What, then, is Jeet Kune Do? Literally, "jeet" means to intercept or to stop; "kune" is the fist; and "do" is the way, the ultimate reality---the way of the intercepting fist. Do remember, however, that "Jeet Kune Do" is merely a convenient name. I am not interested with the term itself; I am interested in its effect of liberation when JKD is used as a mirror for self-examination.
Unlike a "classical" martial art, there is no series of rules or classification of technique that constitutes a distinct "Jeet Kune Do" method of fighting. This must make it easy to learn JKD. Since it does not have rules or special techniques, anything you do must be okay; that is unless what you do is from one those evil “styles.” JKD is not a form of special conditioning with its own rigid philosophy. It looks at combat not from a single angle, but from all possible angles. All possible angles? Does anyone have the time to train in responding to everything? While JKD utilizes all the ways and means to serve its end (after all, efficiency is anything that scores [scores, is Lee saying that an effective technique is one that scores a point in sparring competition, a competition with all those rules on what is and is not allowed], it is bound by none and is therefore free. In other words, JKD possesses everything, but is in itself possessed by nothing.
TKDTutor Comments: Philosophical BS!