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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Your feet must always be directly under your body.

Ironically, most of the martial artists I see practicing today and this is by no means addressed only to amateurs or beginnersfoptwork neglecting their footwork which is unfortunate, owing to the fact footwlrk footwork is, quite simply, the science of motion.

Your left foot should be angled at approximately 45 degrees. It prohibits evasive footwork. See an imaginary opponent and move around while, once again, still focusing on maintaining Step-and-Replace footwork. But how many of them actually focus with intention while doing them?

Correct measure for explosive penetration.

Aliveness and naturalness, 3. However, once you learn on the options that avail themselves to you with increased mobility, you realize that footwork is an option provider. Cross behind and kick Quick Movements The quick advance is almost like the forward shuffle. Bruce Lee would be proud.


If you push off harder, you will notice that it to the front leg quickly- but this is only momentary. Economical initiation non telegraphic. Lead switch with Pendulum It prohibits explosive footwork. As you keep practicing this movement daily, however, you will develop your speed and grace.

Jkdd soon as you glide your front foot, quickly slide your back foot up to replace your front foot’s previous position.

You can know all the moves and be the best puncher or kicker, but without footwork, you are not going to cause much damage. You have to feel comfortable at all times so that you are able to react instantly. Without footwork, you cannot complete the task of fighting with any degree of efficiency. This unnecessary, strenuous stance is not functional because it is slow and awkward. People should practice the sidestepping motion on their own in order to master it.

Or you can do a forward burst while your partner does the backward burst. When your rear foot is moved forward, you should be back at the original position.

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

Switch your lead up and train both leads evenly. Then slide the lead foot right foot an equal distance to the left, all the while maintaining the On-Guard position. Now circle around it. By moving deftly, you can elude almost any jkx and prepare your fists and feet to attack. At that moment, your body is imbalanced-restricting your attack or defense effectively.


Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

Sidestep Right From the On-Guard position, move your right lead foot to the right roughly 18 inches. It is also one of the hardest to learn jk it depends on good coordination. In this art, there is no nonsense of squatting on a classical horse stance for three long years before moving.

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. You can fake with the hand, for example, and then move footworm in instantly when the opening presents itself. 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.

Step through Wrestling 9. Most of the weight is on the ball of the foot and the toes.

The backward thrust is like the quick backward movement except that it carries your body backward quicker and deeper. This is not the case in JKD. It is executed primarily jmd the waist.

Quickly place your front foot down without kicking.