In 1970, Bruce Lee suffered a back injury which confined him to bed. Rather than allowing this to slow his growth as a martial artist he read feverishly on Eastern philosophy and Western psychology, constructing his own views on the totality of combat and life.
It was during this time that Lee wrote 7 volumes containing his thoughts, ideas, opinions, and research into the art of unarmed combat, and how it applies to everyday life. Some of this material is now available for the first time.
This landmark book serves as a complete presentation of Bruce Lee's art of jeet kune do. The development of his unique martial art form, its principles, core techniques, and lesson plans are presented here in Lee's own words.
It also features Lee's illustrative sketches and his remarkable treatise on the nature of combat, success through martial art, and the importance of a positive mental attitude in training. In addition, there are a series of "Questions Every Martial Artist Must Ask Himself", that Lee posed to himself and intended to explore as part of his own development, but never lived to complete.
Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way is the book every Bruce Lee fan must have.
"Bruce Lee's long-awaited magnum opus in his art of jeet kune do has finally arrived! An instant classic!" -Inside Kung-Fu magazine "The Bruce Lee Library stands as the definitive presentation of Bruce Lee's magnificent legacy. Each volume belongs on the bookshelf of every serious martial artist." -Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus "I sincerely hope you enjoy reading the ideas about unarmed combat that were important to Bruce Lee. For the discriminating thinker, welcome to a world of insights that will change your life." -Linda Lee Cadwell "This book is your roadmap to an exciting journey of self-knowledge. It has value in being a guidepost to help you in the process of your own personal development." -Ted Wong, from his Foreword "Lee goes further into the mechanics of the brand of Gung Fu he practiced in Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way, which also includes more than 100 illustrations." -Publishers Weekly