kung fu moves · 06/13/2023

Bruce Lee 10 sets of fighting moves in Jeet Kune Do

In actual combat, the vital parts of the human body are always protected by us, and at the same time, we try to accurately attack the opponent’s parts.

The Jeet Kune Do, created by Bruce Lee, has its own unique attack style in this regard. “Kung Fu Wushu Cool” organizes 10 sets of fighting techniques in Jeet Kune Do to attack the enemy’s weak and critical parts, and shares them with everyone.

These 10 sets of Bruce Lee’s classic fighting moves in Jeet Kune Do will teach you to quickly knock out your opponents in self-defense combat.

First, the index refers to the attack on the eyes and throat

Indexing is an important offensive technique in southern boxing such as Wing Chun, and it has its own unique advantages. The strike area of the middle finger of the index finger is small, so the pressure is strong and the destructive force is strong; At the same time, the palm of the hand is about 8 cm more than the forward attack of the fist, so its attack range is the longest distance among the upper limb attack methods.

In Jeet Kune Do, the hand that attacks with the mark finger is often the forehand, which follows Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do concept of heavy strikes in front and the shortest distance.

In actual combat, when the enemy attacks our upper plate with a fist, our side quickly slaps the enemy’s wrist downward with our back hand and grabs and pulls back, while vigorously poking the enemy’s eyes or throat with the forehand marking finger (Figures 1-1, Figs. 1-2).

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Second, the front leg bounces and kicks to attack the lower vulva

The importance of the vulva will not be repeated here. In the ring, this is the part where blows are forbidden, but in actual self-defense fights, this is where the weak defeat the strong gangsters.

In actual combat, with the cooperation of the upper limb movements, the attention of the enemy’s defense is drawn to the upper plate, and the enemy’s lower vulva is suddenly kicked forward with the front leg (Figure 2).

Its success rate is quite high. If the enemy receives this blow, it will immediately lose the ability to invade. This move is a classic move for the weak against the stronger opponent. Because it is a low-position leg method, even if the kick does not hit the enemy, it will not affect its own body balance or be easily held by the enemy’s leg and be passive.

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3. Punch the jaw, nose, ear roots, temples

One of Bruce Lee’s tricks is the technique of using the forehand to punch or flip the back to attack the enemy’s head and other vital parts such as the jaw, nose, ear roots, or temples immediately after preventing the enemy’s upper limb attack.

In actual combat, when the enemy attacks our middle and upper plate with a fist, while we slap the enemy’s attacking hand downward with our back hand, we quickly hit the enemy’s jaw or nose with our forehand (Figure 3-1), or hit the ear root or temple of the enemy’s head with a flip back fist (Figure 3-2).

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Fourth, attack the head with a hook kick

Legs are heavy offensive weapons, especially hooks in Jeet Kune Do. The Jeethorn Do hook combines the speed of the sanda whip with the lethality of the Muay Thai kick, and is a very destructive leg technique.

Attacking the head with a leg is often a one-legged knockout of an opponent. In actual combat, you can use a high front leg hook to attack the enemy’s head (Figure 4-1), or you can use a turn back hook to kick the attack (Figure 4-2). One of Bruce Lee’s tricks, Li San, has such a leg technique.

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5. Attack the chest and ribs with your fists

The chest and ribs of the human body have many important organs and are very vulnerable to injury. In particular, the fossa located in the middle depression under the xiphoid process of the sternum (heart bone) is distributed with the solar plexus, and it is easy to cause nausea, difficulty breathing and other unbearable pain phenomena when hit hard.

In actual combat, first luring the enemy to show his defensive space through false swing moves, and then giving heavy blows is the best way to attack the chest ribs. For example, our low kick with the front leg first draws the attention of the enemy’s defense to the lower set, and then exposes the chest (Figure 5-1); We then quickly slammed the enemy’s heart or ribs with a heavy backhand (Figure 5-2); Then, tripped the enemy’s front leg with his front leg, and then slammed his forehand back fist to the right to knock the enemy down by throwing his back fist to the right (Figure 5-3).

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6. Attack the chest and abdomen with your legs

Attacking the chest and abdomen with the legs is also an important move to attack and defend.

For example: the two sides of the enemy face each other (Figure 6-1); At the moment when we realized that the enemy was about to attack, we preempted the enemy and struck the enemy’s chest or abdomen with our front legs, blocking the enemy’s attack and inflicting heavy damage on the enemy (Figure 6-2).

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7. Attack the collarbone with your elbow

Not only are shoulder well points distributed near the collarbone, but the collarbone itself is also very fragile relative to the elbow bone, and it is easy to fracture after a heavy blow. Smashing your collarbone with a hard elbow is a move often used in Jeet Kune Do.

For example, we first feign an attack on the enemy’s abdomen with a straight fist with our forehand, forcing the enemy to bend over and dodge, and the upper limbs to participate in the defense so that their collarbones are exposed in front of us (Figure 7-1); Taking advantage of this opportunity, our side quickly entered, and immediately blocked the enemy’s forehand with its hind hand, raising its right elbow to charge (Figure 7-2); Immediately afterwards, we leaned forward to increase our own weight and slammed our right side collarbone with our right elbow downward, inflicting heavy damage on the enemy (Figure 7-3).

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8. Attack the neck with your elbow

Arteries are distributed on both sides of the neck, and a heavy blow can knock the enemy unconscious and lose the ability to attack. Sweeping or topping the neck with a cross elbow is also a very classic offensive move.

For example, after blocking the enemy’s forehand with our back hand, we can use our forehand to sweep the side of the enemy’s neck with our forehand across the elbow (Figure 8-1) or use our reverse elbow to hit the side of the enemy’s neck (Figure 8-2).

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9. Attack the neck with your palm

The outer edge of the palm has a small contact surface, so it is strong and destructive, so it is a common move to hit the sides of the enemy’s neck with the palm in Jeet Kune Do.

For example, after blocking the enemy’s left fist attack with our forehand, we can attack the neck with a forward slash (Figure 9-1). It is also possible to quickly split the enemy’s neck with the forehand after sealing the enemy’s forehand with the back hand (Figure 9-2).

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Attack the knees and shins with your legs

The front and sides of the knee and the front of the shin bone of the calf are thin and flesh, which causes severe pain and easy to break after being hit, so Jenondo often attacks these parts with a low leg method.

Typical leg attacks on the knee and shin in Jeet Kune Do are low side kicks, blocking kicks, and low kicks.

In real combat, attack the front knee or shin of the lower leg of the enemy with a low side kick of the front leg (Figure 10-1); attack the inside of the knee joint of the enemy’s front leg with a low sweep kick of the front leg (Figure 10-2); Attack the front of the knee joint or shin of the lower leg of the enemy with a blocking kick with the front leg (Figure 10-3); Attack the outside of the knee of the enemy’s front leg with a low front leg kick (Figure 10-4).

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The above are 10 fighting techniques in Jeet Kune Do to attack the enemy’s weak points, which contain a wealth of technical concepts that interested friends can experience.