Maybe this can help you understand Jeet Kune Do. The following is a quote from Bruce Lee himself, the man who through his own mind, applied the
Jeet Kune Do is NOT a system. A system is a formula or an established procedure used to attain an end. The Do in JKD means Art. An art is open to
interpretation and expression. In Bruce's own words in a letter to Hawkins Cheung "No, I did not mean to create another style. JKD started out as my
expression of Lop Sao."
JKD, being an ART, lies over the realms of system AND concept.
It lies in the realm of system because as was found, a person's techniques should be governed by Conservation of Movement, Non Telegraphic movements,
and overall effectiveness, among others.
It lies in the realm of concept, because each of those points applies differently to different people. Reason being because the way a person might do
a non telegraphic movement might differ because of his body structure or attributes. His "expression" of non telegraphic movement will be different
because of this.
Because of this, a person in JKD is not "developing" techniques in a "restricted" set of guide rules or formulas. JKD is a more of a process of
striping away what is there rather than learning. You are "recovering" things that have been with you all the time and have been lost or distorted
by misguided manipulation or conditioning in every day life.
You have the desire to transcend that of petty technique and ideas. To forget everything you learn, and will learn. Your subconscious then takes over,
and will assert "answers" spontaneously.
"To float in totality, to have no technique, is to have all technique."
It is a growing process to reach that of JKD. The above quote should not be perceived as actually learning something and forgetting it, but similar to
the statement a gentleman on here has at the end of his postings. "Before enlightenment, one chops wood, etc. After enlightenment, one chops wood,
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