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11/25/05 11:27 PM
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Sambist007
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"15 feet is a long way, but people can long jump that distance. I think someone who got a running start and kicked someone smaller than themselves in their center of mass, right as the person they were kicking jumped up in the air as high as they could, maybe they could kick someone 15 feet through the air. Doing it from a standing start, on a larger opponent = total bullshit. " A quick thought, a lot would depend on where/how you measured the distance, no?
11/25/05 11:37 PM
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"The Art of Expressing the Human Body" is a very cool book and goes into the very interesting history of bruce and his search for fitness.
11/25/05 11:47 PM
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Bruce was 1/4 german
11/26/05 12:43 AM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05
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Bruce to my knowledge was never exposed to Ninja in his movie career, therefore he may not have known proper defense against a Ninja death touch BUT his body armor like physic COULD have repelled such an attack!
11/26/05 11:13 AM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05 11:15 AM
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"colubrid1 your story is certainly possible, it's just hard to believe when no one of credibiltiy has gone public with the story. It makes you wonder if such a claim was true why hasn't someone tried to cash in on this news? So, if no one of credibility has gone public with this story and this internet post is the first anyone has heard of such a claim then at this moment these facts are just gossip and not a credible source of info IMHO. " It is just a good tidbit oif information that I was priveledged to back in 1980. I was working in private fitness facities for the stars before there was such a thing as private trainers. I was very close to the top in the film industry. Anyone that you can get close to can tell you this is how he died. As far as proof I cannot give you any. Hell back then the whole who-is-who of being gay was a better kept secret than Bruces's death.
11/26/05 11:25 AM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05 11:33 AM
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So do you consider a side kick or teep a kick ? Because they are used to push people back. But they have also KO'ed people. " I would define a kick as something that would have an impact force as part of the strike, not just pushing with the leg." If you read the quote, it didn't say he did it from standing. " It's just draws a different image if you just hear "kick" and think a front snap kick or a front thrust kick." Of course the momentum affects the impact on the bag, but being a light person just "charging" the bag with leg extended as you are implying doesn't do much, it's still a measure of his power.
11/26/05 12:06 PM
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11/26/05 1:48 PM
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"Anyone that you can get close to can tell you this is how he died." They call it heresay or bullshit. You have NOTHING to sustantiate your claim, while I,if so inclined, can produce a coroners report citing the accepted explanation, edema due to an allergic reaction to a prescription(someone elses) painkiller. Your story smacks of silly rumor no better than the "death touch from a rival Chinese martial artist tripe.
11/26/05 4:15 PM
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They just erected a statue in his honor in Bosnia. Tomorrow would have been his 65th birthday,IIRC.
11/26/05 4:34 PM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05
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"thats right he was the long lost bastard son of Adolf Hitler and was spawned in a nazi uber-mensch camp for the super human!!!" lol
11/26/05 5:15 PM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05
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I never knew that.
11/26/05 7:28 PM
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ShiroRyu
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Edited: 26-Nov-05
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I think Bruce Lee's 125 lb physique is WAY better than some roided up 200+ lb bodybuilder.
11/26/05 8:15 PM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05
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I agree with ShiroRyu
11/26/05 11:25 PM
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Edited: 26-Nov-05
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i think Bruce's 140 lb. physique in WAY of the DRagon was perfection. Much better than 200+ bodybuilder.
11/27/05 9:07 PM
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Edited: 27-Nov-05
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John Lewis is a taller Bruce Lee. Not a bad build to have.
11/27/05 9:12 PM
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Racer X
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Damn, someone said on another thread that dipshits have already vandalized the statue. Sad,really sad that there are people that can't just see something for what it is. What makes someone want to break something like that? Shit.
11/28/05 2:11 AM
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Yess 300spartans, Bruce was 1/4 white, you can breath easy now.
11/28/05 9:03 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05
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colubrid1 is full of shit, or bullshitting himself
11/28/05 9:51 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05
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The most impressive physique ever IMO.
11/28/05 9:52 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05
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This Thread is funny to read. Size + Weight = Physique ? Quality of muscles (for fighting) cant be meassuered in lbs or iches ! Exceptional about his Physique is, that it is perfect for Ving Chung / Jeet kune do. (no need to explain why) Bruce and MMA: I would say he was a pioneer. Look at the techniques he added to Ving Chung to create his own style (Jeet kune do) Ving Chung is not a Sport ! You cant compare it to MMA. Ving Chung is extreme selfdefence (including groin-kicks from the beginning) His Master was the last Great-Grandmaster of all Ving Chung Styles. B.L. was able to make one-handed two-finger push-ups. (like 2-Finger Qigong done by Shaolin-monks) Lets honor him a bit by not reducing him to his Body. He practised like hell and that is what made him great. (Sorry bout my english...non-native-speaker)
11/28/05 10:05 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05
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Bruce WOULD be very much honored by the admiration of his physique.
11/28/05 10:06 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05 10:06 AM
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also, that's crap about the street punks vandalizing his statue!
11/28/05 11:21 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05
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Cannibus has never killed anyone. LOL I do believe that he was using performance enhancing drugs, though.
11/28/05 11:56 AM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05
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I spoke with Bob Wall recently in Tarzana. Mr. Wall told about a streetfighting incident when he was training with Bruce. Also, Chuck Norris said an interesting comment to Bob: "Bruce is a great martial artist but a lousy actor". Bob said it just goes to show you what the martial art elite thought at the time...compared to the opposite that exists now. Bruce Lee possessed an intensity and martial arts purity that immediately attracted me to the Arts. Because of him, I've learned martial arts. The notion that he's not a pioneer is laughable.
11/28/05 12:23 PM
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Edited: 28-Nov-05 12:24 PM
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He said that there were some chinese guys sitting up on a wall while they were working out. One guy in particular who was big for a chinese guy (5'8-5'10) was saying Bruce was just an actor. Bob said that Bruce was like a little kid most of the time, laughing and joking around. (Bob spoke some chineses, which he demonstrated, saying various phrases in, I assume, Cantonese). After the third comment, Bruce motions the main guy down (who was also in the movie Enter the Dragon as an extra). Bruce tells him, "let's see if I'm an actor or not". Bruce is smiling and clowning while sparring, but Bob said the other guy was very serious and throwing hard shots, one of which caught bruce in the head with a glancing blow. Bruce slowly looked up and Bob said he knew the other guy was in trouble. Immediately, Bruce went straight into him, trapping his arm and running his face into the wall and taking him to the ground with the guy's arm trapped. He then pounded him several times in the face, with his knee in the guy's chest, arm trapped and locked. He stopped and asked the guy, "you still think I'm an actor?" The guy was thoroughly humiliated and humbled and apologized, his face all a bloody mess. Bruce let him up and told him to scram. Didn't fire the guy, never spoke about it again, but he damn well let the guy know who's boss on the set. Bob was a veritable fountain of interesting stories. Oh, and he HATES Seagal...lol

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