Vital books in the jkd library

Discussion in 'Jeet Kune Do' started by Emil, May 10, 2007.

  1. JeetKuneDero

    JeetKuneDero Valued Member

    Chris Kent's "Jeet Kune Do: A to Z, Vols 1 and 2," coupled with his "Dynamic Jeet Kune Do" DVDS are must have for anyone seeking pure Jun Fan stuff(differs greatly from Balicki's and other's "Jun Fan," for example). Kent's has that "some sort of Western-Fencing thing," "develop the heck out of a few critical tools" obvious in Lee's own sparring demos, for example. Kent does do the Kali thing as well, but in the above it's pure Jun fan.
  2. DaeHanL

    DaeHanL FortuneCracker

    I have to say, I couldn't possibly agree with you more. It comforts me to know not everyone is caught up in the past.
  3. BruceLee94

    BruceLee94 Valued Member

    Bruce Lee's fighting method series.
  4. Yohan

    Yohan In the Spirit of Yohan Supporter

    I'm going to be the first to say - I don't think there are any VITAL books in the JKD library. I've never read a single JKD book. Not even the Dao, and yet I train in JKD and doubt I'm getting any less out of it than people who have read all 50 "vital" books in the JKD library.
  5. DaeHanL

    DaeHanL FortuneCracker

    i don't think reading anything is necessary. you eventually find things out on your own. (maybe not) However, if someone else has already taken the long route to an answer, i like to get their take on it, and maybe get there sooner.
    plus i just like to watch, compete, practice, read about, and write about martial arts. did i mention eat, breathe, and poop it also?
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  6. BruceLee94

    BruceLee94 Valued Member

    I think you meat the Tao Yohan, and i agree, but reading the books has definately helped me. I'd learn something from a lesson and then go over it at night by reading the technique in a book.
  7. Like Water

    Like Water Valued Member

    Another great thread filled with excellent info....


    DaeHanL, I find your perspective interesting because you mention reading anything is unnecessary, but what better way to learn than from others' mistakes and/or experiences? You mention reading unnecessary, then go on to say you like to read about things... ;)
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2008
  8. Zafjkd

    Zafjkd New Member

    Hi Guys,

    I would recommend Sifu Dave Carnell's new book called'Jeet Kune Do: A Core Structure Training Manual'. In my opinion it is one of the best books on JKD, also other great books to consider buying are by Tackett & Chris Kent.
  9. DaeHanL

    DaeHanL FortuneCracker

    a bit of a delayed response, sorry for missing your post before.

    it's not a contradiction. I believe with enough work, and the ability to be honest with oneself, any martial truth can be discovered on your own. More importantly it will be your truth and not someone else's. I believe reading is a kind of like hitch hiking. Once and a while you stick out your thumb and let someone take you with them, but eventually you must continue the journey on your own.
  10. JeetKuneDero

    JeetKuneDero Valued Member

    Buce Lee historian, Paul Bax's, "Disciples of The Dragon" is a great collection of interviews with orginal Bruce Lee students, many of them students few have hardly ever heard of, as they have kept out of the limelight. Rare accounts of Lee's exploits, abilities, training methods, etc.

    Also, his "Descendant's of The Dragon," a followup collection of interviews but with 2nd Generation JKD instructors.
  11. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Valued Member

    Tim Tackett's new JKD App for the iPhone and iPad is a must for any serious JKD'er. Great material, lots of training video's and for a fraction of what a book or DVD would cost.

    I like Tim he just gets right to the point and does not spend any time waffling.
  12. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Agreed, Tim's app is a great overview and guide to ChinatownJKD. I bought it first day out.

    If you are drawn to concepts side of the fence a certain Patrick O'Malley has an excellent FMA app too.......:)
  13. Pat OMalley

    Pat OMalley Valued Member

    Patrick, Dam have I done something wrong, people only call me that when i'm being told off hehehe Thanks for the plug.
  14. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    In all seriousness i bbought your app first day it was out - loved it, rated it and reviewed it! Good job!!
  15. adam3328

    adam3328 New Member

    Is this app available on android phones and where can I find it
  16. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    The app is linked in Pat's signature.
  17. Ular Sawa

    Ular Sawa Valued Member

    Really? I was very excited about this book until I actually read it. I felt the author could have put so much more into it and he did quite a shallow job given the subject matter. It was very disappointing.
  18. RR144

    RR144 New Member

    Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do: Scientific Streetfighting - Sifu Lamar M. Davis II
  19. Simplicity

    Simplicity Valued Member

    Disciples of the Dragon: Reflections from the Students of Bruce Lee

    [ame=""]Disciples of the Dragon: Reflections from the Students of Bruce Lee: Paul Bax: 9781432722234: Books[/ame]
  20. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Already been covered....nearly 4 years ago too!


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