closed footworrk was adopted at the earlier development stages of Jeet Kune Do heavily influenced by Western Fencing, providing better mobility and reach.

Then slide the lead foot right foot an equal distance to the left, all the while maintaining the On-Guard position. When practicing this footwork in the beginning, don’t worry about your hands.

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I remember training with Paul Vunak and him saying that you should spend 5 minutes every day working on just footwork. To develop speed and naturalness in your movement, adopt the following exercise in your daily training. Sweep your hand upward and leap forward without straining yourself. From the on-guard position, slide or shuffle your jkc foot backward about half a step, widening the space between your feet for just a split second as you slide your front foot backward.


Without this short step, your rear foot does most of the work. Jeet Kune Do Footwork.

Good judgment of the opponent’s length of penetration, a jd for receiving his straightening weapon to borrow the half-beat. Your left foot should be angled at approximately 45 degrees. It must be practiced periodically to achieve flowing results.

The right knee is turned slightly to defend your groin nkd and your right foot should be rotated in roughly 25 degrees so that, if necessary, you can employ it as a kicking weapon. In Jeet Kune Do, mobility is heavily emphasized because combat is a matter of movements. If you want options, i. Then the front foot, without pausing from the initial motion, leaves the floor and crosses your rear foot.

It is used to attack with a side kick or to counter an attack vootwork as a kick. Mobility is definitely stressed in JKD because combat is a matter of motion, an operation of finding a target or of avoiding being a target. Most of the weight is on the ball of the foot and the toes.


Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

The purpose of this drill is to move your body quickly, about eight feet or more, in several steps. This causes them to lose their balance, get countered, and ultimately usually lose the fight.

The Shuffle Step is more like a pulling movement, than a stepping movement. That one quick motion should carry your body backward at least two steps.

This hand sweep also distracts your opponent and throws his timing off. Then, once your rear leg has moved into footwprkanywhere from 6 to 18 inches of travelthen your right or lead leg moves over 6 to 18 inches as well. For faster reactions, use your lead hand as an impetus.

Moving is used as a means of defense, a means of deception, a means of securing proper distance for attack and a means of conserving energy. Lead toe and rear heel on the same line. Get a chair or something.

Jeet Rune do footwork should not only be easy, relaxed and alive, it should also be firm. The jjd should not be a series of hops or jerks.

Incidentally, “circling,” as I use the term here, means, “sidestepping”.