Definition of jeet kune do in English:

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jeet kune do

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒiːt kuːn duː/


[mass noun]
A modern martial art incorporating elements of kung fu, fencing, and boxing, devised by the American actor Bruce Lee.
Example sentences
  • You're a big advocate of jeet kune do, the martial arts discipline created by Bruce Lee.
  • Most of his daily activities had involved weight lifting, painting, mind exercises, pencil drawings, extensive physical training and intense martial arts training: karate, 6-style kung fu, jeet kune do, kickboxing, kendo, even judo.
  • Lee choreographs all his own fights based on jeet kune do, his own form of martial art.


From Cantonese, literally 'the way of the intercepting fist'.

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