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Jiujitsu77
4/03/2009 3:30am,
Heya

I have seen a thread about Bruce Lee on a MMA forum.

There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on whether
Bruce was as good as he was made out to be (best ever fighter)
or was it all hyped up due to his movies?

There are also arguments as to how he died?
Was he poisoned, was it the effects of a pill that
caused the adema etc.

There is a biography by a guy called Tom Bleecker and
he paints a bleek (excuse the pun) picture of who Bruce Lee
really was. The dude was married to Linda Lee for a few years
and personally knew Bruce but I think it may be some sour
grapes on his part. autobiography can be read for free
http://www.karateconnection.com/UNSETTLEDMATTERS.pdf


Anyways I like to believe that Bruce was everything we thought he
was, even if he wasn't.
To me he will always be the fastest most energetic martial artist of
all time Whaaaataaaaaa!!!!

Let me hear your guys thoughts

Frank White
4/03/2009 3:57am,
Bruce was both, and neither. He was like water, man...

Ace of Clubs
4/03/2009 3:58am,
If he was truly as awesome as the hype he wouldn't be dead.

But he's dead so therefore he was not truly as awesome as the hype.

Logic FTW

Steve
4/03/2009 4:00am,
Bruce Lee was an actor/performer. If you have proof of anything other than that, I'd be glad to hear it (he was my hero growing up as a kid fascinated with martial arts).

Jiujitsu77
4/03/2009 4:09am,
"Bruce Lee was an actor/performer. If you have proof of anything other than that, I'd be glad to hear it (he was my hero growing up as a kid fascinated with martial arts)."

Apart from some of his students, there isn't much proof.
Even the top karate guys of the time like Joe Lewis, Chuck Norris etc
stated that Bruce never sparred with them.

TheBigSwede
4/03/2009 5:33am,
raining without full contact makes a bad fighter, m'kay? So the question is if Bruce trained full-contact a lot. If he didn't, he was at best an average fighter.

Lebell
4/03/2009 6:17am,
When i was a kid in the 80ies all my friends from school either had luke skywalker up their walls or bruce lee.
I never liked his movie.
Hell i dont even like the chinese in general.

I didnt get the storyline i didnt understand why my friends said his movies were cool.

saying that Bruce Lee is the best martial artist ever based on his movies is like stating Luke Skywalker was the best in handeling a lightsaber.

HonkyTonkMan
4/03/2009 6:40am,
Heya

Is for horses.



I have seen a thread about Bruce Lee on a MMA forum.

Thanks for sharing.



There seems to be quite a few differing opinions on whether
Bruce was as good as he was made out to be (best ever fighter)
or was it all hyped up due to his movies?

Is Arnold really a robot assasin from the future or just some racist bodybuilder?
Dont be such a dumbass.
This has been done a thousand times and the outcome is always the same. Eventually someone posts a pic of themselves next to bruces' tombstone and we all learn how ghey another man can be on the internet.



There are also arguments as to how he died?
Was he poisoned, was it the effects of a pill that
caused the adema etc.

Does it really matter? He is dead. Even the great Bruce Lee cant overcome t3h d34th.



There is a biography by a guy called Tom Bleecker and
he paints a bleek (excuse the pun)

No excuse for it.



picture of who Bruce Lee
really was. The dude was married to Linda Lee for a few years
and personally knew Bruce but I think it may be some sour
grapes on his part. autobiography can be read for free
http://www.karateconnection.com/UNSETTLEDMATTERS.pdf

How did dude write an autobiography of BL? How are the literature classes going?



Anyways I like to believe that Bruce was everything we thought he
was, even if he wasn't.


I like to believe that I have a 12" dick even though its 16".



To me he will always be the fastest most energetic martial artist of
all time Whaaaataaaaaa!!!!

I guess some of us need our "binkies".



Let me hear your guys thoughts

thin ice.....thiiiin ice.

jkdbuck76
4/03/2009 6:42am,
Lebell,

What's with the not liking the Chinese, man? They built a HUGE ass wall.

Lebell
4/03/2009 6:47am,
Lebell,

What's with the not liking the Chinese, man? They built a HUGE ass wall.

Im not sure.
There's something about those guys i dont trust.
I mean chinese chinese, as a cultural indentity not the entire race.
Maybe it dates back from my kungfu period where i had to put up with little chinese bastards faking a chinese accent in their english, i even knew a white guy who did that.
He had a chinese chewtoy, so i blame her.

There's something about the chinese, like they're always hiding something from you.

Everyone is talking about the war on terror, but i bet the Chinese are the biggest threat.
I've mentioned it before: the chinese have restaurants everywhere on the globe, i bet you that when the time is right those front of those restaurants collapse and red army tanks appear from the rubble.
Thats why the chinese over here have at least 4 kids per family: tankcrews.

FLMKane
4/03/2009 6:57am,
I heard that Chuck Norris metioned that he and Bruce Lee sparred in his book Secret Power Within. But I never red that thing so I'm not sure. BTw did'nt the guy always advocate full power sparring? If he never did it himself he would be quite a hypocrite

Edit: I found this little gem on the web. Nothing to do with the rest of the post but it's interesting. If he REALLY did'nt spar then this is the proof of his hipocarcy.

http://www.bruce-lee.ws/responses.html

Jiujitsu77
4/03/2009 7:17am,
Oldman 34

Whats the problem?

You don't like to discuss something then don't but to
come on like you did is just bullshit

whybother
4/03/2009 7:34am,
Bruce Lee was an actor/performer. If you have proof of anything other than that, I'd be glad to hear it (he was my hero growing up as a kid fascinated with martial arts).

Well, there is the footage of him sparring:

YouTube - Bruce Lee Sparring Footage by Bullshido.net (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYoM5GovbmU)

And, if you listen to Dan Inosanto, who might just know what he is talking about . . .

han090
4/03/2009 7:39am,
Everyone is talking about the war on terror, but i bet the Chinese are the biggest threat.
I've mentioned it before: the chinese have restaurants everywhere on the globe, i bet you that when the time is right those front of those restaurants collapse and red army tanks appear from the rubble.
Thats why the chinese over here have at least 4 kids per family: tankcrews.Lebell, don't be silly, chinese can only have ONE child! Their bodies just can't take the pressure of a second one (or so i've been led to believe).

That tanks coming out of restaurants thing reminded me of the soviety union joke in the simpsons though.

EDIT:
Bruce Lee is definitely a legend, but more for the school of thought he helped bring to prominance than anything else. (and because he made pretty good films too). And because of his amazing physical training/attributes.

But surely, even among those who believe Bruce Lee was a great fighter, they can still accept that his fighting ability was hyped (if they have a grip on reality).

Lebell
4/03/2009 7:45am,
Oldman 34

Whats the problem?

You don't like to discuss something then don't but to
come on like you did is just bullshit

Don't hold oldman34 accountable, he's been married for too long.
It's the stress typing, not him.

HonkyTonkMan
4/03/2009 7:52am,
Oldman 34

Its oldman34. No capital O and no space between the n and 34.



Whats the problem?

You are a noob who cant use the search function.



You

ME?!



don't

I did.



like to discuss something

That has been done over and over and over and over and over and over until it had an aneurism like Bruce and died, then it was reincarnated as a horse, then died and is still being beaten.
There is really no discussion. None.



then don't

I did.



but to

but three?



come on like you did is just bullshit

1)I didnt come on to you. Im not gay. I was once, but I got better.

2) I made an observation. You wanted peoples opinions and I posted mine, now you are all butt hurt about it.

2a)
Let me hear your guys thoughts See?

3) Welcome to Bullshido, where people won't agree with you and dont have to be nice about it.