JKD Footwork provides detailed demonstrations of the footwork methods used by Jeet Kune Do practitioners. This is a must-have reference guide for any serious. Learn 5 Drills For Improved Jeet Kune Do Techniques From Jeet Kune Do Training from a stationary position, the trainer will use footwork to move and attack. Here’s a Newer Video on Jeet Kune Do Footwork and Trapping. Agility, distance, timing and structure are essential to performing JKD Footwork and applying it.

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You must land on your left foot only, as your right foot is delivering a side kick. His art was, at that time point, heavily influenced by old school Western Boxing and Western Fencing!

When your rear foot is moved forward, you should be back at the original position. The best exercise for overcoming the force of inertia to your feet is skipping rope and shadowboxing several minutes. If you aim toward simplification, rather than complex or intricate foot patternswhich more resembles dance patterns than efficiencyyour footwork will be smooth, direct and efficient.

Good footwork will beat any kick or punch. You can have more control of when the entry is created and how.

From the On-Guard position, the lead leg is quickly drawn jkkd to where your rear leg is, while simultaneously withdrawing your rear leg backwards. It can lure your opponent in to a trap, allow you to gain the proper fighting measure and also bridge the gap to your opponent. Against hammers, it is a circular movement down to either side. Creating a false sense of distance. Everyone does some form of shadowboxing, throwing strikes, etc. It restricts tool and technique implementation.

Many focus on only linear or circular movements. Jeet Rune do footwork should not only be easy, relaxed and alive, it should also be firm.


Bruce was so good, because he made himself so good. Their techniques are based on torque and power from a standing still position.

Snap Back Snap back means simply to snap the body away from a straight lead enough to make the opponent miss. When jogging, rapidly shuffle your feet and keep jogging. While sweeping your hand upward, swing your hips forward simultaneously, dragging your rear foot forward. Aliveness and naturalness, 3.

To build strong and flowing footwork, first you must be in a Bai Jong stance, remaining very loose, with your whole posture fully rootwork, and feet wider apart than your shoulders. Footwork Principles Footwork in Jeet Kune Do tends to aim toward simplification with a minimum of movement.

Cross in front and kick These are some of the reasons that footwork seems to me so important. It promotes structural breakdown. From the on-guard position, move your front foot back.

Switch your lead up and train both leads evenly.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

This is for fighters who like to be agile and make a quick lunging-in strike with a lead jab then get back before a counter can be thrown. Then slide the rear foot left foot an equal distance to the right, all the while maintaining the On-Guard position.

Then, once foowtork rear leg has moved into positionanywhere from 6 to 18 inches of travelthen your right or lead leg moves over 6 to 18 inches as well. If you use economy of motion, you will always be relaxedwhich is crucial to your reaction time and to the speed of your attacks, defenses and counter-attacks. In this art, there is no nonsense of squatting on a classical horse stance for three long years before moving.

I liken good footwork to operating a four-wheel drive.

Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett

For your daily training, do the backward burst for speed, balance and rhythm instead of deep penetration. And he used to have me drill constantly on footwork, in an effort to get me to improve my balance. Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line. And by then you were flat on your back. From an on-guard position, step forward about three inches with your front foot, like the quick advance movement.


Triangle pattern Wrestling Bruce Lee felt that way about footwork and so should you and I.

Footworj the quick advance, you do not have to slide any of your foot. Sidestep Right From the On-Guard position, move your right lead foot to the right roughly 18 inches. The entire weight of your body should be resting on the lead leg at this point, with the rear foot barely touching the ground for counter-balance purposes. The real bobber-weaver is always a hooking specialist, it is the perfect attack for one to use against taller opponents. Most of the weight is on the ball of the foot and the toes.

Keep both of your knees slightly bent and relaxed.

Bruce Lee’s Footwork | Martial Arts | Jeet Kune Do

This position prepares you to shift your body quickly to footwork direction and is perfect for attacking or defending. He told me that ” Good footwork can beat any attack “. You must move without any strain, gliding on the balls of your feet, bending your knees slightly and keeping your rear heel raised. Sidestep Left From the On-Guard position, move your left rear foot to the left roughly 18 inches. See an imaginary opponent and move around while, once again, still focusing on maintaining Step-and-Replace footwork.