Bruce Lee On The Notion of Strength and Suppleness As Complementary, Rather Than Contradictory Forces


Just as an object needs a subject, the person in attack is not taking an independent position but is acting as an assistant. After all, you need your opponent to complete the other half of a whole.

The gentleness/firmness is one inseparable force of one unceasing interplay of movement. If a person riding a bicycle wishes to go somewhere, he cannot pump on both [of] the pedals at the same time or not pump on them at all. In order to move forward he has to pump on one pedal and release the other. So the movement of going forward requires this “oneness” of pumping and releasing, and vice versa, each being the cause of the other.

— Sifu Bruce Lee

Honoring Bruce Lee in Seattle (Oct. 4-5, 2014)

Sijo Bruce Lee, Founder, Jeet Kun Do System of Self Defense
Sijo Bruce Lee, Founder, Jeet Kun Do System of Self Defense

This past weekend, in Seattle, was Bruce Lee Weekend and thousands of martial artists and friends showed up to pay their respects and honor his memory. For me, I saw many pictures of Bruce Lee in our Reyes Family photo albums taken in the ’60s with my father-in-law, Master Aleju C. Reyes, of the original hard-style Kajukenbo school known as Reyes Kenpo Karate in California.

“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ~ Bruce Lee


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HPS and Reiki Grandmaster Victoria Lanakila Generao, Founder, ‘Aha Hui Lanakila, Inc.



~ Aloha Ke Akua!