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Old 06-11-2012, 07:27 AM
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Default Did Bruce lee really fight a muay thai boxer?

Did Bruce lee really fight a muay thai boxer? Some forums suggest he did?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:34 AM
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Jesse tell about this in his book.
cant remember exactly but read after there.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:56 PM
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Its my understanding that Bruce Never had a professional fight record, and Ive never been able to find any proof otherwise other than heresay or rumors.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:14 PM
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Chen Zen,Not in a professional fight! Legend has it that this fight took place during the filming of the Big Boss in Thailand! Personally I think its just hearsay as Bruce himself never talked about it!
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:19 AM
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or better say no official fight.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:10 AM
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Maybe nothing official (other than his teenage days of boxing at his school). He did have many, many challenges that he accepted, fought and won. One witness by Linda (his wife), his producers from his films and by his students at various times in his life (remember cell phones and vid cams [as handy] were not around to provide a visual record).
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:45 AM
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Maybe nothing official (other than his teenage days of boxing at his school). He did have many, many challenges that he accepted, fought and won. One witness by Linda (his wife), his producers from his films and by his students at various times in his life (remember cell phones and vid cams [as handy] were not around to provide a visual record).
See this is what bothers me. The only record available of him ever fighting or winning a fight is Either (A) him (B) his loved ones or (C) people who trained under him or worked with him in film. The problem is that these people have too much to lose to say anything other than ":Bruce was the best."

Many people believe that he left WC and created JKD because he lost a fight. There were only about eight people who witnessed the fight, most of whom accompanied Bruce. Linda being one of those people. The man who fought him is still alive, but he doesnt talk much about it. One of his students spoke about it on another site and if I can find it Ill pprovide a link. Im not sure I believe that he lost, but Im not sure he won every fight he was ever in either.

Another thing to consider, if it wasnt Bruce, if it was any random Joe, would we take his word for it? I myself spent a long time trying to find any proof one way or another and have yet to find anything concrete.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:05 PM
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ok, well....
1- i have also read about the fight in Thai Land.
it ended quickly with a side kick to the face if i am correct.
2-i do not care if Bruce Lee was the Best or Not...i like his fighting method.
That is all i need to know. I dont feel the need to prove or disprove the word of honorable people.
If they said Bruce did something, and i trust their word and other people of honor co-signing it...that is good enough for me.

If Guro Dan says Bruce was great...he was great.
I dont need more than that.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:13 PM
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Dont get me wrong, Im not trying to take anything from Bruce, or is abilities.

With that said, I take very little at face value and rarely ever simply "take someone's word for it". Whether or not you ever lost a fight doesnt matter to me, it's whether or not you are honest.

Also, I would think, that for someone who is promoting an art, which Bruce was, that if you had a challenge from someone on your set, and you have tons of film equipment around, why not film this so that you could use it to further promote your art? These films dont exist, which, in the very least, is reasonable doubt that they even occured. At least ,IMO.
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:21 PM
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Lol...wait a minute! A guy you don't know comes up and expresses a desire to fight or do damage to you,his response should have been"wait! Let me make sure some cameras are rolling!" Lol...Too funny!
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