The Bruce Lee myth! Do you buy it?

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  1. Jimmy Jazz

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    was it in the tao of jkd or something? I couldnt find it.
     
  2. Jimmy Jazz

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    chuck norris was a judo bb and said Bruce would trash him.
     
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    Bruce Lee is a myth. When I was in my 20s, I bet I can take him out. I was 5'4" and 130 lbs during that time.
     
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    Roca via rear naked choke 3:57 Rnd 2
     
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    A guy said something complimentary about his dead friend?

    Amazing.
     
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    His size would be limiting. His skills at least at the beginning of the UFC early 90s may have been enough to see him win a lot of fights though.
     
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  8. Darwinambrosius

    Darwinambrosius Thought you had a friend, boy?

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    He was an actor first and foremost. That's like asking if Demi Lovato would do well in WMMA.
     
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    I think he was legit for his time.
     
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    not only that but Bruce trained in judo himself. Against a pure judo guy it would look like ronda rousey against nunes or holme. Gene Labell, who is beyond a black belt, said Bruce wouldve done well in mma and I respect the integrity of those two as martial artists with decades of experience more than some guy on a message board, call me crazy. [​IMG]
     
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    The way he handled those nunchucks playing ping pong was amazing though.
     
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    Mighty Mouse makes him his bitch.
     
  13. Daniel Fox

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    I idolized Bruce Lee as a kid, and even as an adult I get a feeling of nostalgia when I watch his movies. I have even been watching and enjoying the "Legend of Bruce Lee" on Netflix. To be perfectly honest with you the more I read about him, it seems like the line between fantasy and reality is very blurry. You can't even blame his followers for this, because Bruce Lee made a lot of misleading statements when he was alive. Lee claimed he was a philosophy major, but records from the University of Washington say he was actually a drama major. Many of his famous philosophical quotes were not his creation, although he is given credit for them. The few fights he claimed to have had were behind closed doors and the few people who did "see" it all have different accounts what actually transpired.

    Regarding his visionary ability, and his insight on the martial arts, I can only think of one accomplished JKD guy, Erik Paulson.
     
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    A little rendering of how top of his game Penn vs Lee plays out
     
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    Considering how well Royce Gracie did simply because he knew submission skills when none of the other contestants did, I think Bruce would do well being one of the first cross trained athletes. Especially if he was instead fighting guys mostly around his size.

    cross training matters as we see.
     
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    She he actually compete though?
     
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    From watching Bruce Lee movies and UFC 1, I believe Bruce could have KTFO'd Teila Tuli and Art Jimmerson, and possibly the other guys. He had speed and could punch and kick.
     
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    What I love about Bruce was the perfection in his techniques. EVERYTHING was perfectly balanced, hit the intended target perfectly, etc. Dude was OCD about his technique, and it showed. People who know martial arts can tell the difference. Dude was a martial arts genius. But I suspect the dirty untold secret is that he dabbled in PED's as well. And why wouldn't he? I don't hold that against him at all, if he in fact did.
     
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    There is a book by Linda Lee's second husband (Tom Bleeker), that goes into detail about Lee's steroid abuse. Bleeker believed that his death, a brain edema, was caused by prolonged use of steroids. I believe the Bruce Lee foundation sued to have the book taken out of print.
     
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    Source though?
     

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