The idea for the “Tao of Jeet Kune Do” came about in 1970. Bruce Lee had injured his back and was instructed by doctors to refrain from any exercise and lay on his back for six months so he could recover. I could only imagine how Bruce must have hated this in light of his constant workouts and training that he loved so much.
It was during this time when he could only lie down, that he started to put his ideas and thoughts about his martial art style Jeet Kune Do on paper. These notes that he compiled while recovering were intended to be put together in a book at some point. Bruce Lee also had collected a lot of notes that he kept from his training, research and philosophy for his Jeet Kun Do. Bruce was somewhat hesitant to get a book published because he did not want his info used as a how-to book but more like conveying his way of thinking.
It was Bruces Lee’s thought to publish his book in 1971 using all these notes that he had accumulated. But his film making and the other projects he was involved in prevented him from completing it.
It was in 1975 that Bruce’s widow Linda went on to complete what Bruce had began and hired some editors to complete the book. They took all of Bruce Lee’s notes and put them into a logical sequence. The editors also used Linda and many of his former students to help them understand Bruce and Jeet Kune Do well enough to put together this book.
Discover how Bruce Lee developed his amazing power and his philosophy at Bruce Lee‘s Feats. Tim Archbold’s lifelong interests are fitness training and health.