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Old 01-02-2011, 08:57 PM
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Can someone please explain the significance of the JKD symbol/logo? Do the Colors have any special meaning? Also, what is the meaning of the Chinese characters around it? Thanks
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:07 PM
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Can someone please explain the significance of the JKD symbol/logo? Do the Colors have any special meaning? Also, what is the meaning of the Chinese characters around it? Thanks
The chinese characters around the Yin & Yang symbol mean;

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From the Bruce Lee Fundation:http://www.bruceleefoundation.com/in...0681/pid/10225
4 Cantonese translation: “Using no way as a way.” NOTE: Bruce had two Chinese scrolls that use dto hang on the wall of he and Linda’s apartment in Barrington Plaza that stated in Chinese characters: “Using no way as a way, having no limitation as limitation.” This phrase also became the motto for Jeet Kune Do.
5 Cantonese translation: “Using no way as a way. Having no limitation as limitation.” – this is the actual phrase that Bruce Lee had encircling the yin-yang logo of his martial art.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:41 AM
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"Yee Mo Faat, Wai Yao Faat - Yee Mo Haan, Wai Yao Haan.

"Having no way as way - Using no limitation as limitation."
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:57 AM
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At a first glance those two lines can be quite confusing to read, so I have broken these down as follows: -

(1) Using no way as way =
Do not have pre-concieved notions about anything;

(2) Using limitation as no limitation =
Do not be confined by anything, achieve true freedom.

The arrows around the ying/yang sign resemble continual growth for self-liberation.

Bruce stated, "Do not become stagnant, for then you are just waiting to die", and used his famous "Be like water" quotation in reference to keep growing and adapting.

Here is the full quotation: -

"Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend", Bruce Lee.
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