Definition of jeet kune do in US English:

jeet kune do

noun

  • A modern martial art incorporating elements of kung fu, fencing, and boxing, devised by American actor Bruce Lee (1940–73).

    • ‘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.’

Origin

From Cantonese, literally ‘the way of the intercepting fist’.

Pronunciation

jeet kune do

/ˌjēt ˌko͞on ˈdō/