Q: Out of everything that is already out there, Why Jeet Kune Do exclusively?
A: It's actually quite simple (literally), it combines the best of all fighting arts (Boxing,Judo,Wrestling, Karate,Wing Chun etc.) and it covers the entire range of fighting,from long range to short range,top to bottom,ground to sky and it simplifies movements in order to be as most effective as possible in the shortest amount of time, using minimal exertion. In short, no wasted movements!
It is a great art for practical, realistic, effective and most of all - usuable self- defense. This art is not at all about trophy's,it's about survival and it is more a philosphy and way of living then anything else! It relies on physical fitness, superior mind and unity within the body, combined with technique and fighting principles and it gets you in phenomenal shape.Your entire body, mind, spirit & soul becomes a well rounded weapon for ultimate self- protection should the need for such ever arise.
I often refer to it as the "ultimate tool belt", in which you have all that you need for any situation, whether it be a knife attack, a much larger & formidable opponent, multiple assailants etc. It combines kicking,punching,trapping and grappling seemlessly or "going from 0 to 100 instantaneously!"
Jeet Kune Do is a way of life,a philosophical approach to solving and surviving lifes many obstacles and problems. There is no particular "fixed pattern" or "only one way of doing something",creative expression and individuality is not only welcomed but encouraged!
In Jeet Kune Do we don't wait to be attacked, we attack just at the exact moment the opponent is about to attack,and not a second later,therefore intercepting the attack,"preventative medicine" if you will.
It is said that "martial artists cannot and should not predict combat and attack but rather react to what is to come before them".This philosophy tends to spill over in real life as well,as we can not control things that happen but merely only control the way we respond and react towards them.
Why JEET KUNE DO?
JEET KUNE DO is not so much a style but rather a philosophy, a way of thinking.