“Jeet kune do ultimately is not a matter of petty technique but of highly developed personal spirituality and physique.”
~ Bruce Lee
Jeet kune do developed by Bruce Lee takes us on a journey, Bruce Lee also stated that Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is a process not a product, one that for many becomes a personal journey of discovery.
What he meant by the quote in the picture is open to interpretation as many things, personally I have seen it as one of opening to all possibilities where we then realise how different each moment is and the beauty and bliss that it brings.
The opportunity to develop in mind and body and find all the ways that suit us personally, discovering what works and what doesn’t and finding our way within it.
For JKD to be only about technique or to be a product would have made it confining which was not his purpose at all. Personal liberation being one of his main goals, Bruce Lee’s own journey took this path of continual discovery and refinement.
This way of being then becomes a part of all aspects of life allowing one to develop deeply within their own self in mind, body and spirituality.
Realising that all exists in this present moment of beauty and bliss takes one beyond technique being in all that is. 🙏💛
Change is a natural part of life, in every moment things are always changing. Yet we can often try to keep things the same.
What if instead we were to work with change, allowing it it to happen and going with it instead.
For example when we listen to our bodies, what may have felt good a year ago may not do so now. What If instead of resisting this we work with our bodies and do what feels right in the now, working with it instead.
This is not to say that our work or efforts should not be challenging in some way but that we work with our nature and natural changes, just as nature does itself.
As a tree grows it has to work with the ground it’s in and the changing weather that appears naturally.
Just like this, we too have to work with the way we are and the environment we are in. As a result we will adapt and grow naturally with it.
Building up in our training is very much an individual thing, however there are a few helpful rules you can apply to assist the process.
Gradual progression; take your training step by step and listen to your body, as you gradually add more weight and variation to your exercises.
Pace your training; remember to get adequate rest days, at least 1 per week for recovery and to alternate your training so you’re not overtraining the same muscle groups. Recovery is as important as the work itself.
Stay focused; staying focused on your path of progression is important and to do this you have to keep it interesting. Vary your workouts, keep your favourite music on and keep track of your progress.
Stay focused , stay motivated, build up step by step 💪💫
For more information and help with building up on your training journey, please get in touch.
Hitting plateaus in training is inevitable and a regular occurrence when training consistently and regularly. Even where we are gradually progressing with techniques and rep range these can still occur. However there is always a way to overcome.
Here are 3 steps to help you overcome them.
The first thing is to recognise them and address them as quickly as possible, before becoming stagnant or bored. Then believe in your mind you can and will overcome this plateau, not allowing it to defeat you.
Then break the mould of your training and diversify a little, this is as important for your mind as well as your body as its important to feel free and joyful in your training.
Then listen to your body, feel what’s working and what isn’t and add or takeaway what you need. This also will apply to your diet as that can contribute significantly.
I hope you find these tips helpful and are able to apply where you need. Remember there is always a way. 💫
Most of all enjoy your training, stay happy and free 🙏🙂
‘There are no limits only plateaus and you must not stay there you must go beyond them‘
Finding the balance between learning new things and refining what we already know is a process of constant evolution, but one well worth doing.
If we stay on the same thing for too long we may become very good at it but we can slowly become very stagnant and limited in this way.
When doing something new however it’s completely out of our comfort zone and for a while maybe difficult, yet if we enjoy it, worth all the effort put in and progress we see.
I have found the best approach is to have a balance of the two, that way you never become too limited or stagnant yet are always fulfilled in your growth as well as learning new things to constantly evolve.