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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Unless you move your rear foot before your front foot makes contact, your front foot cannot be planted properly. The essence of fighting is the art of moving. Ducking is used as a means of escaping blows and allowing the fighter to remain in range for a counterattack.

Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett

If you aim toward simplification, rather than complex or intricate foot patternswhich more resembles dance patterns than jkcyour footwork will be smooth, direct and efficient. The two chief jkkd that proper footwork provides for the martial artist is a means of finding a target and a means to avoid being a target. The quick movement and shuffle can only be accomplished by being light on your feet.

Practice any of the drills and simultaneously start firing off strikes.

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

Typically your step forward does not exceed six inches, which means that your rear foot travels a maximum of six inches as well. Learn to reactnot plan. However, it is very effective in gauging and obtaining correct distance from which to launch a strike.

Use your Step-and-Replace footwork. Not only that will break the rhythm and confuse your opponent, but it also helps with your flow and helps execute any technique with full speed and power.


The On-Guard places your strongest side forward, which, in JFJKD is typically your right side, with your strongest hand lifted up fpotwork that your fist is in line with your shoulder. You must land on your left foot only, as your right foot is delivering a side kick.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

Instead, shuffle your feet. As soon as you glide your front foot, quickly slide your back foot up to replace your front foot’s previous position. Don’t turn fotowork back to the opponent. Bruce Lee would be proud. There should be sensitivity in your footwork.

Slipping Slipping is avoiding a blow without actually moving the body out of range. The traditional, classical horse stance seeks solidity in stillness.

The foundation is sensitivity ffootwork aura. Now circle around it. I mean footwork is what gets you there to deliver your techniqueand out of therebefore your opponent can deliver his. Fooywork can know all the moves and be the best puncher or kicker, but without footwork, you are not going to cause much damage.

Or you can do a forward burst while your partner does the backward burst. The fifth is a balanced position at the end.

Against hooks, the movement is to either side. Rolling Rolling nullifies the force of a blow by moving the body with it. It is just one quick motion, but your body should be in alignment and in balance.

To develop speed and naturalness in your movement, adopt the following exercise in your daily training. Sometimes, on an especially deep, penetrating leap, your rear foot may be ahead of your front foot while you are gliding in the air. Sidestepping “Sidestepping,” Bruce Lee once said, ” is shifting the weight and changing the feet without disturbing balance.


As a JKD fighter, it is extremely important to practice foot hkd.

Combining sensitive aura with coordinated footwork. The backward burst carries your body just as fast as the forward lunge.

From an on-guard position, do the forward burst without penetrating too deeply. You should check your feet and make sure that the rear heel always lines up with the front toes, in a good, solid stance. You will not go anywhere. A good JKD practitioner adapts to any position and flows in any direction.

Curve Left-Right Wrestling 6. Almost every movement is executed with footwork, and all the power and energy must come from it. Then, once your rear leg has moved into positionanywhere from 6 to 18 inches of travelthen your right or lead leg moves over 6 to 18 inches as well.

To retreat further, continue to repeat the process. Tootwork would practice moving and striking with his hands, and then moving and striking with his feet and then just moving so that he became more and more comfortable and familiar with what he could do and how he could maneuver at different angles and at varying speeds and distances.

The more skillful you are with your footwork, the less you have to use your arms to block foofwork parry kicks and punches.