Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do has a very famous kick, also known as the core kick of Jeet Kune Do, that is, the “low side kick”.
This low-level kick is very effective when attacking the neck or knee of the enemy’s foreleg. Because this position is very close to us and exposed, and the enemy’s defensive attention is generally on the upper plate, this position is not suitable for defense and can easily be sneaked successfully.
Let’s share with you the practical combat application of Jeet Kune Do, the core kick of Jeet Kune Do, the low-level kick.
Both sides stand in right-hand fighting and confront each other (Figure 1). We suddenly slide forward and advance, while feigning an attack on the enemy’s face with our right point, forcing the enemy’s defensive attention to shift (Figure 2).
Immediately following the upward movement, we quickly raise our right knee and bend our leg to charge up (Figure 3). Moving up, we quickly stretch our hips and use our right low side kick to hit the knee cap of the enemy’s right leg or calf neck to defeat the enemy (Figure 4).
Both sides stand in a right-sided fighting posture and confront each other (Figure 5). The enemy attacked our belly with a right bullet leg; We immediately intercepted the enemy’s right calf neck with a low right kick to defuse the enemy’s attack (Figure 6).
Immediately afterwards, our right leg quickly retracted to the ground and quickly turned left and back, ready to fight back (Figure 7). Moving up, we quickly kicked out our left kick and hit the enemy’s directly, knocking the enemy back hard (Figure 8).
We stand with our right foot in front of us, and the enemy steps up to the right, grabbing our right shoulder with his right hand in order to commit an attack (Figure 9). Taking advantage of the enemy’s attention, we quickly raised our right knee and prepared to counterattack (Figure 10). Constantly moving up, we quickly kick the knee joint or calf collar of the enemy’s right leg with a low right side, knocking the enemy (Figure 11).
Because the legs are longer than the hands, Jeet Kune Do often uses simple, direct low-side kicks to counter enemies in hand-to-hand combat.
Remember, the power of the low side kick comes from the rebound that supports the legs and the full use of the power of the waist.
At the same time, we should also remember that the mastery of any fighting technique requires long-term hard training, and the application of Bruce Lee’s core kick in Jeet Kune Do’s low-level kick is no exception, so we need to spend a certain amount of time training on this, such as kicking low-lying sandbags, wooden trees, etc. (Figure 12). Of course, if possible, you can find a partner to wear protective gear for confrontation training.