In Bruce Lee’s kung fu films, we can often see scenes where Bruce Lee uses feints to deceive his opponent and then hit hard with one move.
Jeet Kune Do’s technique ideology is highly regarded for feints. It believes that the enemy is lured to the defense by feints, thereby putting the enemy in a passive position, while forcing the enemy to expose the target we want to attack, providing us with an opportunity to attack.
1. Preparatory form
In the icons below, those who wear jeans are us, and those who wear sweatpants are enemies. Both sides stand in a right-hand fighting style with their right hand and right foot in front of each other, facing each other (Figure 1).
Second, the finger pokes the eye (false move) + palm hits the crotch (real move)
The two sides begin in a preparatory form (Figure 1). We first feign the enemy’s eyes with a feint with a marked feint, forcing the enemy to make defensive actions such as blocking, exposing the defensive void of the middle and lower plates, and inducing the enemy’s attention to move up (Figure 2-1). Taking advantage of this opportunity, our side quickly slid forward and left to the right lateral side of the enemy’s body, so that the enemy was in a back position and could not attack with his hands, legs and knees, and at the same time, with the forward momentum of the forward sliding step, we slammed the enemy’s crotch with our left palm and severely damaged the enemy (Figure 2-2). This is a typical example of the use of feint tactics with a finger up and down. In actual combat, if the enemy’s reaction speed is slow, a finger poke can become a real move.
Third, bounce leg kick crotch (false move) + flip back hammer hit surface (real move)
The two sides begin in a preparatory form (Figure 1). Our front leg (right leg) pretends to kick the enemy’s crotch, forcing the enemy to come out and intercept the defense (Figure 3-1). Our right leg quickly fell forward to the enemy’s crotch, broke into the enemy’s middle door, and then quickly sealed the enemy’s hands with the left hand, and smashed the nose bridge of the enemy’s front with the front hand (right hand) back hammer, making the enemy dizzy and greatly reducing its combat effectiveness (Figure 3-2). Compared to the previous example, this example is a typical use of feint tactics on the finger.
4. Punching the belly (false move) + hammering the head (actual combat)
The two sides begin in a preparatory form (Figure 1). Our feint of punching the enemy in the abdomen induces the enemy to defend (Figure 4-1). Without stopping, our side quickly slides forward and closes, seals the enemy’s forehand with the back hand (left hand), and at the same time punches the enemy’s front with the forehand, greatly reducing the enemy’s combat effectiveness (Figure 4-2).
5. Finger poke (false move) + pull hand to hit the head (real move) + sweep leg and kick knee (real move)
The two sides begin in a preparatory form (Figure 1). The feint of our forehand (right-handed) finger feigns against the enemy’s eyes, forcing the enemy to block the defense with the forehand (Figure 5-1). The enemy grabbed the wrist of the enemy’s forehand (right hand) with his right hand and pulled his right arm back, while the rear hand (left hand) hammer slammed the enemy’s face, greatly reducing the enemy’s combat effectiveness (Figure 5-2). Finally, with a fierce and fast low left leg sweep, he kicked the enemy’s front leg (right leg) into the knee socket and knocked him down (Figure 5-3).
6. Finger poke (false move) + side kick to hit the abdomen (real move)
The two sides begin in a preparatory form (Figure 1). We feign an attack on the enemy’s face with a marked feint, forcing the enemy to defend with upper limbs and expose the defensive void of the lower set (Figure 6-1). Immediately afterwards, our left foot immediately stepped forward and quickly kicked and kicked the enemy’s abdomen or crotch with the right leg (front leg) side, severely damaging the enemy (Figure 6-2). This move is a move that Bruce Lee often uses, and we can also see it often in his kung fu films.
7. Palm hitting the ear (false move) + punching the abdomen (real move) + hoop neck and knee hitting the chest (real move)
The two sides begin in a preparatory form (Figure 1). The feint of shaking our hands (right hand) feigns an attack on the enemy’s left ear, forcing the enemy to defend the upper plate and exposing the defensive void of the middle plate (Figure 7-1). Immediately afterwards, we quickly slid forward and approached and slammed the enemy’s abdomen with a hammer with our left hand (Figure 7-2). While the enemy was hit in the abdomen and bent down and bowed, our side immediately wrapped our hands around the back of the enemy’s neck, brought it back, pressed down, and at the same time continuously hit the enemy’s front or chest with the left and right knees until the enemy was crushed (Fig. 7-3, Fig. 7-4).
The above is the actual combat application of Jeet Kune Do fighting fake moves shared for everyone. It should be noted that in actual use, the use of fake actions must be realistic. Bruce Lee often adds movements such as eyes and yells to enhance the confusion of his fake movements.