At first glance, it may
appear that martial arts and surgery do not relate to each other at all.
However, martial arts and surgery are all one on the path of knowledge and self
discovery. Innovations are constantly being developed; some techniques stand
the test of time while others are relegated to history. Martial arts and
surgery have also branched out for example boxing, taekwondo, jujitsu and
wrestling for martial arts whereas surgery has branched out to orthopaedics,
paediatrics, cardiothoracic and neurosurgery to name a few. Some choose to
specialize while others choose to be a generalist. Learning methodologies in
martial arts and plastic surgery are similar. Martial arts students are the
equivalent of surgical residents, and both have to enroll in a school that
prepares them to be practitioners of their respective arts. In the last
century, formal martial arts academies and surgical residency training programs
have sprung up. The standards and entrance requirements vary from school to
school as do training methodology and philosophical concepts. In this article,
we seek to analyze Bruce Lee’s martial arts’ philosophy of Jeet Kune Do (JKD)
and that how we can apply it to our personal path in Plastic &
Cite this paper
Khoo, L. and Senna-Fernandes, V. (2014) Applying Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do Combat Philosophy in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery—7 Principles for Success. Modern Plastic Surgery
, 21-25. doi: 10.4236/mps.2014.42005
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