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In this review, I will be covering one of the most fascinating human beings ever to walk this earth & his compiled notes cataloged in the published book entitled; The Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee.
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Although the book technically wasn't written by Bruce, his spirit speaks to the reader on every page, so I ask you to first: "Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, and 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." In the literature, Bruce evokes the spiritual, philosophical, and mechanical applications of his progressive practice, drawing on multiple moving elements and inspirational ways of thought that ultimately present one of the most well-rounded reads I've ever undertaken. The book gave insights on life, mental preparation, and applications to technical movements with clear diagrams to follow along to and with, footwork fundamentals, awareness of the bodies' feel, and comfort in every aspect of training movement and nonmovement; e.g., the guard.
As a 10x Hall of Fame Inductee in the martial arts & a decorated/honored martial artist, I can honestly say this is one of the most profound human beings I have ever known from screen to print. One of my dreams was to meet his family and tell them how much Bruce impacted my life; the closest thing to a meeting with him was when we shared the cover of the October 2014 Muscle & Fitness Magazine cover.
When the world is drowning in madness and fear, it's at these times I remember the words of Bruce Lee – Be like water my friend… the reason why the words resonate so loudly in the world of drowning distractions is that the metaphor of water speaks to humans and humanity so powerfully.
As human beings, we're mostly water & we require water to exist. If we were to embrace that notion & indeed be like water, we would flow, allowing us to adapt and navigate the challenges we face. Consider this from a health perspective; our bodies eliminate toxins by using water, our eyes are 99% water, we require water for organ health and cellular health; so I end by saying: "Be like water: soft yet strong, natural yet able to be directed, detached yet powerful, and above all, essential to life." Quotes by Bruce Lee: "The Tao of Jeet Kune Do"Quote by Shannon Lee: "Be Like Water My Friend" https://www.instagram.com/p/CC4zA8Tl0iU/?utm_medium=copy_link