FACT:Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to s-l-o-w film down so you could see his moves.
Lee was a terrifying real life fighter as well.
Being born in both the year and day of the dragon, it was assumed he was special at an early age.
His accomplishments include…
Breaking out of traditional martial arts. Truly Bruce was the first to truly say that there is no one way that is perfection, only the culmination of philosophy and fighting techniques. Take what works and discard what doesn’t. This is what lead to the MMA movement today, and he was recently honored by the UFC for that fact.
The “one inch punch” powerful enough to destroy a person at only one inch. Not fictional, under goading Lee demonstrated this at least once and sent the man flying into the swimming pool with a large welt on his chest, even though he was wearing heavy padding.
God like speed–through years of training Bruce Lee had strikes almost unparallel in speed. However, he also had power behind them. They actually had to slow down certain filmed portions of his fighting, where most Chinese movies had to comically speed up their “actors”.
Teaching martial arts to the masses–When Lee first came to America he was told not to teach to “non-Chinese” and was challenged when he told them, “I teach who I want”. He chased and beat their selected “Champion“.
Bruce lee was a great if not the greatest known martial artist of our time.
I have seen the man demonstrate in the early 70’s with Bill Wall,Chuck Norris,Bill Wallace,Benny Rodriquez and all those Icons that kick started the martial arts crave in this country.
I seen the one inch punch knock a 270 plus pound-er slide across the floor by this little man.If he wasn’t so good why did all the he roe’s on TV at the time take lessons from the man? He taught Jabbar,Steve McQueen,Elvis and so on.