Dieses buch ist das einzige buch das bruce lee veröffentlichen wollte und eigentlich die einzige wahre quelle von bruce lee's original jeet kune do. ted wong hat noch die 5-ways-of-attack dazu getan die noch gefehlt haben. vergesst die 4 bücher über bruce lee's kampfmethode die in deutsch raus kamen, die sind total falsch übersetzt. wenn ihr das richtige buch haben wollt holt euch dieses buch in english.
In the introduction of this book it is stated that Lee never wanted to publish it, in order to avoid people saying they were "trained by Bruce Lee" even though he had never met them. The photographies still existed, so after his death, it was decided that it should be published nonetheless.
The book, I believe, was not written by Lee, but by Uyehara. The text parts vary in quality. Sometimes they are very detailed and understandable, and sometimes they are just too short to be useful. The photographies are perfect, though, so one can learn a lot just through that.
In the book, a classic style of Kung Fu is compared to Bruce Lee's "Jeet Kune Do", which is shown to be more functional in many different ways. As an example, the fighting stance of JKD has its focus on protecting the groin area, something that is apparently not heeded enough in Kung Fu. The reason for this is that, over the years, attacks to the groin have been removed from the fighting system, so there was no need to defend against them anymore. With his JKD, Lee brings new functionality, efficiency and realism to martial arts. While what he does should be reproductible by every martial artist who has a basic idea of movement and attacks, it's also very original and sometimes surprisingly simple.
Can you learn martial arts from this book? Probably not. I absolutely recommend having any previous martial arts experience, be it Ninjutsu, Aikido, Kung Fu, Wing Tsun, Karate, or anything else along these lines. In order to understand what Lee is talking about, you need to know the feeling of being attacked. You need to know which kind of movements are going to work in a fighting situation, and which are not, and why. Only then can you really profit from this piece.
Summary: This book cannot teach you martial arts, but it can improve any martial arts you might have learned and actualize them to a point where they are applicable in everyday life. Most fighting systems have some kind of weakness: be it their stance or blocking technique, there is always something that limits the user for the sake of tradition. JKD invites you to think in more simplistic, efficient ways. That might not be what martial arts are about. But it certainly is what realistic self-defense is about.
natürlich muss man Kampfkunst immer mit einem Lehrer praktizieren um es wirklich zu lernen, aber um einen Einblick in die Idee von Bruce Lee zu erhalten ist dieses Buch wirklich gut und wenn man schon etwas fortgeschrittener ist kann man noch ein paar Details hinzulernen. Also für jeden Kampfkunst begeisterten ein muss.
Zusammenfassung von lees Stil und Techniken basierend auf dessen eigenen Aufzeichnungen (tao of jeet kun Do). Lesenswert wenn man sich für angewandte kampfkunstinteresierte und Selbstverteidigung interessiert.