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[mass noun] A modern martial art incorporating elements of kung fu, fencing, and boxing, devised by the American actor 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.’
- ‘You're a big advocate of jeet kune do, the martial arts discipline created by Bruce Lee.’
- ‘Lee choreographs all his own fights based on jeet kune do, his own form of martial art.’
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