Through Jeet Kune Do we first learn the basics of how how to defend ourselves across multiple domains of a real self-defense situation. This takes a relatively short amount of time compared with the lifelong journey of being a martial artist. Through Contemporary JKD we learn to enhance our condition through the various roles we play in life as we master emotional control, achieve higher states of well-being, and achieve physical mastery. Through martial arts our kicks, punches, strikes with weapons, etc. become extensions of ourselves where we confront our limitations and grow in body, mind, and spirit.