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In this exclusive excerpt from his content-rich DVD Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Essential Elements of Bruce Lee's Martial Art, Tim Tackett explains and demonstrates the deceptively simple JKD backfist! This simple-looking move packs a big surprise for opponents!

In the book Chinatown Jeet Kune Do: Essential Elements of Bruce Lee's Martial Art, authors Tim Tackett and Bob Bremer (who studied directly under Bruce Lee) delineate the technical details of an array of jeet kune do techniques — including the JKD backfist, which Tackett demonstrates in this excerpt from his companion DVD for the book:

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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!

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BlackBeltMag.com curates a retrospective honoring the instruction, insight and innovation these men shared with Black Belt magazine, its readers and the martial arts community at large in ways both large and small.

In 2012, the martial arts world lost a number of individuals whose presence, teachings and friendship shaped the martial artistry and professional paths of many a martial arts practitioner — both young and old. Among them were noted figures Jerry Poteet, Joe Lewis, Jesse Glover, tang soo do's Jae Chul Shin, Masayuki Shimabukuro and jeet kune do master Bob Bremer. As we move into November, the month of Thanksgiving, we at Black Belt thought it might be fitting to take a look back at these artists and curate a brief guide to their careers and accomplishments as a "thank you" for the years of instruction, insight and innovation they shared with the magazine, its readers and the martial arts community at large in ways both large and small — starting with two longtime friends of Black Belt: Jerry Poteet and Joe Lewis.

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For more than 30 years, Lamar Davis has studied and trained in Bruce Lee's art of jeet kune do. He has been certified as a full/senior instructor by five of Bruce Lee's original students: Joseph Cowles, Patrick Strong, Leo Fong, Jerry Poteet and Steve Golden. Lamar Davis is the founder of and head instructor at Hardcore Jeet Kune Do. He also serves as the Hardcore Jeet Kune Do Chinese Gung Fu Association's executive director/senior instructor in addition to being the co-founder of the International Wing Chun/Jeet Kune Do Alliance and the Efficient Warrior Alliance.

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