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 may be used to create openings for a counter attack. The key is to maintain a clear mind that is unobstructed by thoughts or concerns. If you use economy of motion, you will always be relaxed footworl, which is crucial to your reaction time and to the speed of your attacks, defenses and counter-attacks.

He was constantly practicing. Replace step from inside to outside Wrestling 8.

Why We Need Bruce Lee’s Footwork

The forward and backward shuffle must be made with a series of short steps to retain complete footwrok. Practice any of the drills and simultaneously start firing off strikes. Creating a false sense of distance. Also, no matter how far or how fast the front foot moves, the rear foot must follow in the same direction.

Quick or relaxed footwork is a matter of proper balance. Without footwork, you cannot complete the task of fighting with any degree of efficiency.

Sweep your hand upward and leap forward without straining yourself. Good footwork accomplishes all of these things. Your rear heel should almost always be raised in stillness or in motion. The backward burst carries your body just as fast as the forward lunge. But make sure you keep your balance and fluidity in motion.


In retreating or moving backward cautiously, reverse your movement. Jk should be able to move rapidly in any direction so you are well-balanced to withstand blows from any angle.

It is just one quick motion, but your body should be in alignment and in balance. Whether pivoting, advancing, retreating, sidestepping or circling, you are not going anywhere without your feet. Just keep them in the regular Jeet Kune Do position and concentrate on your footwork.

He would practice for hours on end. A balanced position at the start and finish.

This is not the case in JKD. For faster reactions, use your lead hand as an impetus.

Good judgment of the opponent’s length of penetration, a sense for receiving his straightening weapon to borrow the half-beat. Use your Step-and-Replace footwork. To reach your opponent with speed and power, you must use footwork. To build strong and flowing footwork, first you must be in a Bai Jong stance, remaining very loose, with your whole posture fully relaxed, and feet wider apart than your shoulders. I know that the more I practice what he taught me, the better I become at it and the same is true for anybody reading this article.

When jogging, rapidly shuffle your feet and keep jogging. Quick Movements The quick advance is almost like the forward shuffle. You should be able to control the weight distribution and be in perfect balance at all times.

The forward burst is one deep lunge. Learn to move like a tightrope walker.

By sweeping your lead hand upward, you create momentum. The third is instinctive pacing distance and timing.

Jeet Kune Do Footwork by Tim Tackett

Your right hand is your attack weapon so it should cocked and ready to fire. See how fast you can foofwork while still maintaining Step-and-Replace style of footwork.

Move with lightness of your feet and keep practicing toward shortening the distance. Don’t turn your back to the opponent. From the On-Guard position, the lead leg is quickly drawn back to where your rear leg is, while simultaneously withdrawing your rear leg backwards. Intercepting Except using Footwork to obtain Distance as a form of self-defense, we can use Footwork in conjunction with Evasive body motion methods to avoid blows. Eventually, you can substitute a backfist punch for the sweeping movement of your hand.


Another great benefit to proper Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do footwork is the fact that it provides you with a means by which you can employ the force of inertia, whichproperly appliedcan tremendously boost your punching and kicking power. At that instant, your weight would shift to that foot just a little. People should practice the sidestepping motion on their own in order to master it.

If you were to move just once, you should be at the on-guard position. Not only that will break the rhythm and footwork your opponent, but it also helps with your flow and helps execute any technique with full speed and power. Cross stepping is the process of crossing one foot in front of the other when moving.

He foowork practice moving and striking with his hands, and then moving and striking with his feet and then just moving so that he became more and more comfortable and familiar with what he could do and how he could maneuver at different angles and at varying speeds and distances.