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Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Terms

bruce-lee-jkd Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Terms

When studying
The Jeet Kune Do
but it applies to any martial art it is important to associate techniques with names because it is something useful even in the memorization phase to associate techniques and serves to understand when you go to build educational explanations.

It also becomes crucial when you need to build notes and it is not always possible to make schematic drawings of techniques.

In all fields are made the associations of names to specific actions or techniques such as in boxing that are associated with numbers to shots much used for the quick recall of combinations during training.

That’s why it’s important that you know the terms associated with the techniques you study.

 

General terms of Jun fan Jeet Kune Do

  • Jeet Kune Do – The Way of the Intercepting Fist
  • Lee Jun Fan – Chinese name of Bruce Lee
  • Gin Lai – Salutation
  • Bi Jong – Ready position, on guard position
  • Yee Chi Kim Yeung Ma – Basic Wang Chun stance
  • Sifu – Instructor
  • Sijo – Founder of the system (Bruce Lee)
  • Sigung – Intructor’s instructor
  • Kwoon – School, place of training
  • Go – High
  • Ha – Low
  • Loy – Inside
  • Noy / Gnoy – Outside
  • Jung, Jun – Middle
  • Jik – Straight
  • Hou / How – Rear, back
  • Yow – Right
  • Joy – Left
  • Juen / Jun – Spin
  • Don, Dan – Single
  • Seyung / Seung – Double, two
  • From – Hit, strike
  • Choy / Chuie – Punch
  • Tek – Kick
  • Jang – Elbow
  • Sot / Sut – Knee
  • Sao / Sau – Hand
  • Gerk – Foot, leg
  • Jung Sin – Centerline
  • Mon Sao – Inquisitive hand, asking hand (the lead hand)
  • Wu Sao – Protective hand
  • Lin Sil Die Dar – Simultaneous defense and attack
  • Chum Kil – Seeking to bridge the gap
  • Toy Ma – Move Back
  • Toy Gerk – Move the leg back
  • Lau Ma – Cross step, cross stance
  • Jeet Gerk – Intercepting shin, Jamming in with the shin
  • Mook Jong – Wooden Dummy
  • Sil Lim Tao – First Wing Chun form (Little Idea Form)
  • Wing Chun – “Forever springtime” or “praising spring”
  • Yip Man – Bruce Lee’s Wing Chun instructor in Hong Kong
  • Yin – Female, negative, false, soft, etc.
  • Yang – Evil, positive, true, hard, etc.

 

Hand shots mano

 

  • Chun Choy – Straight vertical punch
  • Jik Jern – Straight palm strike
  • Juan / Woang / Won Jern – Side palm strike
  • Biu Jee – Thrusting finger, finger jab
  • Chop Choy – Knucle punch
  • Ping Choy – Staight horizontal punch
  • Gwa Choy – Horizontal Backfist
  • Lau Sin Choy – Vertical Backfist
  • Gin Choy – Uppercut
  • O’ou Choy – Hook
  • Sat Sao – Cutting hand, palm down chop
  • Sat Que – Hummerfist
  • Jom Sao – Inward cutting hand, palm up
  • Jik Chun Choy – Straightblast, centerline punches
  • Bo Pie – Double palm strike (low and high)

 

Hand Defense

  • Pak Sao – Slapping hand, pushing hand
  • Tan Sao – Palm up hand
  • Bong Sao – High wing parry, elbow deflection
  • Lop Sao – Pulling hand
  • Biu Sao / Bil Sao – Thrusting fingers parry
  • Jong Sao – Palm inward block
  • Jum Sao – Sinking hand
  • Goang Sao – Low Outward Wing Block
  • O’ou Sao – Hooking hand
  • Kow / Kao, Kau Sao – Curving Hand, Circling Block
  • Woang Pak Sao – Cross slapping parry
  • Quan Sao – Combination of Bong Sao and Tan Sao

 

Kick

 

  • Jik Tek – Straight vertical kick
  • Jik Dum Tek – Straight stamp kick
  • Juk Tek – Side kick
  • O’ou Tek – Round kick, hook kick
  • Dum Tek – Stomp kick, oblique kick
  • Hou / How Tek – Rear kick, back kick
  • So Tek – Reverse hook kick, sweep kick
  • Gwa Tek – Inverted hook kick

 

Combination of terms (examples)

  • Loy Da – Inside Hit (often refers to Split Entry)
  • Ha Da – Low hit
  • Go From – High Hit
  • Ha Pak (Sao) Da – Low slapping hand parry & hit
  • Pak Sao Ha Da – Slapping hand parry & low hit
  • Loy Woang Pak Da – Inside cross parry and hit
  • Noy Woang Pak Da – Outside cross parry and hit
  • Jun How Tek – Spinning back kick
  • Jun Juk Tek – Spinning side kick
  • Jun So Tek – Spinning reverse kick

 

Generic Hits

 

More shots

  • Jun Tek – Spin kick
  • Jeet Da – Intercepting hit, Stop hit
  • Jeet Tek – Intercepting kick, Stop kick
  • Jang Da – Elbow strike
  • Sot / Sut Da – Knee strike
  • Jong Tao – Headbutt

 

Trapping Terms

  • Phon / Fon Sao – Trapping hands
  • Gum Sao – Pressing hand
  • Lan Sao – Bar arm
  • Fook Sao – Bridging hand, bent-wrist elbow-in parry
  • Jut Sao – Jerking hand
  • Cup Sao – Scooping hand
  • Jao Sao – Running hand
  • Huen Sao / Hun Sao – Cirlcing hand
  • Tok Sao – Elbow lifting hand
  • Li Sao – Pulling hand without grabbing

 

Chi Sao Terms

  • Chi Sao – Sticky hands
  • Don Chi Sao – Single sticky hand
  • Seyung Chi Sao – Double sticky hands
  • Look / Luk Sao – Rolling
  • Gor Sao – Chi Sao sparring
  • Chi Gerk – Sticking feet

This list of words used in the Jeet Kune Do I hope will be useful in your study of this science of combat.

Good JKD!

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