Therefore, to try and define JKD in terms of a distinct style be it gung-fu, karate, street fighting, Bruce Lee's martial art, etc. is to completely miss its meaning.
TKDTutor Comments: In 2004, the Bruce Lee Foundation changed the name of Jeet Kune Do to Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. "Jun Fan" was Lee's Chinese given name, so the literal translation is "Bruce Lee's Way of the Intercepting Fist." Apparently, his heirs missed the point.
Its teaching simply cannot be confined with a system. Why not? Since JKD is at once "this" and "not this,” it neither opposes nor adheres to any style. To understand this fully, one must transcend from the duality of "for" and "against" into one organic unity, which is without distinctions. Understanding of JKD is direct intuition of this unity.
TKDTutor Comments: In other words, to understand JKD, you must accept Lee’s philosophical BS!
There are no prearranged sets or "kata" in the teaching of JKD, nor are they necessary. It is okay not to use kata. Katas serve many specific purposes; if you do not think these purposes are worthwhile, then it is okay not to use them. Consider the subtle difference between "having no form" and having "no form"; the first is ignorance, the second is transcendence.
TKDTutor Comments: What the hell does this mean?