The Usefulness of the Teacup is in its Emptiness

A learned man once went to a Zen teacher to inquire about Zen. As the Zen teacher explained, the learned man would frequently interrupt him with remarks like, “Oh yes, we have that too…”. Finally, the Zen teacher stopped talking and began to serve tea to the learned man. However, he kept on pouring, and …

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A Perfect Stance

A stance too narrow provides you speed, But leaves you imbalance, which you don’t need. A stance too wide gives you power, But you’ll soon learn you’re a bit slower. There must be a stance that you can use, To keep you in balance and to refine. The perfect stance that will not confuse, Is …

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Tactics is for the intelligent

“Tactics is for the intelligent who’s a step ahead of his opponent. He uses his brains in a fight while another can’t see the light. He varies his tactic with each foe, with punches and kicks thrown high and low. He studies his opponent with care and fights with judgment and dare. Tactic alone can’t …

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Closed Mind

A JKD member who says JKD is exclusively JKD is simply not with it.  He is still hung up in his self closing resistance; in this case anchored down to a reactionary pattern and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can only move within its limits.  He has not digested the simple …

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The truth in combat is different for each individual

Research your own experiences for the truth Absorb what is useful Reject what is useless Add specifically what is your own – Bruce Lee The thing about Bruce Lee was that his teaching could be applied to every day life. See how the above can be used in all walks of life.