Tag Archives: Bruce Lee

Knowledge and Practice

yin yangMost of the practitioners know most of the techniques and even the counter attacks and everything required during the fight. But when it comes to actually using that knowledge, most of us find it difficult. And that can be frustrating during a fight. Even I had difficulty to apply my knowledge when it actually mattered.  That is when I came across a quote by none other than Bruce Lee. Continue reading

What’s your style?

bruce lee life lessonThis is a common question exchanged between two Martial Artists when they interact. And the most common answers include Karate, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, and Judo and so on. The answer just doesn’t end here. Obviously there are sub styles within the major styles mentioned. Nowadays there are a different species of Martial Artists, namely the Mixed Martial Arts where they mix up some of the arts to create a complete fighting art. Continue reading

Anger: Your ally or enemy?

Some feel anger is good when you are fighting. They feel it gives a fighter, an added advantage over your opponent as it may intimidate him. What I feel is, it may work at a junior level. Being angry against an advanced fighter is something that should be totally avoided. Why? Because, intimidating an advanced practitioner will not be that easy and being angry can turn out to be a liability for you.  Continue reading

Truth about Immortality.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
                                                                                              – Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee

Is it time to really stop?

el learningThis post is being written due to a thought seeded into my mind by a question asked by my friend Atul Bhat.  He asked me whether a Grand Master of a Martial Art knows it all, and if he does, can he stop learning new things about that art he created? This question had a simple answer. “No”. But it was really difficult to give a reasoning for that “No”, to him and myself as well! Continue reading

Bruce Lee- Inspiration to many.

Bruce Lee

An extended version of “Be Water my Friend”

pancha bhootaEmpty your mind, be formless, shapeless—like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee

I am sure many of you have read this and many have seen the interview video where Bruce Lee explains how being like Water, we can be more versatile as a fighter. So, in this post, we will see about other aspects of nature. Continue reading

The Advent of MMA

mmaAll of us know the meaning of ‘Mixed Martial Arts’. It is an integration of more than one Martial Art. It is usually a composition of Striking and Grappling. A person who has practiced Striking will have to learn Grappling and vice-versa to make himself a complete warrior. That’s right! I used the word ‘warrior’ and not fighter. We are not any common fighters. But that’s another story. Now coming back to MMA, we have read many stories on how it started. But, I have my own theory of how the advent of MMA might have taken place. Continue reading

Forgivable Mistakes

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Forgivable mistakes

Philosophical Bruce Lee

Many know Bruce Lee as a Martial Artist, an Actor, the Founder of Jeet Kune Do(J.K.D), his moves with Nunchaku. But many do not know the Philosophical side of Bruce Lee. His posthumously published book “Tao of Jeet Kune Do” is an ultimate treasure of Philosophical thoughts not just for Martial Artists, but for everyone! Anyone who has read it are bound to agree with me. Here are some of his words, Continue reading