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"I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back." - Bruce Lee

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"I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back." - Bruce Lee
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"Destroy the image and you will break the enemy." - Bruce Lee

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"Destroy the image and you will break the enemy." - Bruce Lee
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"What you must not do now is to worry and think of the Nationals that is now of the past. What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will become. Remember, success is a journey, not a destination. I have faith in your ability. You will do just fine." - Bruce Lee

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"What you must not do now is to worry and think of the Nationals that is now of the past. What you HABITUALLY THINK largely determines what you will become. Remember, success is a journey, not a destination. I have faith in your ability. You will do just fine." - Bruce Lee
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"To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." - Bruce Lee

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"To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential." - Bruce Lee
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"To me, 'martial arts' means honestly expressing yourself. It is very difficult to do." - Bruce Lee

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"To me, 'martial arts' means honestly expressing yourself.  It is very difficult to do." - Bruce Lee
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"Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there." - Bruce Lee

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"Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there." - Bruce Lee
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"Quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough." - Bruce Lee

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"Quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough." - Bruce Lee
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"I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself. Nothing more." - Bruce Lee

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"I cannot teach you, only help you to explore yourself. Nothing more." - Bruce Lee
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