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    A collection of Quotes about Bruce Lee

    patfromlogan - "My uncle Bob was a JJJ and Judo bb and instructor under Wally Jay. This story is from him. They used to put on fund raising luaus for the Judo team tourney expenses. Bruce was living in Oakland then and did demos for Wally. One 250 pound Judoka expressed doubt about the one inch punch. Bruce invited him up and did the technique. Then the bb jumped up off the floor bowing and saying, "Arigato Sensei, arigato Sensei."

    Herb Jackson - "The biggest problem in designing equipment for Bruce was that he'd go through it so damn fast. I had to reinforce his wooden dummy with automobile parts so he could train on it without breaking it. I had started to build him a mobile dummy that could actually attack and retreat to better simulate "Live" combat, sadly Bruce died before the machine was built. It would have been strung up by big high-tension cables that I was going to connect between two posts, one on either side of his backyard. The reason for the machine was simply because no one could stand up to his full force punches and kicks, Bruce's strength and skill had evolved to point where he had to fight machines. Bruce was very interested in strength training, you could say that he was obsessed with it".

    Danny Inosanto - "Bruce was only interested in strength that he could readily convert to power. I remember once Bruce and I were walking along the beach in Santa Monica. All of a sudden this huge bodybuilder came walking by, and I said to Bruce "Man, look at the arms on that guy" I'll never forget his reaction, he said "Yeah, he's big, but is he powerful???".

    Chuck Norris - "Lee, pound for pound, might well have been one of the strongest men in the world, and certainly one of the quickest".

    Joe Lewis - "Bruce was incredibly strong for his size. He could take a 75lb barbell and from a standing position with the barbell held flush against his chest, he could slowly stick his arms out, lock them and hold the barbell there for 20 seconds, that's pretty damn tough for a guy who at the time only weighed 138lbs. I know 200lb weight lifters who can't do that."

    Wally Jay - "I last saw Bruce after he moved from Culver City to Bel Air. He had a big heavy bag hanging out on his patio. It weighed 300lbs. I could hardly move it at all. Bruce said to me "Hey, Wally, watch this" and he jumped back and kicked it and this monster of a heavy bag went up to the ceiling, Thump!!! And came back down. I still can't believe the power that guy had".

    Hayward Nishioka - "Bruce had this trademark "One Inch Punch", he could send individuals (Some of whom outweighed him by over 100lbs) flying through the air where they'd crash to the ground 15 feet away. I remember getting knocked up against the wall by that punch. I didn't think it was possible that he could generate so much power in his punch, especially when he was just laying his hand against my chest, he just twitched a bit and Wham!!!, I went flying backward and bounced off a wall. I took him very seriously after that."

    Jesse Glover - "The power that Lee was capable of instantly generating was absolutely frightening to his fellow martial artists, especially his sparring partners, and his speed was equally intimidating. We timed him with an electric timer once, and Bruce's quickest movements were around five hundredths of a second, his slowest were around eight hundredths. This was punching from a relaxed position with his hands down at his sides from a distance between 18-24 inches. Not only was he amazingly quick, but he could read you too. He could pick up on small subtle things that you were getting ready to do and then he'd just shut you down".

    Doug Palmer - "Bruce was like the Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali in his prime, somebody who stood above everyone else. It's not that the other martial artists weren't good. It's just that this guy was great".

    Danny Inosanto - "Bruce would always shadow box with small weights in his hands and he'd do a drill in which he'd punch for 12 series in a row. 100 punches per series, using a pyramid system of 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10lb dumbbells and then he'd reverse the pyramid and go 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 and finally zero weight. He had me do this drill with him and man what a burn you'd get in your delts and arms."

    Linda Lee - "Bruce was forever pumping a dumbell which he kept in the house. He had the unique ability to do several things at once. It wasn't at all unusual for me to find him watching a boxing match on TV, while simultaneously performing full side splits, reading a book in one hand and pumping the dumbell up and down with the other. Bruce was a big believer in forearm training to improve his gripping and punching power. He was a forearm fanatic, if ever anyone came out with a new forearm course, Bruce would have to get it."

    Taki Kimura - "If you ever grabbed hold of Bruce's forearm, it was like getting hold of a baseball bat".

    Van Williams - "Bruce used to pack up Linda and Brandon and drive over to visit my wife and me at the weekends. He'd always bring with him some new gadget that he'd designed to build this or that part of the body. He was always working out and never smoked or drank. He was a real clean-cut, educated and wonderful person. I've got to admit that when I last saw him, which was a month or so before his death, he was looking great, his physique was looking as hard as a rock. Bruce had great respect for me and as a joke he placed a sticker in the back window of his automobile that read, "This car is protected by the Green Hornet".

    Mito Uhera - "Bruce always felt that if your stomach wasn't developed, then you had no business doing any hard sparring".

    Linda Lee - "He was a fanatic about ab training, he was always doing sit ups, crunches, roman chair movements, leg raises and V-ups".

    Bolo Yeung - "Bruce had devised a particularly difficult exercise that he called "The Flag". While lying on a bench, he would grasp the uprights attached to the bench with both hands and raise himself off the bench, supported only by his shoulders. Then with his knees locked straight and his lower back raised off the bench, he'd perform leg raises. He was able to keep himself perfectly horizontal in midair. He was incredible, in 100 years there will never be another like him". -Me(never try this excersise u will prolly hurt urself bruce hurt his back doing this and it hurt him for the rest of his life)

    Bob Wall - "Bruce was pretty much of a five mile runner, but then Bruce was one of those guys who just challenged the heck out of himself. He ran backwards, he ran wind sprints where he'd run a mile, walk a mile, run a mile. Whenever I ran with Bruce, it was always a different kind of run. Bruce was one of those total athletes. It wasn't easy training with him. He pushed you beyond where you wanted to go and then some".

    Jhoon Rhee - "You could show him a tremendously difficult technique that took years to perfect and the next time you saw him, he would do it better than you".

    James Coburn - "Bruce and I were training out on my patio one day, we were using this giant bag for side kicks, I guess it weighed about 150lbs. Bruce looked at it and just went Bang, it shot up out into the lawn about 15ft in the air, it then busted in the middle. It was filled with little bits and pieces of rag, we were picking up bits of rag for months".

    Danny Inosanto - "Bruce told me to come along with him one day to Joe Weider's store in Santa Monica to help him buy a 110lb cast iron weight set for his son Brandon. I thought this was an odd gift since Brandon was only 5 years old. Bruce bought this beautiful Weider barbell/dumbell set from Joe's store, and when we pulled into my driveway, he said "I'm just joking, Dan. I bought this for you".
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

    #2
    Well, I guess now I know. I am praying to the wrong guy. Bruce Lee is God.

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      #3
      Was Bruce Lee the first real life X-Man?

      I guess we'll never know now that the blood line has been severed.

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        #4
        Some day people will speak like this about me.

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          #5
          doubtful...but an admirable goal

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            #6
            Originally posted by SimonBelmont
            Was Bruce Lee the first real life X-Man?

            I guess we'll never know now that the blood line has been severed.
            He still has a daughter.

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              #7
              Originally posted by OZZ
              He still has a daughter.
              We must find a suitable mate for her so that they may breed and produce....

              the Kwisatz Haderach!!!

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                #8
                Actually, Shannon Lee is married, and she already had a kid. Unfortunately, when she went to study the arts for film roles, she went to Benny the Jet Urquidez' Ukidokan instead of JKD. Of course, the Jet is a true badass, and Ukidokan is a damn good mixed style, so whatever, it's just messed up that she didn't do JKD. Bruce never trained her growing up, though, but he was training Brandon since the time he was 2. I wonder if she felt slighted by a sexist father or something? Bruce did teach her mother originally...

                Those quotes took me back...

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                  #9
                  bruce lee didn't die, he just changed his name to bill brasky.

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                    #10
                    BRUCEL EE IS GOD!!! WE SHALL ALL PREY HIM OR ROTT IN HELL!!!!!!!

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                      #11
                      Bruise lee was a freak of nature. All of his physical feats INCLUDING THE ONE INCHER have been reproduced. End of story.

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                        #12
                        Is that bad sarcasm or are you just an idiot who can't talk?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by MacWombat
                          Is that bad sarcasm or are you just an idiot who can't talk?
                          I am annoyed with people that worship people. I am saying he was good at feats of power but it's been done before. He just happened to be a movie star and show up on everybody's brainwash box.

                          And he did a lot for martial arts though not as much as senator mccain and mr white who made the UFC what it is today.
                          Last edited by Nosurrender; 10/28/2006 8:39pm, .

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Nosurrender
                            mr white
                            You can officially shut the fuck up and kill yourself. You get to choose the order.

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                              #15
                              Bruce Lee was awesome.

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