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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It is used to attack with a side kick or to counter an attack such as a kick. Typically your step forward does not exceed six inches, which means that your rear foot travels a maximum of six inches as well. To do the forward shuffle, stand in the on-guard position.

Slipping Slipping is avoiding a blow without actually moving the body out of range.

Or you can do a forward burst while your partner does the backward burst. Without footwork, you cannot complete the task of fighting with any degree of efficiency. By sweeping your lead hand upward, you create momentum. Use Step-and-Replace footwoek to move forward onto the lava and quickly use Step-and-Replace footwork to move back off of the lava.

You will not go anywhere. It prohibits evasive footwork. If you watch Bruce fight against Bob Baker in The Chinese Connection, you will see the pendulum step employed as a means of avoiding an attack and launching a counter kicking attack. Another aspect of combat that is enhanced by proper footwork is speed.


Continue to do this footworkk over and over again without stopping.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

Just before your rear foot makes contact with your front foot, slide your front foot forward. Jjd is more like a broad jump than a high jump. This drill enhances your skill as it jkc actual fighting. Lengthy steps or maneuvers that cause your weight to shift from one foot to the other should be eliminated except when delivering a blow. Having no footwork is like driving a racecar with horsepower but no wheels.

Let it flow from within. Your knees should always be bent slightly so that the powerful thigh muscles springy expressiveness are utilized. If you are slow on your feet, you will be slow with your hands and feet. The basis behind the backward shuffle is like the advance.

Good footwork allows you to hit from any angle and also to follow up your initial attack with more powerful finishing blows. Replace step on the inside line Wrestling 7.

Move foward, backward, circle around corners, etc. As soon as you have completed your kick, you should quickly place your right foot down and assume the kkd guard position. It can be used to frustrate an attack simply by moving every time an opponent gets “set” to attack. Quickly place your front foot down without kicking.


Without movement there is no attack, and without attack there is no scoring. Just before it lands, your rear leg, with its knee bent and acting like a spring, should thrust your body with a sudden straightening of its leg.

This feeling is similar to what it would be like if someone was gootwork you forward suddenly while you were holding onto a rope. And, of course, he emphasized the avoiding of attacks through footwork. It is also one of the hardest to learn because it depends on good coordination. In circling, for teaching purposes only, you can move around clockwise in slow motion.

See how fast you can go while still maintaining Step-and-Replace style of footwork.

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

It contorts your stance. Now circle around it. It promotes structural breakdown. And even now, if I find myself sitting around not wanting to trainI think of Bruce Lee, and how hard he worked and I feel guilty.