‘Be Water my Friend’ – Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee explained that Jeet Kune Do was a style that was not a style. He thought about the reality of fighting and to do what works. It is about being direct in winning fights. This meant to win by any means necessary.
He once said: “In building a statue, a sculptor doesn’t keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the inessentials until the truth is revealed without obstructions. Jeet Kune Do doesn’t mean adding more. It means to minimize. In other words, to back away the inessentials. It is not a ‘daily increase’ but a ‘daily decrease.’ Art is really the expression of the self. The more complicated and restricted the method, the less the opportunity for the expression of one’s original sense of freedom. Though the play an important role in the early stage, the techniques should not be too mechanical, complex…
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