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dc.contributor.authorJennings, George
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-30T09:55:20Z
dc.date.available2019-07-30T09:55:20Z
dc.date.issued2019-07-29
dc.identifier.citationJennings, G. (2019) 'Bruce Lee and the invention of Jeet Kune Do: The Theory of Martial Creation', Martial Arts Studies, 8, 60-72. DOI: 10.18573/mas.84.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2057-5696
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/10652
dc.descriptionArticle published in Martial Arts Studies on 29 July 2019, available at: http://doi.org/10.18573/mas.84.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article argues that creativity in martial arts can be linked to moments of crisis. It does so on the basis of a comparative analysis of Bruce Lee’s martial artistry (specifically his creation of Jeet Kune Do) in relation to the earlier development of Bartitsu and the more recent example of Xilam. All three of these arts were founded by experienced practitioners who took personal and social crises as stimulus for creativity. Lee’s own crises can be understood as: (i) separation, in terms of his geographical distance from his wing chun kung fu school; (ii) fitness, in terms of his dissatisfaction with his physical condition following a now (in)famous duel, and (iii) injury, in terms of his later chronic back injury, which allowed for the technical, supplementary and philosophical basis for his personal way towards combative excellence and overall human development. On the basis of comparing these three cases, I propose a theory of martial creation, which I invite other martial arts scholars to test and explore further.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCardiff University Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMartial Arts Studies;
dc.subjectmartial artsen_US
dc.subjecttheoryen_US
dc.subjectpragmatismen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectinvention of traditionen_US
dc.subjectcreativityen_US
dc.titleBruce Lee and the invention of Jeet Kune Do: The Theory of Martial Creationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.18573/mas.84
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-06-14
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-30
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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