Definition of jeet kune do in 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.’
    • ‘Lee choreographs all his own fights based on jeet kune do, his own form of martial art.’
    • ‘You're a big advocate of jeet kune do, the martial arts discipline created by Bruce Lee.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

jeet kune do

/ˌjēt ˌko͞on ˈdō/