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He really had super fast and super accurate abilities. I'm thinking this was filmed in the early 70's, so it couldn't be special effects. Right?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRm9rCXYhcA#t=208.841

Even Jackie Chan was wowed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTedYAbnIDM
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He broke Chuck Norris's arm,,,,,,,,nuff said
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He invented Jeet Kun Do to my knowledge.
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We lost both of the Lee's far too soon. I can only hope theyre in a better place and that others with their talents will keep emerging.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He invented Jeet Kun Do to my knowledge.


Indeed he did. I wish people offered Jeet Kune Do lessons. Karate and taekwondo are cool and all but to me JKD and Wing Chun seem like the most useful in a real fight.
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octorockandroll wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He invented Jeet Kun Do to my knowledge.


Indeed he did. I wish people offered Jeet Kune Do lessons. Karate and taekwondo are cool and all but to me JKD and Wing Chun seem like the most useful in a real fight.


Maybe you have to learn Karate and Kung Fu before you can learn the advance marshal arts. In other words, maybe Jeet Kune Do is not for beginners.
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octorockandroll wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He invented Jeet Kun Do to my knowledge.


Indeed he did. I wish people offered Jeet Kune Do lessons. Karate and taekwondo are cool and all but to me JKD and Wing Chun seem like the most useful in a real fight.


Maybe you have to learn Karate and Kung Fu before you can learn the advance marshal arts. In other words, maybe Jeet Kune Do is not for beginners.


Considering it's designed specifically to require minimal movements and be more founded in realistic application than either of those two I have my doubts about it.
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Bruce Lee was amazing...BUT the ping pong bit is doctored footage used for a Chinese Nokia commercial.
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He was, in the vernacular of the time, "A real cool cat!" I think he taught his martial art and its philosophy to many when living in California, including Kareem Abdul Jabbar. He was a teacher of the martial arts before he was a movie star, and took students of all skill levels that took their training seriously.

Jeet Kune Do requires more practice to master, and it's been said that Lee had developed near "superhuman" abilities with his practice. This is in comparison with another "application" martial art (a martial art specific to combat, rather than style and philosophy), which requires strength and practice, but can be put into practice with less training and physical conditioning.
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Special effects were certainly around in the 70s. Bruce Lee was still a badass among badasses.
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octorockandroll wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He invented Jeet Kun Do to my knowledge.


Indeed he did. I wish people offered Jeet Kune Do lessons. Karate and taekwondo are cool and all but to me JKD and Wing Chun seem like the most useful in a real fight.


Lee has a book explaining self defense tactics for everyday people, complete with pictures of him breaking down each move . I forgot what it was called though
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octorockandroll wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

He invented Jeet Kun Do to my knowledge.


Indeed he did. I wish people offered Jeet Kune Do lessons. Karate and taekwondo are cool and all but to me JKD and Wing Chun seem like the most useful in a real fight.


Lee has a book explaining self defense tactics for everyday people, complete with pictures of him breaking down each move . I forgot what it was called though


Hmm... Might be a worthwhile investment.
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Lee was fast and stuff, did a lot to bring awareness of Asian martial arts, impressive physical feats, but he didn't fight for real so there's no way of knowing how good he really was. A lot of MMA champs and general instructors think he would likely lose if he stepped into a UFC octagon, even in his prime.
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He broke Chuck Norris's arm,,,,,,,,nuff said


I don't believe that...




karatecowboy wrote:

Lee was fast and stuff, did a lot to bring awareness of Asian martial arts, impressive physical feats, but he didn't fight for real so there's no way of knowing how good he really was. A lot of MMA champs and general instructors think he would likely lose if he stepped into a UFC octagon, even in his prime.


Ptfff! Sounds like sour grapes to me.
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Are you kidding me? The reason why Bruce Lee was considered the greatest martial artist to ever live was because he couldn't be beat in sparing. His kicks were so fast and powerful with perfect form they were practically undefendable. Just watch the video. He killed an assassin who was planted as an actor during filming. He survived that assassination beat down and came back better. The guy bascially had a stronger pinkie then most trained fighters do legs. His philosophy opened the door to practical
training based on fighting to suit your strengths while strengthening your weaknesses. That is what he meant by becoming water that forms to become the cup...and that's just the cusp of it. No one else started a martial arts revolution like he did other than Miyamoto Musashi's Book of 5 rings.
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