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 should of course practice quickly going back then immediately forward as well. Mobility is definitely stressed in JKD because combat is a matter of motion, an operation of finding a footwlrk or of avoiding being a target. Except using Footwork to obtain Distance as a form of self-defense, we can use Footwork in conjunction with Evasive body motion methods to avoid blows.

This will align and balance your body. This exercise is excellent to adapt your body to move with ease, rhythm and grace. Once you are accustomed to the foot movement with proper balance, learn to sweep your hand forward just before each leap. The speed of your footwork leads the way for fast kicks and punches.

Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett

foootwork Correct on-guard position S. You should foowork your feet and make sure that the rear heel always lines up with the front toes, in a good, solid stance.

Bio-mechanics or body leverage and balance, distance and timing are the keys to success in combat, and all of them are the direct result of getting in tune with yourself, knowing what you can do and at what angle and with what degree of efficiency you can do jke at and this, folks, all comes down to a simple matter of footwork. Footwork is not only used to deliver techniques or avoid techniques, but also to set up techniques.

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. 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.


It restricts tool and technique implementation. He told me that ” Good footwork can beat any attack “. In offense, explosive footwork allows you to maintain compound attacking range. This causes them to lose their balance, get countered, and ultimately usually lose the fight.

In retreating or moving backward cautiously, reverse your movement. Footwork, in short, “gets you there and gets you out.

The Shuffle Step is more like a pulling movement, than a stepping movement. People should practice the sidestepping motion on their own in order to fooywork it.

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

This drill teaches you to become super quick either forward then backward footwrok backward then forward. Naturally, your heel should drop at the impact of the blow. If you were to move just once, you should be at the on-guard position.

In that split instant, your weight is heavily on your front foot. Then reverse your positions.

You should jkc be flat-footed; you should glide on the balls of your feet. There is no fast rule that says your heels should be constantly raised or when they should be flat. As soon as you glide your front foot, quickly slide your back foot up to replace your front foot’s previous position. Creating a false sense of distance.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

Lead toe and rear heel on the same line Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line called closed alignment was adopted at the earlier development stages of Jeet Kune Do heavily influenced by Western Fencing, providing better mobility and reach.

That one leap should carry your body at least two wide steps. Switch your lead up and train both leads evenly. In the advanced shuffle, you should be light on your feet and your weight should be evenly distributed, except for just a split second when you are advancing your front foot.


The right side of your chin foptwork be tucked into your lead foowtork. The third is instinctive pacing distance and timing. Another aspect of combat that footeork enhanced by proper footwork is speed.

Replace step on the inside line Wrestling 7. At this position, if you have not taken another step, you should be back at the on guard position with your feet apart at a natural distance.

Learn to move like a tightrope walker. The essence of fighting is the art of moving. It is not utilized typically to execute an offensive technique. He spots the punch or a high footwrok coming, perhaps instinctively, and takes one step back, sweeping his head back and underneath.

Without movement there jk no attack, and without attack there is no scoring. It alerts you as to which techniques are assets and which are liabilities. If you put in the work you can become amazing.

Instead, shuffle your feet. Your feet must always be directly under your body. Personally, I had a real problem with this in my early years of training with Bruce. Bruce Lee felt that way about footwork and so should you and I.

You don’t want to end up with your feet too close or out of alignment, or with the groin area fully exposed. The purpose of this drill is to move your body quickly, about eight feet or more, in several steps.

Use your Step-and-Replace footwork. Many people think of footwork as some sort of bouncing movement, but the one thing Bruce Lee stressed to all of his students was never to move for the sake of moving, and not to bounce simply for the sake of bouncing.

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