Tuesday, 11 October 2011

There is no spoon

1 - 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.

2 - Styles tend to not only separate men - because they have their own doctrines and then the doctrine became the gospel truth that you cannot change. But if you do not have a style, if you just say: Well, here I am as a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely? Now, that way you won't create a style, because style is a crystallization. That way, it's a process of continuing growth.

- Bruce Lee.

Bruce believed that there was only one way of fighting, and the separate martial arts or subdivisions of styles were merely parts of the whole. The same can be said about strength & fitness; or just 'exercise'.

All forms of exercise are merely stresses being applied to the body in different manners. Cardio tends towards applying rapid movement with little resistance, strength training tends towards applying slower movement with high resistance. Isometric work applies static stress using varying levels of resistance – anything from bodyweight to whatever you can take. Plyometric work utilises dynamic movements with varying levels of resistance to adjust the amount of stress applied to the body. All exercise is just applying stress to the body in different ways. Do not get hung on one method. Apply movements. Use static postures. Vary resistance from nothing to a lot. Be dynamic. Be slow & steady. Isolate. Compound. Combine.

There is no one form of exercise. Merely indefinite methods of applying stress to the body. Make use of all of them to truly set your body's potential free.

Challenge everything, especially yourself.

Alex Kay Grimmer

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