Finally back in stock after selling out two print runs, Tao of Jeet Kune Do: Expanded Edition has made Bruce Lee's already-landmark book a hit all over again. Find out why in BlackBeltMag.com's exclusive inside look at this epic project!
From martial artist to movie star, no icon has had a greater impact on the world than Bruce Lee, and no other book has made the same impact on the martial arts world than Bruce Lee’s Tao of Jeet Kune Do. In 2011 — after more than 30 years in publication — Bruce Lee’s most influential work was revisited, re-imagined and expanded for the 21st century. And wouldn't you know it? The expanded edition sold out — not one but two printings worth! BlackBeltMag.com is proud to celebrate the third printing of Tao of Jeet Kune Do: Expanded Edition with this exclusive inside look at what has made this already-landmark book such a hit more than 30 years after it first took the martial arts world by storm!
See more of Bruce Lee’s sketches in this FREE download! Bruce Lee's Biography and the Birth of Tao of Jeet Kune DoThe expanded edition also includes never-before-seen Chinese translations. With these notes, written by Bruce Lee, you can gain an even deeper insight to the way Bruce Lee formulated or organized the fighting methods for jeet kune do. Even though most of the prose is written in English, these Chinese translations unlock even more information about the inner workings of Bruce Lee's mind.
Another unique difference that can be found in the expanded edition are the clearly framed training aids and exercises. In the previous edition, these features were not separated clearly from the rest of the text. By framing these features, not only does it enhance the reading experience but also conveys a more comprehensive fighting system Bruce Lee was designing.
Another new innovation for this edition are quotes pulled from the text on every spread, which offer insights into Bruce Lee’s philosophy. Also in this edition, there have been slight changes to the structure of the chapters. Now chapters and even subsections can be referenced much easier. This new edition also includes a brief history on the book and contributions about the Tao from those who were close to Bruce Lee, such as the following:
- Shannon Lee
- Linda Lee Cadwell
- Chris Kent
- Jerry Poteet
- Diana Lee Inosanto
- Tim Tackett
- Richard Bustillo
- Yori Nakamura
by Bruce Lee
The original edition of this international best-seller explains the philosophical basis of jeet kune do in the original words and drawings of Bruce Lee as excerpted from his personal diary. It includes Bruce Lee’s views on Zen, physical training, combat, martial virtues and failings. Now available only in e-book format.