Without a doubt a magnum opus of Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do for today's educated martial artist. The critical concepts and principles of JF/JKD are represented clearly and with a strongly defined voice in the first half of Sifu Lamar Davis' book. Nowhere before has so much of Bruce Lee's original teachings and methodologies been gathered in one place. There are moments when the clearly advanced student will stop and think,"Wow, I never knew that!" Moreover, the many pages that follow demonstrate effectively through text and photographs Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do's devestating effectiveness. It is important to remember I think that JKD is about directness, economy of motion and pure explosive power. There is nothing "fancy" about Bruce Lee's art, and certainly what looks simple and direct takes years of hard dedication to perfect. What you see in the technical portion of this book is REAL JEET KUNE DO! As an instructor in JKD and participant in the martial arts for more than 18 years, I wish I could give it more than my highest rating. Truly something to strive for!!!
Put simply, I think this book is incredibly helpful for all JKD practicioners and enthusiasts. It explains the major points of Bruce Lee's martial art with pin-point accuracy, yet in a way which any reader can easily understand and apply. One thing i particularly like is how it does not get bogged down with pointless and elaborate ways to explain key points of JKD, I have seen such meaningless digression countless times with books concerning martial arts, expecially JKD.
One thing i would point out, wihtout trying to be offensive in any way, is that while other reviewers on here have criticised the amount of step-by-step photo sequences towards the end of the book I think that this is simply because they have not taken the time to make use of the photos. For a start is it very difficult to put into words what a technique should be like, with the aid of photos these techniques become much more accessible. The author has obviously taken much care and planning to make these demonstration sequences as accurate and informative as possible and from personal experience I can say they are excellent for use as reference when training interception with partners.
Overall Sifu Lamar M. Davis II provides a magnificent book showing how Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do is unquestionably effective as a 'Scientific Streetfighting' art.