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To answer the original point of filmography, if I recall correctly, most of his action scene's had to be shot in slow motion (more frames per second) just to catch what was happening


Yea, I remembered Jackie Chan said when he was sparring with Bruce Lee, he had to keep an eye on Bruce because his punch and kick were to fast! If he take his eye off of him.. Its all over!
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As a student of Jeet Kune Do I have to agree they broke the mould when they made Bruce Lee


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I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back.
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As a student of Jeet Kune Do I have to agree they broke the mould when they made Bruce Lee


Bruce Lee

I have not invented a "new style," composite, modified or otherwise that is set within distinct form as apart from "this" method or "that" method. On the contrary, I hope to free my followers from clinging to styles, patterns, or molds. Remember that Jeet Kune Do is merely a name used, a mirror in which to see "ourselves". . . Jeet Kune Do is not an organized institution that one can be a member of. Either you understand or you don't, and that is that. There is no mystery about my style. My movements are simple, direct and non-classical. The extraordinary part of it lies in its simplicity. Every movement in Jeet Kune Do is being so of itself. There is nothing artificial about it. I always believe that the easy way is the right way. Jeet Kune Do is simply the direct expression of one's feelings with the minimum of movements and energy. The closer to the true way of Kung Fu, the less wastage of expression there is. Finally, a Jeet Kune Do man who says Jeet Kune Do is exclusively Jeet Kune Do is simply not with it. He is still hung up on his self-closing resistance, in this case anchored down to reactionary pattern, and naturally is still bound by another modified pattern and can move within its limits. He has not digested the simple fact that truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive. Again let me remind you Jeet Kune Do is just a name used, a boat to get one across, and once across it is to be discarded and not to be carried on one's back.



He said it well, you can tell he put in lot of thinking into this..
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DeadlyOats wrote:

Chuck Norris explains how Bruce Lee actually died.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-b-CPn1Ex4

I've never heard any of this before.


This was posted today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4tgbBYC6-I
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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.


Would you be so kind as to cite which MMA champs said as much? I would be amazed to know the person foolish enough to speak ill of arguably the greatest martial artist ever. To say nothing of the fact that a good deal of MMA artists list Bruce Lee as an idol or inspiration. As to whether he would win or not... I am on the fence about it. My own logic would tell me someone who has honed a specific art would be far superior to someone who is a jack of all trades in martial combat. We will never really know since Mr. Lee passed away at such an early age.

Give Credit where its due right? Would UFC/MMA/Martial arts even be a fraction of its current glory without the influence of Bruce Lee? I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say so on the record.


Bas Rutten basically said that Bruce Lee as he was in his prime would get beat in the octagon. He also said that given time to train and adapt, he had no doubt Bruce Lee would become one of the best at anything he wanted to do. It seems reasonable to me. Lots of other MMA guys have said the same thing. It's a common question that comes up, more in the past than now.
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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/12/17

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Would you be so kind as to cite which MMA champs said as much? I would be amazed to know the person foolish enough to speak ill of arguably the greatest martial artist ever. To say nothing of the fact that a good deal of MMA artists list Bruce Lee as an idol or inspiration. As to whether he would win or not... I am on the fence about it. My own logic would tell me someone who has honed a specific art would be far superior to someone who is a jack of all trades in martial combat. We will never really know since Mr. Lee passed away at such an early age.

Give Credit where its due right? Would UFC/MMA/Martial arts even be a fraction of its current glory without the influence of Bruce Lee? I think you would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say so on the record.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmMual5zB_k

I've also heard a lot of BJJ/MMA instructors say much the same. Bruce Lee's legacy in Jeet Kune Do was great, and you also hit upon his other legacy: the glory of the martial arts. A good promoter and a good fighter are two different things. They can overlap, but they are not the same. I've heard Chuck Norris say that Bruce would do very well in the UFC. I agree he could, IF he had time to learn and adjust. But I agree with Rutten: if you just sucked him out of the past, even in his prime, and threw him in the ring with a UFC champion or even most competitors, the latter would win.
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He is a Chigger, Chinese -------
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I've also heard a lot of BJJ/MMA instructors say much the same. Bruce Lee's legacy in Jeet Kune Do was great, and you also hit upon his other legacy: the glory of the martial arts. A good promoter and a good fighter are two different things. They can overlap, but they are not the same. I've heard Chuck Norris say that Bruce would do very well in the UFC. I agree he could, IF he had time to learn and adjust. But I agree with Rutten: if you just sucked him out of the past, even in his prime, and threw him in the ring with a UFC champion or even most competitors, the latter would win.


Connor McGregor disagrees \


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He is a Chigger, Chinese -------


Chigger: a six-legged usually red or orange mite larva (family Trombiculidae) that feeds on skin cells and causes intensely itchy reddish welts; also : the adult mite of this larva

Curious that you would describe Mr. Lee as an insect...
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Old joke:

Question: "How do you get to Carnegie Hall?"
Answer: "Practice."

'Nuff said.

Anyone remember that he was also an internationally-recognized champion ballroom dancer?
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I've always viewed Bruce Lee as more of a thinker than a fighter. His philosophy on fusing multiple styles of Kung Fu and his popularity in Chinese cinema broke all kinds of barriers back in the 70s.
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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


I'll be Wong Jack Man, and you'll be Bruce Lee! Lets fight!!

Btw there new movie coming out this month or next, call Birth of Dragon.. Here the youtube link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPiLL-KpO10
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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.


LMFAOOOOOO! WOOOOWWWW You're on Donald Trump's level of intelligence if you honestly think Bruce Lee wasn't a "real" fighter lmao. you might want to go re-read his autobiography, and multiple biographies, because the man literally INVENTED a new style of fighting by combining the most useful moves from various styles of martial arts from all over the world, not just popular stuff like Wing Chun, Karate, taekwondo, etc. You don't create your own style of fighting unless you have a DEEP UNDERSTANDING of the principles of fighting. UFC wouldn't even be a thing if it wasn't for Bruce because HE was the FIRST person to COMBINE VARIOUS STYLES OF FIGHTING. Before him, everyone was extremely rigid in teaching and performing fighting styles. Hence why he is quoted as saying he hated fighting tournaments where there are rules because, like he said, "in a real fight there are no rules." Which applies DOUBLE to your fake "MMA"/ufc trash which, last time I checked, HAD RULES, unlike REAL FIGHTS IN THE STREET. You're a bigger fool than the escaped oompa loompa sitting in the white house if you really think Bruce Lee wasn't a real fighter and couldn't beat the living sh!t out of ANY fighter that's ever existed since his passing.
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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.


I found it on youtube once, but there is a video out there of him in a actual fight. Or at least, not one of those points matches where you just perform moves for the judges to watch.
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On a related note, I find it ironic that Jeet Kune Do has become this "mythological" style that people are dying to learn when Bruce Lee himself was constantly changing it over the years.


couldn't beat the living sh!t out of ANY fighter that's ever existed since his passing.


I'd say that's a very bold claim to make.
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I found it on youtube once, but there is a video out there of him in a actual fight. Or at least, not one of those points matches where you just perform moves for the judges to watch.


That's cool. I'm sure he could hold his own in a street fight; he was in many in his youth. When I say "he didn't fight" i mean in his later years he didn't really do the no holds barred stuff or much full contact.
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