Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bruce Lee the Philosopher

I really hope someone does a book on just the life philosophy of Bruce Lee. I am not a martial artist but I bought the Tao of Jeet Kun Do for the quotes.

I would love to hear more stuff like this

People probably wouldn't think it, since I am not a martial artist, but the philosophy of Jeet Kun Do had an enormous impact on my decision to formulate my ideas of Strategic Sorcery.


Jow said...

Dude.. really?

I've been bringing my copy of "The Tao of Jeet Kun Do" to work with me for a few days, in an effort to get a more strict physical and magical regimen. It is, in fact, sitting the the bag I bring to work with me right now.

I was going to post something similar later in the week about how my magical views are pretty much the same as Bruce's views on Martial Arts.

Not to shine your ass, but as I was reading through TJKD, I thought to myself, "Hey.. that's what Jason does to magic." Which is why I dig your course so much.

Apuleius Platonicus said...

Bruce Lee was amazing. And I think his very significant role in popularizing Buddhist and Taoist philosophy in the West is greatly underappreciated.

Even in his straight-up works on martial arts he writes like a true philosopher-sage, which is what he was.

Rufus Opus said...

Also is one of the primary influences on my approach to life, the universe, and everything, for the record. I haven't read it in years, but it's one of those formative things, like the Tao Te Ching and the Libris of AC that have congealed in the background to influence what I am.

This helps explain why so much of your stuff resonates with mine, even when on the surface we appear to disagree.

Jason Miller, said...


That is probably the highest compliment that anyone has ever paid my work.

Thank you.

Jason Miller, said...


While not as far off the map as I am, I can actually see his influence in your approach. You took a somewhat baroque art and boiled it down to what is really vital and important. In doing so, you opened it up without breaking it.

Very Jeet Kun Do.