Thursday, October 20, 2022

A Golden Rule

A golden rule is never to use more complex movements than are necessary to achieve the desired result.  Start with simple movements and only introduce compound ones when you cannot otherwise succeed.  To hit a worthy opponent with a complex movement is satisfying and shows one's mastery of technique; to hit the same opponent by a simple movement is a sign of greatness.

-- Lee Jun-fan (1940 - 1973), commonly known as Bruce Lee, Hong Kong American martial artist and actor, Tao Of Jeet Kune Do (1975), p. 200

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