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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Is there a section on personal integrity and honor?
    Might want to reread that one.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.

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    Originally posted by greese1
    Is there a section on personal integrity and honor?
    Might want to reread that one.
    Thanks

    I think I'll do that

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    it is more interesting from a historical perspective than a training perspective

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    i had a flick over it and it seemed to have some interesting stuff for sure, i mean lets face it MA books can only help you in a very limited way no matter how good they are.
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    * Jolly Roger reads the Tao of JKD Manual *
    * Jolly Roger Gains + 2 in Strenght + 2 in Dexterity and the Stunning Blow feat!!!! *
    Canuckyokushin:

    These women can do back flips right over my head and still land on there feet .GRrrrrrrr!

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    THAT'S NOTHING, I USED TO KNOW SOME 12 YEAR-OLDS WHO COULD FIT INSIDE A SUITCASE AND STAY ALIVE FOR 7 OR WAS IT 6 HOURS

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    ttt

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    It's interesting in the context of the history of the martial arts, especially as a harbinger of the MMA phenomenon. And also, culturally, because most westerners weren't aware of the depth of Chinese philosophy before Lee introduced it through his works.

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    Yes it is worth the read just to understand his philosophy. My favorite part about having read it is being able to laugh at Bruce Lee nutriders when they spout off about this or that without having read his own words!

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    true...
    the ones that try to spout off about it and sound ubermystical usually don't know what the hell they talk about and usually haven't done much training either...



    So its only approiate that they are dropped on their heads...to clear their thoughts.



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    I hate to be contrary, but...

    It was not all that inspired and terribly shallow in terms of philosophy. There were blatant ripoffs from the Art of War, the Book of Five Rings, and elsewhere. I think he should have spent his college years studying something other than philosophy, because the entire book is, as was stated upthread, an overanalyzation of combat.

    I'm at work so I don't have the book with me. Later tonight I'll post some of the notes I've made that demonstrate the contradictions between common JKD misperceptions and Bruce's own words... There's a lot in there that is completely opposite of what the modern JKD folks would have you believe...

    It is interesting to a degree, and I will occasionally go back and pick it up (mostly when I have to hit the potty as Mother Nature beckons loudly), but not for any serious study.

    If you can get it at a used bookstore for under $10, then you'll be getting your money's worth.

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