* Vol 1. Self-Defense Techniques - This first volume is fully illustrated with photos of Bruce Lee going over techniques to survive attacks on the street. Defenses against surprise attacks, armed and unarmed assailants, single and multiple attackers, and techniques to be used when in a vulnerable position, are among the topics covered.
* Vol 2. Basic Training - This volume, also fully illustrated with photos of Bruce Lee, covers the fighting man\'s exercise system, the on-guard position, footwork, power training, speed training including the nontelegraphic punch, and training in awareness.
* Vol 3. Skill in Techniques - This volume, instructs the student on how to refine and polish their self-defense techniques as well as make use of the well conditioned body. Lee teaches how to develop skills in body movement, hand techniques, kicking, parrying, striking vital target points, and sparring. Lee also compares the classical methods of hand techniques and parrying with the methods of jeet kune do, and clarifies the differences.
* Vol 4. Advanced Techniques - This volume is intended primarily for the student who has already availed themselves of the first three volumes. Bruce Lee presents the advanced techniques of his fighting method. Also with photos of Bruce Lee, the chapters include: Hand Techniques for Offense, Attacks With Kicks, Defense and Counter, and Attributes and Tactics, which includes a comparison of the mechanical versus the intelligent fighter.