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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What A Martial Artist: Bruce Lee

This was one tough homie, I mean he could jab, he could punch, he could kick, and he could use them nunchakus like they were an extension of his body. This man was a one man army...one opf the best martial artist the world will ever see. Bruce Lee was a wonder to behold, his martial art skills were legendary and he was definitely a super dedicated student of the Far Eastern philosophy.

Bruce Lee is the the person that hearlded in the then “new” chinese, asian methods of fighting and combat. Mr. Lee had all of us howling and mimicking the fighters from the Far East...and I was one of them. When I was a little guy growing up in the “hood”, me and most of my buddies were wild about this guy from China named Bruce Lee. This entertaining martial art expert was some entertainer - we felt our manhood when we saw Bruce Lee in one of his movies...his fighting was so unique..."he seems so real"...we would say, “Bruce Lee is one of us, he don’t take no mess...he’s just like us”. We use to make nunchakus out of used, old broomsticks(a new one would have been preferred but momma-sensei wasn't having that, hah...haaa...). Hey...don’t discard them old, wornout brooms....I might want to make another pair of nunchakus. Bruce Lee and his martial art friends would be proud.

A lot of you may see Bruce in a not so kind light. “Wasn’t he dangerous?" "Who could want to praise a warmonger, a violent person?" Alright, I will give you that. But do remember that martial art and martial art followers mainly persue the fighting discipline not as an offensive strategy but as a means to avoid or combat aggression. Bruce Lee was a strong advocate of this usage of kung-fu and the other forms of asian fighting. He was real martial artist and a nice man to boot.

Like I say, Bruce Lee was one exciting cat and deserves all the accolades we and the rest of the world can give his memory. I for one will always miss the guy who’s influence possessed me to the point where I was cutting and chopping up my mother’s broomsticks...man...this Bruce Lee must’ve had “it”. Yes, he did.

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