Bruce Lee – Myth vs. Fact
by Al Alvir
Like many of you, I grew up wanting to believe, in every way possible, that Bruce Lee was, and will forever be, the greatest fighter to have ever walked the planet. I read the Tao of Jeet Kune Do and all his pamphlets, including the one about the one-inch punch. I studied Jun Fan and believed everything I read about Bruce Lee. I even put all of his fight clips into video and studied his moves. When I went to college, I used Bruce Lee clips to make a video about the Ramayana, the ancient Hindu epic, and named it “Enter the Ramayana.” Bruce Lee was martial arts’ Moses. I saw him as Jesus.
While I celebrated Bruce Lee, I vilified everyone who seemed to contest him. It is the classic psychology of idolatry. Chuck Norris, Bob Wall, Ji Han Jae, and to a certain extent…
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