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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Hopefully, it will cause you to research this too-often-neglected aspect of combat. As you become more adaptable to the movement, increase your speed and work toward shortening the distance by more and more execution.

Crossing your feet in motion is a bad habit because it tends to unbalance you and expose your groin area. In the advanced shuffle, you should be light on your feet and your weight should be evenly distributed, except for just a split second when you are advancing your front foot.

He told me that ” Good footwork can beat any attack “. To build strong and flowing footwork, first you must flotwork in a Bai Jong stance, remaining very loose, with your whole posture fully footwori, and feet wider apart flotwork your shoulders.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

You should not be flat-footed; you should glide on the balls of your feet. Get a chair or something. Explosive Footwork Explosive footwork is important for both offensive and defensive purposes.

Quick recovery or appropriate follow-ups. The Shuffle Step is more like a pulling movement, than a stepping movement. Incidentally, “circling,” as I use the term here, means, “sidestepping”. You have to feel very comfortable in the On-Guard. As you keep practicing this movement daily, however, you will develop your speed and grace.


Many people think of footwork as some sort of bouncing movement, but the one thing Bruce Lee stressed to all of his students was never to move for the sake of moving, and not to bounce simply for the sake of bouncing. It is used primarily against straight leads and counters. Bruce Lee once said that the four components of footwork consisted of: While sweeping your hand upward, swing your hips forward simultaneously, dragging your rear foot forward. Against uppercuts, it is backward and away. Use the feet cleverly to maneuver and combine balanced movement with aggression and protection.

Such back-and-forth exchanges are common place, and quite often the winner is the one with the highest pain threshold. You should try for distance by keeping your feet close to the floor. The principles of movement form the very heart of combat.

The four basic types of footwork are advancing, retreating, circle left and circle right. Lead toe and rear heel on the same line Lead toe and arch of rear foot on the same line called closed alignment was adopted at the earlier development stages of Jeet Kune Do heavily influenced by Western Fencing, providing better mobility and reach.

Many focus on only linear or circular movements. It prohibits evasive footwork. This seemingly insignificant movement keeps your body aligned and maintains your balance as you move forward. It is just as necessary to learn to duck swings and hooks as it is to slip straight punches, both are important in counterattacks.

Keep both of your knees slightly bent and relaxed.


At this position, if you have not taken another step, you should be back at the on guard position with your feet apart at a footworo distance. He practiced all the time and then looked for ways to make his practicing even more efficient.

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

It also allows you to move with both feet evenly supplying the power. Cross stepping is the process of crossing one foot in front of the other kkd moving. Quick or relaxed footwork is a matter of proper balance. And he used to footwor, me drill constantly on footwork, in an effort to get me to improve my balance.

Your rear heel should almost always be raised in stillness or in motion. Sidestep Right From the On-Guard position, move your right lead foot to the right roughly 18 inches.

In your training, as you return to an ofotwork position after each phase of maneuvers, shuffle on the balls of your feet with ease and feeling before continuing on your next maneuver. Rolling Rolling nullifies the force of a blow by moving the body with it.

It alerts you as to which techniques are assets and which are liabilities. It is raised slightly higher than the front foot, about one-fourth or one-half of an inch. The fourth fkotwork correct placement of the body.

That one leap should carry your body at least two wide steps. Without this short step, your rear foot does most of the work.