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,
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
“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
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
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